Archive for April, 2012

Better Fashion Week – Dublin – April 28th – LOCAL WISDOM PHOTOSHOOT with Dr. Kate Fletcher FREE 10am – 5pm

Friday, April 27th, 2012

SATURDAY APRIL 28th   – LOCAL WISDOM PHOTOSHOOT with Dr. Kate Fletcher FREE 10am – 5pm

More Links on the Project  visit http://www.localwisdom.info/ and http://katefletcher.com/projects/local-wisdom/

I am a bit of a fan following her book Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys, London: Earthscan.

Better Fashion Week - Ireland

Some News Making Headlines / Blog Lines on Sustinable Clothing – Apr 2012

Friday, April 27th, 2012

1. This week is Better Fashion Week in Ireland. For a review of what Better Fashion and more about what’s happening read on

Better Fashion Week

Better Fashion

Irish Times – Wednesday April 25th By : Rosemary McCabe

For more on the event visit www.betterfashionweek.com

2. Shwopping is the new shopping, darling: Joanna Lumley launches clothes recycling initiative for M&S

 Schwopping at M&S

(I really couldn’t figure out the picture at the start. I thought it was advertising wearing used clothes. But according to the article “M&S filled an entire street in East London’s Brick Lane fashion district with the equivalent amount of clothing that we throw into landfill every five minutes – almost 10,000 items” –  makes you think)

3. Livia Firth, wife of Colin Firth has been in the headlines in the past months for her Green Carpet challange. I like her for making a stand and as she said being more than just the wife at the Oscars.

 Firth fashions a green path for Hollywood

CNN – April 26th 2012 By Erin McLaughlin
 

 Livia Firth: “Once you’ve seen how a factory producing throwaway fashion operates, you can never really go back to the high street”

Daily Telegraph – 20th April 2012  By Lisa Armstrong

 3. Fashion food for thought. Maybe she’s reading too much into her fashion choices of particular moments but interesting idea and brave to put yourself to the test! The comments are OUCH

Do your clothes reveal your character flaws?

Daily Mail – 25th April 2012 By Liz Jones 

 4. For a sample of the ideas, trends and designs from around the world Trendhunter is an interesting port of call – keep an eye on the time…….

Trend Hunter 65 Conscientious Couture Pieces

April 2012 – Trendhunter.com

5 Hopefully more will follow H&M’s move to clean up fashion and look pretty and vibrant while doing so. There are lots of great options to mix & match with the items on our website – try their chiffon shirts & print tops with our trousers or print skitrs with our tops.

Is H&M the new home of ethical fashion?

The Guardian – April 10, 2012