Posts Tagged ‘Eco Fashion’

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

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 –

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

Ireland AM

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Thanks to Google’s Eco Fashion Show in September, belleEtik was featured on TV3s Ireland AM. Sybil Mulcahy also from Xpose, is a wonderful interviewer and made me feel totally calm, as it is very daunting for a first timer.
The only problem was stopping me once I got started. These opportunities are great to really start the dialogue on our clothes, the fabrics & the people behind them. Hopefully I did it justice. We have a recording online – click.
The quality is pretty bad, but more suited to listening.

Appreciate any comments as it is about starting the dialogue as to what constitutes ethical fashion.

Google Ireland’s Eco Fashion Show

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Last Thursday Google held an eco fashion for their staff in Dublin. Thanks to Anette Graf & Faustina Clifford in Google for taking on the challenge & doing a super job.
It was good fun & went down really well.
Dublin stylist Aisling Farinella organised some great looks.

Unicorn Design

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Congratulations to Sophie Rieu from Unicorn design who was nominated as the Most Eco Creative Women’s Designer, in a US poll. Sophie was nominated by her organic cotton supplier in California, based on her gorgeous Summer collection.

If you read last Sunday’s Independent, you will have seen a super photoshoot by Unicorn Design and a lovely write by Fashion Editor Constance Harris – Read – Wear It With Pride

View Unicorn’s Limited Edition Collections at

Eco Clothing

Friday, August 1st, 2008

People Think Eco Clothing Is Frumpy – Not Any More, according to Tanya Sweeney for the Irish Daily Star, Friday August 1st 2008

Carol Doyle from belleEtik featured in the Irish Daily Star along with Sophie Rieu from Unicorn Design & Kate Nolan from Fable Clothing.

Read the Full Article thanks to the Green Pages.