We all know that being ethical can be stylish, but can politics be stylish too? As part of the Think Act Vote campaign, founder Amisha Ghadiali has brought together some of the biggest names in ethical fashion to redesign the campaign’s t-shirt. Junky Styling, Ada Zanditon, Tara Starlet, Ciel and Beautiful Soul are but a few of the wonderful designers to re-work a simple t-shirt into stunning creations. George Walker reveals what happens when fashion meets politics in our pop-out gallery.
Covetable and considerate were the key words at the London College of Fashion’s open morning for the Considerate Design project. The Greenmystyle team were there to hear how high-tech engineering technology is being used alongside traditional craftsmanship to create beautiful bespoke pieces. Could this be the future of ethical fashion design? George Walker writes.
Ever had to run shoeless out the door to catch the recycling van? Ever scorched your feet on a hot beach as you wandered to the sea? It’s only at times like these when we notice how we take shoes for granted, but on April 8 TOMS Shoes are hoping to raise awareness of how many people never have access to shoes, even in the most dangerous environments. George Walker reveals how One Day Without Shoes promises to be a fun and rewarding day for those daring to go footwear-free!
If you’re football crazy and eco mad, Nike’s World Cup 2010 kits are set to please this summer. According to Nike, their new kit will bring the “most environmentally friendly and technologically advanced kit in football’s history”. But can the kit really please eco-lovers and footy fans alike? George Walker spoke to Nike about the recycled plastic kits which both you and the likes of Ronaldo, Robinho and Ji-Sung Park can wear this coming World Cup season. Read more
If you are looking for products with an Indian feel to brighten up your house or wardrobe then look no further than Bishopston Trading Company. Jenny Butler writes. Read more
The Fairtrade underwear label Pants to Poverty released their retro-inspired new Spring/Summer collection last week, but it wasn’t just any normal launch. Striped, bright and ethical pants were everywhere at the PanTEAse event as tea and cake was mixed with burlesque dancing. If you had turned up expecting a quiet cuppa, it may well have been a shock! George Walker tells all. Read more
Marc O’Polo is always a favourite fashion choice come spring time. With its neutral tones, natural materials and sense of adventure- the new spring/summer range from this natural clothing label is ideal for wearing on that summer adventure or weekend away. George Walker gives a sneak peak at the new organic collection. Read more
The models at the Ada Zanditon show this London Fashion Week stomped their way down the catwalk in some of the most alluring, creative and polished designs we saw all fashion week. With impeccable tailoring and bright, exotic patterns- Ada Zanditon pointed to a bright future for ethical fashion designers in this new decade. George Walker writes. Read more
As ever, the crowds at London Fashion Week were full of chic, fashionable and sometimes eccentricly dressed folk. From classic looks to outlandish attire- the designers, bloggers and stylists I bumped into at London Fashion Week certainly showed how the British streets are some of the most stylish in the world. George Walker writes.
The North Circular were at London Fashion Week this week to showcase their new collection of high fashion ethical knitwear. George Walker talked to The North Circular about the grandmothers behind the clothes, plans for the future and about having Lily Cole as the face of their new campaign. Read more