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The Papered Parlour: Fashion in the Age of Austerity

Fashion in the Age of Austerity brought together a whole host of top notch ethical fashionistas to ask the question: is fashion wearing out the planet? Held at the V&A Museum of Childhood on Thursday 3rd March 2011.

Written by Hannah Bullivant


Fashion in the Age of Austerity, organised by the Papered Parlour, combined so many exciting elements that I don’t quite know where to begin. It was in the most wonderful building, amongst some rare, antique toys in glass cabinets. Fashion designer and V&A Trustee Betty Jackson was there looking radiant in red lipstick, there was a brilliant panel debate, live music, shopping and craft workshops. 

Learning to upcycle jewellery with Tatty Devine 

I was most excited by the panel debate with the Guardian’s Ethical Living columnist Lucy Siegle, Think Act Vote founder Amisha Ghadiali, Labour Behind the… read more

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Ciel: meet ethical fashion designer Sarah Ratty

Sarah Ratty of Ciel was one of the first designers to engage in ethical practice in the UK. Now she's involved with so much more. In this excerpt from Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration she describes the best way to design ethically.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ciel S/S 2011 by Jo Cheung. Sarah Ratty set up the label Conscious Earthwear in the early 90’s before creating the Ciel brand in 2005, which we profiled in the […]

Fashioning an Ethical Industry: A Two Day Conference

Fahioning an Ethical Industry (FEI) hosts a two day conference at Rich Mix Cutural Foundation in East London to explore and address ethical fashion issues such as labour, communities and the environment, with a host of guest speakers…

Written by Sabrina Morrison

It was a bittersweet moment for Fashioning an Ethical Industry supporters last month as they invited educators, students, designers, labour activists and business thinkers to join them at RichMix in […]


Rivington Place – A different take on the plight of Globalisation and the textiles industry

NS Harsha and Chen Chieh at Rivington Street, East London

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

An East London gem, Rivington Place constantly succeeds in delivering aesthetic art with a hidden political punch and the current show is no exception. Currently on display is NS Harsha’s […]


Let’s Clean Up Fashion – Let’s take action

The Annual Report. Let's make a difference all over the world.

Written by Becky Cope

First it was Gap, then Primark, and suddenly every shop on the high street was being accused of exploiting third world workers in Asia , Africa or even Eastern Europe […]


The Ethical Fashion Forum’s Innovation Winners 2009

London , September 2009

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

The Ethical Fashion Forum has been popping up all over the place at here at Amelia’s Magazine. Back in June we covered the first section of their biannual competition established […]


Fashioning an Ethical Industry Conference 2010

Stop Sweatshops Now.

Written by sally mumby-croft

Last week an email dropped into my inbox announcing that the March 2010 Fashioning an Ethical Industry : Fast Forward conference will be held in London. Fashioning an Ethical Industry […]