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Posts Tagged ‘Carbon footprint’

Charini Eco Lingerie Fashion: New S/S 2012 Season Preview Interview

Sri Lankan eco-lingerie designer Charini Suriyage discusses her budding brand Charini, lost heritage crafts, well-being, Issey Miyake...and the exciting next step ahead!

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Charini lingerie S/S 2012 illustration by Mitika Chohan
Charini S/S 2012 by Mitika Chohan

The luxurious, handcrafted eco-lingerie brand Charini was launched during Colombo Fashion Week in 2009 - since then designer Charini Suriyage has caught the attention of the fashion industry and gone on to win the first ever Ethical Fashion Award for Lingerie at the Sri Lanka Design Festival in 2010. She is also the first Sri Lankan to take part in London Fashion Week, showing her S/S 2012 collection at Estethica last September - shown here. I caught up with her to talk about the ethos behind the brand, lost crafts, inspirations and her upcoming A/W 2012 collection.

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My adventures at Practicum: British Fashion, put together by the British Council in Moscow

I was invited to Moscow between 31st March - 4th April 2011 to take part in an initiative designed to network knowledge and experience between UK fashion creatives and designers from across Europe. It was most fun! And here's the pics to prove it.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Moscow Practicum: British Fashion crew in Red Square. All photography by Amelia Gregory. (unless I am in the pic that is) Just over a week ago I travelled to […]

Nancy Dee: the ethical fashion range from sisters Tamsin and Seraphina Davis

Tamsin and Seraphina Davis are sisters in ethical fashion design. They started their label a few years ago to bridge the gap between style, versatility and ethical production. Here's a taster of their interview in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emete Yarici by Jenny Lloyd http://jennylloyd.co.uk It’s impossible to miss the Make Lemonade pop-up shop as you walk up Chalton Street Market, treat with big windows displaying the warm and […]

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, website like this no rx […]

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Flowers – Where’s The Love?

Covered in pesticides and flown for miles...How much love will actually go into your flowers this Valentine's?

Written by Zofia Walczak

It’s not often that I will voluntarily submit to Shakespeare – which must be something to do with it reminding me of school trips where me and my best mate […]

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Carbon Conversations Courses, London

Written by Zofia Walczak

Courtesy of George and Betty Woodman and Marian Goodman Gallery, pills New York When I hear the word Surrealism, for sale instantly the likes of Salvador Dali, approved André Breton, […]