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Posts Tagged ‘Eco fashion’

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 cosy scene for everyone to see. Even standing across the street you can see Make Lemonade founder Emete Yarici pottering around, ed accompanied by her interns Holly-ann Ladd and Bettina Krohn.


Make Lemonade pop-up shop

Step inside and you’ll find a myriad of treasure, starting with clothes from the Make Lemonade range of one-off vintage finds. As Emete talks me through the contributions from the various designers and artists around the shop it becomes clear this is very much a collaboration. ‘I have been working on getting a shop for over a year, but it’s been a mad rush at putting everything together as I only found out I was getting this shop last week,’ says Emete.

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Minna: an interview with ethical fashion designer Minna Hepburn

We've been loving up stylish ethical designer Minna for sometime here on Amelia's Magazine. Here's an excerpt from her piece in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregoy

Vintage fashion, stomach illustrated by Matilde Sazio Vintage shop, price illustrated by Karolina Burdon What gave you the idea for Preloved, Reloved in the first place? Well I always like […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration official launch party is TODAY.

It's Friday 28th January 2011, the day that Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration (featuring the very best in ethical fashion design) officially launches with a big party at 123 Bethnal Green Road. Here's the lowdown...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Abby Wright Rider to the sea starts. With slow, decease troche sensuous notes, stuff running then halting. We wait. This is like some sort of Spanish guitar tease; […]

Michelle Lowe-Holder: the ethical designer who is reinventing the fashion accessory

Fashion designer Michelle Lowe-Holder took a break from the day job and realised that what she really loved was creating accessories. Her new collection features upcycled fabrics from her studio. Here's a taster of her interview in ACOFI

Written by Amelia Gregory

Michelle Lowe-Holder S/S 2011 by Michelle Urvall Nyren. Canadian Michelle Lowe-Holder completed an MA in knitwear at Central Saint Martins and launched her eponymous collection in 2001. She has always […]

Marina Spetlova: creating fabulous upcycled fashion garments from zips

Yet another Central Saint Martins graduate doing exciting things with fabric: Martina Spetlova's latest collection makes clever use of deadstock zips. Definitely an ethical designer to watch.. this is a taster of her interview in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2011 by Krister Selin. Fashion designer Martina Spetlova hails from Bohemia in the southern part of the Czech Republic. She studied Chemistry and Biology at university in […]

Lu Flux: playful upcycled ethical fashion design

Lu Flux creates amazing clothes out of fabric scraps. Here's an excerpt of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA Why the name? I made up the name when I was at my family home on the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland, ask where I collect […]

Little Glass Clementine: an interview with luxury recycled jewellery designer Clementine James

From committed climate activist to creator of luxury recycled necklaces, Clementine James has led an intriguing life so far. Here's an extract of her interview to be found in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Little Glass Clementine by Lesley Barnes. Why the name? I made up the name when I was at my family home on the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland, shop shop […]

Junky Styling: an interview with self-taught fashion designers Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager

They started out making outfits to go clubbing in and recently appeared on The Apprentice. Here's an excerpt from my interview with trailblazing ethical fashion designers Junky Styling. You can read more in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tania Kowalski was a workshop manager at a well-known contemporary jewellery gallery in London when Synnove Saelthun arrived from New York to join the design team. They soon discovered that […]

Joanna Cave: luxury ethical jewellery made in Greece from recycled silver

London educated Joanna Cave works in recycled silver to create beautiful jewellery. Here's an extract of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Les Antliaclastes by Stephanie Thieullent. Hilum opens with the ominous popping of corn, recipe patient stealthily reaching a crescendo before the pan jerks off stage to reveal an oversized scullery […]

Izzy Lane: an interview with ethical knitwear designer Isobel Davies

The incredible Isobel Davies was inspired to create ethical knitwear label Izzy Lane when she discovered how poorly we value British wool. Here's part of her tale, which appears in full in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Izzy Lane A/W 2008 by Yelena Bryksenkova. What was the path to setting up Izzy Lane?  I started an organic food company when I became aware of the hundreds of permitted […]

Ivana Basilotta: how vegetarianism inspired a luxury ethical fashion range

Inspired by her vegetarianism, fashion designer Ivana Basilotta's range of luxury ethical clothing is made from eco fabrics such as Peace Silk. Read a taster of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tania Kowalski was a workshop manager at a well-known contemporary jewellery gallery in London when Synnove Saelthun arrived from New York to join the design team. They soon discovered that […]

Howies: Ethical active clothing pioneers in Wales

Howies was set up by former ad execs Claire and David Hieatt, with principles of good design and sustainability at its heart. Here's an extract from my profile about this active wear brand in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tania Kowalski was a workshop manager at a well-known contemporary jewellery gallery in London when Synnove Saelthun arrived from New York to join the design team. They soon discovered that […]

Hetty Rose: how to create beautiful shoes from old kimonos

Shoe designer Henrietta Samuels makes beautiful bespoke shoes from kimono remnants. Here's an excerpt of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tania Kowalski was a workshop manager at a well-known contemporary jewellery gallery in London when Synnove Saelthun arrived from New York to join the design team. They soon discovered that […]

Henrietta Ludgate: ethical fashion design inspired by a Scottish childhood

Henrietta Ludgate has been making waves with her luxury womenswear label: an antidote to fast fashion made from beautiful British fabrics. Here's an extract of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Henrietta Ludgate S/S 2011 by Abi Daker Scottish designer Henrietta Ludgate grew up in the wilds. I grew up in the most idyllic environment for a child: my imagination ran […]

Gossypium: an interview with Abigail Petit, founder of the Lewes based ethical clothing company

Back in 2008 Amelia's Magazine worked with textile designer Brie Harrison and Gossypium to create a wonderful Kit Fashion dress and matching bag inspired by old Clothkits designs. Here's an extract with Gossypium founder Abigail Petit from ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vintage fashion, stomach illustrated by Matilde Sazio Vintage shop, price illustrated by Karolina Burdon What gave you the idea for Preloved, Reloved in the first place? Well I always like […]

Goodone: eco fashion designer Nin Castle talks upcycling and collaborations

She's well known for her fabulous body-con knitted dresses, but designer Nin Castle has her sights set on changing mainstream fashion through collaborations with the likes of Topshop and ASOS. Here's an extract of her feature in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory

From Somewhere Speedo Collection S/S 2011 by Rachel de Ste. Croix. You were one of the first fashion designers to embrace sustainability, erectile way back in 1997. What prompted you […]

From Somewhere: Upcycled Fashion from Orsola de Castro

A pioneer of ethical fashion design, Orsola de Castro has been recycling fabrics since 1997. Here's a taster of her interview with me in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Featuring images of her fabulous new Speedo collection for S/S 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Abby Wright Fifi Bijoux rutile quartz You were one of the first jewellery designers to take an ethical stance on manufacturing of high end jewellery in the UK. What have […]

Fifi Bijoux: an interview with luxury ethical jewellery designer Vivien Johnston

Vivien Johnston is a pioneer of ethical luxury jewellery design - since she set up the British Ethical Jewellery Association so much has happened. Here's an extract of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rutile quartz jewellery by Fifi Bijoux. Illustrated by Abby Wright. I first encountered Fifi Bijoux at London Fashion Week a few years ago, look symptoms and we subsequently interviewed her […]

Emma Ware: the sustainable designer who makes jewellery from tyres

I discovered Emma Ware's fabulous jewellery last year at Secret Garden Party. Here's an extract from her pages in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lisa Stannard, diagnosis cheapest Emesha S/S 2010 Emesha is created by Emese Nagy, look who was named after the lead lady in a myth about the creation of the Hungarian […]

Emesha: the Hungarian born ethical fashion designer who now lives in Shoreditch

Emese Nagy creates a delightful Sporty-Luxe clothing range that she has shown as far away as Eco Fashion Week Vancouver. Here's a small taster of her appearance in ACOFI.

Written by Amelia Gregory