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Posts Tagged ‘environment’

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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The Amazon: Can Fashion Save the Rainforest? A talk with Bia Saldanha

Bia Saldanha - fashion designer and eco warrior extraordinaire – sat down with The Observer’s Lucy Siegle and novelist Ed Siegle at The Hub in Kings Cross last Thursday, in an imperative discussion on the rainforest, our consumer choices and saving our planet from a slow death by fast fashion.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Illustration by Charlotte Hoyle “We are consumers, capsule addicted. We need to ask ourselves – this t-shirt, this where did it come from? A devastated place with devastated people?” – […]

What art says about us: An interview with Silent City

The link between activism and art is at the core of Silent City’s newest venture. We spoke with members Sally Mumby-Croft, Cara Nahaul and Emily Whitebread about their new project, and their plans for the collective.

Written by Jessica Furseth

The new publication from Silent City, page ‘Art and Activism’, visit web poses three key questions: Should art be separated from activism? Should art have a political value or function? […]

The Beehive Design Collective mixes design and activism with ‘The True Cost of Coal’

Amazingly detailed and rich with symbolism, ‘The True Cost of Coal’ project from the Beehive Design Collective uses storytelling and design to spread an important environmental message.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Liz Johnson-Artur-ACOFI-Susie Bubble Tamara Cincik and Amelia Gregory at the ACOFI launch by Liz Johnson-Artur. Liz Johnson-Artur and myself go back a loooong way. In the days when I was […]

Trash Fashion Exhibition at the Science Museum

A small exhibition with a big message: Trash Fashion explores the possibilities in how technology can work with nature in designing out waste & the ever-destructive culture of cheap high street fashion.

Written by Georgia Takacs

Marie Anne Lynch, more about illustrated by Antonia Parker This week the London College of Fashion exhibits work from eight of its 2011 MA fashion courses, stomach from photography to […]

An interview with Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved

Preloved, Reloved is one girl's challenge to wear only recycled, upcycled, vintage and second-hand items for a whole year, to raise awareness of clothing ethics and money for Macmillan Cancer Support…

Written by Matt Bramford

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 […]

My Best Friend’s (Eco) Wedding

Weddings have such an enormous environmental impact these days, as Fashion Editor Matt's friend Lydia discovered. So she did it the eco-friendly way…

Written by Matt Bramford

Hannah Marshall by Naomi Law This September London Fashion Week enters it’s third season within the courtyard of Somerset house. To enter the spirit of things Amelia’s Magazine will previewing […]

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review – Cycling in London at the London Transport Museum

the top 50 illustrations endorsing cycling in london to be seen in the London Transport Museum untill the 22nd of August

Written by Jenny Robins

ross crawford TFL-PENNY illustration aoi london transport museum You don’t have long left to visit the Cycling in London Exhibition at the London Transport Museum! Bike by Mark Taplin Sorry […]

The Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Hit the Hay: Preview of The Guardian Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Brecon Beacons National Park

Written by Amy Hughes

The annual book lovers festival located in the small town of Hay-on-Wye on the Welsh borders. Pic by: FINN BEALES Tel / fax: (01497) 821859 / Mob: (07812) 032137. Email: […]

Swap ‘Til You Drop – Why Clothes Swapping is Good for You

Swishing - the art of swapping your clothes, at events and online, is fun, fashionable AND environmentally friendly…

Written by Claire Nelson

Claire Nelson is a writer with a steady addiction to tea and second-hand books. To fuel her tea habit she moved from New Zealand to the UK in 2005, medications […]

Environmental Justice Foundation’s Pop Up Store hosts Ethical Fashion Social Network Event

We attend a social networking event hosted by the EJF to find out more about Think Act Vote project and the future of sustainable fashion…

Written by Nicola Machetti

The EJF Eco Chic Pop-Up Store on Carnaby Street has been a hub of enivoronmental and ethical fashion for the past few weeks. You might recall we had a sneak […]

An Interview with Ethical Fashion Designers Makepiece

Camilla Sampson talks to Beate Kubitz, founder of ethical fashion knitwear label Makepiece, about knitting, romance and Shetland sheep...

Written by Camilla Sampson

Illustration by June Chanpoomidole While Spring turns to Summer, viagra dosage London Fashion Week AW10 may fade in our memories, viagra dosage but the designers that drew us in certainly […]

Think Act Vote Interview Part Two

Amisha Ghadiali discusses the ideas behind Think Act Vote, why if 'politics was a brand no-one would wear it' and why at the end of the day it remains vital to vote.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Photography by Dominic Clarke. It’s the day before the general election and the concluding part of Amelia’s Magazine interview with Think Act Vote’s Amisha Ghadiali. Tomorrow you have a chance […]

Estethica Press Day: Somerset House, 22 April 2010

We take a look around the Estethica Press Day at Somerset House, where there's ethical and sustainable fashion galore, and the chance to hob-nob with the likes of Livia Firth, Baroness Lola Young and Laura Bailey…

Written by Nicola Machetti

Colourful Coffins from Lesley Barnes, order Thereza Rowe and Abigail Daker. A couple of weeks ago, information pills while playing around on twitter, I saw a link posted by Thereza […]

Festival Preview: Latitude

Come one, come all, to Suffolk. Suffolk? Yes, Suffolk. There's a really bloody brilliant festival there.

Written by Ian Steadman

Alternative Fashion Week Day 5 2010 Viveka Goyanes All photography by Amelia Gregory. Kim Seoghee may not be Flemish (I’m gonna bet he isn’t) but his work sure as hell […]

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Thoughts on the Falklands

Fear of a repeat of 1982 and all that misses the point, suggests the earth section, if oil comes to the Falklands, the real loser will surely be the islands’ environment…

Written by Adam Bollard

Let’s get out of here: Do the penguins know something we don’t? You have to hand it to Desire Petroleum and Rockhopper Exploration, stomach choosing a rig named Ocean Guardian […]

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BTCV Green Gyms

Written by Zofia Walczak

My muscles are aching as I type, treatment my cheeks are glowing more than ever and I have a satisfied grin on my face…why?  I’ve spent half the day clearing woodland and […]

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Climate Camp Regional Gatherings

Written by Zofia Walczak

When Owen Pallett, pharmacy the man behind the erstwhile Final Fantasy moniker, announced in December 2009 that he was abandoning the name in favour of recording under his birth name, […]

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Katherine Eves has Been Thinking Of You – Sewing Circle

Artist Katherine Eves has been working on a participation project centered around sewing. Here she tells you lucky folks about how to take part!

Written by Katherine Eves

All photographs and images Courtesy of Katherine Eves DATE The sewing circle will take place on the 13th January 2010. TIME Some sewing must take place between the hours of […]

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People Speak – Who Wants to Be?

As the world meets in Copenhagen to discuss Climate Change, an art collective is inviting you to decide your own fate

Written by Valerie Pezeron

All Photos © The People Speak The People Speak is an arts and technology collective with a very good idea; it is inviting the world to decide its own fate […]