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Posts Tagged ‘ethical’

London Fashion Week A/W 2014: Off Strand exhibition at Hoxton Gallery

Lots of talented designers took part in this off-schedule showroom in East London, curated by Anna of Pitchouguina.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mury print scarves

During London Fashion Week I popped in to the off schedule Off Strand presentation at Hoxton Gallery in East London, a well curated and beautifully presented show organised by Anna of the Pitchouguina label. First discovery: the beautiful abstract print scarves above, by ethical accessories brand Mury.

Niza Huang ring

I have previously admired jewellery by Niza Huang at Somerset House, but her new range looks even better: riffing on the ever popular roughly hewn look. I was very sad to hear that someone had stolen one of her pieces shortly before my visit (what a bastard, but small comfort that at least he had good taste). I am sure she will do well, especially with a number of delicate new pieces currently in the pipeline.

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Dot to Dot at V&A Museum of Childhood: Childrenswear Showroom Report, February 2014

Discover some wonderful kidswear brands, including Corby Tindersticks, Indikidual, Little Titans and Becky Baur.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following my write up of the Bubble London kidswear trade show I was invited along to the inaugural Dot to Dot trade show and press day at the Museum of […]

Melody Rose Ceramics: an interview with fine bone china homeware designer Melanie Roseveare

Introducing the wonderful upcycled and fine bone china ceramics of designer Melanie Roseveare, soon to be featured on my brand new market place.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Designs by Melody Rose first caught my eye at the Renegade Craft Fair a few years ago, and then I bumped into the lady behind the brand at Tent London […]

Dear Fashion Diary: an interview with Emmi Ojala

Emmi Ojala is an illustrator with an interest in fashion and sustainability. She has created two amazing projects that encompass her interests, Dear Fashion Journal and Dear Fashion Diary, and here she tells us more about their development and inspiration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

How did you first come across the idea of the Free Fashion Challenge, and why did you decide to take part? 

 The Free Fashion Challenge was an initiative of Laura […]

EA Burns: an interview with ethical jewellery designer Lizzie Burns

The new collection from EA Burns is powerful jewellery at its finest: Ancient Rites is constructed entirely from ethically sourced materials and made in the UK: and it looks GREAT.

Written by Amelia Gregory

EA Burns, Ancient Rites by Rebecca May Higgins. Jewellery by Lizzie Burns first caught my eye on a market stall several years ago, and since then her work has gone […]

An Interview with Kathy Shenoy, Creative Director of Ethical Design Shop Shake the Dust

Forging links between up-and-coming British designers and ethical producers in Southern Africa, Shake the Dust merges sustainability with great design.

Written by Jessica Cook

Kathy Shenoy by Louise Smith Shake the Dust, is an online shop which sells everything from wooden heart-shaped pendants to fluoro vases. Creating relationships between emerging British designers and ethical […]

New S/S 2013 Season Interview: Martina Spetlova

Fashion designer Martina Spetlova introduces her current S/S 2013 collection, her Kickstarter funding plans, and explains why she is a both a maximalist and a minimalist.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2013 by Sharon Farrow. Innovative fashion designer Martina Spetlova introduces her new S/S 2013 collection and explains why you should help fund the movie to showcase her […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best for Natural Skincare and Beauty

Look no further: here's my round up of gift suggestions from the best ethical and natural skincare and beauty brands around...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trevarno Organic Skin Products by Alice Jamieson. Don’t forget, gift buyers, that it’s always nice to feel a bit pampered on special occasions, nudge nudge wink wink. Which is why […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Cushions!

Artists and illustrators have been busy creating a huge array of beautiful cushions for your home: and they are easily available to buy online. Find something for everyone on your Christmas list in my top selection here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pictor cushion in super soft faux suede by William Branton for Ohh Deer. Over the next few weeks I’ll be blogging all my best suggestions for a range of gifts, […]

NKOYO Silk Scarves: an interview with illustrator and print designer Alice Nyong

Illustrator, print designer and writer Alice Nyong tells us about her beautiful new collection of printed silk scarves: available to buy in Luna & Curious.

Written by Amelia Gregory

NKOYO by Alice Nyong. When contributing illustrator Alice Nyong got in touch to tell me about her beautiful new printed scarf range, I had to know more… here she offers […]

An interview with The Flower Appreciation Society

Meet Ellie Jauncey and Anna Day: between them they combine floristry, illustration, knitting and delivering babies. What an inspiring pair of creatives!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ellie and Anna are not your average florists…. inspired by a mutual love of flowers, illustration and all things English, they formed The Flower Appreciation Society, supplying beautiful and unusual […]

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Joanna Cave: London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Collection Preview Interview

Inspired by Indian colours and patterns, jewellery designer Joanna Cave also cites the essence and femininity of Indian women as an influence for her gorgeous A/W 2012 collection.

Written by Miranda Williams

Joanna Cave A/W 2012 by Gemma Cotterell Joanna Cave has become synonymous with both ethical consciousness and beautiful design. Her mother is Greek and her father is English, so after […]

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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 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 […]

Valentine’s Day 2012: Gift Ideas

Interesting and unusual gift ideas for your special Valentine... from the likes of Rob Ryan, Darkroom, Secret Envelope and many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art by Rebecca Hendin. Yup, it’s that time of year, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us again… and I’ve been inundated with press releases for any number of loosely affiliated […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2011: Eco-friendly, Ethical and Crafty Gifts

A diverse range of gifts for the ecologically, environmentally aware and craft minded in your life: from Kirsty Allsopp's aspirational range for M&S to an arts activist pamphlet from Platform.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas gifts by Sinead O’Leary. Just in time for a last minute eco Christmas round up before the Royal Mail goes totally pear shaped…. Firstly, I am a bit in […]

Introducing the Closet Swap community from Channel 4: Don’t Shop – Swap!

An exciting new initiative promotes the idea of swapping clothes between friends rather than buying new. Supported by Tatty Devine and Ada Zanditon. Read on...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Closet Swap by Pia Bramley. Introducing Closet Swap, a new online fashion community site from Channel 4 Education. As part of a wider debate about sustainable and ethical fashion, Closet […]

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London Design Week 2011: The Best of the Independent Jewellery Fairs

During September and October 2011, London was the playground to a host of wonderful jewellery fairs and exhibitions in conjunction with London Design Week. I spent a few leisurely days checking them out.

Written by Miranda Williams

Sian Bostwick Forget Me Not Necklace by Tilly Wright The first of my visits was to Gabriel’s Wharf on the South Bank. Nestled amongst a handful of gift shops and […]

Too Much Is Never Enough: A Collaboration between Disappearing Dining Club and 123 Bethnal Green Road

Disappearing Dining Club takes us on an 'exploration' of 123 Bethnal Green Road, serving a sumptuous four course meal over four floors…

Written by Matt Bramford

123 Bethnal Green Road by Gareth A Hopkins The phrase ‘unique dining experience’ usually makes me want to puke. East London, for all its charm, has become a haven for […]

The 3rd Annual Fashioning the Future Awards

The London College of Fashion's Centre for Sustainable Fashion hosted the 3rd annual Fashioning the Future Awards at a futuristic ceremony at the East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, on Thursday 10th November 2011. Hosted by Caryn Franklin, this was a visual treat - minus some very special celebrity guests…

Written by Matt Bramford

Caryn Franklin hosting the ceremony, by Antonia Parker The third annual Fashioning the Future Awards took place last Thursday, where guests from the world of fashion, business and sustainable living […]

Martina Spetlova: New S/S 2012 Season Interview

A catch up interview with one of the most interesting eco designers working today: Martina Spetlova talks fish leather, chemistry and teaching in Poland.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martina Spetlova S/S 2012 by Shauna Tranter. Eco designer Martina Spetlova first caught my eye when I was putting together Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration last year. She has an […]