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Posts Tagged ‘organic’

Renli Su: Fashion Scout Ones to Watch, London Fashion Week S/S 2014 Catwalk Review

Renli Su was last to show as part of Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch on Friday 13th September at Freemasons' Hall.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Renli Su S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns
Renli Su S/S 2014 by Claire Kearns.

Coming up last but by no means least, Chinese designer Renli Su took a very different approach to fashion as one of Ones to Watch. With high aims to create 'garments that retain physical traces of their past in order to form an intrinsic bond with the wearer' her new season collection examined the connection between the lives of working class women in the Victorian era, and the clothes they wore. This translated into a series of earthy toned garments that had more than a touch of the peasant in their boxy shapes, bunched hems, and trailing ribbon ties. The collection was made from a selection of entirely organic fibres, with purposefully loosened hems and distressed seams designed to age appealingly when worn with love over many years. Bonnet inspired headwear, detachable hoods and light weight leg warmers were hand crafted in crochet and knit. This was a sweet collection with some appealing ideas and a big heart at the centre of it all.

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London Fashion Week S/S 2012 Catwalk Review: Mary Katrantzou

One of the hottest tickets during London Fashion Week S/S 2012 is Mary Katrantzou, creating colourful collections like no other designer. I was there, bobbing up and down behind a standing block of hundreds desperately trying to take photographs, at the old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo on Tuesday 20 September. And I'm so glad I was.

Written by Matt Bramford

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2012 by Joana Faria
I don’t usually do much during fashion week on Mondays and Tuesdays. That’s because I have a day job. But when Amelia offered me …

Find Your Feet’s We Are What We Wear Ethical Fashion Show

Zoe Robinson styled this lovely ethical fashion show for Find Your Feet, featuring the likes of ACOFI favourites Junky Styling, People Tree, From Somewhere, Nina Dolcetti, Joanna Cave, Ada Zanditon and By Stamo. Held at Mint Leaf restaurant on Sunday 13th March 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

By Stamo A/W 2011 by Rebecca Strickson.
On Sunday 13th March Find Your Feet hosted an ethical fashion show at the Mint Leaf restaurant in the Haymarket. I was invited to …

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, …

Pai Skincare: Organic Products for Sensitive Skin

Sarah Brown is the inspiring lady behind Pai Skincare, a favourite organic skincare brand of the Hollywood set - I caught up with her to discover what makes her tick, and why Simon Pegg would be her ideal customer. With lovely illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Brown of Pai Skincare by Danielle Shepherd.
I’ve been a big fan of Pai Skincare for some time – and it seems I am not the only one. This small …

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 toxic chemicals …

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

Gossypium with Amelia’s Magazine Sewing Kit A/W 2008, featuring print design by Brie Harrison. Illustration by Faye West.
Gossypium worked with Amelia’s Magazine and Brie Harrison to create a Clothkits-inspired kit …

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

Emma Ware by Joana Faria.
Jewellery from tyres.
I have always been attracted to colourful, shiny, fun pieces of old broken jewellery, toys and bottle tops; stuff that others would consider …

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 print …

Camilla Norrback: the Scandinavian ethical designer talks Sustainability

Camilla Norrback is on a mission to create Ecoluxury clothing. Here's a little taster of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Camilla Norrback A/W 2010 by Katherine Tromans.
You’ve been involved in eco design since 2002. What prompted your decision to make your label sustainable?
It was an easy choice, considering the world …

Anja Hynynen: an interview with this fabulous Swedish ethical fashion designer

In an excerpt from Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration the Swedish ethical designer describes why working with organic fabrics is so important to her.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anja Hynynen by Andrea Peterson.
How has a love of arts and handicrafts been passed down to you?
Amongst my ancestors there is a menswear tailor, a well-known Swedish painter, and my three aunts who worked …

The Very Best Scented Christmas Candles

Christmas is a great time of year to bask in the delightful scents of high quality candles, and here are some of the best. Featuring candles from Willow Organic, Cire Trudon, Spitalfields Candle Co. and Jo Malone to name just a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willow Organic Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle by Daria Hlazatova.
I don’t know what it is about candles that gets me so excited. I think it has a lot to do …

Christmas Gifts: Ethical Fashion and Skincare Ideas

Amongst a sea of competing goodies I bring you my top selection of luxury ethical Christmas gift ideas from Bonbi Forest, Tout Nouveau, Liv, Dr. Hauschka, Pai Skincare and Savonnerie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Timothy Hunt.
A couple of days ago *ahem, more like a week* I put a callout on twitter for people to send me their fabulous ideas for Christmas presents …

The Best of Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular, London 2010

The Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular showcased fabulous handmade goodies: and here's my pick of the best, including Vic Lee, Urban Cross Stitch, Seaside Sisters, Andrea Garland, Xiang Zeng and James Ward. Read on to find the perfect Christmas gifts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory.
My ability to get out and about has been seriously curtailed over the past few weeks by the need to get

Beautifully Green – a round up of ethical beauty brands for Christmas!

If you're looking for staples to care for your skin during the winter or great Christmas gift ideas, check out our round-up of ethical beauty brands…

Written by Viola Levy

Andrea Garland, illustrated by Cat Palairet
If you’re struggling for Christmas gift ideas, or just sick of giving and receiving those dreaded ‘smellies’ gift sets produced by high street chains (which …

Akamuti: natural organic skincare from Wales

Lindsey Hedges founded the Akamuti skincare brand when she was just 20 years old. She now runs it with the help of her family from her base in rural Wales. Read on to find out more about this ethical entrepreneur....

Written by Amelia Gregory

Akamuti by Jenny Lloyd.
I first became enamoured with Akamuti skincare products when I discovered the brand in 2008 and subsequently interviewed them for the last print issue of Amelia’s Magazine. …

Herbfarmacy: Pure Herbal Skincare from Seed to Skin

Herbfarmacy create gorgeous organic skincare products, packed with pure herbal oils that are grown on their very own farm. We caught up with founder Paul Richards to find out how the company is doing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Herbfarmacy by Antonia Parker.
We discovered Herbfarmacy in issue 9 of Amelia’s Magazine, and the brand has grown considerably since we last caught up with founder Dr. Paul Richards. Time to …

Shea Alchemy: Natural Handmade Skincare

Shea Alchemy founder Sally Mumford talks about her gorgeous skincare creams, all of which are based on fairtrade shea butter from Ghana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Shea Alchemy by Cat Palairet.
I am a big fan of cottage industries – after all, I am one myself. In the first of an ongoing series that will profile ethical …

A Look into the Herby World of Tea

We speak to Sebastian Pole, founder and herbologist of Pukka Teas, about the ideas and ethics behind the brand. With wonderful illustrations from Nina Hunter and Laurie King.

Written by Florence Massey

Illustration by Nina Hunter
I went travelling this summer and it was an amazing experience…but don’t worry I’m not going to bore all readers with stories of finding myself whilst contemplating …

Is the beauty industry moving towards a more earth friendly narrative?

Caring for the planet or yet more Green Capitalism? We investigate Natural, Organic and Ethical Beauty.

Written by Sarah Critchley

Illustration by Sandra Contreras
The beauty industry changes as fast as the fashion industry, constantly updating in line with the latest trends. Fashion has taken an organic and earth friendly approach …