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Posts Tagged ‘oxfam’

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Comma Shop in Oxford

On Wednesday 25th May I visited the wonderful Comma Shop in Oxford to give a talk about ACOFI, eco fashion, illustration and social media for creatives... and this is who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Last Wednesday was my second night on the ACOFI book tour last week - and my first time visiting the lovely new Comma Shop on Iffley Road in Oxford. Comma Shop has only been open since last October and it's a truly wonderful little store that stocks all kind of goodies. I arrived in brilliant sunshine so it was easy to spot - gleaming like a brightly coloured gem in this mainly residential area, intermingled with car dealerships and hippy cafes. This part of east Oxford is enjoying something of a renaissance thanks in part to the newly refurbished Pegasus Theatre in a nearby side street.

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Ani Saunders interviews Amelia Gregory about ethical fashion for The Muse TV

Last week I was interviewed by Ani Saunders of The Pipettes for The Muse TV. You can watch the episode here, and if you answer a question at the end there's the chance to win a copy of Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Me and Ani Saunders with Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. Last week Ani Saunders of The Pipettes asked me to take part in a short TV programme looking at vintage […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Ada Zanditon on Sustainability

In part two of my LFW preview interview with ethical designer Ada Zanditon I dig a little deeper to find out how her sustainable ethos is put into practice, and how she hopes to inspire the next generation of fashion designers.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 Preview by Rebecca Strickson. For Ada process is everything. “I don’t want to sit at a desk using Illustrator to design clothes that will be made […]

Vintage at Goodwood Review, by vintage enthusiast and fashion blogger Maria Domican

Fashion blogger Maria Domican talks us through her experience of the now infamous Vintage at Goodwood - including some pretty fabulous streetstyle pics. What did she make of it all? Read on to find out…

Written by Maria Domican

All photography by Maria Domican I was nervous upon arriving at Vintage at Goodwood… Nervous because I had called in sick to work, nervous because I had been hearing bad […]

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

Illustration by Gemma Milly I’ve never been very good at throwing away things, especially clothes. Even before the environmental impact edged its way into my subconscious (how do you recycle […]

Oxfam’s Robin Hood Tax game takes to the streets this Sunday 2nd May

Keeping the Robin Hood spirit alive in the 21st century. Yes, really! An Oxfam volunteer previews their next Robin Hood Tax event in East London, with illustrations by Abigail Daker.

Written by Mary Frampton

Illustration by Abigail Daker. I’ve always been a huge fan of Robin Hood. When I was younger I had a great cassette tape of all his stories and escapades. These […]

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Hannah Bullivant explores the merging of Crafts and Activism.

Written by Hannah Bullivant

Illustration By Ali Haines As far as combinations go, craft and activism is a particularly thrilling one for me; akin to jeggings (jeans and leggings) coatigans (coat and cardigan) and […]

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Environmentally Conscious Style on a Budget- part one

Contributor Sisi King talks us through the rising trend for ethical fashion.

Written by Sisi King

Image courtesy of Esthetica, sponsored by Monsoon 2009 was quite a year for ethical fashion. Dazed and Confused featured an in-depth interview with fashion icon Vivienne Westwood and leading environmentalist […]

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Haiti: Time to Cancel all Debt and Pay Back What We Owe

Haiti is slowly disappearing from the headlines, but now is the time to start remembering Haitians' history, what we owe them, and cancel all debt, argues Zofia Walczak.

Written by Zofia Walczak

Is it just me, or did anyone else find the mainstream media coverage of Haiti’s earthquake confusing, misleading, inconclusive and, quite frankly, infuriating?  OK, so that’s what I should expect […]

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Oxfam promote Make Do and Mend to great effect

Held within Marylebone's St. Mary's church, members of the public flocked to breathe a new lease of life into their wardrobes

Written by Rachael Oku

Last Saturday I ventured down to St. Mary’s Church in Marylebone to attend a Make Do and Mend event hosted by Oxfam Chelsea. Organised by a stalwart team of volunteers […]

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Fashion Listings 23-29 November

Written by Rachael Oku

Our pick of the best fashion happenings in London this coming week, as always with the emphasis being on the best things to do for free– we are in the midst of a recession don’t you know?!

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Oxfam taking action with a city of tents and Jamie Hewlett of Gorillaz lending a hand

Putting pressure on the Government and getting people up for the wave...

Written by Adam S

If you walked over the Millennium Bridge today you might happen upon a small city of tents, this is in fact not a new city of borrowers or a miniature […]

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LU FLUX – Sowing old fabrics into something new.

London

Written by Aindrea Emelife

“The clothes act as an antithesis to the way of the disposable modern world, making something new out of something old, reducing waste and consuming less” Lu Flux Ethical fashion […]

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Let’s say No to Mass Production

Cambridge Design Collective

Written by Camilla Sampson

The Four Seasons Charity Show was in aid of Oxfam and the British Heart Foundation. The design brief consisted of buying charity shop clothes and styling or adapting them into […]

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Fashion-Conscience

, A one stop shop for all your ethical clothing needs

Written by Becky Cope and Sally Mumby-Croft

Putting the words Sustainable Fashion together can appear to produce an oxymoron, how can an industry synonymous with the fast free consumerism mimicked in high fashion magazines pages that helped […]

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January Sales – Ethical Style

Online shopping, January

Written by Jennifer McNulty

So if you’ve decided you’re not a dab hand with the glue and scissors, and are not up to the task of making your own jewellery, then embrace the great […]