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Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Buddhafield Green Earth Awakening Camp 2014: Review

Held on the 16th-20th July 2014, this Buddhafield offshoot gathering was the perfect antidote to my hectic London life: a way to reconnect with the earth and enjoy quality time with my wonderful toddler.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I’ve never been to Buddhafield but this year my friend Helen of East End Prints persuaded me to join her and a few of her Bristol based friends, all travelling solo with little ones to this year’s much smaller offshoot, Green Earth Awakening Camp. Any reservation I had about attending a specifically Buddhist festival were mollified once it was established that we all consider ourselves ‘Buddhish’ in nature. No surprise then to bump into yet more friends from the world of activism and FSC childrens' camps.

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The 2013 FAD Awards: London Fashion Week Catwalk Review

The FAD Awards closed London Fashion Week A/W 2013, once again celebrating the best undergraduate talent around a certain theme, which this year focussed on 'future optimism'…

Written by Matt Bramford

Stephanie Kitchen by Warren Clarke The Fashion Awareness Direct (FAD) Awards are always an end-of-fashion-week treat. After five days of the freshest fashion talent dominating the catwalks at the Fashion […]

Tent London 2011 Review: Kingston University MA Illustration Exhibition

Here are a few interesting new illustrators that I found at the Kingston MA show, part of Tent London: Jihyun Park, Zeun Han, Jacky Tong and Chen Bin Wu.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Jihyun Park. This year Kingston University once more took out space at Tent London in order to showcase the work of just graduated MA students. In the illustration […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design – Ethik BGC

Ethik BGC is a collective of designers and artisans committed to social and ecological fashion design. I caught the end of their catwalk show on the Scene de L'Esplanade stage at Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ethik BGC at Festival Mode et Design by Hanna Viktorsson. On Friday I was sad to miss the Cégep Marie-Victorin student show at Festival Mode et Design, which was purely […]

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Preview interview with Dougald Hine

Uncivilisation, The Dark Mountain Festival returns between 19th-21st August 2011. In this candid interview co-organiser Dougald Hine reflects on a turbulent year and why it's so important that hearts and minds meet up once more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dark Mountain issue 2 cover by Rima Staines. What have you been doing since the last Uncivilisation Festival? It’s been over a year and I presume you’ve been suitably busy… […]

University of Brighton Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review: the Collagists

Beautiful illustrations that used a variety of collaged and photomontage techniques: from Jerome Caine Miller, Rosanna Webster, Anieszka Banks, Chihiro Kyozuka, Hyerim Lee, Zoe Austin and Jennifer Bailey.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Rosanna Webster. So much to see at the very professionally laid out Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration Graduate Show at the Rochelle School a few weeks ago. There […]

Crayfish Bob’s at the Two Degrees Festival by Arts Admin at Toynbee Hall

The American Signal Crayfish has been busy decimating our native environment since it was first introduced in the 1970s. At Crayfish Bob's pop up shack we helped get rid of them by gobbling up some yummy crayfish with a little bit of help from Clare Patey, Blanch and Shock and Urban Wines (from Tooting).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Crayfish Bob’s. All photography by Amelia Gregory. This week Two Degrees is hosting Crayfish Bob’s al fresco pop up crayfish shack every evening in the paved courtyard next to Toynbee […]

My adventures at Practicum: British Fashion, put together by the British Council in Moscow

I was invited to Moscow between 31st March - 4th April 2011 to take part in an initiative designed to network knowledge and experience between UK fashion creatives and designers from across Europe. It was most fun! And here's the pics to prove it.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Moscow Practicum: British Fashion crew in Red Square. All photography by Amelia Gregory. (unless I am in the pic that is) Just over a week ago I travelled to […]

Helen Lovelee’s life lessons: An art exhibition about sustainability

Resourcefulness and respect for nature is the topic of the beautiful and lovingly crafted drawings in Helen Lovelee’s first solo exhibition, ‘Open your eyes, look around you and watch out’.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Helen Lovelee’s art is a powerful mix of bold and subtle at the same time; on the one hand you have strong ideas and thick lines, whereas on the other […]

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 […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Presentation Review: Ada Zanditon’s The Cryoflux

Ada Zanditon presented The Cryoflux at the On/Off space on Friday 18th February 2011. We previewed this collection extensively, now here's the review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ada Zanditon A/W 2011 The Cryoflux by Ankolie. I cannot tell a lie: I went into Ada Zanditon‘s presentation with high hopes, especially after I ran a huge pre LFW […]

Happy Birthday Grow Heathrow

Transition Heathrow celebrates one year of nurturing a sustainable community in the path of the third runway at Sipson. Congratulations! Inspiring mini documentary by You and I Films. Illustrations by Rebecca Peacock and Sam Parr.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Grow Heathrow by Rebecca Peacock. Just over a year ago a group of my friends envisioned a radical new version of the Transition Town model. Activists drawn from groups such […]

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 […]

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

Howies by Bex Glover. Howies has since 1995 pioneered the creation of ethical active clothing with a strong design aesthetic. Based in Cardigan Bay, Wales, the company has built up […]

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 […]

Tent London 2010: Sustainable Design Review

Searching for truly sustainable design? There were some fabulous products at Tent London this year, but I wasn't convinced by much of the Danish display over at ShowHow in Dray Walk...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Painted tables by Zoe Murphy. Now for the best of sustainable design at Tent London, which was dispersed throughout the exhibition and included the exterior exhibit ShowHow, showcasing Danish design, […]

Travelling to Denmark aboard the Dana Sirena cruise ferry.

A cruise ferry with DFDS Seaways was the best way to travel to Denmark to give a talk on design and sustainability. Read all about my fabulous journey aboard the Dana Sirena, accompanied by some gorgeous illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Dana Sirena with her captain, by Yelena Bryksenkova. When I was offered the opportunity to speak to designers in Copenhagen I jumped at the chance. And then, of course, […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Esthetica Review

Some of the finest at Esthetica for S/S 2011. Including Nina Dolcetti, Sägen Butik, Little Glass Clementine, Martina Spetlova, Oria, Michelle Lowe-Holder, From Somewhere, Partimi and Joanna Cave.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Partimi by Joana Faria. I probably shouldn’t do this because I actually don’t believe the ghettoisation of ethical designers is a particularly good thing, but for ease of storytelling in […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Romina Karamanea

I love Romina Karamanea: not only is she a fabulous and edgy designer but she's also engaged in sustainable practice. Just don't tell the hyped up fashionistas...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Romina Karamanea by Joana Faria. For the past two seasons the good PRs for Romina Karamanea have ensured that there has been a ridiculously long queue of baying fashionistas gathered […]

Pre-London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Interview: Ada Zanditon and ADZ

In the run up to London Fashion Week, Katie Antoniou chats to ethical fashion designer Ada Zanditon about how she's preparing for her show. She also gets the chance to talk about Ada's diffusion line, ADZ…

Written by Katie Antoniou

ADZ, illustrated by Jess Stokes Whilst eco-couture has always been ahead of the times in terms of sustainability, it’s often been left behind in the style stakes, unable to compete […]