Listings

    No events to show

Follow

Twitter

|

Facebook

|

MySpace

|

Last.fm

RSS

Subscribe

Top 25 Art Blog - Creative Tourist

Posts Tagged ‘traid’

Dirty White Gold: new documentary-in-the-making unpicks cotton

Leah Borromeo talks about her film Dirty White Gold at Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Written by Sonja Todd

Life Is Precious sign from Dirty White Gold
Roadside sign in India, from the film's trailer

Dirty White Gold is Leah Borromeo's film about cotton. It exposes a whole crop of problems with our clothes by unspooling high street supply chains right back to cotton seeds. Even what you think is a sweatshop-free t-shirt unravels to reveal a thread supplier using child labour, or a farmer in such heavy debt he's killed himself. These cotton-to-coffin suicides are destroying Indian farming families.


Dirty White Gold
Blood on the maps: film poster design by Peter Kennard @at_earth

Dirty White Gold “goes right the way back to seeds,” says Leah. “It's a Saturday night date film.” Ha ha.

We're here on a sunny Sunday afternoon as part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival,… read more

Recent Articles

Pretty-Rubbish-by-Mina-Bach

Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, purchase surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), […]

Dispatches: Fashion’s Dirty Secret

A revealing documentary threw light on Britain's sweatshops thanks to an undercover reporter - but will it have enough impact to change Britain's dirty fast fashion habit?

Written by Nick Bain

Illustration by Antonia Parker Saying you work in fashion normally garners one of two reactions: awe with a smidgen of jealousy on the presumption all you do is swan around […]

Oxfam_clothing_and_shoe_bank

Environmentally Conscious Style on a Budget- part two

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

Written by Sisi King

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

P1142275

TRAID ‘Sew Good’ workshops – free for all!

Ideal for sewers of all abilities who want to breathe a new lease of life into their wardrobes and learn some new skills along the way...

Written by Rachael Oku

Imagery throughout courtesy of Rachael Oku On the 14th January I was kindly invited to the first ‘Sew Good’ Lock In of the New Year by TRAID’s Head of Education, […]

cherish-your-wardrobe-550x295

Do you Cherish Your Wardrobe? Hosted by Central St. Martins

A seminar connecting luxury and quality to sustainability in fashion

Written by Rachael Millar

Image courtesy of Central St. Martins. ‘Cherish Your Wardrobe, this web ’ a seminar to discuss connecting luxury and quality to sustainability in fashion, remedy was held at the Innovation […]

Fashion Listings 14th 20th September

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

999 it’s time, sildenafil erectile is another green focused campaign. As the website notes “We are in a state of emergency – socially, store economically and ecologically. What do we […]

fashionconsciencethumb.jpg

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, malady doctor how can an industry synonymous with the fast free consumerism mimicked in high fashion magazines pages […]

thumbnailfash.jpg

Fashion Favours

Written by Jennifer McNulty

If you try to describe this to someone (which you shouldn’t, this web sales don’t give anything away), doctor medications you will sound like you are conjuring from memory a […]