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Ethical Fashion: 5 Labels That Are Doing Everything Right – theFashionSpot

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As part of the first annual tFS Style Awards, Forum members have selected a group of designers and brands making strides in producing ethical fashion.

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Patagonia to Offer Fair-Trade-Certified Apparel Starting Fall 2014 | Ecouterre

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Patagonia will be offering fair-trade-certified apparel starting with nine styles in the Fall 2014 season.

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People Tree is first clothing brand to receive the new WFTO Fair …

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People Tree is delighted to announce we are the world’s first clothing company to receive the World Fair Trade Organization Fair Trade product mark. The mark reflects our commitment to Fair Trade throughout our supply …

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Copenhagen Fashion Summit speakers announced | Shows & Events

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Ecotextile News is the environmental magazine for the global textile industry supply chain.

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Moda: l’89% dei consumatori tedeschi vuole un prodotto certificato e sostenibile – italiagermania | il blog

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Gli ultimi dati sui consumatori tedeschi nel settore moda e abbigliamento… e l’importanza di garantire un prodotto tracciato e certificato.

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Moda sostenibile: Canepa dice no alle sostanze tossiche nei tessuti – GreenBiz.it

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Moda sostenibile: Canepa dice no alle sostanze tossiche nei tessuti
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canepa Moda sostenibile.

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Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience – Vogue.it

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Editor’s blog

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BREAKING NEWS: Fire at Bangladesh Garment Factory Kills At Least 10 People, Injures 50 | Ecouterre

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BREAKING NEWS: A fire has broken out at a Bangladesh garment factory, killing at least 10.

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ETHICAL FASHION DESIGNERS SHOWCASE – GFDW® ETHIKHA™ | 2013 SHOWCASE

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Ghana Fashion and Design Week® launched the first ethical fashion platform in Ghana under its umbrella themed – ETHIKHA™ in 2012. GFDW ETHIKHA™ creates a fashionable platform that represents ethica…

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Gomitolo Rosa: a pink wool ball against cancer

Women must weave their own health.

A simple thing like pink wool balls – Gomitolo Rosa – will become a new fundraising tool for many italian organizations involved in fighting brast cancer and for its prevention.

The intent is to meet the needs of two very different groups: the organizations’ need for funds and the wool growers’ need of making a profit (and not a loss) from their sheep wool. This last is a known issue in the textile industry. Since few years now both the Italian and the European legislation consider wool as a special refuse (before was already a byproduct) therefor cannot be left in the fields or burned. In Italy there are only a couple of projects trying to give back its value to local wool: the Consortium Arianne (see a previous post: b-origin italian wool for italian wholegarments) and Biella The Wool Company.

This last is a not-for-profit company created by a group of experts from small and medium wool companies from the Biella Textile District. It offers its services directly to wool growers on the entire wool production chain. The Company guarantees the full teachability of all its products, in full respect of people and environment.

Fundraising it is, beside the issue they fight for, the main concern for voluntary based organizations. In this case the idea was to give visibility and support to wool growers while creating a nonperishable fundraising good. The “Gomitolo Rosa” is all this. By selling wool balls, in all their public initiatives  the organizations want to encourage people to take advantage of the wool and make something out of it. Knitting, DIY and regaining the freedom on creating things with our hands, this is the push behind the support one can give to the fight against brast cancer by getting the “Gomitolo Rosa“.

All together a great example of how an excellence (Italian Wool) can turn into a solidarity tool. At the end a win win project for all people, organizations and companies involved.

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