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Moda senza veleni Si salva solo Valentino – La Stampa

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Moda senza veleni Si salva solo Valentino La Stampa “Con #thefashionduel abbiamo voluto sfidare l’alta moda sul campo di battaglia dello stile, dell’etica e del rispetto della vera bellezza: le ultime foreste e le risorse idriche globali – continua…

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Mai più prodotti animali Geox cambia politica e moda – Quotidiano.net

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Mai più prodotti animali Geox cambia politica e moda Quotidiano.net GEOX ha deciso di essere più sostenibile utilizzando prodotti tessili alternativi: in commercio esistono già materiali (fibre sintetiche ma anche vegetali) che replicano con…

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Levi Strauss seeks to slow down fast fashion with sustainable practices

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Levi Strauss launches a new line of clothing committed to durability and responsible manufacturing. Will consumers buy it?

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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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Ethical fashion: Shopping with a social conscience

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MILAN—Brands waving the flag of “ethical fashion”—fashion conscious environmental protectors and social contributors—are attracting attention in Milan.

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Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience – Vogue.it

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Editor’s blog

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kowtow – 100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing – Looks

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100% certified fair trade organic cotton clothing

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Ethicalista @ Ethics Girls

Ethics Girls is an UK based online fashion and accessories shop, but also a magazine and a place for people interested in shopping Ethical Fashion, Fair Trade and Green living.

Lately they have published a “10 top ten Ethical Fashion Pin Boards to follow in 2012” explaining that

at Ethics Girls, we really love the new addition to the world of social media, Pinterest!
We love the creative ease of which we can switch from inspiring upcycling and recycling ideas to cute animal photos and then tempting recipes within a few clicks. We give you our count down on the Pin Boards to follow if you love Ethical Fashion as much as we do.

We are very proud to announce that Ethicalista pin board on Pinterest has been shortlisted together with many other great colleagues and friends.

Thanks to Ethics Girls for their appreciation. 

Katharine Hamnett for Solidal Coop – a fair trade project

From today in all Coop supermarkets all over Italy is much easier to be ethical in style.

From the large and catchy phrases on the t-shirts the most fashionistas clients could guess that only a designer like Katharine Hamnett could have backed such an idea.

YOU/ME, STOP AND THINK, TOGETHER IS POSSIBLE, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, SAVE THE FUTURE, GENIUS, LOVE

Solidal Coop is a known brand and identifies their sustainable products since few years now. This time they did it all. They put together great design, organic cotton and fair trade for both the textile and clothes production. Really a nice job.

Sustainable Udine

Going around Italy it is always a nice surprise to discover places, cities, shops and ateliers where sustainability and slow fashion are strongly considered or even a driving force in product production and buying choices.

The eastern region of Italy, Friuli, is well known for its wines, hard working people and a nice combination of seaside, hills and mountains in less then 200 Km. Udine, in the center of it, is a small city of less then 100.000 inhabitants with a lively university and a good soccer team.

During a nice walk in historical city center, here is what we found:

RECICLarté is a small but interesting shop where every piece is realized from recycled materials exclusively from Italian brands and designers. Among others Mnmur, garbageLAB, Chimajarno, Hibu di Alessandro Acerra, giovanni scafuro. Mostly a selection of accessories for this nice and innovative shop.

In her weaving atelier Arteviva, Liviana Di Giusto and her collaborators, produce hand made fashion and home accessories of exquisite taste and wise manufacture. They have their own creations but work also on custom made products to meet each and everyone’s taste all with beautiful italian yarns.

Cumini is a well known high hand lifestyle multi-brand series of stores in Udine and its surroundings. In Cumini Emporio, their shop dedicated to design among beautiful pieces from Artemide to Normann Copenhagen, from Brionvega to Marimekko there are some amazing baskets and fruit bowls from the dutch Fair Trade Original designed by Piet Hein Heek, oversize recycled tyre baskets by Tadé Pays de Levant, fascinating toys in reclaimed wood by Mook.

a me mi, a very new shop for mums and kids, is indeed a nice surprise for this city. Very interesting ideas in both accessories and clothing all from young artists and artisans many with an important sustainable component. Alienina contemporary fashion accessories from recycled common materials, Les Libellules presents a nice and elegant kids clothes collection in high quality and organic textiles, “Les Monstris” by Ninon and Italian born Berlin based softies maker, vicolopagliacorta with their fashion and home accessories made with “Lego”, Apple computer parts and other unusual materials.

Last but not least is Kobo Shop, famous in town for its fabulous imported books, music, gadgets and accessories. It’s all thanks to Steve, owner, DJ, people enthusiast and friend, if Kobo was and remains a pole of attraction for all design, fashion, textile, music and art addicted in the region. The selection of book on Sustainable Fashion and Textile is so interesting that before the summer 15 copies of Sass Brown’s Eco-Fashion – english version – were sold. Such an important sign considering the absence of fashion or design schools in town except for the Sello art school!

 

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