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Fashioning the future: Augmented reality allows trying on of outfits
San Francisco – Online retailer Tobi.com has launched a virtual fitting room that can be accessed from the home. Customers can try items on through innovative use of a webcam and motion sensors are used to rate styles with the wave of a hand. They can also post pictures immediately to Facebook in order to see what friends think.

Fashioning the future: Augmented reality allows trying on of outfits
San Francisco – Online retailer Tobi.com has launched a virtual fitting room that can be accessed from the home. Customers can try items on through innovative use of a webcam and motion sensors are used to rate styles with the wave of a hand. They can also post pictures immediately to Facebook in order to see what friends think.

 

 

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Cherish Your Wardrobe

Love Fashion, Hate Sweatshops

 

Campaign Information
“We love fashion. But the clothes we buy in the UK come at a terrible cost. Millions of workers around the world suffer poverty wages and exploitation, producing cheap fashion for our shops. This can’t go on. We demand a fashion industry that respects workers’ rights. Our government must act now to protect the people who make our clothes.
War on Want is leading the biggest ever call for the government to regulate companies and put an end to the exploitation of overseas workers. We are asking people to add their faces, names and voices to our campaign against sweatshops. Our aim is to have 50,000 people join our call for immediate government action. It’s an ambitious goal, but together we can bring an end to sweatshops.
War on Want’s research on the sweatshop conditions facing the workers who make our clothes has made front page news and attracted attention nationwide. Yet in spite of widespread awareness of the issue, it is not always clear what practical steps members of the UK public can take to end sweatshop labour abroad. Asking companies to regulate themselves hasn’t worked. Boycotts have only led to further job losses.”
War on Want 2009
Access their website to read full reports and information on how to support this campaign. 

 

 

Global Sourcing

 

THE ANNUAL INDUSTRY MARKETPLACE FOR SUPPLIERS OF SUSTAINABLE FABRICS, COMPONENTS AND MANUFACTURERS TO THE FASHION INDUSTRY
20th-21st NOVEMBER, CHELSEA COLLEGE, LONDON
As a culmination of 2009’s Spotlight on Sourcing event series, the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF) will be holding a two-day Ethical Sourcing Marketplace in London. The marketplace will bring together representatives of brands and retailers with manufacturers, suppliers and cooperatives working to high ethical standards.
At the event you can:
Meet a range of suppliers, see and feel products and discuss your needs face to face
Gain access to detailed information on exhibitors through the Supplier Directory -quickly identify exhibitors compatible with your work
Attend the series of short seminars during both days, introducing new products and exemplary supply systems
Access one to one advice from leading ethical fashion support organisations and initiatives
Network with other visitors and learn from others experience, share ideas and make key contacts
Tickets are available on site and student discount is available for £10 access saturday 21st between 1030 – 1300 … bring your student ID with you.
visitor information

 

North Circular

 

The North Circular is a knitting company who’s products are supported by supermodels and knitted by grannies. All of their products are produced using rescued Wensleydale wool which is dyed and spun locally (within 120 miles of North Circular route of Yorkshire).
A brand to emerge from an idea shared between friends (Katherine and Lilly) has sustainability as it’s core. The knitwear is handmade by skilled artisans (a team of highly skilled grannies), the materials are sourced from local sheep rescued from slaughter, the locality of their production process is kinder to the environment and the products are beautifully made to last…
5% of every sale and all of Lily Cole’s profits are forwarded to the Ethical Justice Foundation.
Visit their website for further information…

 

 

Co-Everything

I have uploaded a snippet from my presentation last Friday… Thank you so much to everyone who came along. It was a valuable exercise and I feel it really pushed me forward. 
Thank you for the questions and feedback… it gave me lots to think about and was a great opportunity to see my research from the viewpoint of others. I have lots to consider and look forward to developing the workshops and moving forward.
I will doing a series of presentations as the research develops… I will post updates and also advertise the workshops as they come into practice.

Co-Everything: Defining Co-Design for fashion and textiles

Friday 6th November ‘09
3.30pm – 5pm
Lecture Theatre, Chelsea Millbank
 
TFRG / PhD Student Jen Ballie presents:‘Co-Everything: Defining Co-design for Fashion and Textiles’
Co-design is an all-encompassing term to describe participatory action, but how does it fit fashion? This presentation will explore a series of co-design terms and define them within a fashion context, to offer a series of solutions for designers for discussion with the audience.
If you are a undergraduate/ postgraduate student from the University of the Arts, London and have an interest in this area please come along or contact me or more info.