Platform 21, have launched “Repair Manifesto” which is designed to encourage industry experts and members of the public to share ways to repair existing goods.
My sister and I are only a year apart in age and through our childhood we were always dressed in the same (sometimes different colours, but always the same clothing). The downside to being the youngest is that she had to wear the outfit longer by wearing my ‘hand me downs’ as I grew out of them. My Mum is not one to be wasteful would get the last possible wear out of each piece of clothing before handing over to friends or charity shops.
London fashion week (celebrating 25 years!) kicked off this morning. An intense few days packed with fashion and style. Follow collections as they step of the catwalk on Style.com.
The private view of Estethica will be presented between 13.00 – 15.00, curated by Orsola de Castro and Filippo Ricci (of fashion label From Somwhere) founders of Estethica. The TED project (were I am based) were asked to consult on the 2009 questionnaire, developed by Estethica to choose companies who fit their ethical principles.
Online eco glossy Green my Style will be reporting on all the eco fashion news behind the scenes(sponsored by DeviDoll boutique) – with features from designers, models, make up artists, etc …
There is also a featured article of an interview with Orsola de Castro by editor Sarah Woodhead.
As the credit crunch hits and the recession is in full swing, we are reminded of the importance of being frugal. No longer can we return home guilt free with our arms full of shopping bags are we are reminded of job cuts, companies closing down and the depreciating value of our houses.
I think this is a fab way to recycle industry waste and encourage people to customise. We send over two million tonnes of textile waste to UK landfills each year, just think what we could do with all of that fabric if we were a little more creative.
To enter visit the v-vamp website for further instructions. The deadline is 7th Jan 2009.