Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution
About the event
On Saturday 28th April, independent ethical clothing brands from around the UK will come together at London’s Brand Museum to support the Fashion Revolution message and show consumers that there is a viable, ethical alternative to high street, fast fashion brands.
Fashion Revolution marks the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh and has become a global movement campaigning for systematic change in the fashion industry and greater supply chain transparency.
We will have a showcase throughout the day where you will be able to discover, browse and buy from a full range of independent ethical fashion brands – including clothing, footwear, accessories and jewellery.
There will be an ethical fashion show, screening of our 2017 Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution film, as well as expert panels and Q&A sessions throughout the day, and plenty of time for shopping and networking!
Join us at this event to discover beautiful new brands, vote with your wallet and help us change the face of the fashion industry for the better!
The event is free to attend, you can register here.
We will have three expert speaker panels throughout the day:
11am – Why we’re moving back to natural fibres and fabrics
1pm – Why is transparency so important to today’s fashion consumer?
3pm – What is the true cost of ethical fashion (and why is it so expensive?)
The panels will be hosted by Georgina Wilson-Powell. Georgina is the founder of pebble magazine, the award-winning, stylish sustainable lifestyle magazine. An editor with 15 years experience, she’s embraced slow and sustainable fashion and loves learning about new technologies, eco processes and natural fibres.
Panels will last around 40 minutes each.
Sponsors and partners
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Natural Mumma Magazine is the ethical fashion, natural beauty and conscious lifestyle title for women who care. Out on the first Friday of each month, featuring the best slow fashion, organic skincare and sustainable brands as well as features on ecology, parenting, good eating and wellbeing.
In addition to the monthly digital magazine, they share articles, reviews, insights and news stories on their website. They also produce films of unique recipes and produce regular gift guides to showcase and celebrate their favourite eco-friendly and sustainable products.
Ethical Consumer are an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership, founded in 1989 and based in Manchester. For over 25 years they have been the hub of the ethical consumer movement, helping consumers to shop ethically, campaigners to challenge corporate power and businesses to improve their supply chain.
Their mission is to make global businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure. Each day we all make choices according to our personal ethics. Ethical Consumer provides the tools and resources you need to make these choices simple, informed and effective.
They’ve developed the world’s most sophisticated and simple to use, personal ethical rating system to give you the information you need, based on detailed research of over 40,000 companies, brands and products. Consumers can access this data via our unique product guides on their website and in a bi-monthly magazine.
They run campaigns on key ethical issues and are currently campaigning for a boycott against Amazon for their use of tax avoidance. They also collaborate on The Lush Prize, and set up the Fair Tax Mark and Save Our Bank. Ethical Consumer provide research and consultancy for campaign groups and organisations such as Amnesty International, Christian Aid, Co-op Bank, and the Guardian.
Mamoq are on a mission to end mindless consumption. They exclusively partner with brands that share their vision to create positive change within the fashion industry, and donate 10% of profits to mission-driven social enterprises.
Tiny Box Company specialise in recycled and eco-friendly packaging. They offer a huge range of gift packaging, including jewellery boxes, gift boxes, recycled presentation boxes, gift bags, recycled carrier bags and other packaging options. They are a one-stop eco-friendly packaging shop and cater for retailers, wholesalers, corporate gifts and events, weddings and anyone else who needs packaging.
Nomads create clothing with the individual woman in mind. For someone who sees life as a wonderful adventure. Soft, colourful, feminine clothes that are comfortable and flattering. Nomads also has a respect for people and nature, believing strongly in fair trade values and following ethical fashion guidelines.
Nomads travel to India several times a year to develop collections both in the spring and autumn. Working with a UK designer, using exclusive prints and unique styles, this ensures that Nomads collections are always fresh and original. They have an exclusive Nomads boutique in Launceston and also sell online.
We are looking for more sponsors and media partners to help us make the event happen. This is an exciting opportunity to get your brand in front of a targeted audience of ethical consumers and brands, raise awareness and grow your brand. To find out more, download a copy of the sponsorship brochure, and contact us to find out more.
About the organisers
This is a collaborative event organised by #EthicalHour and Where Does It Come From? to bring together members of the #Ethicalhour tribe and online ethical fashion community.
Ethical Hour is the world’s first support network for conscious businesses, brands, social enterprises and bloggers. We provide resources, advice, opportunities and support that help ethically-minded businesses and bloggers connect, learn and grow. Our Twitter chat puts ethical brands in front of millions of conscious consumers every week.
Where Does It Come From? is a UK based clothing brand offering high quality basics for adults and children. Our beautiful clothes are created in partnership with social enterprises and artisans always according to fair trade standards and using sustainable production methods. We believe that building a deeper relationship with their clothes will inspire customers to love their clothes more, shop more ethically in future and ultimately make them feel happier!
Watch last year’s Ethical Brands for Fashion Revolution film: