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.

 

Meet the brands

We’re proud to be working with some of the UK’s leading ethical fashion brands and businesses who will be exhibiting at the event and selling their beautiful, ethically produced products. The exhibitors are:

Where Does It Come From?

#EthicalHour

Ted and Bessie

Tommy and Lottie

Gillian June

Arthur & Henry

We-Resonate

Mosami

Couchman Bespoke

From Belo

WYNAD Clothing

The Ethical Collection

Graphyx

Luciana Soul

Cossac

Masato

Kashka

YOU underwear

Jake and Maya

Menesthò

Visible Clothing

Eternal Creation

Borgeois Boheme

Secret Projects

Enfair

Birdsong

Mamoq

Pebble Magazine

Ethical Consumer Magazine

Coromandel Coast

 

 

Expert panels

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.

 

Meet the speakers

 

Georgina Wilson-Powell, Pebble Magazine
Panel Host

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.

She will be hosting all 3 of our panels.

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Henry Palmer, Bysshe Partnership
Why we’re moving back to natural fibres and fabrics

 

Henry co-founded Bysshe Partnership in 2013 to bring ethical and sustainable UK made fabrics to the fashion and interiors industries. Alongside producing fabrics, Bysshe now work directly with designers to support them to get their designs into production. Following a background in policy research and environmentaland social activism Bysshe is focused on sustainable regional production networks whilst maintaining a global outlook.

 

 

Clare Lissaman, Arthur and Henry & Common Objective
Why we’re moving back to natural fibres and fabrics

Clare Lissaman co-founded Arthur & Henry to give men the chance to wear truly good shirts – good quality, good for the environment (all cotton is organic) and good for people.  Clare has worked on ethics and sustainability in global supply chains for over fifteen years and is also a Director of Common Objective a new platform for the fashion industry.

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Sareeka Linton, Henri
Why we’re moving back to natural fibres and fabrics

 

 

 Lenny Leeman, Mamoq
Why is transparency so important to today’s fashion consumer?

Lenny Leemann is a Co-Founder and Head of Operations & Growth at Mamoq: A newly-launched UK marketplace for ethical & sustainable fashion. Through Mamoq, Lenny has helped create a community of over 40 fashion brands committed to challenging status quo, and fundamentally supports the growing movement of empowered consumption.

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Jo Salter, Where Does It Come From?
Why is transparency so important to today’s fashion consumer?

Jo Salter is the founder of the ethical clothing brand Where Does It Come From? and a keen enthusiast of all things Fairtrade, sustainable and traceable. Whilst working for a large corporate for 15 years she became convinced that ethical consumerism plays a key role in creating global justice and has been an ethical business entrepreneur ever since.

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 Sarah Greenaway, Mosami
Why is transparency so important to today’s fashion consumer

Sarah is an ethical jeweller with a passion for intelligent supply chains that treat planet and people responsibly, and a fascination for the intuitive language of symbolism. She is also co-founder of Fair Luxury, a collaboration of jewellers who have a vision for a better industry future. They act as a catalyst for change by provoking conversations, providing information and resources, and leading by example.

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Heather Webb, Ethical Consumer
What is the true cost of ethical fashion (and why is it so expensive?)

Heather has eight years’ experience of researching and writing in-depth articles on corporate social responsibility policies across various markets from the clothing sector to banking to electronics for Ethical Consumer magazine. In particular she specialises in supply chain management policies; multi-stake holder initiatives such as the Ethical Trading Initiative and regulations such as the UK Modern Slavery Act; and the Dodd-Frank Act relating to Conflict Minerals.

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Sabine Harnau, From Scratch
What is the true cost of ethical fashion (and why is it so expensive?)

Sabine started From Scratch after having improved the customer experience of some of the biggest brands — both in-house and agency-side. She now helps ethical companies attract customers around the world and keep them happy. A huge part of that is about helping people change their mind about consumerism, sustainable lifestyle changes and what’s worth buying (into). So, from writing sales pages for the web, to copyediting brochures and training customer care teams, every detail needs to breathe integrity, efficiency and enthusiasm.

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Masato Jones
What is the true cost of ethical fashion (and why is it so expensive?)

Masato Jones is a London based designer has worked as a creative pattern cutter with Vampires Wife, Giles Deacon & Marios Schwab. Masato is well known of his social media support for ethical designers as a casual organic cotton line with a premium line working with cotton and linen.  Japanese born from Tokyo graduated from Central St Martins in 2009.

 

 

Sophie Salter, Birdsong
What is the true cost of ethical fashion (and why is it so expensive?)

Sophie Slater is a 26 year old activist and co-founder of ethical, sustainable, ​feminist fashion label www.birdsong.london. Birdsong is powered by women’s charities who make beautiful garments in London​, with an ethos of “no sweatshops and no photoshop.” When she’s not working on her brand, she occasionally ​lectures and ​runs workshops on body positivity, feminism and zine making. She’s also written about ethical fashion ​for i-D magazine​, Refinery29, and The Guardian.

 

Agenda

10am: Doors open

11am: Panel 1: Brand Hall
Why we’re moving back to natural fibres and fabrics

12pm: Demonstration: Brand Hall
Spinning with Asha Buch, Khadi Initiative

12.30pm: Ethical Fashion parade

1pm: Panel 2: Conference Room
Why is transparency so important to today’s fashion consumer?

2pm: Tailoring Talk: Conference Room
with Claire Couchman, Couchman Bespoke

3pm: Panel 3: Brand Hall
What is the true cost of ethical fashion (and why is it expensive?)

4pm: Pledges and networking

5pm: Close

 

Join in online

If you want to share your experiences on the day, or if you can’t make it live but don’t want to miss out, make sure you follow and use the event hashtag #EB4FashRev18! We are planning several live streams throughout the day.

 

Where to find us

The event is taking place at the London Museum of Brands – 111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1QT

The Museum is just a two minute walk from the world famous Portobello Road and is located in Ladbroke Grove, not far from Notting Hill. The nearest station is Ladbroke Grove, which is less then a minutes walk from the museum.

 

 

Sponsors and partners

Green Hosting provide 100% wind powered website hosting from UK servers with personal, friendly support
from a green and ethical company.

Green Hosting is perfect for all kinds of websites from personal blogs to busy online shops. The powering of data centres and cloud computing run on fossil fuels is close to rivalling the aviation industry as a major contributor to global carbon emissions. Hosting your website on servers powered by renewable energy is a real way of making sure your business is kinder to the environment.

 

 

Pebble magazine is for people who want a stylish, sustainable life. Fashion, food, travel and design with an ethical edge – every week into your inbox and online. Sign up for your weekly issue here.
Georgina Wilson-Powell is a publisher, editor and journalist. Having worked for BBC Travel, BBC Good Food, Lonely Planet and many more she founded pebble magazine in 2016 around her love of permaculture, green innovation, knitting, ethical fashion and slow travel. She has also become a speaker, event host and panel moderator around ethical fashion and green living.

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 Tea are a London-based independent, ethical, multi-award winning tea business set up in 2012 by husband and wife team, Spence and Suze. They’re on a mission to bring the highest quality whole leaf tea to the masses in a way that everyone can be proud of. All of their blends are ethically sourced via the Ethical Tea Partnership and are served either loose or in our 100% biodegradeable plastic free tea bags. We call it guilt-free sipping and it’s tea-rrific!

 

 

 Greenhouse is an award-winning PR agency that uses the power of communications to drive social and environmental change.

Working exclusively with pioneering entrepreneurs, organisations and NGOs, Greenhouse helps clients stand out from the crowd and deliver tangible impact by building brands, developing communications strategies and promoting the ideas, products and services that offer solutions to the big challenges we face. They have a wealth of experience in the fashion sector, having previously worked with Textile Exchange, CottonConnect and just recently with Changing Markets to launch the ‘Dirty Fashion’ report exposing toxic pollution from viscose manufacturing.

 

A qualified personal stylist to men and women, Kristine is an industry insider working with a variety of premium and independent brands. She has worked with some of the biggest fashion industry leaders and now brings happiness and confidence to people’s lives through personal styling.

She has a British Accreditation Certificate in Personal Styling from The London Collect of Style.

 

 

The sound system for the speaker panels and fashion show have kindly been sponsored by:

    #EthicalHour Growth Network

 

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:

 

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