There is so much going on with eco and sustainable fashion at the moment, I am struggling to keep up with it all. So I have decided to write a post about it all for February. I may well make this a regular feature provided there is enough interest and enough events to post about, please let me know if you hear about anything interesting relating to sustainable and ethical fashion!
February 9th – Traid Sew Good Workshop – London
Learn to Sew Good with the fashion recycling charity TRAID at monthly workshops held at the TRAID Camden store. Bring a garment you no longer wear, and we’ll give you the skills you need to fix, alter and revive your wardrobe. Workshops will be held on the second Thursday of every month between 6pm and 9pm. Entrance is free but booking is essential email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 020 7485 5253.
February 15th – Fashion Deconstructed – London
This event is organised by the Christian Aid Collective at a secret London address between 5 and 8pm. It features an underground catwalk which will showcase an array of vintage clothing, along with ethically sourced and upcycled designs by Emma Rees and Feng Ho and jewellery by Caipora. Attendees can also get involved with their own recycled fashion creation, as well as enjoy live graffiti, video installations and beats by Elad. The final details of the event will be posted here.
February 18th – The Good Fashion Show – London
The largest off-schedule event of London Fashion Week which is open to the public as well as trade and press. 100% ethical, sustainable, responsible fashion. 100% style to be held at London House. Tickets for exhibition and markets £5 and for evening fashion show £30. For further information and tickets visit www.thegoodfashionshow.org.
19th February – Vintage Fashion Fair London
One of the longest and most established of the vintage fashion fairs, this event, held in Primrose Hill, is the perfect way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon of browsing. The fair has a great selection of clothing, accessories and textiles from a variety of decades, all sold by friendly and knowledgable stall holders. There are plenty of affordable pieces as well as some really special designer pieces. Checkout the website www.vintagefashionfairlondon.co.uk for further details and ticket offers.
If you also love vintage interiors and homewares, they are also running a fair in Primrose Hill this weekend (Feb 5th), apply through the website with code HOME1 for a free ticket.
The end of February also marks the beginning of Fair Trade Fortnight (27th Feb – 11th March) so keep your eyes out for lots more ethical fashion goings on.
With warmest wishes
Ceri XPin It