I ran out of time to post about the Ethical Fashion Forum Source Brand Preview last week, but I had to come back and post a part 2 to this post because it was such an amazing event. Even in this post, I still haven’t managed to cover all of the brands (as I would have liked to) but you can check out the full set of presentations for the event here.
Ananda Pascual works with Fair Trade Producers in Cambodia, India and Peru, using natural and organic materials to create fresh and fun knitwear, leggings, skirts and separates. I am particularly in love with these Motorcycle leggings! They also have some great menswear.
Cock and Bull Menswear is heritage led brand for the modern dapper man. Collections include organic cotton tee’s and underwear, tweed waistcoats, jackets and woolly knitwear made in the UK.
Embellished Truth use chrome free vegetable tanned leather to create beautiful handbags that have been hand embossed with Paisley designs. The Indian inspired handbags are a great way to add a subtle style statement to an outfit!
Katcha Bilek are a brand that have only just come onto my radar but one that I instantly loved for their distinct and unusual aesthetic. They are transforming materials such as innertubes, car seat belts, bike tyres and rubber car mats into bags and accessories. To quote their website “the most fun you can have with rubber in public”.
I am a big fan of African prints but have never really come across much in the way of beaded jewellery so was really interested to see Abacus Beadwork, a brand making jewellery in lots of brilliant colours and styles ranging from bold statement pieces to more subtle styles. The jewellery is a great combination of Zulu heritage with contemporary design and also helps to support traditional Zulu bead craftmanship.
Amanda Li Hope makes fine jewellery from fairly mined gold and gem stones. The collection are both elegant and minimal. I particularly love this sterling silver X ring.
CFM McEwan make beautiful hemp, bamboo and silk scarves featuring photograph prints of artist Claire McEwans sculptures which are made using a variety of materials.
That is it for now. As I said before there were loads more amazing brands featuring in the Source Brand preview, I would definitely recommend checking out the presentations.
I hope you are having a good week.
With warmest wishes
Ceri xPin It