Fare Fashion at Bristol’s Big Green Week

I am often heard moaning about missing out on all good events which always seem to happen in London. Well not on Saturday night, when I was invited to attend the Fare Fashion Gala Evening which included a fashion show, banquet, a talk by Tasmin Lejeune of Ethical Fashion Forum and a glass or two of bubbly. The event was organised by Fare Share South West, a charity which works with the food industry to minimise perfectly good food going to waste by distributing it to organisations working with the most vulnerable people in the community and Bristol Fair Trade Network, an organisation working to promote the sales of fairtrade in Bristol.

All of the designers and boutiques involved in the fashion show were selected because of their strong commitment to sustainability through upcycling, vintage, reclaimed materials and fair trade and organic fabrics. Here are just a few of the outfits featured in the show.

Pearl Bespoke Designs

Amulet Boutique

Pearl Bespoke Designs

Amulet Boutique

 

Stitch Up Studios

Stitch Up Studios

 

 

Arthur and Henry + Pants to Poverty

Arthur and Henry + Pants to Poverty

 

Sumptuous Designerwear

Sumptuous Designerwear

Sumptuous Designerwear

Sumptuous Designerwear

 

Clic Sargent - Fix Up, Look Sharp

Click Sargent - Fix Up, Look Sharp

Clic Sargent - Fix Up Look Sharp

Clic Sargent - Fix Up Look Sharp

 

Boho Hemp

Boho Hemp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outsider

Outsider

 

Outsider

Outsider

 

The Birdcage

The Birdcage

Vyosna 
Vyosma
Vyomsma
Vyosna

 

Custard Clothing
Custard Clothing
Heartfelt Boutique
Heartfelt Boutique
Heartfelt Boutique
Heartfelt Boutique
Heartfelt Boutique
Heartfelt Boutique
Heartfelt Boutique
Heartfelt Boutique

Here is a little more about the brands featuring in the show:-

Amulet Boutique – a boutique based in Cotham Hill, Bristol selling new clothes and accessories from ethical and fair brands.

Stitch Up Studios is a communal sewing space run by its team of members, we share our equipment and knowledge with anyone wanting to get involved.

Arthur and Henry make amazing organic cotton mens shirts and Pants to Poverty are all about, you got it, pants!

Sumptuous Designerwear sell and hire new and preloved high end clothing.

Outsider are a London based sustainable fashion brand with the mission statement that ethical fashion should look just like fashion.

Clic Sargent are an amazing charity that have helped so many children and their families suffering from cancer and leukaemia including my niece and her family, so I am very happy to support them in any way that I can. Fix Up, Look Sharp is their amazing upcycled label which creates funky fashion from donated clothing and is now available on ASOS Marketplace.

Boho Hemp are a sustainable brand making beautifully soft and wearable clothes from bamboo, hemp and organic cotton.

Birdcage in Bristol is a fantastic vintage shop,cafe and live music venue.

Vyosna is a Warsaw-based sustainable apparel label with a slow fashion approach. The company specialise in short runs of high-quality clothes for men and women with a focus on combining smart looks with casual comfort.

Custard House Clothing is another Bristol based boutique which restyles and reworks clothing. Heartfelt Boutique – this was perhaps the highlight of the show for me with a twenties theme and lots of glamour and sparkle. You can find Heartfelt in Clifton, Bristol.

I had a fabulous night and was even sitting on a table with George Ferguson, the Mayor of Bristol who had changed his trademark red trousers for a green pair for the event! See below!

I hope that you are having a good week? what have you been up to? If you happen to be around Bristol over the next week, there are lots of events going on for Big Green week which you can check out here.

With warmest wishes

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4 thoughts on “Fare Fashion at Bristol’s Big Green Week

  1. Hi there! The 2 pics at the top of your blog are actually from my boutique Amulet on Cotham hill, Bristol. I wonder if you could re credit please. We sell new clothes and accessories from ethical and fair brands.
    Hemali Modha, amulet boutique

    • Thank you Florrie! The dresses, hats, bags and jewellery all came from sustainable, ethical suppliers. Please come and visit us on Cotham hill in Bristol.

      Hemali x