Ethical Happenings

Clothing take-back Schemes – Panel Session

Last month I headed to Westminster, London for a panel session exploring the role of take-back schemes in fashion. Organised by hubbub and taking place in the UK Government’s Portcullis house, there was a wide range of attendees and panellists. The event was chaired by Baroness Young of Hornsey and the panellists came from academia, …

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Moving into the Mainstream

A report on the Ethical Consumer Magazine conference ‘Mainstreaming Ethical Consumption’ by Jo Salter of Where Does It Come From? Ethical Consumer Magazine’s conference took place at the Amnesty International Building in North London on Friday 25 September. With a range of speakers from key ethical businesses and organisations it was going to be an exciting day! On the …

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Fairtrade – It’s Not Just Bananas You Know!

(by Jo Salter of Where Does It Come From? published in Suffolk Families Magazine September/October 2015 ) You’ve probably heard of Fairtrade. It’s been around in various forms for many years and its main aim is to ensure that the people who produce things for us are treated properly. Everyone likes a bargain but unfortunately the drive …

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My day at the EFF Source Summit

Last Wednesday, 10th June, I headed to London in great anticipation to attend the Ethical Fashion Forum Source Summit Event. The event was held at the Amnesty International Building and was attended by around 150 people. There were representatives from Fairtrade and GOTS (Organic) accreditation bodies, both emerging and established brands, education, enabling technologies and consultants. I was looking forward to spending …

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Fashion Revolution – Encouraging children to ask ‘Who Made My Clothes?’

Fashion Revolution – Why April 24th? On April 24th 2013, a date now remembered as Fashion Revolution Day, the Rana Plaza Clothing Factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapsed on its garment workers.  Over 1130 garment workers were killed and over 2500 were brought out alive from the wreckage – some with horrific injuries.  Just imagine that number of …

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