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Womenswear and Menswear (I-Z)

Womenswear and menswear I-Z Fellowship 500 members

Please find listed below womenswear and menswear members I to Z of the FELLOWSHIP 500. Profiles are regularly added to this list.

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Womenswear and menswear I-Z Fellowship 500 members

Kampala Fair

Profile: Founder and Creative Director Mette Islandi founded Kampala Fair as a way of providing decent working conditions, skill development and a secure future to people in Uganda. The company remains transparent by offering tours of their workshop to tourists and locals. Kampala Fair employs 8 women and 3 men, and is working to bring its ethos and products to an international audience.

Pioneering in: Providing fair employment under ethical working conditions.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear and childrenswear / Accessories.

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Kampala Fair

Killa Knits

Profile: Killa Knits is a Peruvian ethical fashion company committed to protecting the environment and the development of knitting Andean communities in Peru. The company designs, produces and exports high-end garments made from alpaca, silk, organic cotton, and traditional knitting techniques. It also acts as a sourcing agent for foreign design companies who want to source and produce in Peru.

Pioneering in: Fashion-forward scarf and knitwear design.

Fellowship sector: Knitwear and womenswear.

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Killa Knits

Lily of Valley Isle

Profile: Lily of Valley Isle is a Hawaiian-based company creating womenswear with the aloha spirit of harmony between people and nature. The brand creates flexible clothing that can be worn on many occasions whilst making ethically-conscious decisions. Organic cottons, low-impact dyes, natural dyes and renewable resources such as coconut buttons are used throughout the collections. Lily of Valley Isle maintains an ethical supply chain, using local workers and suppliers that follow their ethical verification process. The company also participates in philanthropic and outreach efforts to support and empower marginalised communities.

Pioneering in: Ethical womenswear with an eco-conscious island spin.

Fellowship Sector: Womenswear

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Lily of Valley Isle

Linda Mai Phung

Profile: Linda Mai Phung is a creative fashion label from France and Vietnam created in 2010. The collections are inspired by the French designer’s travels in Asia and her cultural heritage. The company offers a state-of-the-art fashion while respecting and supporting all its business partners.

Pioneering in: Supporting Vietnamese communities, using upcycled materials.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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Linda Mai Phung

Mata Traders

Profile: Mata Traders design mixes old-fashioned processes with fashion-forward silhouettes and color palettes. Most Mata fabrics are made using craft traditions such as hand loom weaving and hand block printing. Mata clothing and jewelry are handmade by members of fair trade women’s cooperatives and artisan groups in India and Nepal, and their work is a way out of poverty and a better future for their children. Mata means ‘mother’ in Hindi, and their fashion is a tribute to the female shakti power in all of us.

Pioneering in: Improving livelihoods and preserving traditional fabric production techniques.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear and accessories / Supply.

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Mata Traders

Mantis World

Profile: Mantis World is an ethical clothing manufacturer that offers a range of high quality, fashionable adult, kids and baby garments along with a 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton range. Working with manufacturing partners in Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Turkey, Mantis World’s Special Production service produces bespoke garments for customers. All factories are audited against social standards such as BSCI and all the fabrics used are Oeko-Tex certified ensuring no harmful dyes or substances are used at any stage of production.

Pioneering in: Progressive environmental practices, and improving social standards

Region: UK/Europe/International

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Mantis World

Mehera Shaw

Profile: Mehera Shaw, based in India, specialises in high-end garment production for the women’s and children’s markets, using wovens in natural fibres and certified organic cotton as well as stitching techniques such as pleating, pintucking, quilting. Mehera Shaw also offers hand block and screen printing, pattern making, grading, sampling, fabric sourcing, small-batch production and export shipping.

Pioneering in: Traditional manufacturing techniques, small batch production, and high construction quality and finish to fair trade and ethical standards.

Fellowship sectors: Supply: Fair Trade/cooperative

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Mehera Shaw

MISENSE by Mila B

Profile: MISENSE by Mila B is an independent slow fashion label created by Mila Burcikova. Working from her countryside studio, Mila designs and makes chic and comfortable one-off garments and limited collections. Carefully sourcing materials with ideas of longevity and easy care in mind, MISENSE designs are inspired by personal stories with timeless materials. MISENSE approaches fashion as a service and offers free repairs and alterations with all ready-to-wear garments and commissions.

Pioneering in: Easy to care for, slow fashion classics.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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MISENSE by Mila B

Moonbird Designs

Profile: Moonbird Designs is an Australian based womenswear brand focused on making organic and fair trade garments accessible to the masses. Moonbird Designs seeks to keep traditional printing and weaving practices alive while using organic, recycled and fairly traded fabrics. Their first line will be available November 2013.

Pioneering in: Making fairtrade and organic accessible to the mass market.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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Moonbird Designs

One Colour

Profile: Founded in 2007, One Colour is a Brisbane based company that specializes in importing accessories, toys and garments from Kenya and South Africa to Australia and globally (on a smaller scale). Aiming to tackle extreme poverty, whilst sourcing cotton from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, One Colour incorporates eco-friendly and fair working practices throughout their supply chain. The company works particularly hard to challenge and educate the Australian customer about where and by whom their products are made.

Pioneering in: Trade links between East and South Africa and Australia.

Fellowship sector: Sourcing / Awareness raising.

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One Colour

Orien Design

Profile: Orien Design is a small cottage industry based in North London. The designer Samantha Comelli studied at London College of Fashion and was a tailor for Savile Row. The collection is crafted with simple linear shapes and concepts using natural forms; the garments are softly tailored and designed for a lean look made of 100% hemp and wool mix using recycled and new fabrics.

Pioneering in: Hand made clothes from naturally dyed fabric.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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Orien Design

Rant Clothing

Profile: Rant Clothing is the result of a shared passion for sustainable design between Sarah Garrett-Hodoniczky and her husband, Jason Hodoniczky. Their clothes are 100% made in Australia with fair wages and fabrics featuring natural breathable fibres. The longevity of their garments and fabrics are a major design element in providing a sustainable option for designer clothing. Rant Clothing also uses 100% Greenpower and makes regular contributions to local charities working to protect native wildlife and rainforests.

Pioneering in: Sustainable high end fashion design.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

Rant Clothing

Rant Clothing

Rediscover Fashion

Profile: Rediscover Fashion products and accessories are 100% redesigned, repurposed and recycled. They encourages customers to ‘rediscover’ fashion through their “do-it-yourself” training programmes, redesign consultancy alterations and dressmaking service.

Pioneering in: Eco-friendly fashion and services.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear / Education.

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Rediscover Fashion

Riz Boardshorts

Profile: Riz Boardshorts produces environmentally friendly boardshorts for men. Riz Boardshorts are crafted from 100% recycled and recyclable polyester, and are digitally printed using water based inks. Their ‘Rizcycled’ scheme gives customers the incentive to recycle old shorts and receive 25% off a new pair, creating incentives for re-use and re-invention of their garments.

Pioneering in: Men’s swimwear innovation.

Fellowship sector: Menswear.

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Riz Boardshorts

RubyMoon

Profile: RubyMoon is an Oeko-Tex certified swimwear retailer with a business model centred around supporting suppliers through micro-finance initiatives. By retailing online, RubyMoon is able to optimize funds invested in their co-operatives.

Pioneering in: Micro-finance, co-operative supply and ethical swimwear production.

Fellowship sector: Swimwear.

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RubyMoon

Ruby Moon

Profile: RubyMoon is a unique, ethical business that makes a positive contribution to underprivileged women – for every swimming costume bought, 100% of the profit is donated to female entrepreneurs in developing countries and used to transform their future. The company is able to donate so generously as they only sell online, therefore making it possible for the money from every sale to become part of a micro loan for small businesses, that in turn, will generate an income enabling families to find their own route out of poverty.

Pioneering in: A better future for women in developing countries.

Fellowship sector: Womeswear.

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Ruby Moon

Senorita Awesumo

Profile: The New Zealand born, Fiona Clements; Senorita Awesumo, is an sustainable fashion designer. She empowers ethical and conscious consumers with unique environmental fashion. Fiona upcycles waste and adds value to what are otherwise discarded items from commercial production. By continuously promoting zero-waste practices, whilst designing environmental choice in clothing, Fiona contributes to sustainable fashion awareness.

Pioneering in: Raising awareness through sustainable fashion design.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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Senorita Awesumo

Sinerji Organic Clothing

Profile: Sinerji is an Australian clothing company that creates ethically and sustainably produced, womens and men apparel. They use organic natural fibres such as hand loomed organic cotton, bamboo, and vegan silk and all production is fair trade. All designs and patterns are created in Australia, with production occurring in North Thailand and India. Working closely with communities is key to Sinerji’s production, and they use only natural and eco dyes, organically grown natural plant fibres, and rain fed cotton to reduce water usage. Their aim is to create sustainable garments with longevity, support the environment and provide long term sustainable employment in the communities they work with, and to connect the wearer to the production story of their garment.

Pioneering in: Sustainable, organic apparel using ethical garment production.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear, Menswear.

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Sinerji Organic Clothing

The Top Project

Profile: The Top Project is a sustainable design store that sells a range of unique silk tops and vintage blouses. The company promotes and sells the work of emerging designers and illustrators by collaborating to create exclusive, limited edition 100% organic cotton printed T-shirts and sweatshirts. Manufacturing and printing occurs in Scotland. Toxic free water-based dyes, recycled silks and organic cottons are used throughout these processes.

Pioneering in: Promoting and supporting emerging designers through collaborations to create organic tops.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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The Top Project

Vesika Pisces

Profile: Vesika Pisces is a swim and resort wear label by Toronto designer Michelle Samantha Walmsley. Vesika Pisces offers quality women’s garments and accessories, with a focus on organic and natural fabrics. Comfortable and easy to travel with, the collection features organic cotton, linen, hemp-silk and 100% recycled polyester swimwear. Custom prints are inspired by the natural world, and use water-based digital printing.

Pioneering in: Sustainable swim and resort wear achieved via Earth-friendly, quality garments.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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Vesika Pisces

Lisbeth Løvbak Berg

Profile: L-L-B is a Norwegian fashion brand that makes eco, upcycled womenswear and accessories with a conceptual approach. Upcycling fabrics and mixing with new sustainable textiles, Lisbeth Løvbak Berg designs high-end and unique pieces that underline the value of clothing by thinking of clothing as art and that have as low an impact on the environment as possible. The garments are produced in France.

Pioneering in: High-end upcycled and sustainable fashion.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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Lisbeth Løvbak Berg

KOMANA

Profile: KOMANA creates fun and individual clothing with bold and quirky prints that tell a story. KOMANA carefully chooses organic and ethically sourced materials. The print designs are developed in a rather old fashioned method, working with collage, freehand drawing and paint brushing. They then print their textiles using silkscreens and manufacture everything in London and India. Every KOMANA garment sold results in planting a tree in Niger, Africa. Thanks to Tree Nation.

Pioneering in: Hand printed womenswear.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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KOMANA

Mighty Good Undies

Profile: The concept of the brand is to mainstream ethical fashion by offering consumers a cool, affordable, quality underwear range that is made from certified fairtrade and organic cotton at prices comparable to high street brands. Mighty Good Undies wants its brand to be part of the shift in making sustainable and ethical cotton the ‘norm’ in our industry.

Pioneering in: Certified organic and fairtrade cotton underwear.

Fellowship sector: Underwear for both women and men.

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Mighty Good Undies

Re-cycle style

Profile: Re-cycle style looks to transform recycled materials into unique costumes and wearable fashion. The brand hopes to create less waste by constructing costumes and garments from found materials such as, newspaper, PET bottles, sweets packages, supermarket shopping bags, old cloth fabrics, vintage cloths, and kimono fabrics.

Pioneering in: Using recycled materials to create unique costumes.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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Re-cycle style

Shika

Profile: Shika is more than a sustainable fashion label. It the result of a collaboration between hard working women from two countries in two continents – UK and Tanzania. Shika seeks out beautiful African prints to use in small quantities making each garment limited edition. All the profits generated by the Shika collection support their educational programmes for poor and vulnerable children in Tanzania.

Pioneering in: African prints.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear.

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Shika

Tluxe

Profile: Effortlessly understated and elegant, Tluxe is an Australian lifestyle label whose philosophy stems from the idea that garments should transcend fashion and become a lifestyle identity. Tluxe explores the concept of basics dressing, producing fluid, sophisticated pieces designed for stylish layering and refined comfort. Tluxe’s collections are created using the finest organic and sustainable yarns including bamboo, cotton, cashmere silk and Merino wool, ethically sourced from Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Japan and Turkey.

Pioneering in: Luxurious basics.

Fellowship sector: Womenswear, accessories.

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Tluxe