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JUNE 2011

Now Until 26th June 2011
Making Fashion Without Making Waste
Featuring the work of international fashion designers, including Zandra Rhodes and Yeohlee Teng, with a common thread of how the fabric is cut – and how much of it is wasted through the design process. All the exhibited garments have been created with little or zero fabric waste.
Location: 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Now Until 18th March 2012
Sustainable Fashion: Exploring the Paradox
Exhibition looking at sustainable practices in fashion.
Location: Ohio, US

17th-22nd June
Get REDRESSed Public Exhibition
This exhibition will put the volume of Hong Kong’s textile and second-hand clothing waste into perspective. On-site will be a towering 6m tall ‘mountain’ of creatively displayed second-hand clothes. Hidden in the mountain will be unusual questions for the public to answer and win prizes.
Location: Hong Kong

19th-20th June
Bubble: The Kids Trade Show
Location: London, UK

21st June-4th July 2011
The Forever REDRESSED Exhibition
Following the ‘Forever Better with Miele’ fashion show, we will whisk the reconstructed collection to Harvey Nichols for a two-week exhibition. Selected items will be offered for retail to benefit Redress.
Location: Harvey Nichols, Hong Kong

22nd June
FREE Webinar: The Pitch
Are you looking for investment? Or for new business? Do you need to build confidence or convey your message successfully. Join this session to put you on the right track when pitching for investment or business. One lucky attendee to this session will win a copy of Business Plan Pro worth £79.99! Commences 6pm.

26th June
Do the Swish – Clothes Swapping Fundraiser
Location: The White Horse Hotel, West Sussex, UK

28th June
Social Investment Speed Dating with ClearlySo
This is a fantastic opportunity for successful applicants to pitch their social business or enterprise, face to face, to a group of social investors and wealthy individuals who are interested in meeting compelling social entrepreneurs, making social investments, and using their expertise to help social entrepreneurs to be more successful.The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 8th, 5pm
Location: London TBA

29th June
FREE Webinar: the 21st Century Business Model
Lisa Newton will be talking about what successful businesses have in common, and how you can apply these for your business so it can survive and succeed in the 21st Century. Every attendee will given an electronic copy of ‘The 21st Century Business Model’ by Lisa Newton. Commences 6pm.

30 June 2011
Sustainability Talks
Throughout June the Sustainability Special Interest Group is organising talks around the subject of sustainability. Starting on June 2 in the Midlands, the first two talks will be an update on the work that the Sustainable Clothing Roadmap has been doing, the talk will be given by WRAP who take over the running of the roadmap from Defra at the beginning of April and an overview of CSR systems from MadeBy.
Location: Various, UK

30th June
Cocktail hour and symposium benefiting the nonprofit Global Action Through Fashion.
Location: San Francisco, CA

30th June
Tea Time Q&As with ClearlySo
ClearlySo invites you to come in to our offices for a chat over tea and coffee. This is a perfect opportunity to meet in an informal environment, discuss all sorts of issues affecting you and your business – and get your caffeine fix at the same time. Book your place now.
Location: The ClearlySo Office, 20 Old Street, London, United Kingdom

30th June
Advanced skills – sustainability reporting
A Guardian sustainable business seminar in association with TwoTomorrows.
Location: London, UK

JULY 2011

1st-4th July
“London College of Fashion Graduate Exhibition”:
Public View 12.00 – 19.00
Location: Victoria House Basement, Victoria House, Entrance at 37 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4DA

5th-6th July
China Social Compliance Leadership Series organised by INFACT Global Partners, a China-based corporate social responsibility and manufacturing solutions consultancy firm. The Leadership Series will focus on key social compliance issues and how to expand the scope of activities while operating within constrained budgets. Additional dates for the series include July 12-13 in Shenzhen, China.
Location: Shanghai, China

7th July
Clearly Social hosted by ClearlySo
This is a casual event for everyone in the social enterprise community. Register for free.
Location: London, UK

7th-9th July
THEKEY.TO brings together innovative and contemporary brands of the international green fashion and design scene, brands at the leading edge in terms of successfully merging style and a responsible approach.
THEKEY.TO is also a platform for sustainability – facilitating the exchange of inspiration, ideas, information, culture and spontaneous networking, with expert workshops and forums with international guest speakers.
Location: Berlin

6th-8th July
Bringing together a carefully selected range of luxury ethical fashion brands.
Location: Hotel Adlon, Berlin

12th-13th July
China Social Compliance Leadership Series organised by INFACT Global Partners, a China-based corporate social responsibility and manufacturing solutions consultancy firm. The Leadership Series will focus on key social compliance issues and how to expand the scope of activities while operating within constrained budgets.
Location: Shenzhen, China

13th July
Social Investment Speed Dating with ClearlySo
ClearlySo invites you to apply for our next Social Investment Speed Dating. This is a unique chance to pitch your business to a collection of the country’s most interested social investors.The deadline for applications is on Wednesday June 22nd.
Location: London, UK

19th-21st July
Texworld USA
Texworld USA is the largest sourcing event in North America for apparel fabric buyers, R&D and product development specialists, designers, merchandisers and overseas sourcing professionals. Also as part of the event Anne Gillespie, Director of Industry Integrity Textile Exchange, will be talking about “Textile Sustainability: Impacts, Integrity & Innovations”. Jamila Payne, President of the National Association of Sustainable Fashion Designers, will address her lecture mainly to young designers who want to find out about how to start an ecologically friendly business.
Location: New York


7th-9th August
PURE London
Pure London is the UKs leading trade fashion event for sourcing contemporary and directional womenswear, young creative fashion for men and women. Pure is also a showcase and supporter for Ethical Fashion brands, which are indicated at the event by a green leaf. Pure partners with the Ethical Fashion Forum to offer seminars on sustainability and to promote sustainable practices in the fashion sector.
Location:Olympia and Earls Court, London

17th-25th August
Out of Fashion Exhibition
Out of Fashion, a unique photographic magazine, will be published both in London and in Helsinki, Finland, and an exhibition with the same name is being held in Helsinki.
Location: Myymälä2 in Helsinki, Finland


1st – 30th September

Organic September
This year the theme for Organic September is “Discover Organic”. Events will be held across the UK in order to increase public awareness of the quality of organic products available in Britain and the benefits of buying organically farmed produce.
Location: Various, UK

1st – 4th September
Ethical Fashion Show
Created in 2004, Ethical Fashion Show brings together designers who care about the environment, culture and people behind their products.
Location: Paris, France

8th – 12th September
Nolcha Fashion Week An award winning fashion week event held simultaneously with New York Fashion Week consisting of four days of runway shows, eco-accessory exhibition, fashion business seminars, and networking events.
Location: New York, USA

8th – 15th September
The Green Shows leading international event committed to presenting eco-conscious, ethicall sound, contemporary fashion during New York Fashion Week.
Location: New York, USA

14th September 2011
ClearlySo – Guardian Seminar – How can social and community enterprises access public sector assets?
A half-day seminar from ClearlySo in association with Guardian professional.
Location: London, UK

16th-20th September
The British Fashion Council founded Estethica, sponsored by Monsoon, five years ago to showcase the growing movement of cutting edge designers committed to working eco sustainably. Estethica, now in its tenth season has evolved to become the hub of London’s ethical fashion industry.
Location: Somerset House, London WC2

22nd-29th September
Itma- The Worlds biggest textile and garment machinary showcase
Cutting-edge solutions for the entire textile-making chain goes on show. Leading names in the textile and garment machinery manufacturing converge at this must-attend platform every four years. The event includes a sustainable textile discussion to be held on the 22nd.
Location: Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain

26th September – 5th October
IFOAM Organic World Congress The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements’ event, is running under the theme ‘Organic is Life’, with the textiles seminar scheduled to run from September 26 to 28.

The OWC consists of a main conference with two tracks, a systems value track covering topics such as organic agriculture and ecology, biodiversity, water issues and climate change; and a research track covering issues such as soil fertility, crop production and research methodology.
Location: Namyangju City, Korea


11th October
ClearlySo Social Business Conference 2011
ClearlySo Social Business Conference, now in its sixth year, is an annual highlight of the industry calendar; a highly successful one day conference, which brings together all the social enterprise players for a high octane day of industry discussion and debate, investor pitching, practical workshops, and networking.
Location: London, UK

12th October
RITE Conference.
An annual conference on sustainable textiles aimed at reducing the impact of textiles on the environment.
Location: London, UK

17th-18th October
The annual Ethical Fashion SOURCE Expo brings together international manufacturers, suppliers and cooperatives working to high ethical standards.
Location: Sadler’s Wells, London EC1
Limited stands are available for a short period at an early bird discount
For further information please email sourceexpo@ethicalfashionforum.com

18th – 21st October
Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics. China International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories
Location: Shanghai, China

19th October
Planet Textiles: Sustainable Sourcing
International conference tackling the crucial issues on sustainability in the global textile sector. Dedicated to improving the environmental and social impact of the global textile and clothing supply chain, Planet Textiles is supported by leading industry organisations and international clothing retailers.
Location: Shanghai, China

20th October
WGSN Global Fashion Awards
The Awards honour fashion’s most innovative and inspirational businesses and individuals. The Awards Ceremony will be the first global networking opportunity with over 500 industry leaders from America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Take this opportunity to entertain clients, reward staff, network and celebrate your achievements.
Location: Gotham Hall, New York
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19th October
Planet Textiles. Changing the Culture. Placing sustainability at the heart of the organisation. Key topics at Planet Textiles will be supply chain transparency and compliance, the efforts of the Chinese denim sector to improve its environmental profile and resource efficiencies including the conservation of energy and water use in China’s textile manufacturing sector.
Location: Shanghai, China


16th November
TRIP: Textiles Research In Process
An international symposium exploring the role and relevance of traditional ‘hand skills’ in contemporary textiles, and the value and status of craft process.
Location: School of the Arts, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK


2nd-7th December
Clothes Show Live
The UK’s biggest fashion & beauty event.
Location: NEC, Birmingham, UK


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