4. SOCIALS, 2010-11
Socials are an opportunity for members of the Ethical Fashion Network and community to meet face to face- anywhere in the world.
The first social took place in September 2009 in London, Nairobi, Bristol , New York and New Delhi.
“The effect of the first social I attended most certainly put the fire back in my belly and got me very excited about the potential, not only for my business, but also for the whole area of ethical fashion and the debates around it.“ Katherine Thistleton-Smith, Founder of Mi Mariposa
UPCOMING LONDON SOCIALS 2011
April social to be announced soon.
ABOUT LONDON SOCIALS
In 2010 the London Social developed into a showcase of ethical fashion hubs and businesses that are trading in this vibrant city. Scroll down for full information from these Socials.
From January 2011, the London Ethical Fashion Social will take place on the last Thursday of every month.
MAKE IT HAPPEN WHERE YOU ARE
We are looking for hosts to help organise these events allover the world. If you would like to coordinate a local event, join the Ethical Fashion Social group on the network and download the hosting guide, available HERE. Please e-mail [email protected] if you need further guidance.
Would you like to host an Ethical Fashion Social in your area or have you organised a Social and need it advertised?
Email us for more information.
Past meetings have taken place in:
Kendal, Cumbria, UK
New Dehli, India
More meetings are coming soon in areas including:
New York, USA
Don’t miss out- make it happen where you are.
Download lots more information about 2010 London Socials below, for ideas for your own event.
MARCH SOCIAL 2011
UK Production Pioneers: A breakdown of the latest developments
“Very informative discussing latest developments in parliament in relation to UK fashion and it’s future direction.” Emma McGinn, Attendee
AUGUST SOCIAL 2010
Britain: Local Production – Manufacturers, Suppliers and Artisans Breaking the Trend
“The social was a great way of discussing a topic that is very relevant for the time we live in with like-minded people. It was also a great way to show potential new customers our set up and skill base in a way that suited many busy schedules. It was great fun and I would love to hold the event again with another current topic.” Catharina Eden – Founder of Eden Studios London
JULY SOCIAL 2010
Asia – Sourcing Models that Change Lives
“Very informative – very good speeches, nice people to talk to.”
Laura Lewis, Goodone
JUNE SOCIAL 2010
Raising Awareness; How do we get through to non-ethical consumers? How can we make sustainable values appeal to them?
“Great! Informative and also lots of fun.”
Cath Carver, Attendee
MAY SOCIAL 2010
Innovation in Jewellery and Accessories; a sector spearheading innovative material uses and directional design
“Great way to learn more about ethical brands, their work and initiative – Inspiring, social. A very good evening.”
Valerie Genty, Attendee
APRIL SOCIAL 2010
Ethical Fashion; What does the future hold?
“It was amazing to be surrounded by so many talented people at the cutting edge of sustainable fashion! We need more events like this – informative, inspiring and fun!’
Vicky Murray, Senior Sustainability Advisor, Forum for the Future
MARCH SOCIAL 2010
Fashion Changing Lives
“Informative and inspiring.”
Janna Bruins, Attendee
FEBRUARY SOCIAL 2010
Ethical Fashion and Retail: What’s selling and why? What are consumers looking for? How interested are they in the ethics behind what they buy?
“The effect of the first social I attended most certainly put the fire back in my belly and got me very excited about the potential, not only for my business, but also for the whole area of ethical fashion and the debates around it.“
Katherine Thistleton-Smith, Founder of Mi Mariposa
JANUARY SOCIAL 2010
Culture & Creativity: Making Fair Trade Cutting Edge: Are you working with Fair Trade groups or interested in doing so? Got ideas about how to move Fair Trade fashion into the mainstream?
“It was a very nice and open event and I’ll definitely attend again. I liked having a theme…It was really nice meeting some people who share this vision about ethical/sustainable/fairtrade etc.”
Kirsten Rijke, Creative Development Assistant and Self-employed Strategic Designer