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FEBRUARY 2010

3rd – 28th February 6 – 8pm
Daria Dorosh ‘Jump-Off’ Exhibition
Location: A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street, #228, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Installation of new work that includes story rugs and Paris bundles, two thesis chairs, and a PhD comic book.

Codes of meaning are preserved in Dorosh’s story rugs: plants have been transformed into cotton and silk fibre, woven into cloth, enabling the cultural story of fashion to be told.
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10th – 14th February
The Green Walk: Copenhagen Fashion Festival

Copenhagen Fashion Festival highlights its cities shops that carry at least one brand with a sustainable profile. The concept covers everything from environmental sustainability and use of organic materials to conditions for factory employees. Greenness and fairness warrant respect and attention.
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11th February 12 – 6:00 pm
Nolcha Cares Exhibition- Bo Concept Studio, 144 West 18th Street, New York

The debut of a 13 piece womenswear collection in collaboration with Care for Kenya. Nolcha selected five female independent fashion designers to work with Kenyan inspired themes for the one-of-a-kind collection to be made by Kenyan women who select the textiles and complete the garments.
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14 – 16th February
Pure Olympia London

Sustainable Success – Fashion Brands: Sunday 14th February 4.15pm, Spirit Stage
As the recession eases leading sustainable brands are showing rapid sales growth. Consumers are responding to great product ranges- they are also more aware than ever before and seeking to support brands that make a difference.
The Ethical Fashion Forum and a panel of experts and business leaders will present the latest developments in the Ethical Fashion Sector, including:
Which ethical brands are having the most commercial success and why?
How are these brands balancing commercial success with fairtrade and sustainable practices?

Sustainable Success – Accessories: Monday 15th February 4.15pm, Spirit Stage
Sales of accessories are often the first step out of a cycle of poverty for communities all over the world. Pioneering brands are also retailing accessories that support indigenous forest and wildlife, creating sustainable livelihoods that prevent deforestation and safeguard biodiversity.
A panel of experts hosted by the Ethical Fashion Forum will give you an insight into a range of leading ethical accessories brands, the ways they are achieving commercial success, and how they have changed lives in the process.

See full list of seminars
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14 – 15th February 10am – 6pm
Margin, The Music Rooms, South Molton Lane, London W1
Ethical brand Frank & Faith exhibiting at Margin trade event. Margin is a curated event where Buyers, Editors, and Stylists know they can find great new labels season after season and don’t have to wade through hall after hall of established brands to find directional new products to offer their readers or shoppers.
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14th – 17th February
The GreenShows 311 E11: Village Green, 311 E 11th Street, New York, 10003

Premiere fashion event exclusively committed to ecofriendly, ethically sound, fair-trade fashion during New York Fashion Week, featuring a selection of eco-conscious fashion designers including Ethical Fashion Forum Network member Sonja den Elzen’s label Thieves.
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16th -18th February
Surface Design Show Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH

This year’s show will host an exciting new feature area – the SCIN Centre – which will introduce a range of the latest sustainable and green materials. The Surface Design Show is the only UK event to focus exclusively on interior and exterior surface solutions in building design addressing sustainable issues seven sessions across two days.
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19th – 23rd February
NEWGEN Somerset House, Strand WC2.

Don’t miss ethical designers showcased at 2010’s NEWGEN exhibition. Held this year at Somerset House the best up-and-coming British fashion talent includes pioneering ethical designer Christopher Raeburn.
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19 – 23rd February
Estethica at London Fashion Week, Somerset House

Showcasing EFF Innovation winner Beautiful Soul. The heart of London Fashion Week, 2010’s Estethica is located at Somerset House. 28 designers are showing at the British Fashion Council’s eco sustainable initiative including Ada Zanditon and Elvis & Kresse Arts.
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22nd February
Ascension launches limited edition designer T-shirt’s in collaboration with high profile names from fashion, art and celebrity for a exclusive range to celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight.

Produced with Fairtrade certified cotton and printed using water based organic inks certified by the Soil Association. Only 50 of each design are being produced.
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22nd February – 7th March
Fairtrade Fortnight UK

The Big Swap: For two whole weeks The Fairtrade Foundation be asking you to swap your usual stuff for Fairtrade stuff. Your usual cotton socks for Fairtrade cotton socks. Use your wallet to make a stand. Every swap will be proof that the people of the UK want producers in the developing world to get a fairer deal.

Help The Fairtrade Foundation reach one million and one swaps
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25th February 4 & 7pm
Fairwear Fashion Show Bristol Cathedral

Showcasing 12 fashion ranges including Emma Watson’s collection for People Tree, and hosted by Casulty actor, James Redmond, this exciting event highlights fabulous and affordable alternatives to fast fashion that respect people and planet.
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25th February 7 – 9pm
ETHICAL FASHION SOCIAL, Junky Styling, 12 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6RF
Ethical and environmentally responsible pioneer Junky Styling partner with EFF for February’s social networking event.
Held in the heart of London’s vibrant east end, we address Ethical Fashion and Retail: What are buyers looking for? What are consumers looking for?. Key speakers TBC. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your business.
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26th February 10am – 4.30pm
Fashioning An Ethical Industry Fashion Victims Event University of West of England (Bower Ashton campus), Bristol. Free to attend
/ *10:00 – 3:30: Nationally renowned speakers.
3.30 – 4:30: Practical re-fashioning / re-vampting clothes workshop.*

Fashion Victims is a conference for 14-18 year old school and college students and their teachers from textiles, art, design, technology, business studies, economics and geography departments.
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Saturday 27th February 12 – 1.45pm & 2.15 – 4pm
Burlesque Pantease Pigalle Club, 215 Piccadilly, W1J 9HN

Join Pants to Poverty new collection launch for an afternoon of cheeky fun and your fairshare of scrumptious Tea and Pie! To raise money to free children working in cotton seed production, Time for Tease has put together a mischievous Pantease of Puppetry, Pie fights and Performances!
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28th February – 2nd March
Ethical Fashion Show, Milano via Tortona, Milan

Bring together international buyers and fashion professionals with cutting edge ethical fashion designers from around the world. This is a 3-days trade event, for professional during the day and general public in the evenings.

More information coming soon