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MAY 2010

5th May – 21st August
Eco Chic – Towards Sustainable Swedish FashionScandinavia House: The Nordic Center , 58 Park Avenue, New York City, U.S.A.

An exhibit featuring Swedish fashion designers who take an environmentally-friendly and ethical approach to their work. The touring exhibition includes work by Johanna Hofring, Anja Hynynen, Bergman’s, CamillaNorrback, Dem Collective, Julian Red, Nudie, Pia Anjou, Reflective Circle, Righteous Fashion, Swedish Hasbeens, and Zion. The exhibition is commissioned and produced by the Swedish Institute . Free.
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6 – 10th May
1.618 – Sustainable Luxury Fair . Palais de Tokyo, 13 avenue du Président Wilson, 75008 Paris.

At the same time a trade show and an art exhibition, supported by the French Ministry of Culture and the WWF, 1.618 Paris is the first annual rendezvous of Sustainable Luxury. Art, creativity, innovation and Sustainable Development at the service of a different Luxury.

Aim: / 30 exhibitors chosen by a selection committee for their innovative, creative and ethical qualities. / A larger offer: an opening to architecture, to ethical fashion and a special focus on clean mobility. / 10 000 visitors. / 2 first days dedicated to professionals.

/ A reflection of society’s transformations. / Research and innovation. / The will to preserve and respect natural resources. / The discovery of oneself through the object’s appreciation. / The expression of a creative imagination. / The respect of human rights. / The preservation of know-how.

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7 – 9 May
London Fairtrade Festival . Potters Field on the South Bank (next to Tower Bridge), Tooley Street/The Queens Walk, Southwark, London SE1 2AA.

London Fairtrade Festival will celebrate World Fairtrade Day 2010. A weekend of Fairtrade family fun, there’ll be lots of Fairtrade food, music, film and entertainment to enjoy.

Times:
Friday 7 May from 5pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 8 May from 11am to 9.30pm
Sunday 9 May from 11am to 5pm

Films and wine tastings start at 6.30pm on Friday and Saturday evening.
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8th May
RE-ACT Fashion Show, Łódź in the EXPO Hall, Andels hotel and Poznański Palace, Poland.

RE-ACT is an event which thie idea is to popularize the ecological values and social reponsibility through the newest trends in the fashion and design. RE-ACT is a competition for young designers for the best eco-friendly collection, made of recyclabe materials for the recycling. This is also a part of FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week Poland.

Aims:

1. Social and educational nature of the event (raising the ecological awarness and social reponsibility).

2. RE-ACT Competition as a chance for debut on the fashion market for the young and talented deisgners and artists

3.Support and Strenght for Łódź City image which cares about the environment and promotes the process of reusage the recyclabe materials. What is more Łódź as a city which is attractive for tourists in fashion and art.

4. First FashionPhilosophy Fashion Week in Poland which is a great advanatage for Łódź and one of the arguments for European Capital of Culture.
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20th May, 6.30 – 9.30pm Lecture: 7 – 8.30pm
Earthwatch Lecture: Forests: challenged by a changing climate. Royal Geographical Society, London SW7 2AR. FREE
In the face of decades of human exploitation – and now climate change – how can we restore forests before they become biological deserts?
Join Earthwatch scientists, Drs Mark Huxham and Glen Reynolds, as they take you on a journey to mangrove forests in Kenya and the rainforests of Borneo. They will share with you the results to date of their pioneering research into the restoration of two very different, yet similarly challenged, forest ecosystems.
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20th – 23rd May
Foundation Ethical Fashion Sample Sale. Shop 14, Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QL.

You will be able to pick up bargains from some of the best brands in ethical fashion. The sale will feature samples and past season stock from brands such as Howies, Komodo, Kuyichi, Equa Boutique, BIbico, Monkee Genes and many more.

Up to 80% off retail prices! Check out the Foundation website for more information or email

Please note that Foundation do not have a card machine, so please bring cash or your cheque books (Howies, however will be taking card payments for their products)
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21st May 7.30pm
Eco Fashion Show at Chortlon Arts Festival, St Clements Church, Edge Lane, Charlton cum Hardy, M21 9JP

A not-for-profit week of celebration of the arts in South Manchester. The 2010 festival celebrates its first decade by looking forward towards a new sustainable future.

The ECO FASHION SHOW returns to the Festival, building on the success of 2009, showcasing the work of the creative and talented eco designers and retailers, currently working in Manchester, making innovative use of recycled clothing and textiles, valuing vintage fashion and promoting ethical, Green and Fair Trade Goods.

200-300 people are expected to attend the FREE EVENT organised by Charlotte Workman (EFF member). Voluntary contributions will be taken on the night for the work of the ETHICAL FASHION FORUM. Why not support eco fashion and the Ethical Fashion Forum by attending.

See website for more on Festival, which runs from 20th – 23rd May & venue details.
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24 – 29th May
Ireland’s Ethical Fashion Week
Re-dress proudly presents ‘FASHION EVOLUTION’, Ireland’s third ethical fashion week. Fashion Evolution aims to re-vitalise the spirit of the Irish fashion industry, with a schedule of exciting events catering for consumers, producers, retailers and supporters of fashion alike. Including:
ETHICAL FASHION CALENDAR LAUNCH
FREE PUBLIC FILM NIGHT.
IRISH FASHION INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
DESIGNER MENTORING SESSIONS.
FASHION SKILLS DAY.
FASHION RE-USETHE EXHIBITION

Other events taking place during the week include:
CLEAN CLOTHES CAMPAIGNEVENING DISCUSSION
STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
FRENCH KNICKERS AND COCKTAILS

Places are limited and booking is essential. Email for event details and expression of interest.
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27 – 29th May
Unravel MA Textile Design Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 16 John Islip St, SW1P 4JU
Nearest Tube: Pimlico (Victoria Line); Next to the Tate Britain.

The 25 students will be showcasing a preview of their research areas in textiles, reflecting the interests and backgrounds of each individual. On display will be a broad mixture of products and concepts ranging from sustainable and ethical fashion and interior textiles, to conceptual artwork and technology applications. The students on the course come from all over the globe and bring with them individual attitudes, techniques, and aesthetics to the show, and to their industry.

Sustainability in textiles is also a core issue within the work of several of the students. These students are ahead of the curve on the current changes within the markets and their visions of sustainable textile interiors and fashion design will be on display.
Entry to the show is free and there will be refreshments served at the private view. For full details on the course and the College please see the website, www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk/matextiledesign.htm. .

Thursday, May 27th 2010: Private Viewing from 5:00PM to 8:30PM
Friday the 28th: Show open from 10AM-8PM
Saturday the 29th: Show open from 10AM-4PM