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2010 Exhibitor Directory

AMWA

Brief: AMWA, meaning ‘confluence’ in a Bushman dialect is a design and manufacturing business based in Knysna, South Africa. AMWA offer design, manufacturing and screen printing and all products are made by hand to promote Africa’s traditional heritage.

Ethics: Promote Africa’s contemporary design influences, traditions.
Standards: WFTO

Products: T-shirts, sun hats, backpacks, bags & accessories, in cotton leather, suede and beads

Region: South Africa

Website: www.amwa.co.za

Email: [email protected]

AMWA

Animaná

Brief: Animana produce semi-handicraft garments in the Andes, designs are contemporary while containing the history of the Andes. Animana preserve ancestral techniques by hand spinning local natural fibres, and dyeing garments using local plants.

Ethics: Working with local communities to produce garments that are produced using natural fibres and dyes.

Products: Semi-handcraft garments, using natural fibres: Llama, guanaco, alpaca, silk, cotton-wool, meriono-wool, raffia, corn, onix, alpaca metal and natural dyes

Region: Patagonia, Andes

Website: www.animanaonline.com

Email: [email protected]

Animaná

Artisan Life

Brief: Artisan Life produce unique handcraft jewellery and fashion accessories imported from South America. All products are sourced on a fair trade basis using natural and sustainable materials.

Ethics: Raw materials are sourced from local environmental conservation areas, producers are from disadvantaged communities in rural and urban areas.
Standards: WFTO, BAFTS, DAMA

Products: Jewellery and Fashion Accessories

Region: South America

Website: www.artisanlife.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Artisan Life

Assisi Garments

Brief: Assisi Garments was founded in 1994, working with women who are handicapped and economically disadvantaged. Assisi has an infrastructure production facility, and is an ISO 9001-2008 certified unit for Quality Management Systems

Ethics: Work with handicapped and economically disadvantaged women to produce Fairtrade, Organic Garments
Standards: SA 8000, GOTS (Control Union), FLO cert, WFTO

Products: Organic Cotton Garments, 10,000 pcs/day

Region: India

Website: www.assisiorganics.com

Email: [email protected]

Assisi Garments

Bag It Don't Bin It

Brief: Bag it Don’t Bin It encourage the reduction of plastic bags by providing the industry with an alternative cloth bag. Screen printing on bags is available, using environmentally friendly inks.

Ethics: Encouraging reduction of plastic bags by providing the industry with a more environmentally friendly equivalent
Standards: FLO cert producers

Products: Bags made from cotton, canvas, cloth in Tote or Jute styles

Region: India

Website: http://www.bagitdontbinit.com/

Email: [email protected]

Bag It Don't Bin It

Bishopston Trading Company

Brief: Bishopston Trading has worked with their fair trade producer partners in South India for the last 25years, producing clothing & accessories, and Organic & Fairtrade cotton fabric.

Ethics: Work with villages in South India encouraging traditional skills, and produce Organic & Fairtrade fabric and garments.
Standards: WFTO, FLO cert, BAFTS, WFTO, Control Union

Products: Organic & Fairtrade Fabric, and woven fabrics from traditional handlooms

Region: South India

Website: www.bishopstontrading.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Bishopston Trading Company

Chetna Organic

Brief: Chetna Organic started in 2004, and supports disadvantaged cotton farmers with the support of Solidaridad. Farmers are schooled in sustainable agriculture practices and ethical trade. Garments manufactured from Chetna cotton are traceable down to the farmer’s field.

Ethics: Supporting disadvantaged farmers
Standards: GOTS, FLO cert, MADE-BY

Products: 100% certified Organic and/or Fairtrade cotton fabric, garments

Region: India

Website: www.chetnaorganic.org

Email: [email protected]

Chetna Organic

Continental Clothing

Brief: Continental Clothing is a manufacturer and distributor of own brands Continental® and EarthPositive®.
Continental: Manufacture in Turkey using locally grown Aegean cotton, and more environmentally friendly fibres such as Tencel.
EarthPositive: Manufacture in India where the process delivers a 90% reduced carbon footprint, and products are made from Organic Cotton.

Ethics: Work with villages in South India encouraging traditional skills, and produce Organic & Fairtrade fabric and garments.
Standards: Soil Association, Carbon Trust, Organic Exchange, Won the Ethical Corporation 2010 Responsible Business Award in the Outstanding Performance category

Products: High street cotton garments

Region: UK, Germany, Turkey, India

Website: www.continentalclothing.com

Email: [email protected]

Continental Clothing

Cotton made in Africa

Brief: Cotton Made in Africa is an initiative that promotes environmental protection and aims to combat poverty, by providing on-site training courses to smallholder farmers while improving crop yield.

Ethics: Supporting smallholder farmers to become more environmentally friendly while increasing cotton yield
Standards: Launched by Aid by Trade Foundation

Region: Africa

Website: www.cotton-made-in-africa.org

Email: [email protected]

Cotton made in Africa

Didi

Brief: DiDi help women rescued from slave trade through their production centre in Nepal where women can find support and employment. Didi use recycled polyester from plastic bottles to produce fleeces, and adopt SA8000 working practices

Ethics: Supporting disadvantage women, exclusively use materials from recycled plastic bottles

Products: Fleeces from recycled polyester

Region: Nepal

Website: www.diditrading.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Didi

Do U Speak Green

Brief: Do U Speak Green is a clothing webstore contributing 10% of sales to for environmental conservation. Do U Speak Green work with Fusion Clothing Company who has 18years experience in manufacturing knitted clothing: http://www.fusionclothing.com/

Ethics: Contribute 10% of sales for Environmental Conservation, use sustainable materials where possible
Standards: ISO, GOTS, OE 100

Products: Organic cotton & bamboo clothing

Website: www.douspeakgreen.com

Email: [email protected]

Do U Speak Green

Eden Studio

Brief: Eden Studio is a full service sampling and production unit for all types of garments, including eveningwear, tailoring, lingerie and a wide selection of fabrics such as silks, chiffons, woollens and jerseys. All production is quality inspected by hand.

Ethics: Re-use and recycle all waste, use organic materials where possible

Products: Pattern making, toiling, sampling, small run production, bespoke, product development

Region: London

Website: www.edenstudiolondon.com/”:http://www.edenstudiolondon.com/

Email: [email protected]

Eden Studio

Edtex Limited

Brief: Edtex started in 1993, and is a textile manufacturing company mainly employing women, Edtex develops batiks fabrics to be supplied to fashion designers, or produced into bags. Edtex also provides service-training and consultancy.

Ethics: Providing training and employment for local women

Products: Batiks fabrics, bags

Region: Ghana

Website: http://www.edtexbatiksgh.com

Email: [email protected]

Edtex Limited

Ethnic Supplies

Brief: Ethnic Supplies supports women in rural locations in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Madagascar, sourcing handmade handicrafts and fashion accessories from suppliers that help women to be financially independent.

Ethics: Supporting women in rural West Africa, use of sustainable materials

Products: Handbags, scarves, beads, costume jewellery, made from; palm leaves, silk, cotton, sisal, recycled magazines, cow horn and wood

Region: East Africa

Website: http://www.ethnicsupplies.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Ethnic Supplies

Fair Wear Foundation

Brief: Fair Wear Foundation is an independent verification initiative that works with garment companies to improve labour conditions in their supply chains. Fair Wear enables collaboration between stakeholders to consolidate programmes for improving and monitoring working conditions.

Ethics: Works to enhance and consolidate programmes for monitoring workplace conditions

Website: http://fairwear.org/

Email: [email protected]

Fair Wear Foundation

Green Lens Studios

Brief: Green Lens Studios is a photographic studio, project space and art gallery, providing clients with energy efficient facilities for photo shoots and art projects. GLS also organise exhibitions and workshops to encourage creative sustainability.

Ethics: Aim to operate in an environmentally responsible manner

Products: Photo shoots and art projects

Region: London

Website: http://greenlenstudios.com

Email: [email protected]

Green Lens Studios

Izzy Lane

Brief: Izzy Lane, recognised by the RSPCA as a leader in animal welfare, produces wool from their own flock of rescued sheep and are open to working on projects offering yarn and cloth. Izzy Lane champions the British textile industry and all products have the Made in Britain stamp.

Ethics: Animal welfare
Standards: Won RSPCA good business ward

Products: Wool yarn and cloth

Region: UK

Website: http://www.izzylane.com

Email: [email protected]

Izzy Lane

Jacobs Well

Brief: Jacobs Well is a production facility located in Bangalore, it is a brand owned by Oasis. Jacobs Wells employs women from local slum communities, these women are trained by the Oasis tailoring training program, and also trained by other skilled tailors and local artisans.

Ethics: Community empowerment through training
Standards: WFTO, Fair Trade Forum

Products: Women’s accessories, children’s clothing, wedding dresses, and other women’s clothing

Region: India

Website: http://www.jacobswell.biz

Email: [email protected]

Jacobs Well

MADE-BY

Brief: Made-By, founded in 2004, is a not-for-profit organisation with an aim to improve environmental and social conditions in the fashion industry. Made-By works with fashion brands to help them improve and communicate conditions across their supply chain.

Ethics: Aim to improve environmental and social standards in the fashion industry

Region: Europe

Website: http://www.made-by.nl

Email: [email protected]
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MADE-BY

Mahaguthi

Brief: Mahaguthi focuses on creating livelihood opportunities for underprivileged groups in Nepal through strategically producing, marketing and exporting high quality, traditionally inspired Nepalese craft. 40% of income goes to support women and children of the Tulsi Mehar Mahila Ashramto.

Ethics: Creating livelihood opportunities
Standards: WFTO, Fair Trade Group Nepal

Products: Silk scarves, fabric Bags, garments, jewellery

Region: Nepal

Website: www.mahaguthi.org

Email: [email protected]

Mahaguthi

Mai Savanh Lao

Brief: Mai Savanh Lao, established in 2005 in Laos, work with producers from low-income rural areas to support in producing and distribute silk. Producers are trained in how to reduce their environmental impact while becoming more sustainable.

Ethics: Training producers on environmental practices and improving social standards
Standards: WFTO

Products: Silk farming, silk fabric, and silk scarves

Region: Laos

Website: www.maisavanhlao.org

Mai Savanh Lao

Manos del Uruguay

Brief: Manos Del Uruguay, founded in 1968, develops economic opportunities and cultural expansion for women in rural areas in Uruguay. Manos use traditional wool knitting techniques, to develop garments and accessories. .

Ethics: Support women in rural areas in achieving financial sustainability

Products: Knitted garments and accessories

Region: Uruguay

Website: http://www.manos.com.uy

Email: [email protected]

Manos del Uruguay

Mantis World

Brief: Mantis World is a manufacturer in Tanzania producing 100% GOTS certified Organic African Cotton clothing, offering bespoke services from relabeling to creating a new garment. Mantis World are BSCI code compliant and use no harmful dyes or substances.

Ethics: Progressive environmental practices, and improving social standards
Standards: GOTS (Control Union), BSCI, Oeko Tex 100 (Babywear Class 1)

Products: Adult, children and baby clothing

Region: Tanzania

Website: http://mantisworld.com/

Email: [email protected]

Mantis World

Marling & Evans Ltd

Brief: Marling & Evans produce a range of naturally coloured wool cloth in a wide variety of checks, stripes, plans and herringbones. Cloths are woven in the company’s own mill from Biritish sheep work, and are finished with non-synthetic detergents.

Ethics: Use more natural and sustainable materials and finishes, reducing carbon footprint

Products: Wool cloth in a variety of weights

Region: UK

Email: [email protected]

Marling & Evans Ltd

Mayamiko

Brief: Mayamiko has created a production unit in Malawi where disadvantaged women are trained in sewing and CMT, fabrics and materials are locally sourced. Mayamiko is also working to establish sustainable sewing and knitting training schools in the area.

Ethics: Supporting the local community through training and employment
Standards: Train to TEVETA standards

Products: African-made fashion

Region: Malawi

Website: http://mayamiko.org

Email: [email protected]

Mayamiko

Mikono Knits

Brief: Mikono Knits produce knitwear in Kenya using Kenyan wool and cotton, while supporting underprivileged Kenyan women. Women are trained in new knitting techniques, reading of patters, and market access. Designs are western, but use African handmade buttons, beads and shells.

Ethics: Supporting the local community through training and employment

Products: Knitted Garments

Region: Kenya

Website: http://www.mikonoknits.com

Email: [email protected]

Mikono Knits

MORALFIBRE

Brief: Moral Fibre provide economic and social benefits for people working in remote villages in India. Moral Fibre promotes hand spun hand woven fabrics with a low carbon footprint, fabrics include organic cotton, fair-trade fabrics, natural dyes and printing.

Ethics: Aim to have far reaching economic and social benefits to thousands of people in rural India, reduce carbon footprint
Standards: ISO 9001:2000, Khadi Commission certified, SKAL certifed

Products: Cotton, silk, wool and other blended fabric

Region: India

Website: www.moralfibre-fabrics.com

Email: [email protected]

MORALFIBRE

Mumo

Brief: MUMO Fabrics produce textiles that strive to reduce their environmental impact and support livelihoods. MUMO works with traceability systems which tracks the entire supply chain and is applying a recognised monitoring system to prove where fabrics come from and how they are made.

Ethics: Tracing the entire supply chain, encouraging better environmental practices and improving social standards

Products: Fabrics in silks, cottons, latex, wool, recycled PET and ecological leathers

Region: Latin America

Website: www.mumo-uk.com

Email: [email protected]

Mumo

Natural Cotton Color

Brief: Natural Cotton Color are developed and supported by EMBRAPA, who have developed naturally coloured seed eliminating the need for chemical dyes, resulting in 70% less water used than in conventional cotton. Clothing is produced by locally artisans in Brazil.

Ethics: Support small local farmers and artisans increase environmentally and social standards
Standards: EMBRAPA (Brazilian Eterprise for Agricilture Research)

Products: Cotton, clothing, accessories

Region: Brazil

Website: http://www.naturalcottoncolor.com.br/

Email: [email protected]

Natural Cotton Color

Norman Hangers

Brief: Norman Hangers, part of Initiate Design, produce clothing hangers from 100% recycled paper. Hangers are durable, almost as strong as wood and can be printed in full colour – acting as a communication and differentiation tool for brands.

Ethics: Divert waste from landfill, reduce Co2 emissions,

Products: 100% recycled hangers

Region: Europe

Website: http://www.normanhangers.com

Email: [email protected]

Norman Hangers

Offset Warehouse

Brief: Offset Warehouse is an online retailer bringing in one place all the elements needed to create ethical clothing; a variety of ethical fabrics, a haberdashery, boutiques, an ethical business directory and research resources.

Products: Fabrics, haberdashery, boutiques, business directory, research resources

Region: UK

Website: http://www.offsetwarehouse.com

Email: [email protected]

Offset Warehouse

One World Button Supply Co

Brief: One World Button founded in 1994, work with a global community of artisans to supply handmade buttons and fasteners that use natural and more sustainable materials, using certified Rainforest Alliance woods, and corozo, nickel-free metal, horn, bone and recycled glass.

Ethics: Sustainable and natural materials supporting artisans

Products: Buttons from natural material

Region: Global

Website: www.oneworldbuttons.com

Email: [email protected]

One World Button Supply Co

www.organiccotton.biz

Brief: Organic Cotton Biz began as a fabric supplier, and now focus on just ethical fabrics. Organic Cotton Biz fabrics include handloom, calico, prints, jersey, voile, any many more. The company work with several companies in India and enjoy close working relationships.

Ethics: Supporting production of ethical and sustainable fabrics
Standards: FLO-Cert, GOTS, Oeko Tex, Soil Association

Products: Fabrics – handloom, calico, prints, jersey, voile, velvet, cord, denim. calico, muslin, towel, linen, silk, and shortly bamboo and colour grown cotton

Region: India

Website: http://www.organiccotton.biz/

Email: [email protected]

www.organiccotton.biz

Organic Exchange

Brief: Organic Exchange (OE) is an international, member-supported 501©3 organization established in 2003. OE sponsor the ongoing growth and education of the market on Organic, bringing together brands & retailers with key stakeholders such as farmers to develop new business models and tools.

Ethics: Supporting the growth and education of Organic

Products: Organic business models, Organic

Region: Global

Website: www.organicexchange.org

Email: [email protected]

Panchachuli UK

Brief: Panchachuli launched in 2009 to support Panchachuli Women Weavers Co-operative from Northern India. The co-operative is managed by the women themselves who work at processing the raw materials, then dye, handspin, weave/knit, and embroider to create fabrics and accessories.

Ethics: Supporting co-operatives, local and natural fibres, use vegetable or ISO free dyes

Products: Fabrics from wool, Himalayan nettle, peace silk, and accessories

Region: India

Website: http://www.panchachuli.co.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Panchachuli UK

Paper Vine

Brief: Paper Vine work with women in rural Uganda to produce jewellery, the women are determined to build a better future for themselves, their families and their community. The jewellery includes necklaces, bracelets, and earrings which are made from natural materials.

Ethics: Supporting disadvantages groups
Standards: BAFTS

Products: Necklaces, bracelets, earrings from natural materials

Region: Rural Uganda

Website: www.papervine.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Paper Vine

Pelle Magna

Brief: Pelle Magna develop and produce leathers, sourcing from a variety of locations and hand manufacturing products in France. Raw materials are from renewable sources, processed under quality assurance systems with a reduced environmental impact.

Ethics: Educate the market on, and use, materials that have a reduced impact to the wider environment

Products: Leather accessories

Region: France

Website: www.pellemagna.com

Email: [email protected]

Pelle Magna

Sawang Boran

Brief: Sawang Boran works with one of many silk-producing villagers in Konkaen, Thailand to help build sustainable livelihoods. Villagers use traditional handloom’s to produce the silk fabrics, fibres are naturally dyed and the silk is sustainably sourced.

Ethics: Encourage cultural traditions, and support livelihoods

Products: Silk fabrics, and scarves

Region: Thailand

Website: www.weaving.sawangboran.com

Email: [email protected]

Sawang Boran

SOKO

Brief: SOKO Kenya is a clothing production workshop that aims to create sustainable, fair employment and offer training and skills to some of Kenya’s poorest people. SOKO offers the full CMT process, and engages with local co-ops to source crochet, hand loomed fabrics, embellishment and beading.

Ethics: Improve the quality of life for communities through vocational training and employment opportunities

Products: Garment manufacturing, packaging, labelling

Region: Kenya

Website: www.soko-kenya.com

Email: [email protected]

SOKO

Tammam

Tammam is an agent for producers in india and Nepal- organic and fair trade cotton, peace and organic silks and Nepali nettle fabrics and banana yarn.

Email: [email protected]

The Fairtrade Foundation

Brief: The Fairtrade Foundation is a non-profit organisation helping businesses in the UK to source Fairtrade cotton and licensing use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in accordance to internationally agreed standards. Fairtrade ensure farmers are paid a guarantee minimum price for their cotton. Farmers also receive a premium, additional money to invest in community projects, e.g. a school.

Ethics: Supporting cotton farmers in community projects and ensuring they are paid a fair price for their cotton

Products: Labelling, Certification

Region: Global

Website: www.fairtrade.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

The Fairtrade Foundation

The Flame Tree

Brief: The Flame Tree sells handicrafts made in a co-operative in Northern Ghana. The co-operative produce lined baskets, and woven cloth with a proportion of profits supporting literacy projects in the region. The Flam Tree also build links between young people in the UK and the community in Ghana.

Ethics: Supporting co-operatives, and improving literacy rates in Ghana
Standards: BAFTS

Products: Cotton Woven fabric, Baskets, Beads

Region: Northern Ghana

Website: www.theflametree.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

The Flame Tree

The Natural Fibre Company

Brief: The Natural Fibre Company provides a spinning service for British, rare and regional sheep fleece, together with mohair and alpaca. The mill is a full service provider, taking raw fleece through to finished knitting and weaving yarns and can also provide organic spinning and dyeing.

Standards: Soil Association

Products: Knitting yarns, textiles and gifts

Region: Cornwall, UK

Website: www.thenaturalfibre.co.uk

Email: [email protected]brecompany.co.uk

The Natural Fibre Company

The Soil Association

Brief: The Soil Association promotes and certifies organic cotton, wool & more. Organic textiles are more environmentally friendly, promotes human and animal welfare and are free of harmful chemicals. Working in Organic Textiles for over 10years, Soil Association are a leading member of GOTS.

Ethics: Support the industry in sourcing Organic textiles to increase its use

Products: Labelling, and Certification

Region: Global

Website: www.soilassociation.org

Email: [email protected]

The Soil Association

Toto Knits

Brief: Toto Knits produces hand-knitted organic cotton garments for babies and children, also offering crochet, beading, embroidery and appliqué. Organic cotton is grown and spun locally and uses bio-friendly dyes. Knitters are mostly under-skilled single mothers, who are trained by Toto Knits and paid per piece.

Ethics: Empower women in Kenya

Products: Hand-knitted babies and children’s wear

Region: Africa

Website: http://www.totoknits.com

Email: [email protected]

Toto Knits

Trashy Bags

Brief: Trashy Bags is a social enterprise and NGO based in Accra, Ghana. Employing over 60 people, Trashy Bags collects waste plastic from the streets of Ghana and turns it into useful and attractive bags and other products for sale locally and worldwide.

Ethics: Working with other NGOs and organizations, on many initiatives that are aimed at creating awareness of the increasing problem of plastic waste and its detrimental effect on the environment of Ghana and the wider West African region.

Products:Bags and garments made of recycled plastic

Region: Africa

Website: www.TrashyBags.org

Email: [email protected]

Trashy Bags

Vera Viana

Brief: Vera Viana is a contemporary concept born from the inspiration of famous Portuguese embroideries from the village of Viana do Castelo. The art of Portuguese embroidery is based on a craft dating from hundred years of tradition with great importance in the portuguese popular culture today.

Ethics: Has a partnership with a Spanish company that teaches people the art of weaving and socially responsible production

Products: Embroidered womenswear and scarves

Region: Portugal

Website: www.veraviana.com

Email: [email protected]

Vera Viana

Vericott

Brief: Vericott was set up in 1998 by 2 European Textile Technologists with the objective of creating short, balanced supply chains with more respect for the environment and within which the profits could be shared more equally from farmer to consumer. Vericott Directors started in India at Agrocel where they managed the creation of the Agrocel Cotton project returning to the UK in the Autumn of 1999. They returned to Europe with a deep knowledge of textile production in India.
Vericott set up its own brand Gossypium in 2000 initially as a show brand for Agrocel cotton fibre. Since that time it has established itself as one of the UK’s leading ethical brands. Vericott stays ahead of consumer and manufacturing trends in ethical textiles and has many contacts in both Europe and abroad.’

Ethics: Our vision is that the making and wearing of textiles is indeed a pleasant and beautiful global occupation, not at all at odds with a socially fair or environmentally sustainable world, and they set out to create trade in textiles according to these principles.

Products: Gossypium

Region: India

Website: www.vericott.co.uk

Email: [email protected]

Vericott

World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO)

The WFTO (formerly IFAT) has driven the fair trade movement for 20 years. It is the only global network whose members represent the Fair Trade chain from production to sale. WFTO members must demonstrate a 100% Fair Trade commitment and apply its 10 Principles of Fair Trade. WFTO members who are monitored against these Principles are listed in the FT100 index of world-leading Fair Trade brands, businesses and organisations.

Invitations to exhibit have been extended to WFTO members. WFTO will be available to answer visitor’s questions from their stand.

Region: Global

Website: www.wfto.com

World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO)