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Archive for April, 2009

Corporate Social Responsibility & Sourcing

Corporate Social Responsibility & Sourcing

posted in New ways of thinking , Sustainability

Consumer opinion is leaning towards a thirst for knowledge on where our products come from and under what conditions our products that we purchase are made. To help companies develop their own ...

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Earth Day 2009-A New Greener Generation

Earth Day 2009-A New Greener Generation

posted in New ways of thinking

Earth Day 2009, April 22, marked  the beginning of The Green Generation CampaignTM which will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. With negotiations ...

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Stewart and Brown-The Roots

Stewart and Brown-The Roots

posted in Style Guide , Sustainability

ABOUT US The Roots Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, partners in life and work, launched their ethical fashion brand in 2002 from Los Angeles, California. Inspired by their love and respect for ...

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Fairtrade flows against the tide

Fairtrade flows against the tide

posted in Fair Trade Matters , I.D , New ways of thinking

The latest newsletter from the Fairtrade Foundation reveals a promising shift in consumer behaviour in relation to Fairtrade products. A global survey released today demonstrates that support for Fairtrade is on ...

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Swine Flu-latest

Swine Flu-latest

posted in Body Beautiful

As the Founders of EcoChic we are also practicing as Medical and Public Health Professionals. Our Health and Wellbeing section aims to bring you the latest evidence and information on Public ...

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Be an Ethical Pest

Be an Ethical Pest

posted in Fair Trade Matters , New ways of thinking , Style Guide , Sustainability

The Ethical Pest initiative is being spearheaded by Tara Scott and Stacey Dooley, two of the six young people whose experiences working in the garment industry in India were filmed ...

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Earthwatch Lecture 7th May 2009

Earthwatch Lecture 7th May 2009

posted in Biodiversity , Events

Earthwatch Lecture - Conserving Biodiversity in the Americas Thursday 7th May, 7.00pm-8.30pm at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR Speakers: Dr. Richard Bodmer (Durrell Institute of Conservation & ...

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Ever upwardly mobile

Ever upwardly mobile

posted in New ways of thinking

"Ever upwardly mobile": how do cellphones benefit vulnerable people? Lessons from farming cooperatives in Lesotho Authors: Vincent,K.; Cull,T.; Freeland,N. Produced by: Wahenga.net, Regional Hunger and Vulnerability Programme (2009) While there is growing evidence of ...

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EcoChic Ethically Mined Ring Sizes

EcoChic Ethically Mined Ring Sizes

posted in Contemporary Jewellery , EcoChic Revealed , Fair Jewellery Action , Fair Trade Matters , Style Guide

EcoChic are delighted to have a growing range of ethically mined rings handmade with conflict free diamonds, precious stones and ethically sourced platinum, silver and fairtrade and fairmined gold. To assist you ...

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Haute Couture-an artists view

Haute Couture-an artists view

posted in New ways of thinking , Style Guide

Whilst EcoChic looks closely at the problems of fast fashion, disposable fashion, sweatshops and assembly lines in the third world, we should also look at the other end of the ...

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Climate Change and Bangladesh

Climate Change and Bangladesh

posted in Body & Soul , Climate Change , I.D , New ways of thinking

What is climate change and how will it affect Bangladesh? Authors: Pender,J. S. Produced by: Norwegian Church Aid (2008) This paper aims to summarise current international and national literature on climate change ...

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Ethical Fashion-View from USA

Ethical Fashion-View from USA

posted in New ways of thinking , Sustainable Textiles

On a whistlestop tour to the USA we thought we would take a look at the FACTS AND FIGURES ON ETHICAL CLOTHING...... So what is ethical fashion? Definitions: Ethical /sustainable/ ethically sourced ...

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Our Ethical Network-Sussex

Our Ethical Network-Sussex

posted in Events

Dear Sussex Ethical Networker, It's been a while in coming but finally here it is - our next Our Ethical Network event! When: Weds 27 May at 7pm Where: Brighton, Venue TBC (depending ...

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Ethical Fashion Growing From the Ground Up

Ethical Fashion Growing From the Ground Up

posted in Body & Soul , Events , Fair Trade Matters , New ways of thinking , Style Guide

Last tuesday evening EcoChic went along to the latest in a series of talks from the Ethical Fashion Forum. The theme this time was on working with cooperatives. Safia Minney from ...

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How consumers see green

How consumers see green

posted in Body & Soul , New ways of thinking

Colorblind: How Consumers See Green Education & Culture FLOOV Visionary Design by Mark Bates and Grant Kristofek Principal and mechanical Engineer, Continuum With the myriad criteria inevitably part of any project, it is not always ...

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Moving Celebrations at Hatti Trading

Moving Celebrations at Hatti Trading

posted in Fair Trade Matters , New ways of thinking , Sustainability

For those of you who don't know me, I'm Rosie, the manager of Hatti Trading. I recently returned from a trip in Nepal , visiting the charities and productions centres ...

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EcoChic Competition Winner April 2009

EcoChic Competition Winner April 2009

posted in EcoChic Revealed , Events , Fair Trade Matters

We are delighted to announce our latest competition winner Sharon Stone, for writing her feature and  revealing her story of her very own fair trade wedding. For those of you who ...

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Ethical & Fair Trade Fashion…slow is beautiful

Ethical & Fair Trade Fashion…slow is beautiful

posted in Fair Trade Matters , New ways of thinking , Style Guide , Sustainability

 Ethical and Fair Trade Fashion both Stylish and Chic What do Cate Blanchett, Sienna Miller and Cameron Diaz have in common?   The answer is they are all doing their bit to save the ...

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Yakanaka revealed

Yakanaka revealed

posted in Fair Trade Matters , New ways of thinking , Style Guide , Sustainability

EcoChic has been working alongside Yakanaka for a while now and we are delighted to interview the Founder Katie. Tell us a bit about yourself and your business.. I am Katy Maxwell, ...

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Fashion For Peace

Fashion For Peace

posted in Eco Design , New ways of thinking

FASHION FOR PEACE 2009 Nairobi, Kenya - 25th April 2009 Following the huge success of Fashion for Peace 2008 and motivated by the overwhelmingly positive response, FAFA is proud to present Fashion ...

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The Ethical Trading Initiative-Do workers really benefit?

The Ethical Trading Initiative-Do workers really benefit?

posted in New ways of thinking , Sustainability

Companies have long been under pressure to improve poor labour practices in their global value chains. Many now have codes of labour practice aimed at improving employment conditions. But are ...

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Environmental Trust-charity with a sustainable heart

Environmental Trust-charity with a sustainable heart

posted in Body & Soul , EcoChic Revealed , New ways of thinking

The Environment Trust is a development trust and charity based in London's East End. Our aim is to achieve sustainable development by improving the social, economic and physical environment for community ...

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Ethics at Work 2008 National Survey

Ethics at Work 2008 National Survey

posted in Events , Sustainability

Publication Launch: Employee Views of Ethics at Work: 2008 National Survey, by Simon Webley and Andrea Werner.What do British employees consider to be the standard of ethical conduct in their workplace? This ...

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Fairtrade Foundation Masterclasses 2009

Fairtrade Foundation Masterclasses 2009

posted in Events , Fair Trade Matters

We are delighted to announce that the The Fairtrade Foundation are presenting a series of FREE masterclasses throughout the UK for us all to learn more about Fairtrade.Presented by The Fairtrade Foundation • ...

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SoleRebels..One Step at a Time

SoleRebels..One Step at a Time

posted in Fair Trade Matters , Style Guide

soleRebels making the world a better place. ...One step at a time. Founded by Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, her husband and brother Kirubel to bring jobs to their community in Zenabwork, Ethiopia. ...

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Stop The Traffik’s book launch

Stop The Traffik’s book launch

posted in New ways of thinking

STOP THE TRAFFIK's first book is ready for your bookshelf! Told through real life stories, STOP THE TRAFFIK's book explains what trafficking is, how it happens, how it affects you ...

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PAN (UK) & School Fruit & Veg

PAN (UK) & School Fruit & Veg

posted in Body & Soul , EcoChic Uncovers , New ways of thinking

Press Release: School children being exposed to hazardous pesticides. Once again the Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN UK) is dismayed at the results of the school fruit and vegetable scheme pesticide residue ...

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The Ethical Fashion Forum-spotlight on sourcing

The Ethical Fashion Forum-spotlight on sourcing

posted in Style Guide , Sustainable Textiles

Last night (Jan 20th) with excitement I attended the Ethical Fashion Forum's Fashion+ Spotlight on sourcing event at Rich Mix, London.The evening highlighted how Fashion can change lives. The panel included ...

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President Barack Obama & World Poverty

President Barack Obama & World Poverty

posted in New ways of thinking

President Barack Obama is already giving signs that he is committed to the fight against extreme poverty.In his inaugural address on February 8th, he said: "To the people of poor nations, ...

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Undercutting Africa:EPAs

Undercutting Africa:EPAs

posted in Biodiversity , New ways of thinking

Undercutting Africa: Economic Partnership Agreements, forests and the European Union's quest for Africa's raw materials. Authors: Hall,R. Produced by: Friends of the Earth (2008) The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) being negotiated by ...

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Stylish Ethical & Fair Trade Fashion

Stylish Ethical & Fair Trade Fashion

posted in Style Guide

Ethical and Fair Trade Fashion both Stylish and Chic What do Cate Blanchett, Sienna Miller and Cameron Diaz have in common? The answer is they are all doing their bit to save ...

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Empire State Building Cuts Energy Use

Empire State Building Cuts Energy Use

posted in Body & Soul , New ways of thinking

New York's tallest building is to cut its energy consumption by 40 percent using efficiency and behavioural measures.The iconic feature of the New York skyline will benefit from a retrofit ...

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Top Tips For a Fair Trade Wedding-by Sharon Stone

Top Tips For a Fair Trade Wedding-by Sharon Stone

posted in Fair Trade Matters

I recently got married and like lots of brides to be sought help from external sources. I especially enjoyed ‘Perfect Wedding' Magazine which surprisingly contained lots of tips, ideas and ...

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EcoChic Does Glam Thrift

EcoChic Does Glam Thrift

posted in EcoChic Revealed , Style Guide , Sustainability

Glam thrift events are taking the nation by storm. Never one to miss out EcoChic will be taking part in Wig Out's ‘swishing' or clothes swapping event this Saturday, 7th ...

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Climate Change and Bangladesh

Climate Change and Bangladesh

posted in Body & Soul , Climate Change , I.D , New ways of thinking

What is climate change and how will it affect Bangladesh?Authors: Pender,J. S. Produced by: Norwegian Church Aid (2008) This paper aims to summarise current international and national literature on climate change and ...

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Credit Crunch Tsunami

Credit Crunch Tsunami

posted in Climate Change , I.D , New ways of thinking

At EcoChic we like to remain upbeat as we love the work we do and celebrate the success of our fairtrade and ethical partnerships and we have many forthcoming features ...

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The Ethical Fashion Forum & Sustainable Manufacture

The Ethical Fashion Forum & Sustainable Manufacture

posted in Fair Trade Matters , Style Guide

Ethical benefits for workers equals commercial benefit was the message at Ethical Fashion Forum's seminar on ethical manufacturing.Ethical business Noone demonstrated that ethical business practices led to long term benefits ...

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G20-View from the BBC

G20-View from the BBC

posted in Events , New ways of thinking

G20 leaders seal $1tn global deal. The G20 leaders have taken a great step of unity, this is a clear message supported by Barack Obama: ‘By any measure the London summit ...

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Sustainable Development at Terra Plana

Sustainable Development at Terra Plana

posted in Style Guide , Sustainability

Creating sustainable employment through hand-making shoes and using manufacturing profits to assist orphans and vulnerable children affected by the AIDS pandemic in South Africa.   "Thanks to Soul Of Africa I am earning ...

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An insight into the Environment Justice Foundation

An insight into the Environment Justice Foundation

posted in Body & Soul , Campaigns We Love

  The Environmental Justice Foundation makes a direct link between the need for environmental security and the defence of basic human rights. EJF is a registered Charity established in 2000 to ...

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Celebrate the success of Fairtrade

Celebrate the success of Fairtrade

posted in Fair Trade Matters

In a huge coup for the Fairtrade movement... Cadburys have announced that they will certify 300 million of its Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate bars, as well as its packaged cocoa, ...

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G20 – View from Tearfund

G20 – View from Tearfund

posted in I.D , New ways of thinking

Welcome to the G20 Global Action post-summit update. The G20 provided some hope for the poor but failed on climate change. Read on to find out more. Tearfund's Advocacy Director Paul Cook ...

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Earth Hour – We did it!

Earth Hour – We did it!

posted in Body & Soul

We did it! On saturday night, hundreds of millions of people-from over 4,080 cities and towns across 88 countries, switched off their lights for WWF's Earth Hour. Here in the UK famous ...

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Fair Trade, Global Recession and People Tree

Fair Trade, Global Recession and People Tree

posted in Fair Trade Matters

EcoChic feels very privileged to work with one of the pioneers of Fair Trade fashion and values the views of People Tree enormously. Safia's recent blog discusses the importance Fair ...

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Ethical Silver Sourcing – a view from LA

Ethical Silver Sourcing – a view from LA

posted in Contemporary Jewellery , Sustainability

Silver sourcing, Ethics and Sustainable Development At La jewellery, we believe very strongly in not just talking about sustainability, ‘treading lightly' on the land and about taking responsibility for our environment ...

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