Sunday, 5 September 2010

Fashion Footprints: Sustainable Approaches

I thought I would add a post about what some of the graduates from MA Fashion and the Environment have organised with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World, Fashion Footprints: Sustainable Approaches.

The exhibition is set against the backdrop of Haldon Forest Park, Devon and explores the overlapping of fashion and textiles with humankind and the environment.

The exhibition is being staged for four months and includes free events aiming to educate the public about the issues within a garment's lifecycle, from dying to washing. An Eco-fashion show was held within hte forest on the evening of Sunday 15th August. For the hardened eco-fashionistas out there, there are plently of in depth workshops (inc. indigo dying, vegetable dying, upcycling) as well as a conference including presentation from Orsola de Castro, Otto von Busch and William Lana.

We would like to show our appreciation and say 'well done'. We hope to visit soon.

Follow this link to see the programme:

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Some information about us...

As we have all been quite busy and distracted from our group blog, I thought it best to use this blog as a directory to find out about our projects individually. Please see below and links to our own independent websites and blogs:

Julia Roebuck -

Saida Bruce -

Sara Pleavin -

Zoe Fletcher -

Kate Wakeling -

Katie Ledger -

Beth, Kate, Saida and Zoe's blog about their Sri Lanka trip Summer 2010 -

Monday, 14 June 2010

Camden Green Fair 2010

The popular fashion area at Camden Green Fair returned this year organised by us the Fashion and the Environment MA students from the London College of Fashion.

The area consisted of drop-in craft workshops where people learnt new creative skills including Knitting, Crochet, Quilting, and Customising.

The new feature this year included the SWAP SHOP. We saw people enjoy the new way to shop. Swap! As you can seee from the photos, this was a buzzing area, that proves you can find 'new to you' clothes you will love, without actually having to go out and buy them brand new from the high street.

We had a Beths cakes stall which proved to be a massive success raising money for the fair but also for her mamouth bike ride to Paris, raising funds for the Environmental Justice Foundation. Along with Aimans lemonade stall raising money for an Indian charity.

And finally… the ethical catwalk show which exhibited Annie Greenabelle, Nancy Dee, Monkee Genes, Terra Plana and Komodo and one of our own Julia Roebuck.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Visit to Kew’s Economic Botany Collection 29th of January 2010

The morning was spent wandering around the beautiful gardens, glasshouses and current exhibitions at Kew, followed by an afternoon tour of Kew’s Economic Botany Collection lead by Dr Mark Nesbitt . Kew holds an incredible archive of plant fibres, plant dyes and beautiful examples of garments and textile artefacts made from various plant fibres from all around the world. This incredible collection, supported by Dr Nesbitt’s animated enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge of each specimen, made for a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.

Inside the archive, and looking at a jar of Idigo plant dye.

The archive is open to researchers and groups by appointment , if you do get the opportunity to go, we would highly recommend it!

Saturday, 5 December 2009

The Wave - Climate Change March December 2009

Today saw around 40,000 people from all walks of life take to the streets of London in order to show the concern regarding the importance of seeking achievable targets at Copenhagen NEXT WEEK!!

There has been lots of press coverage of the Wave, some photos from the guardian and also a few words from Gordon Brown, who we are relying on to commit to an agreement to make important changes to the UK environmental policies.

Zoe and myself took part in the march today. It was cold but didn't stop families, friends, charities and climate organisations turning up to support the need for 'Climate Justice'...

Let's keep our fingers crossed for politicians from around the world to vote on a binding agreement in Copenhagen.

Jules, xx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Fashioning the Future Awards

After a wonderful Fashioning the Future awards reception at City Hall in London last night, congratulations to fellow MA Fashion and the Environment girl Zoe Fletcher for her winning and entry in the Enterprise & Communication Initiative for a Future Fashion Industry catagory.

Well Done!