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July 26th: Discussion on Ethical Fabrics with A Master Consultant

Offset Warehouse's Discussion On Ethical Fabrics is an interactive and captivating introduction into sustainability and ethics within the fashion and textiles industry.Ideal for those new to the area, with the growing demand for environmentally and socially beneficial fabrics, this unique, hour long discussion not only allows attendees the opportunity to physically feel a huge variety of ethical textiles, but also offers the remarkable opportunity to pick the brains of a Fashion and/or Textiles Master consultant, usually valued at hundreds of pounds.Set in an intimate discussion format with a maximum of 10 people per group, attendees can talk openly with the Master consultant, whilst getting a tactile and visual understanding of ethical textiles through a plethora of fabric samples available. Over the...

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Has campaigning for an ethical fashion industry had any impact?

By Bryony Moore; Tuesday 1 November 2011; might be slow, and a sweat-free high street is still a long way off, but it's not all doom and gloomHow much success have campaigners had?Campaigners have been battling for an ethical fashion industry ever since the first sweatshop scandals broke back in the 1990s.  Even now, Ethical Consumer magazine's latest buyers' guide reveals that a sweat-free high street is still a long way off.Anton Marcus, joint secretary of the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union in Sri Lanka believes the single biggest barrier to progress is access to free trade unions:\Our biggest fight is with the supplier companies who are strongly anti-union and the government

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