Sunday, February 08, 2009

Its time to launch...

CHOOLIPS & Its Ethical Relatives**
'Ethical Fashions answer to Parkinson'
Nina Baldwin, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion

The Ethical Relatives will be launched alongside the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s Shared Talent India Competition with a celebration of ethical movers & shakers working in India.
25th February 2009
6.30 – 8.30pm

London College of Fashion, Rootstein Hopkins Space
20 John Princes Street, London W1G 0BJ
(nearest tube Oxford Circus)

I will have the honour to be in conversation with
Priya Kishore, ‘Bombay Electric’, Founder & Owner
"Bombay Electric, the cutting-edge store in Mumbai, could be a template for the next millennium of Indian Style" "The Incarnation of the New Indian Cool" Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune
Besides being the place to find the hippest Indian Designers Bombay Electric also works with several NGOs and rural artisans to promote sustainable fashion.
‘Organic Silk God’
Samant Chauhan, Indian Fashion Designer
“He is the next big thing to hit the Fashion world...the wonder kid who is sure to give the Sabyasachis and the Gaurav Guptas a sprint for their money.” Asian Age
Samant crafts masterpieces in Organic Silks that balance elegance with “larger than life” designs. He specialises in non-violent silk production supporting his village of weavers sustaining hand-loom production. He is the creator of India’s First Fashion CafĂ©!

Dilys Williams ‘Centre for Sustainable Fashion’
Designer & Innovator
Founder of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion & Director for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion, Dilys is a pivotal & immiscible figure-head in Sustainable Fashion with 20years industry experience and expertise in design interventions for social, environmental and cultural change. She will be introducing the Centres latest India related programme & competition for Designers.

**CHOOLIPS & Its Ethical Relatives is a public THINK TANK of Ethical Movers & Shakers, Ambassadors for Ethical Fashion & Ethical Living making an outstanding contribution not just in Ethical Fashion but to Ethical Living.

"I believe that in personal conversation with people who are contributing to the pulse of Ethical practise we will open minds & contribute to put Ethical Fashion & Living on the real map – integrate it into our world not as a ‘Buzz’ word but as a true foundation for each household & individual lives."
CHOOLIPS' Designer Annegret Affolderbach

CHOOLIPS’ Ethical Relatives will be showcased in public heart-to-heart interviews that reveal their personal motivations and the ethics that drive their lives and professional work. This public THINK TANK will offer insights promoting transparency of an Industry that will guide our future and broaden ethical opportunities for the mainstream.

If you would like to be one of CHOOLIPS' Ethical Relatives or would like some more info - please get in touch with me personally

To find out more about the Shared India Competition visit
or contact: Hannah Higginson

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