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World Factory – interactive theatre show in Brighton

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After a sold out and extended run at the Young Vic during 2015, World Factory  METIS’s latest interactive theatre show – returns with performances in Cambridge (Cambridge Festival of Ideas), Manchester and our home town Brighton. Just a week away from showing in Brighton, we thought we’d share our excitement for this immersive game- making theatre which spotlights what actually goes on behind the scenes during the process of mass production. “World Factory pulls the curtains back on how small decisions contribute .

May’s Monthly Tips

As promised here are our monthly ethical tips for May!   Good Guide If you’re committed to using your purchasing power to boycott or support companies on the basis of how they conduct their business, the ultra-thorough Good Guide is for you. Its researchers mined mountains of public data and scientifically rate corporations on whether their products are safe, green, healthy and ethical. Barcode scanning makes it particularly simple to retrieve info about an .

Monthly tips!

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  As promised here is our monthly ethical and sustainable tips and insights! www.ecosia.org.uk. The brilliant search engine that plants a tree in Africa every time you search! So your armchair curiosity, shopping or emailing can do good in the world! www.thefairphone.com. The world’s first ethical smartphone. Been around a while and yet people still haven’t heard of it and we think it deserves to be heard of! http://olioex.com/ The food sharing revolution! This .

SCAP presents talk

When: 16th October 1:30-3:30pm Where:  Sallis Benney Theatre, 56-58 Grand Parade, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 0JY Resource efficiency experts WRAP, which leads the SCAP initiative, will present three short sessions in this hour long workshop. The workshop will focus on: Re-inventing how we design, market and sell clothes. Re-thinking how we use and consume clothes. Re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling of textiles. Anne Prahl will start off showcasing new initiatives, processes and technology that can .

LFW Takes on Sustainability

London Fashion week is often considered the epitome of showcasing the latest trends for each season. This year whilst collaborating with WRAP, Love Your Clothes and Esthetica, much like our very own Brighton Fashion Week, a handful of sustainable designers have been taking the catwalks by storm. Christopher Raeburn was amongst the eight designers to incorporate eco- friendly qualities into their practice. Being a well renowned designer it was refreshing to see how he .

Brighton Fashion Week

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As October draws near Brighton prepares to host one of the most creative events in sustainable fashion, Brighton Fashion Week. As an event that The Fair Shop has supported throughout the past couple of years we are particularly excited to announce this years fashion week as the only completely sustainable fashion week in the UK. The line up showcases various designers from around the world using eco-friendly techniques to create innovative and unique collections. .

Organic September

This September celebrates Organic September, a national awareness month of all that is organic. The aim is to make a pact to replace something in your daily life with something organic. Here at FAIR we thought we would give you plenty of excuses for that something to be your clothes!  Especially with the back to school rush, as we understand it isn’t just the school kids that like their wardrobe to look fresh as .

SAHEL- New to FAIR

New to Fair: SAHEL Design bags! These gorgeous new bags have a just as gorgeous story behind them. SAHEL began in the desert of Burkina Faso where the Fulani originate. Horse lovers by tradition, Fulani people used to dress their steeds in vibrant tassles to accentuate the horse’s movement and turn heads. Traditional Fulani horse harnesses have strong braided straps which are hand woven by highly skilled artisans. All SAHEL bags and accessories employ .

Exciting things from The University of Brighton

  This month has seen some exciting things from The University of Brighton! Including Graduate Fashion Week and the exhibition of all creative final years work. Of course we have a special interest in any projects based on sustainability and Kate Brooks’ collection has exactly that. Comprised of 22 individual interchangeable components, Brooks creates a capsule wardrobe that can suit any season. The idea being that you don’t need to buy new clothes every time .

‘The True Cost’- A Fashion Documentary Movie

    We wanted to give you a heads up about a great educational film that has just premiered in New York, ‘The True Cost’ Daily News Washington says ‘ Don’t expect easy answers from “The True Cost,” but expect to feel like you need to find some, and urgently.’ We hope that this film will help to start opening peoples eyes to the real repercussions behind our over-consumption and we would love for you .