This time last year, I was weeks into the Six Items Challenge. It’s a brilliant campaign run by the charity Labour Behind the Label to raise money and awareness for garment workers across the world. I wrote a whole blog about the experience, you can read it here. I’m not taking part this year but what I wear and how I shop have changed immeasurably since completing the challenge: I run a capsule wardrobe and am mindful about .
When you first start looking at ethical and sustainable clothing you might think, like I did ‘I can’t afford to buy these clothes’. However the more I learned about how most of the clothes on the high street are made the less I wanted to support these cruel and harmful ways of production. Even if a company was showing signs of trying to make improvements it just didn’t feel right or acceptable .
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 .
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 .
Another exciting Date for your Diary: 13th June Here at FAIR we believe in ethical fashion in all senses. For this reason, we’d love to introduce you to Rags Revival. An amazing chance to swap in those garments that have been hiding in the back of your wardrobe for something you may just fall in love with. For £5 you can bring up to 10 items of clothing or accessories to swap! From experience, we can .
Coming up at FAIR… Date for your Diary: 30th May The brilliant shoes of Bourgeois Boheme will be making an appearance in FAIR! We will be holding a Pop Up event from 12-4pm on the 30th May, as we are sure you will love BoBo shoes as much as we do! Check out their website below for a preview of the type of selection we will have in store. There will also be healthy drinks and .
With the election just passed, we have been regularly asked ‘who should have the power?’ When it comes to creating an ethical world, here at FAIR we believe you have the power. Every five years we elect a new government, but the real change of the World will come from you. As consumers we hold just as much, if not more power, the power for positive change. Fairtrade food has become a household name, .
BE an agent for CHANGE: buy FAIR TRADE World Fair Trade Day: the inclusive worldwide festival celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, exploitation, climate change and the economic crisis With World Fair Trade Day on the 9th of May, we wanted to share with you some great things Fair Trade has brought about. People Tree is just one of the brands we stock that is certified Fair Trade. .
Each trip we make to Kolkata includes an excursion out to Khanjanpur outside of Santiniketan, West Bengal. We visit Kirsty and Rahul Bose who set up Suchana school as a resource for local Santali, Kora and Bengali children. Although the village children are educated in government schools they are taught in Bengali. This a second language for the tribal children as the Santali and Kora tribes traditionally have their own spoken but not written .
At FAIR, we have been selling key rings from Calcutta Rescue for over 10 years, even before the shop on Queens Road opened its doors. They have always been really popular. Each visit to see this organisation in Kolkata, India opens our eyes even more to the many different things they do. Calcutta Rescue provides free medical services as so many people cannot access medical services here in Kolkata. We work with their Fair .