BAFTS Week and Autumn Collections: Celebrate Thursday September 26th

Introducing Autumn Collections 2013, BAFTS Week, The Fashion Revolution AND….look out for us in this month’s ELLE magazine! Celebrate the First BAFTS WEEK ever…21st-28th September BAFTS is the UK body for certification of Fair Trade shops and importers.  It certifies that all members sell a minimum of 70% of products by recognised Fair Trade organisations such as Fairtrade …

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Responsibility in the supply chain

Responsibility in the Supply Chain In light of the recent Bangladesh garment factory collapse, FAIR’s team members will be posting about some of their thoughts here on our blog over the next few weeks. This week Amelia Glynn shares some of her thoughts on responsibility in the garment industry:  ____________________________________________________________ The recent collapse of a …

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Fair Trade Beyond 2015

Fair Trade Beyond 2013 by Lucy, FAIR team member and ethical blogger This May the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) will be holding its 12th Biennial  Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Timed to coincide with Global Fair Trade Week which takes place from 26th to 31st May 2013, Rio will carry the enviable title …

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Biba and Beyond

Biba and Beyond In 2008 FAIR moved in to 21 Queens Road. We knew nothing about the building except that it had been a doctor’s office. During the first couple of years we were open people would come in and ask us if we were the former Biba shop (people would also walk in wondering …

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FAIR goes to Pure London 2012

Lucy Dunne of the FAIR shop http://lucydunne.wordpress.com/ FAIR goes to Pure London 2012 Olympia, London, 19 – 21 August 2012 Pure London, one of the key events in any fashion buyer’s calendar worth their salt, has just finished a magnificent three days at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London’s West Kensington. Playing host to more …

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People Tree producer visits The Fair Shop

People Tree producer visits the FAIR shop

Lucy Dunne of the FAIR shop People Tree producer visits the FAIR shop Last week, the FAIR shop was visited by Subrata Saha, Senior Executive of Kumudini, which produces clothes for People Tree in Bangladesh. Supporting disadvantaged women and traditional craft skills, Kumudini create beautiful items of clothing using hand embroidery and block printing. We have been selling a …

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Brighton Fashion Week

2nd of June 2012 The weekend 2nd -3rd of June 2012 we are participating in Brighton Fashion Week. We’ll be at the Ready-to-Wear event at the Brighton Corn Exchange selling and showcasing the latest Shika dresses from Tanzania as well as some of our latest jewellery from our groups in India. With us as well …

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A sneak peak

Now that the sun’s out our vibrant African print summer dresses and beaded flip flops are flying out the door. Here’s a peek at the amazing work being done behind these must-have summer dresses, flip flops & our gorgeous Shika jewellery. Based in Arusha, Tanzania, Shika runs educational sponsorship programmes providing access to schooling, vocational …

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