Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Ethical Fashion Frontier and The Genius of Place

Indian fashion label, Ela, as featured on Sass Brown's Eco Fashion Talk

Today marks the seven year anniversary of the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris, and to celebrate  the inroads made and phenonmenal efforts on the fashion horizon, I wrote the following piece for Eco Salon, 'Upping the Ante on the Ethical Fashion Frontier'

Isabelle Quéhé and Abigail Doan at EcoChic Geneva in 2010

"I met the founder of the Ethical Fashion Show, Isabelle Quéhé, at EcoChic Geneva in January of 2010, and if ever there was a woman who understood why and how global fashion needed to change, it was Isabelle. She spoke of a new dawn in the industry and the heart that needed to permeate all that we consider to be fashionable and sustainable. Now that the Ethical Fashion Show is seven years old, the inroads made are impressive in a world that is stubbornly waking up from the deep slumber of consumption and globalization – but we still have a long way to go. With organizations like the Ethical Fashion Show and their current partners, we just might get there, slowly but surely."

My heartfelt thanks to all of the contributors to this article as well as EcoSalon for offering me a platform to share these ideas.

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