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Brand Showcase 2017: Directional Womenswear

BP17 - Mayamiko Lookbook 1 of 6 focusing on luxury and directional womenswear design. Also featuring an interview with Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro on what the Fashion Revolution means for retailers. Image: Founding Partner, Mayamiko

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SOURCE Brand Showcase 2017

BP17 Thumbnail The 2017 Brand Showcase is a 2 month series running over April-May, presenting our current SOURCE brand and retailer members.

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Suppliers Changing Lives: Purnaa

Purnaa Based in Kathmandu, Purnaa is a social enterprise that is measuring success by the positive impact it has in communities.

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Sustainable Sourcing Series Part 3: Artisan & Small Volume

SSS Part III Whether you're a designer just starting out or a bigger brand wanting to experiment with new sustianable product, these reports will highlight tips and suppliers for sourcing ethically from artisans and small volume suppliers.

Quickfire Q&A

Jane Shepherdson

Shepherdson is the Chief Executive at womenswear brand Whistles and ex-brand director of Topshop.

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Why do you feel ethical fashion is important?

Because everyone has the right to be treated humanely, to have a childhood, be given a fair wage for a days work, and have the right to be a member of a union. That doesn’t sound like a lot to ask does it?

What is the ethical/ sustainable issue in relation to what you do/ consume that you feel most good about?

I have solar panels on my roof, and walk or cycle as much as possible. Despite being in the fashion industry, we try to promote considered investment purchases, as opposed to throwaway fashion, and we try to do it with integrity. I am also a creative advisor to Oxfam , and help them to continue to innovate and raise money.

What makes you unhappy?

The treatment of women across the globe.

Who are your all-time favourite designers?

Miuccia Prada and Coco Chanel

What single ethical/ sustainable product would most improve the quality of your life?

A switch that turned off everything in the house by the front door!

Click HERE to read the full interview.