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SOURCE in-house researcher

Ayla Angelos


With an eye for all things weird and colourful, a slight obsession with charity shops and a handy degree in English, Ayla is set to make a mark in the world of sustainable fashion and journalism. As an Editorial and Research Intern for SOURCE Intelligence, Ayla will unpick the seams of sustainability and innovation whilst projecting a love for fashion and the written word.

Contributor

Dani Baker

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Dani works with the Ethical & Sustainable Sourcing team at Tesco Clothing. During her time with the Ethical Fashion Forum, Dani led the development of the Ethical Fashion Forum’s sourcing database, and was the supplier liaison for the Ethical Fashion Source Expo, which connects and builds relationships with pioneering sustainable suppliers from all over the world. Prior to her work with the EFF, Dani studied a BA in Fashion Management at London College of Fashion, focusing her final year of study on the retailer’s responsibility and the supply chain.

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Malorie Bertrand

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Malorie Bertrand is a freelance writer and sustainable stylist by night and a full-time writer for a research foundation by day. Attracted to pretty things and order, Malorie appreciates well-designed magazines and Golden Retriever puppies. When she isn’t updating her sustainable fashion blog, EF Magazine, styling a photo shoot or enjoying scotch with her boyfriend, she visits with friends, calls her parents and watches far too much Downton Abbey.

Contributor

Xenya Cherny-Scanlon

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Known among friends as the “environmentalist in stilettos”, Xenya Cherny-Scanlon has worked for major international organisations, including the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and WWF, on three continents (in Australia, Kenya, Russia and Switzerland) on promoting greener ways of living.

A seasoned writer and communicator with a thorough knowledge of sustainability and CSR issues, she has managed global media relations, coordinated high-level communications campaigns, and reported for a major news agency. Xenya is now bringing together her two passions — fashion and sustainability — in her latest project Green Stilettos, a blog with a vision of “putting glam into green”. In addition SOURCE Intelligence, she serves as an expert contributor to the sustainable luxury platform – Nueluxe.

Contributor

Rebecca Damm

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Rebecca works as a consultant in sustainable livelihoods, specialising in textile communities. She has worked with the World Bank and VSO in Mongolia at a cashmere textile factory as a capacity builder and sustaining the livelihoods of nomadic herders. She also worked with small manufacturers of textiles and footwear in the ‘Ger Districts’ of Ulaanbaatar, improving the quality and design of their homemade products.

She has shared her 10 years of experience in the fashion industry, ranging from Menswear design for an International brand in Barcelona as well as writing for WGSN in London. It was from working in fast-fashion that she decided to become involved in the ethical sector, and this led to her accepting her placement as a volunteer in Mongolia specialising in building awareness of the textile opportunities in Mongolian cashmere, yak and camel fibre products and helping maintain a sustainable livelihood for Mongolian herders.

Editor-in-Chief

Sarah Ditty

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Sarah Ditty is Editor-in-Chief of SOURCE Intelligence. She is an experienced project manager, strategist, communications specialist and consultant in the areas of sustainability and innovation in the fashion and textiles sector. She has been working in fashion in a variety of capacities for ten years and specifically within sustainable fashion for the last four years. She has a master’s degree in Globalisation with a focus on sustainability, international trade and project management and has consulted fashion companies big and small over the past several years.

She has contributed to a wide range of publications such as CNN, Drapers, Fibre2Fashion, Argon, Fashion156, Grit, Positive Luxury, Refinery 29, and Time Out. She has appeared on BBC TV and radio, Islam TV. Sarah is committed to influencing others to join the ethical fashion movement by showcasing best practice across the industry and celebrating the most stylish, cutting-edge brands and designers bringing together fashion with environmental and social sustainability.

Contributor

Katharine Earley

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Katharine is a PR consultant and writer with a keen interest in sustainable business, corporate responsibility and ethical sourcing. She is particularly interested in the growing potential for corporate organisations and businesses to help drive sustainable practices worldwide, and believes that the fashion industry has a central role to play, despite its complexity and the challenges inherent in moving to a more sustainable business model. Katharine is also interested in the importance of sustainable supply chains in delivering positive environmental, health and socio-economic outcomes in developing countries. Having graduated with a First Class degree in French and Italian from Bristol University, Katharine initially worked in a supply chain capacity using her languages before forging a career in PR and communications. She has managed B2B PR campaigns for a wide range of clients, from global automotive, logistics and manufacturing firms to FMCG giants PepsiCo and GlaxoSmithKline. Katharine is currently working in sustainability communications.

Contributor

Marcella Echavarria

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A serial social entrepreneur with 15 years of hands on, first-hand experience in starting businesses, establishing bridges between cultures and people and integrating sustainability and profitability, Marcella founded SURevolution in 2005, EGG Peace Products in 2007 and Revista.G in 2000. A branding and marketing expert with experience of magazines such as Harper’s
Bazaar, Elle and Daily Candy, she has also worked in product development, market trends, and as branding consultant for Unesco, The IFC, CHF International, Artesanías de Colombia, Carana, The Color Association of the United States and Design 21.

Contributor

Rebecca Enderby


Rebecca is a zoologist and conservation biologist, studying a PhD at King’s College in London. She is studying biofuel supply chains in India and how human and non-human actors come to be engaged within environmental processes.

Rebecca has worked for Friends of the Earth, Royal College of Obstetricians and a fair trade fashion company. She is also a working Photojournalist and focuses on documentary photography that explores social and environmental issues.

Expert Contributors

The Sustainable Angle: Expert Columnist

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The Sustainable Angle is a not for profit organisation which initiates and supports projects which contribute to minimising the environmental impact of industry and society.

The organisation’s main project – The Future Fabrics Expo focuses on the fashion industry and how its environmental impact can be lowered through innovation in the textile industry, and novel ideas to transform the fashion system and design practice.

The Future Fabrics Expo showcases a curated selection of woven and knitted fabrics made from natural and man-made fibres, suitable for mainstream and mid- to high-end fashion brands.

Expert Contributors

Best Foot Forward (BFF): Expert Columnist

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Best Foot Forward (BFF) has helped several hundred organisations to manage and reduce their environmental impact and to tell the world about their achievements. BFF help businesses and government to cut greenhouse gas emissions and save money and to understand their opportunities and risks in a world of limited resources. BFF has calculated thousands of footprints for everything from carrots to county councils, from wine bottles to Wimbledon. BFF is a team of experts and thought leaders in the sustainability and foot printing sector, specialising in different areas including FMCG, agriculture, health and transport.

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Responsible Trade Worldwide: Expert Columnist

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Responsible Trade Worldwide (RTW) audits organisations and their supply chains to achieve ethical standards of practice, manage brand reputation and optimise workforce productivity. On and offline tools capture the voice of the worker across operational, sustainability and people practices, producing industry-benchmarked data and actionable insight. RTW Assessments shine a light on the culture of a business in order to enable performance improvements and mitigate organisational risks.

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Ethical Trading Initiative: Expert Columnist

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The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a ground-breaking alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations. ETI works in partnership to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable workers across the globe who make or grow consumer goods – everything from tea to T-shirts, from flowers to footballs.

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Corporate Citizenship: Expert Columnist

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Founded in 1997, Corporate Citizenship is one of the longest standing specialist consultancies, working with corporate clients around the world to achieve their commitments to responsible business behaviours and sustainable practices.

CC’s highly experienced 30-strong team in London and New York bring practical and pragmatic solutions to often complex challenges. Faced with the big issues confronting the world today, we passionately believe that companies are part of the solution, and we help make it happen.

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Soil Association: Expert Columnist

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Soil Association has been around since 1946 and today is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. With over 150 staff based in Bristol and Edinburgh and working as certification inspectors across the country, they work to create and inspire consumer trust in order to support the organic market.

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Textile Exchange: Expert Columnist

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Textile Exchange (formerly known as Organic Exchange) is a 501©(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 2002 based in the USA. TE is committed to accelerating sustainable practices in the textile value chain in order to create material change, restore the environment, and enhance lives around the world.

Ethical Fashion Forum

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We are the industry body dedicated to a sustainable future for fashion.

The Ethical Fashion Forum aims to develop a collaborative movement which will transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry within a decade.

The mission of the Ethical Fashion Forum is to SUPPORT and PROMOTE sustainable practices, facilitate COLLABORATION, raise AWARENESS and provide the TOOLS AND RESOURCES needed to reduce poverty, reduce environmental damage and raise standards in the fashion industry.

Contributor

Magaly Fuentes-Sagan

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Magaly Fuentes is a US-based freelance writer with a broad range of interests spanning art, fashion, travel, environmental issues, health and wellbeing. With an AS in Fashion Design and work towards a BA in International Business and Marketing as well as a comprehensive fashion career that has included couture bridal design, sportswear product development, visual merchandising, buying and marketing management, Magaly brings the scope of her experience and passions to her written work. She writes for a variety of magazines and is currently working on the launch of an online apparel shop. Magaly hopes to encourage others to question, learn and live well.

Consultant

Amisha Ghadiali

Amisha Ghadiali


Amisha has worked within the Ethical Fashion Movement for the past 5 years. After working in politics, both for an MP and a US Congressman, she was curious about how fashion could change lives. In 2006, she set up amisha.elegance.rebellion, a socially minded jewellery label. Naturally interested in the bigger picture, Amisha joined the Ethical Fashion Forum, where she was Associate Director until last year. She had a key strategic role, which included managing the RE:Fashion Awards 2008, the world’s first award ceremony celebrating ethical fashion, and the launch of the EFF’s international online network, now with 5000 active members globally. Amisha is also the founder of Think Act Vote, a campaign to inspire and educate about sustainability and citizenship, with eco-fashion as one of its main tools.

Amisha consults with fashion brands, to help integrate sustainability into their businesses, and advises on how to increase their presence online. She is a regular guest speaker on ethical fashion, at events and conferences. Amisha also writes on eco-fashion for publications including Ecouterre .

Contributor

Ceri Heathcote

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Ceri has been working in online marketing for the last 5 years. She provides consultancy and marketing services to fashion websites and businesses through her company Heathcote Communications. Ceri has a strong interest in ethical and sustainable fashion and is committed to promoting it whenever she can. She is also a blogger for Oxfam Fashion and runs a number of her own fashion websites including Ethicalfashionblog.com and Posh-swaps.com, which provides a place to swap, buy and sell second handclothes. She has recently set up Ethical Fashion Bloggers, a community which aims to encourage and support bloggers in promoting ethical fashion. She also has a degree in Environmental Life Science and a Diploma in Fashion Journalism.

Expert Columnist

Jill Heller

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PureThread Founder Jill Heller is a passionate tastemaker and trendsetter with expertise in the designer and contemporary fashion market. She always anticipates the waves of the future, both in fashion and in its greater context. PureThread is based on her intentions to define contemporary beauty in deeper terms than the surface charm of a beautiful garment.

With small companies improving eco design and larger design firms starting to implement sustainable initiatives, her goal is to place more and more sustainable fashion – and the stories behind it – into the hearts and closets of her clients. Because Jill represents both the traditional side of fashion and beauty and the renewed ethics around protecting our world, her selections reflect a rare, discerning edit of the ethical fashion marketplace.

Jill launched a high-end boutique – On the One – in Westchester County,NY in 2003. Presenting her vision of clean sophistication by showcasing contemporary designer brands and merchandising the finest in casual luxury fashion, she selected special items from a diverse array of designers based on her taste level and intuition. The lifestyle shopping atmosphere fostered a unique connection with the customers as they discovered their own personal expressions of style.

Jill’s true talent was always styling women, leaning on her natural understanding of trends, knowledge of designers, and innate ability to pull great looks together for individual women, as well as fashion buying and merchandising for her own curated retail boutiques.

Contributor

Rosie Helson

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Since producing a school project on pollution aged 11, Rosie has developed a strong interest in, and drive for, integrating sustainability into everyday business practices and is currently a Consultant in Sustainable Business with Amida. During her MSci degree in Geography at Bristol University, her final dissertation, entitled ‘ Environmentalism in Fashion: Crusaders of the Anti-Plastic bag’, involved interviewing Anya Hindmarch about her ‘I’m Not A Plastic Bag’ tote, to compare it to the bag produced by environmentalists in Modbury, the UK’s first plastic bag free town. A particular passion for communication of sustainability issues has led Rosie to write for several newspapers, websites and blogs as well as running her own radio show.

Academic Researcher

Alana James

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Alana James is currently working towards a PhD degree focusing on consumer and retailer behaviour in an ethical fashion context. Her research studies the consumption of High Street fashion, and aims to investigate the opportunities to mainstream sustainability in the fashion sector.

Expert Columnist

Nicola Jenkin


Nicola joined Best Foot Forward as a senior consultant in September 2011, having worked for the company until 2005 as a project manager. In between, she worked for the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) as a Key Account Manager with the UK retail sector and its supply chain, supporting initiatives such as the Courtauld Commitment. Nicola’s specialisms are in drinks, advising on corporate sustainability strategy, packaging optimisation, resource efficiency in the supply chain and household consumption.

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For the last seven years Warren Knight has specialised in helping business increase sales, through the convergence of Social Media, Digital Marketing & eCommerce. Winning various industry awards & co-founding two IT companies since 2010. An eCommerce platform, getting £150,000 Seed Investment via “SEIS”, valuing the business at £1M in less than two years. The second with a “Start Up Loan”, building an online learning platform, teaching people how to setup & use Social Networks to get sales.

West Coast Contributor

Andrea Krystine

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Since 2008, Andrea Krystine has maintained an active role in the sustainable fashion community. In 2009 she produced the first ethical fashion event in San Diego, CA (Ecologique: Fashion for a Green Future) featuring several designers including Meiling Chen and Mika Machida. After keeping up a blog on the subject of ethical fashion for three years, she launched Refix Magazine (http://www.refixmag.com )- a quarterly fashion magazine dedicated to sustainability, ethical fashion, and eco culture in 2011.

Andrea Krystine has been recognized for her eco efforts in such publications as 944, Disfunkshion, Venus Zine, and Footprint Magazine. She currently resides in San Francisco, CA where she offers PR, Marketing, and Creative services to ethical fashion brands.

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In-house researcher

Sophie Lang

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Sophie is an in-house researcher at SOURCE Intelligence. She graduated with BA Fashion & Textile design at Middlesex University and has developed an interest in consumerism, and the relationship between sustainability and capitalism through both her dissertation and graduate collection.

She has also explored the diversity of the fashion industry through a range of work placements, at Christopher Raeburn, Vogue India, and Awamaki. Sophie’s academic and practical experience has led to an interest in the business case for sustainability, and the bigger picture of sustainability across consumer industries.

Consultant

Steve Lawson


Steve has 25 years’ experience working in the fashion industry, most notably managing ethical compliance for the Courtaulds Group with the ETI and WRAP requirements. He was also involved in the development of Marks & Spencer’s ‘Global Sourcing Principles’.

From 2004 onwards, Steve acted as consultant to manufacturers abroad to help them meet M&S standards, works with retailers and suppliers to manage ethical compliance at both ends. This involved increasing knowledge and skills of retail representatives, and advising suppliers on corrective and preventative actions required at their sites. His current areas of focus include facilitating greater manufacturing efficiencies in order to reduce excessive working hours. He is also interested in working with retailers on how to establish efficient ways to manage Ethical Policies on suppliers.

Editor-in-Chief

Tamsin Lejeune

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Tamsin has over 10 years of experience in the ethical fashion sector. She holds a masters in International Development with a focus upon fashion and fair trade, and is trained in fashion design and fashion business management. She has led the initiation and growth of the Ethical Fashion Forum, from the first meeting around a table in 2004 to an international network of thousands, and regularly speaks, writes, runs training programmes and mentors on fashion and ethics. She has secured funding from DfID, the LDA, UnLtd, the International Trade Centre, and a portfolio of corporate sponsorship and support for a range of groundbreaking projects from the RE:Fashion Awards to the INNOVATION and New Entrepreneurs projects.

Tamsin is responsible for founding the Ethical Fashion Consultancy, EFF’s sister organisation which unites the world’s foremost experts on fashion and sustainability. She has led Ethical Fashion Consultancy projects with clients ranging from the BBC to the ITC and the Commonwealth Foundation.

Consultant

Clare Lissaman

Clare Lissaman


Clare Lissaman is a consultant on ethical and fair trade. She has a particular focus on labour standards in global supply chains, helping disadvantaged producers to access mainstream markets and exploring the impact of trade on poor communities. She works with business large and small, NGOs and innovative projects, and is also an experienced trainer, developing and implementing training courses on social accountability and ethical trade to several UK retailers. Clients include Adili.com, Gap Inc, Bureau Veritas, the Fairtrade Foundation (where she helped launch Fairtrade cotton), Traidcraft and 21st Century Leaders.

Editorial Assistant

Ilishio Lovejoy

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Ilishio has been the Editorial Assistant for SOURCE Intelligence since the beginning of 2013. With an illustrious background in costume styling for film and television, she has worked on leading feature films such as Prometheus, 8 minutes Idle and forthcoming films Brand New-U and Belle.

She is currently heading up our annual Market Research framework and is a highly skilled researcher and communicator. She’s also using her background in styling to orchestrate a bi-annual SOURCE Member’s photoshoot, the first of which will launch shortly. Ilishio has a keen eye for trends and design.

Africa Contributor

Tapiwa Matsinde

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Tapiwa is our Africa correspondent. She is also a writer and researcher for African Daydreams.

Contributor

Emma McGinn

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Emma McGinn is a British designer dedicated to growing the ethical fashion movement to support social and environmental change around the globe. Currently residing in Chennai, South India, Emma is further building her experience and knowledge in the field of ethical fashion and textiles.

In addition to being an ambassador for EFF in India, further developing the network between rural producers and the global ethical fashion community, Emma is also carrying out personal research and exploration into the textile industry in India focusing on traditional artisan techniques, print and weave.

US West Coast Correspondent

Jennie McGuirk

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Offering diverse insight from both agency and client perspectives, Jennie has accumulated over 10 years industry experience in editorial, advertising, design and branding; collaborating with some of the world’s most highly respected creative talents in her quest to unite art and commerce.

Born and raised in Manchester, Jennie graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons in Visual Communication. Beginning the new millennium in London, she immersed herself in the international creative community. Now based in Los Angeles, Jennie continues to successfully translate her skills to an ever-evolving digital landscape.

Jennie has assumed various roles for high profile companies, including: D&AD, Ogilvy, M&C Saatchi, Nick Knight & SHOWstudio, Sectorlight Strategic Design and Shots magazine founder Gompertz & Co/Purple House Publishing.

South America Correspondent

Loula Mercedes

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Student of the MA Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, Loula Mercedes Figueroa has been working in sustainable fashion projects in South America since 2005.

She is the founder of Inmakulate, a British and South American sustainable brand that has contributed to a number of ethical fashion projects in Colombia, Peru and Brazil.

Contributor

Bryony Moore

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Bryony is clothing editor at bi-monthly Ethical Consumer magazine, a publication that cuts through the greenwash to rate companies on their actual sustainability performance. Having spent years delving deep into corporate policy, Bryony is an expert in CSR.

Bryony is also a freelance contributing writer. Involved in numerous other ethical fashion projects, she is always on the lookout for more. In her spare time she blogs about style and sustainability.

Events and Partnerships Director

Kate Osborne

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Kate is the Events & Partnerships Director at the Ethical Fashion Forum. She is responsible for overseeing and planning the Ethical Fashion Forum’s global fashion calendar, including the launch and management of a groundbreaking model for online trade events; the Global Awards for Sustainable Fashion, held at the House of Lords; and the inaugural SOURCE Summit event, which brings together leading pioneers in fashion and sustainability from all over the world. Kate’s events have included high profile industry figures, including representatives Vogue.com, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander MqQueen, Kering, Roland Mouret, Arcadia, River Island and more.

Partner

Textile Exchange: Partner

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Textile Exchange is a global, nonprofit, membership-based organization that began as Organic Exchange in 2001. Organic Exchange, in partnership with farmers, manufacturers, brands, and retailers, grew the organic cotton market from $240 million in 2001 to $4 billion in 2009. ?As the sustainable textiles market evolved to include much more than organic cotton, it became rapidly apparent

The industry envisions a global textile industry that protects and restores the environment and enhances lives. Textile Exchange inspires and equips people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain. We focus on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects to enhancing lives around the world.

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Environmental Justice Foundation: Partner

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EJF is a registered charity established in 2000 to empower people who suffer most from environmental abuses to find peaceful ways of preventing them.

EJF provides film and advocacy training to individuals and grassroots organisations in the global south, enabling them to document, expose and create long term solutions to environmental abuses.

EJF campaigns internationally to raise awareness of the issues our grassroots partners are working to solve locally.

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Fairtrade Foundation: Partner

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The Fairtrade Foundation is the independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the FAIRTRADE Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards.

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World Fair Trade Organization: Partner

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World Fair Trade Organization, once known as International Federation of Alternative Traders (IFAT) was created in 1989 and is a global association of 324 organizations in over 70 countries. Members are fair trade producer cooperatives and associations; export marketing companies, importers, retailers, national and regional fair trade networks and Fair Trade Support Organizations.

WFTO’s mission is to improve the livelihoods and well being of disadvantaged producers by linking and promoting Fair Trade Organizations, and speaking out for greater justice in world trade.

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Animanà: Partner

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Animaná makes products under the principles of sustainability respecting the life cycle of the product using a cradle to cradle approach. This approach focuses on avoiding creation of waste and fragmented system of manufacturing and use, but instead enter everything in a regenerating cycle, considering life cycle of the product not from cradle to grave but from cradle to cradle.

The brand’s commitment is for the long term, through green manufacturing, the use of natural fibres, ancestral techniques, recycling and ecological use of materials. In this way, we promote sustainable design and care for the environment, making the smallest environmental impact possible. This is a rebirth of an ancient art with more than 5000 years of history.

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Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI): Partner

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The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a groundbreaking alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations. We work in partnership to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable workers across the globe that make or grow consumer goods – everything from tea to T-shirts, from flowers to footballs.

Our vision is a world where all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and work in conditions of freedom, security and equity. This year our corporate members’ ethical trade activities touched the lives of over 9.8 million workers.

In ethical trade, retailers, brand and suppliers take responsibility for improving the working conditions of the people who make the products they sell.

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RITE Group: Partner

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The RITE Group was established in 2007, it provides fact-based information to stakeholders in the textile industry, media and other external organisations on how to minimise the negative environmental effects of the production, use and disposal of textiles and clothing.

RITE Group currently does this through its established annual RITE Group conference, which takes place in London every year and features the leading global thinkers on textiles and the environment.

The RITE Group has been run on a voluntary basis and has accepted donations from industry stakeholders in order to produce, market and execute its annual conference in London.

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Joelson Wilson: Partner

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Joelson Wilson is a specialist business orientated law firm which has been based in the heart of London’s West End for more than 50 years.

The firm focuses on providing commercial legal advice and services to entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), private equity backed businesses and larger listed companies both in the UK and internationally.

The Retail and Fashion Team regularly advises on all aspects of Intellectual Property from the existence and creation of Intellectual Property Rights to their exploitation and enforcement. They also assist with all aspects of retail and fashion businesses, including initail start-ups and capital raisings to corporate transactions, AIM flotations, employment and real estate advice.

Consultant

Ilaria Pasquinelli

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Ilaria is a Marketing Consultant for textile and fashion industry and is an expert of ethical fashion market assisting companies to market and communicate sustainability. She sits in the board of the Ethical Fashion Consultancy. During her career she has advised private and public companies, including not-for-profit organizations, such as the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD-WTO agency). She has managed international programmes aimed at social and economic development of SMEs in emerging countries through export development supporting companies to form appropriate market entry strategies. Her strengths lie in her ability to analyse markets and coherently manage marketing functions.

Consultant

Phil Patterson


Phil is a graduate colour chemist who has wide ranging experience in the textile industry gained from a career that has spanned research, manufacturing and retail; fibres, fabrics and garments; legislation, environmental compliance, standardisation and innovation.

He was dyeing and finishing manager for Marks and Spencer prior to setting up Colour Connections Textile Consultancy in 2007.

His core knowledge and expertise is in dyeing, finishing, chemicals and sustainability but he also has an ability to understand the needs of different links in the textile supply chain and other stakeholders – such as media, pressure groups – and provide expert advice to non-expert clients in a form that is comprehensive and easy to understand.

He is a founder member and Chairman of the RITE Group, a voluntary organisation aimed at promoting the reduction of environmental impacts of textile manufacturer use and disposal, and he regularly speaks at international conferences on the issues facing the dyeing, textile and retail industries.

Contributor

Patsy Perry

Patsy Perry


Patsy Perry is a Lecturer in the George Davies Centre for Retail Excellence at Heriot-Watt University and Deputy Director of the MSc International Fashion Marketing. With a passion for fashion and a strong interest in sustainability issues, her research is centred on global supply chain management and ethical manufacturing in the fashion industry. She is about to submit her PhD which focused on the implementation of CSR in export garment manufacturers in Sri Lanka. She has a BSc in International Fashion Marketing from Manchester Metropolitan University and an MBA from The University of Southampton and previously worked for a large London research agency.

Contributor

Sharon Rapose


Sharon Rapose is a London-based producer and writer. Through her company Balancefilm, she is currently producing a series of embroidery videos and short documentary for FAD, ‘Thread’ – a feature thriller set in the fashion industry and romantic comedy ‘Konnichiwa Brick Lane’. She has worked with the Ethical Fashion Forum, the United Nations and Sundance Film Festival, and maintains a keen interest in sustainable and ethical fashion.

Trade Relations Manager, Soil Association

Emma Reinhold

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Emma Reinhold is Trade Relations Manager for health & beauty and textiles at the Soil Association, focusing on the business development, relationship management and marketing of both sectors. She has over a decade of experience in the beauty and fashion industry, most recently working as the editor of a leading international trade beauty publishing group.

Contributor

Jessica Runicles

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Jessica is a Partnership Analyst, here she identifies partners for not for profit organisations to collaborate with. Her interest in ethical fashion was spurred on during her BA and MA she specialised in the global political economy where she despaired of the effect western consumerism had on developing countries. From this came a massive interest in CSR, ethical supply chains and sustainable development. Fashion is a large part of her life and she is determined to make people think more about where what they are wearing comes from.

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Alina Rätsep

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Alina’s expertise lies within brand building and marketing communications. Having graduated from Bournemouth University among the UK’s most sought after graduates in the media and marketing industries, she has since been involved in many various projects where she sharpened her copywriting skills and built up her marketing knowledge. Alina’s first acquaintance with ethical fashion happened when she was invited to attend Ada Zanditon’s fashion show, and she never looked back. Always on top of the ethical fashion industry trends, she also runs her own sustainable fashion consumer publication called SIX Magazine aimed at ethically-minded fashionistas.

SOURCE Columnist

Lisa Schneider


Lisa has contributed to several publications of SOURCE Intelligence as an research & editorial assistant. Prior to that work she studied International Fashion & Management at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute dedicating several projects to sustainability in the fashion industry. In her final and award-winning dissertation she researched and developed green communication strategies and produced a guide for high street retailers on how to mainstream sustainable fashion. In her current role as a production manager at a menswear tailoring supplier for the high street, she aims to ultimately integrate sustainability into her work and the business operations.

Contributor

Shaina Shealy

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Shaina lives in Jerusalem where she’s earning a MA in Islamic and Middle East Studies. Her interests include the role of women in global poverty reduction, handmade textiles and natural dyes like indigo. She also writes a food blog (epistolary recipe journal) with her mom at crosscounterxchange.com.

Expert contributor


Valerie is a passionate merchant with over 13 years of experience in driving sales and profit in Fashion Retail through customer focussed ranges, on-brand strategic planning and robust trading and stock management. She’s worked for the likes of ASOS, Kurt Geiger, Aldo and others.

She is now looking to work with Ethical Fashion Businesses, and is a strong supporter of environmental causes and believe the industry needs to change. She believes the future of fashion will look very different and plans on being a part of that change.

Consultant

Christian Smith

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Christian Smith is the founder of Inclusi, a leading boutique strategy and sustainability consultancy working with small to medium companies across multiple sectors.

He is the former CSR Manager for ASOS.com. His work included measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, helping the company to understand where its impacts are and where there is room for improvement.

Christian also holds the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London, where he wrote a dissertation titled “The End of Fast Fashion”. His interest in sustainability began at an early age, through his Sierra Leonean parents’ belief in quality not quantity. Living in Brazil, Japan and Sierra Leone led him to being involved in the world of sustainability and sharing the opportunities these news challenges bring.

Expert Columnist

Susan Snedden


Susan Snedden is a director in the IP & Technology team of Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS). A leading UK commercial law firm and member of Lex Mundi, the world’s premier network of independent law firms, MMS has extensive experience and capabilities in advising fashion and retail clients on a wide range of legal issues, regardless of where they arise.

Contributor

Carry Somers

Carry Somers


A pioneer in fair trade fashion, Carry Somers established Pachacuti in 1992 after an MA in Native American Studies. Pachacuti’s range Panama hats, clothing and accessories provides income for over 1000 Andean artisans in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Colombia. Pachacuti is the first company in the world to be Fair Trade Certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation under the Sustainable Fair Trade Management System. In 2010 Pachacuti was Highly Commended in the International category of the Awards for Excellence for impact on Millenium Development Goals.

Contributor

Rebecca Taylor


Business Development Manager at Responsible Trade Worldwide

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Contributor

Emma Tynan


Emma Tynan is a freelance writer and journalist specialising in sustainable and ethical fashion. Alongside her own successful blog, Thread Gently, she contributes to leading newspapers, fashion and trade magazines including the Guardian and Eluxe Magazine.

Emma, fluent in both French and Italian, began her career in luxury fashion and styling in London where she was based for the last six years until recently relocating to Paris. She studied at University College Dublin, Ireland; Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London; and Roma Tre, Rome.

Expert Analysis Editor

Ivi Varda


Ivi has over 15 years of project and strategic marketing, has worked in new business development, consulting and strategic marketing planning in various industries including fashion, arts & education, and advertising in both Europe and the US. She has extensive experience of creating and managing partnership activity in non-profit and commercial sectors.

Ivi supports the EFC team at a strategic level in the development of marketing plans, marketing materials and web platforms. She also acts as an ambassador for EFC at functions and events, promoting EFC and its work through other channels such as press and PR. Alongside with her role at the EFC, Ivi is currently working towards a PhD in Marketing at Brunel University, focusing on the topic of sustainable fashion communications. She also holds a MA in Marketing and a BSc degree in Marketing Management.

Contributor

Hayley Warren


Hayley has varied experience in the textile and apparel industry. She has worked as a researcher and consultant for organisations such as H&M, C.CAWDU, Labour Behind the Label, Social Accountability International and Delaware University Textile and Apparel Department. Having lived on four continents Hayley has a varied and detailed knowledge of the global fashion industry. Her main interests lie within social supply chain standards and certifications and she specialises in CSR reporting and communication. She is currently based in Singapore working as a freelance CSR Consultant and founder of www.revufashion.com.

Consultant

Victoria Waugh


Victoria has worked as a senior Commercial Manager within the fashion industry for the last 10 years. Working primarily with manufacturers in China and India, she has successfully developed product and sourced supply chains for some of the UK’s biggest fashion retailers. Victoria currently works as a Business Development Manager for the Fairtrade Foundation, where she specialises in certified cotton and gold. She is a Director of the Ethical Fashion Consultancy and brings expert knowledge of business strategy, product development and supply chain management to the Source.

Expert Columnist

Shannon Whitehead

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Shannon Whitehead


Shannon Whitehead is a sustainability strategist and branding consultant for designers and apparel companies. In 2010, she co-founded {r}evolution apparel, a sustainable clothing company for female travelers and minimalists that was featured in The New York Times, Forbes.com, TheWallStreetJournal.com and Yahoo! News.

Shannon has appeared as a speaker at the World Education Congress, ECO Fashion Week, The Bainbridge Graduate Institute, and as a guest lecturer at San Francisco’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

Bridging the Gap correspondent

Julia Wilber


Julia is currently a Thomas J Watson Fellow and traveling the world visiting small scale producers, many of whom are Fellowship 500 members, such as Keok’jay in Cambodia, Animana from the Andes and Ayni Bolivia.

She is reporting for SOURCE for the Bridging the Gap series, exploring the recent phenomenon of designers moving into the manufacturing and productions sector.

SOURCE Columnist

Alice Wilby

Alice Wilby


Alice is a London based fashion stylist and costume designer. She has worked on diverse projects for a wide
range of clients including Metro newspaper, Disney and French Connection. Inspired by working on both
commercial and bespoke creative assignments, Alice has experience in styling men, women and children. She is also the creative director and founder of FutureFrock, a quarterly online magazine dedicated to high end, ethically sourced sustainable fashion.

Her clients include:
Lascivious, Coco De Mer, Universal Records, KSM California, SAKS, Esprit, Metro, Warehouse, French Connection, Gloss Magazine, MTV, Jamaican Ginger Beer, Next, John Lewis, Debenhams, Discovery Science, Disney

Head of Marketing

Qiulae Wong


Qiulae Wong is the Head of Marketing at the Ethical Fashion Forum and Mysource.

Guest Editor

Baroness Lola Young

Baroness Lola Young


Lola Young, Baroness Young of Hornsey, OBE is a British artist, author, and Crossbench peer.