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Is Green the New Black?

‘Is Green the New Black?‘ is a week of events and activities (Monday 30 April – Friday 4 May 2007) run by the London College of Fashion, “with exciting guests to help unravel some of the most complex issues that face the fashion industry today.” Laura Bailey is one of the faces of the campaign […]

Piccalilly

Jo visited the Piccalilly stand at Natural Products Europe enquiring about merchandising garments for Indigo and purchasing ranges of organic cotton in colours other than white. Most of Picalilly’s organic cotton comes from India – where they have manufactured 100% organic cotton garments which carry the FAIRTRADE Mark, guaranteeing producers in developing countries a better […]

Africa Aid T-Shirt Campaign

Steven Selzer, of Africa Aid, dropped us an email telling us about his worthy t-shirt based appeal: Africa Aid, an international nonprofit founded by a group of post-grads from the University of California, San Diego, is announcing a nationwide call-to-action: buy a t-shirt and feed an African refugee child for one school year. Leveraging the […]

Green Tea

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past two weeks, but I have been scuttling from one long-haul flight to the next over the past two weeks. I am finally back in London but I must share with you a funny article I read in a complimentary copy of the Financial Times (online at […]

Unpluggit

As well as buying organic t-shirts (excuse shameless plug (and pun!)), if you are keen to be more eco-friendly these days (and aren’t we all, otherwise how can you sit around at a Wandsworth dinner party and not trump Marjorie’s claim that she recycled 50 plastic ice-cream tubs last week?), then pop over to the […]

I’m not a plastic bag, but how long will I be ‘in fashion’?

Anya Hindmarch’s £5.00 tote bag seems to have taken the environmentally conscious amongst us by storm, not to mention the fashionistas. With Hollywood’s A list celebrities all clutching what has been quoted to be this seasons must have accessory, its no wonder eBay sellers are already getting a good return on the £5.00 bargain. Anya’s […]

How fair is Fairtrade?

An article on the BBC: The Fairtrade label is increasingly common. But while shoppers seem keen to pay a little over the odds for fair trade products, some observers question how effective it really is in helping developing world farmers. Read More:  How fair is Fairtrade?, BBC News Online, 4th March 2007

Your Ethical Business

The Independent yesterday ran a great review of Paul Allen’s Book, Your Ethical Business: How to Plan, Start and Succeed in a Company with a Conscience. Trapp, the reviewer, believes Allen is concerned with businesses that from the outset are seeking to do more than make money. He name checks the usuals suspects as examples, […]

Modec – Green Vehicles

Indigo is proud to supply Modec with smart, embroidered polo shirts for their staff uniform. Modec are an amazing company as they make cool looking, environmentally friendly vans, and with a top speed of 50mph, these are certainly no milk floats! Their website states: The Modec range is possibly the greatest leap forward in commercial […]

New Consumer

Next Thursday sees the official launch of Newconsumer.com, the web’s newest and hottest ethical lifestyle magazine. Packed with daily news, views and interviews on everything green and Fairtrade, the site’s written by the UK’s top ethical journalists including The Guardian’s Lucy Siegle and Richard Hammond, Metro’s Bel Jacobs, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, plus many of the web’s […]