So for all of you eco chic lovers out there guess what’s back? Fairwear 2010 returns to Bristol and it isn’t coming through Century Bristol Cathedral doors quietly; oh no! This year’s show is the largest Fair-trade catwalk show ever to take place in the UK.
The fashion show, taking place on 25th February, aims to promote Fairtrade to improve the lives of producers in developing countries.
So how is it going to out do itself this year? Well since the Fairwear brand has become established the ‘Fairwear Fashion Show’ has become an important date in everyone’s fashion calendar – displaying the changes that should be happening in fashion all over the world.
This year sees Harry Potter’s very own Emma Watson showcasing her fair-trade range in association with leading fair-trade designer brand, People Tree. Emma’s collections brings a little bit if edginess to the show:
I wanted to help People Tree produce a younger range because I was excited by the idea of using fashion as a tool to alleviate poverty and knew it was something I could help make a difference with.
As more and more people become aware of the positive message being promoted with the use of fair-trade fashion it’s not just the great British public becoming involved – many designers, actors and musicians are showing an interest in the constantly changing world of fashion; and luckily it’s changing for the better.
So what will you lucky people be seeing? Well fantastic collection from of course Emma Watson; Debenhams 5G range which involves Sir Steve Redgrave’s stunning designs who simply uses Fairtrade cotton from Mall; I think we love him already.
Bishopston trading fashion company are unveiling their collection. Along with ‘Life’s not fair but my knickers are’, Bristol based company; ‘Spunky’. Not to mention the spectacular Laura Ashley, Warehouse fairtrade range which include Bibico, Leafric, Wombat and Ethics Girls.
But guess what? It doesn’t stop there, musicians from Sarodplayer, contemporary dancers from the Invisible circus known as ‘Movement Collective’ will be amazing us with their fabulous piece also. And if that’s not enough for you then get ready to say hello to a whole host of celebrities. Actor James Redmond is acting as compare at the show. As well as BBC3’s very own Tara Starlet from ‘Blood Sweat and T-shirts’ will be talking about some of her experiences.
Fairwear Fashion Show is hosting some pretty big names but also it’s letting some fresh new talent on to its runways; the fashion students from Filton College are creating a collection for the show as well as the their media students creating a 2 minute advert on fair-trade fashion which will be shown at the event then judged by a celebrity panel. So big stakes for the new talent!
The Fairtrade fashion show is endorsed by the Fairtrade Foundation and the Ethical FashionForum. All Fairwear fashion houses use certified Fairtrade cotton or are members of the World Fair Trade Organisation (WFTO).
So all in all this is an event you don’t want to miss. Show your support for fair-trade fashion and get on down there; what’s the worse that can happen you save the world one piece of clothing at a time.
Get your tickets now: 25th February 2010, 4pm & 7pm at Century Bristol Cathedral.