Fashion Week talk on ethical clothing issues

thisisoxfordshire: Discussing the trade, Abi Chisman, Elizabeth Laskar, Anusha Couttigane, Rachel Wilshaw and Matt Franklin. Picture: OX65629 Antony Moore Buy this photo Discussing the trade, Abi Chisman, Elizabeth Laskar, Anusha Couttigane, Rachel Wilshaw and Matt Franklin. Picture: OX65629 Antony Moore

OXFORD Fashion Week has showed that fashion may be fun, but it can also be ethical by hosting a speaker event about the impact of clothing production.

On Wednesday, Oxford Fashion Week held a panel on the impact of fashion on the environment, global resources and the communities involved in production.

Former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue.com Abi Chisman, eco fashion consultant Elizabeth Laskar, co-ordinator of the Sweatshop Free Campaign Matt Franklin and Oxfam’s ethical trade manager Rachel Wilshaw, met in front of an audience to discuss the issues in ethical fashion.

The evening was hosted by Oxford Mail columnist and fashion consultant Anusha Couttigane.

Oxford Fashion Week continues tonight, with the Cosmopolitan runway show at the Randolf hotel at 8pm.

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7:51am Fri 7 Mar 14

Myron Blatz says...

Load of old codswollop - young people go to Primark, Tesco or Asda for brand-new clothes, not somebody else's throw-aways! Am also very concerned that public money is being spent by City Council on Staff, time and effort in doing these 'Refash' things - all being employed at minimum £8 and hour for things which have nothing to do with running a Council. Why not employ more people to deal with disability, the elderly and the really disgraceful track-record across Oxford of Child Deprivation?
Load of old codswollop - young people go to Primark, Tesco or Asda for brand-new clothes, not somebody else's throw-aways! Am also very concerned that public money is being spent by City Council on Staff, time and effort in doing these 'Refash' things - all being employed at minimum £8 and hour for things which have nothing to do with running a Council. Why not employ more people to deal with disability, the elderly and the really disgraceful track-record across Oxford of Child Deprivation? Myron Blatz
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