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Fashion Revolution
UK

Welcome to Fashion Revolution Day UK, and meet the team who started the Revolution!

From Somerset House to the House Of Commons, from London to Glasgow, there will be catwalks and panels discussions, film screenings and swapping evenings, school quizzes and fash-mobs – and fashion lovers, fashionistas and fashion students will unite in saying we want to wear a different story. Let’s do things differently from now on.

We would love everyone to be involved and take part or create an event, however large or small. Let us know what you are doing so we can add it to the UK calendar and help us make Fashion Revolution Day an international date in the calendar to celebrate fashion as a force for good.  

Follow us on facebook and twitter to stay in touch with the multitude of activities leading up to and on 24 April 2016.

We now have a Scottish Regional Co-ordination Team.  Follow Events links via the Fashion Revolution Scotland Facebook page at  and follow @Fash_Rev_scot

 

Country Co-ordinator

Country Team

Jocelyn Whipple

Co-ordination Team

Since 1996 I have been committed to developing a deep understanding of the fashion and textile industry in order to contribute my work as a part of a bigger global ‘sustainability’ movement. I have worked in the US with emerging eco brands, in 2006 I established the UKs first ethical sales showroom ‘Element23’ and have introduced over ten international labels into the UK boutique market. I am a founding member of the Green Carpet Challenge™ project as well as other projects spearheading the industry. My work continues in many parts of the world and my passion lies in the tactility and universal value of textiles and in uncovering the incredibly complex stories that are behind the clothes we wear.

Lucy Shea

Co-ordination Team

Lucy Shea is the CEO of Futerra, the award winning international sustainability agency. Lucy has worked on sustainability communications with clients such as H&M, L’ORÉAL, the Fairtrade Foundation, Unilever, the BBC and Greenpeace. She is the author of Communicating Sustainability, a special report from the UN which has had over a million downloads. Lucy is a board member of the Ethical Fashion Forum, and the self-styled godmother of Swishing, Futerra’s global clothes swapping campaign.

Heather Knight

Co-ordination Team

Heather is a designer at Futerra, the award-winning creative agency which works to drive positive change and a better world. Her 4 years as a designer there has seen her working with clients such as Unilever, Mondelez, BT, Bupa, L’Oreal, and the Forest Stewardship Council, creating campaigns, branding and communications. She believes in the power of design to make an idea irresistible, and the ability of communications to inspire real change.

Sarah Ditty

Co-ordination Team

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of SOURCE Intelligence, the sustainable fashion business magazine powered by the Ethical Fashion Forum. She has over 10 years experience as a writer and journalist, strategist, sourcing and business consultant in the areas of sustainability and innovation in the fashion and textiles sector. Sarah regularly presents at leading industry events, on TV and radio and has contributed to a wide range of publications. Prior to her role with the Ethical Fashion Forum, Sarah founded Launderette: Cleaning up dirty fashion and has worked for Worn Again, Source4style, and Trading for Development. Sarah holds a master’s degree in Globalization and International Development with a focus on sustainability, international trade and project management.

Martine Parry

Co-ordination Team

Martine Parry is Senior Media & PR Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, leading on consumer news and all major Fairtrade campaigns and commercial category switches. In addition, she is seconded to Fairtrade International on a part time basis as their Global Comms lead for Fairtrade Gold. Martine’s areas of expertise include cotton, gold, cocoa and coffee. She has worked with a raft of celebrity ambassadors and designers.

Ian Cook

Co-ordination Team

Ian is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Exeter. His research examines the growing body of documentary films, art, activism, journalism and other writing that has asks ‘who made my…?’ questions about all kinds of commodities. He runs followthethings.com, the spoof shopping website and research repository whose Fashion department documents work answering the question ‘who made my clothes?’ In 2014 he ran a Grand Challenge on ‘Fashion Ethics after the Rana Plaza Collapse’ in two disused shops in Exeter’s city centre, and became Fashion Revolution Day’s Education Lead. His ‘follow the thing’ approach is widely used in the teaching of trade geographies in UK schools, and he and his students developed Fashion Revolution Day’s Trump Card game.

 

Roxanne Houshmand

Advisory Committee

Roxanne Houshmand is Founder of The Right Project, a brand and talent management consultancy that believes in connecting, supporting and developing ‘good’ people and projects.  Previously Managing Director at Katharine Hamnett, Roxanne gained a breadth of experience directing key aspects of this global brand, with responsibilities including business development, product, image and the communication strategy, whilst retaining the integrity of the core values of the award winning ethical and environmental fashion designer and political activist, Katharine Hamnett CBE.  Current clients include; Katharine Hamnett, Traidremade, Textile Futures Research Centre, http://modernconscious.com and Eco Age.

 

Nikki Mattei

Advisory Committee

Nikki Mattei runs Through Their Eyes, a freelance marketing business, which is focused on customer experience and ethical marketing.  Nikki started as a campaigner in the late 90’s as an advocate of breast cancer prevention through the avoidance of hormone-disrupting chemicals. She has been in marketing for 25 years and worked on fashion trade shows such as The British Designer Show, The London Pret and IMBEX in the late 80’s/early 90’s.  She then worked as Group Marketing Manager for High & Mighty, a European menswear retailer, before leaving the corporate world to have a family and work as a business owner.  Due to her continued interest in fashion combined with sustainability and ethical business practices, she just had to volunteer her marketing expertise to Fashion Revolution! Nikki is also part of the Global Education & Resources Team.

Niki Taylor

Scottish Regional Team

Designer & Founder at The Top Project, a forward thinking, sustainable design store which promotes the work of emerging designers, selling organic printed T-shirts, sweatshirts, recycled silk tops and covetable, silk vintage garments. Previously working as a fashion & shoe designer for the high street and with own label Olanic.

Annalisa Simonella

Scottish Regional Team

Annalisa Simonella is an Italian designer and founder of the brand and design studio allenomis. Combining sustainability with enhanced functionality, she creates garments that respond to climate and social context with the purpose of making the wearer feel physically and psychologically comfortable. Addressing the fragility of the environment and the deterioration of social condition, allenomis opposes the current waste and consumerist culture by creating new concepts to intrinsically reduce the drive to buy frequently. From the origin of the fabrics to the final garment, the products aim to reduce environmental and social impacts.

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