people tree

The founder of People Tree is urging the public to take steps to end ‘modern slavery’ in the fashion industry. Ethical clothing
Retail analysts predict £1billion pounds will be spent on Black Friday this year. What angers me is that of the estimated one billion spent, hardly any of it gets back to the producers and they rarely benefit.
Fashion has a reputation for being a greedy and wasteful business, and rightly so: my industry is the second biggest polluter after oil, and I've seen firsthand in Dhaka the shocking conditions sweatshop workers toil in. However, this week was really inspiring...
I believe I left off last blog entry when I was chatting about my new handbag line to be launched in England, and there are some beautiful new purses for all occasions... but before I knew it I needed to rush back into California to host The Pink List Dinner, a fund raiser for worthy UCLA students put together by the San Diego Timken Museum (a jewel of a museum!)
Every time a tragic accident like Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, where over 1,000 workers died in the garment factory, happens, our hearts sank. It sank because it could, and should, have been prevented. However, in the current clima with shrinking wages and stratospheric rent and energy bills, Can we afford ethical fashion?
It all started with one rather confused little owl. A Bit Lost, the first picture book by Irish illustrator and children's author Chris Haughton was published by Walker Books in 2010. That title has earned him a clutch of awards and his latest, Oh No, George!, has the same child-friendly combination of bright colours and a dash of humour.
Elfin Emma Watson cast her style-spell over a final fashion collection that Hermione would be proud of, as the designs of