Breaking news from Kitty Ferreira HQ! The fashion label has been selected to sashay its amazing collection @ this year’s Rehema Ethical Fashion Show. Yeaaaah, applause, applause… Great news! Why is this great, big, news? Great, big, news because the Rehema ethical fashion show supports the fantastic Rehema project which is an initiative that works to support and collaborate with women who live under extremely strenuous and difficult conditions in Africa. The project helps these women come out of extreme poverty by teaching them valuable textiles skills, which gives them the opportunity to provide for their families.
It is a fantastic project, which supports the local community, providing basic food for schools, feeding over 500 orphans daily. Without this support, a lot of the women would be forced into compromising situations, selling their bodies, stealing or sending their children to be raised by other family members.
Two blog posts ago I discussed my commitment to be more Ethically aware when it comes to my fashion buying habits, (The Sustainable Fashion Handbook is on it’s way to my mailbox as we speak), but you’ll soon realize that being Ethical doesn’t just stop at the clothes you put on your back, it has the potential to affect the way you live your life period, from the food you eat to the products you use on your skin; it’s inescapable and that is just your body.
“ Understanding nature, how we relate to it and understanding our bodies better is key in making progress in terms of sustainability”
HUSSEIN CHALAYAN – FASHION DESIGNER
Not that I was unaware of the fair-trade movement in food and cosmetic companies like The Body Shop’s efforts against animal testing. When you dig a little deeper, it suddenly hits you how important it all is and how much more work needs to be done. Yep, it’s not easy being an eco warrior princess. Continue reading “To be or not to be ethically correct” »