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WHAT SHE MEANS BY... Oxfam: Oxfam started as Oxford Committee for Famine Relief, organised by University Vicar, Canon Milford, in 1942, to help Greek civilian victims of war. With lots of celebrities endorsing it over the years, and many different fundraising activities, Oxfam now is a vibrant global movement of passionate, dedicated people fighting poverty together. SIFE: SIFE brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Participating students form teams on their university campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve
the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. In addition to the community aspect of the program, SIFE’s leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent. Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) course: The course introduces you to planning, teaching and assessing learners in the sector and evaluating your effectiveness as well as examining the roles and responsibilities of teachers in the sector. It is a UK-only, Level 4 qualification for new or unqualified teachers preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector in England.You can take it pre-service or at the start of your employment in the sector.
also toilet-paper rolls’ tubes, notebook backings, metal washers, 3D glasses, buttons, broken jewellery, broken zips, old CDs, etc... Whatever she can manipulate... “I use whatever is around me! Whatever I can find, that is what is so exciting, you can only use what you’ve got, and it enables real creativity and experimentation. While designing, I usually experiment with colour and composition; I let the fabric talk to me! I don’t tend to sketch and design first, but instead I physically arrange and play with materials, then I refine it and rework it.”
She now also runs Stitched Up, in collaboration with Sara Han, who she met at the Chic & Ethic initiative. This has now developed into a five designers- project where they bring to the table different skills and techniques. These projects are for larger groups, or socials. They are into organising lots of Swap Shops and refashioning workshops. Though these are held in Manchester only currently, there are plans to expand.
images courtesy: Alice Eleanor
She was also a part of the 2010 Chic & Ethic initiative, an EU run project. Seven European countries all collaborated to create, make and share ethical fashion design and techniques, with the end resulting in a showcase in Bucharest, with exhibitions, catwalk shows, workshops and literature.... “It was fantastic to be involved in. We had the chance to share and meet with other countries and cultures. Truly inspiring!”
The new face of ethical fashion... Showing the chic side of ethical fashion