Mask Production in Burkina Faso

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE June 2020 CABES, our social enterprise in Burkina Faso have been busy training local tailors throughout the country in producing masks in response to COVID-19. With the support of the European Union.  CABES have almost 200 tailors at work and so are now ready to supply masks beyond Burkina Faso. The masks […]

Ethical Fashion Hackathon

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE May 2020 On the 6th May, 120 passionate people from around the world came together to find solutions to some of the fashion industry’s biggest problems. Here’s how it went… The COVID-19 pandemic has created a very difficult situation across the world, but the crisis also provides us with an opportunity to […]

The Opportunities are Here

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE November 2019 In response to high unemployment rates and a need for training and information, we have created a campaign highlighting the economic opportunities that exist in Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire for young people; ‘The Opportunities are Here’.  Through an awareness campaign, and a series of live events and virtual trainings ‘The […]

Cartiera – A social enterprise in the green hills of Tuscany

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE October 2019 In this Tuscan workshop, old materials are given new life in a training centre that seeks to equip migrants and asylum seekers with artisan skills, empowering them and raising employment prospects.  Cartiera is a brand of Lai-momo, EFI’s social enterprise partners in Italy. Located in Lama di Reno, a hamlet […]

From Tokyo to Lagos – Showcasing African Designers

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE October 2019 Thebe Magugu, Kenneth Ize and Anyango Mpinga all showcased their designs at Rakuten Tokyo Fashion week together with Japanese designers Coyote, Wataru Tominaga and Sulvam. The show then came to Lagos for a presentation at ALARA, a luxury concept store in the city.  Fashion, Art, and Culture can transcend politics, […]

Rooze Mabada – For a Rainy Day; Showcasing the work of Iranian artists

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE October 2019 “Rooze-Mabada” [For a Rainy Day] is a group show featuring nine Iranian artists; Yalda Afsah, Nana Biluš Abaffy Parvin Saljoughi, Hadi Fallapisheh, Ali Meer Azimi, Mostafa Sarabi, Behjat Sadr, Shabahang Tayyari, and Manoucher Yetktai.  Curated by Gea Politi and Daniele Balice, in collaboration with the ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative . […]

Interdependence: Joining Cinema and Art to Raise Awareness on Climate Change

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE October 2019 Eleven internationally recognised filmmakers have collaborated to raise awareness on the effects of climate change, each producing a short film. The shorts have been compiled into one powerful and unique film, spanning the genres of docufiction, drama, comedy, SciFi and video-art. The final piece explores the urgent need to reduce […]

From Kabul to Bamako: A journey along the Silk Road

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE June 2019 This June we staged a theatrical performance at BOZAR Brussels as part of the European Development Days. Directed by Clara Bauer, Kabul to Bamako was a journey through space and time along the Silk Road through Afghanistan to Africa at the height of the Mali Empire. Performers wore costumes created […]

EthicEra, a new Ethical Era in fashion, design, lifestyle and contemporary art

ETHICAL FASHION INITIATIVE April 2019 Milan Design Week, 2019 Solo exhibition by Kayode Ojo.  EthicEra, Milan Design Week © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative Solo exhibition by Kayode Ojo.  EthicEra, Milan Design Week © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative The launch included an installation of handwoven ‘Faso Danfani’ fabric from CABES, EFI’s social enterprise partners in Burkina […]