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Twyg Mag – With love and care from Burkina Faso

Based in Burkina Faso, CABES recognises the importance of social sustainability and aims to make a positive difference in the world. By focusing on providing meaningful work for community networks, especially those from marginalised groups in areas affected by climate change, insecurity, and migration, CABES contributes to social wellbeing and economic empowerment.

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IFAD – IFAD and Lesotho partner to support small-scale producers increase the value of their wool and mohair

WaMCoP will use innovative approaches like partnering with Ethical Fashion Initiative, to help re-conceptualize the cottage industry in the country and establish sustainable market linkages for intermediary and finished wool and mohair products. This will not only help the national fashion industry but also build a Basotho brand for wool and mohair fibers.

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Fiber2Fashion – IFAD & Lesotho partner to empower small-scale wool & mohair producers

To combat these issues, WaMCoP will introduce innovative approaches, including a partnership with the Ethical Fashion Initiative, to reinvigorate the cottage industry and establish sustainable market linkages. The project will also focus on implementing a responsible production certification system, adhering to global market standards and introducing traceability, thereby enhancing Lesotho’s global standing and market competitiveness, the release added.

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MF Fashion – Assopellettieri punta a formare i giovani artigiani in Africa

L’associazione è al lavoro con Ethical fashion initiative per aprire in una scuola di Nairobi, in Kenya, una sezione dedicata all’insegnamento del mestiere conciario e della lingua italiana. Gli studenti più meritevoli potranno arrivare in Italia per proseguire il loro percorso. «Lo step successivo sarà quello di replicare l’idea in Costa d’Avorio», spiega a MFF il vicepresidente Riccardo Braccialini

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Il Folgio – Agli ‘Stati generali della pelletteria’ confronto sul futuro

Ricca e partecipata, la tavola rotonda dedicata interamente alla formazione con la partecipazione di Simone Cipriani, fondatore e direttore di Ethical Fashion Initiative, un programma dell’ITC, agenzia delle Nazioni Unite e dell’OMC.

Cruciali i contributi di Riccardo Braccialini, vicepresidente di Assopellettieri, e Massimiliano Guerrini, Consulente Responsabile dell’Area Formazione di Assopellettieri.

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Fashion Network – Stati Generali della Pelletteria: la quarta edizione si è svolta a Firenze

Ricca e partecipata, la tavola rotonda dedicata interamente alla formazione con la partecipazione di Simone Cipriani, fondatore e direttore di Ethical Fashion Initiative, un programma dell’ITC, agenzia delle Nazioni Unite e dell’OMC.
Cruciali i contributi di Riccardo Braccialini, vicepresidente di Assopellettieri, e Massimiliano Guerrini, Consulente Responsabile dell’Area Formazione di Assopellettieri. Entrambi i relatori hanno sottolineato l’importanza di modificare le modalità narrative del settore anche attraverso l’impiego di tecnologie di uso comune tra i giovani come la realtà aumentata e quella virtuale.

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Milano Luxury Life – CNMI Sustainable fashion awards 2023 celebra l’eccellenza nella moda sostenibile

L’industria della moda italiana ha compiuto un altro passo verso la sostenibilità domenica 24 settembre 2023, quando la Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), in collaborazione con l’Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) delle Nazioni Unite ITC e la Ellen MacArthur Foundation, con il supporto del Comune di Milano, ha ospitato i CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards 2023.

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FORBES – The Bicester Collection Celebrates Emerging Fashion Talent With CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards

In collaboration with the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) and with support from the Municipality of Milan, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) organized a press conference today to pre-sent the 2023 CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards ceremony to be held on 24 September at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala at the close of the Milano Fashion Week.Pictured here at the 2022 awards

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Pambianco News – Cnmi Sustainable Fashion Awards: a settembre l’evento della moda green

Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, in collaborazione con la Ethical Fashion Initiative (Efi) delle Nazioni Unite e con il supporto del Comune di Milano, torna con la sesta edizione dei Cnmi Sustainable Fashion Awards, l’evento dedicato alla moda sostenibile in programma il 24 settembre presso il Teatro alla Scala di Milano.

La serata, organizzata come di consueto in chiusura di Milano Moda Donna, vedrà protagoniste importanti personalità del fashion system che si sono distinte per l’impegno dedicato alla sostenibilità – per visione, innovazione, impegno per l’artigianato, economia circolare, diritti umani, giustizia ambientale e biodiversità.

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Fashion Times – Stella McCartney Rafia Basket Bag: le borse da spiaggia realizzate in modo etico

Le artigiane sono le protagoniste della realizzazione di queste speciali borse in rafia: sono tessitrici di cesti Hadithi in Kenya, in collaborazione con l’Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI). Oggi l’EFI impiega in modo consapevole e redditizio oltre 1.000 persone, la maggior parte delle quali sono donne. Agli artigiani qualificati vengono garantite buone condizioni di lavoro che rispettano le leggi internazionali sul lavoro e i diritti umani.

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Le Monde – Au Burkina Faso, Cabes, fournisseur expert en indigo, bogolan et faso dan fani

Derrière certains de ses textiles, on trouve un même fournisseur : Cabes (pour Commerce et artisanat pour le bien-être social). Lukhanyo Mdingi avait entendu parler de ce regroupement burkinabé lorsqu’il avait intégré, en 2020, l’accélérateur Ethical Fashion Initiative, une agence des Nations unies et de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce soutenue par l’Union européenne.

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Spaghettimag – Sostenibilità e iniziative nel mondo del fashion

Inoltre, come affermato da Simone Cipriani, founder e direttore dell’EFI-Ethical fashion initiative delle Nazioni Unite e chair della UN alliance for Sustainable fashion, la sostenibilità è un tema complesso, che comprende non solo la biodiversità o il consumo del suolo e la deforestazione, o ancora lo sfruttamento delle acque, ma anche la tutela del lavoro e dei diritti umani.

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Wallpaper – Emporio Armani’s new sustainably-minded collection is inspired by natural landscapesWallpaper

Also in the collection is a collaboration with Artisan Fashion, an initiative set up under the United Nations Ethical Fashion Initiative. Based in sub-Saharan Africa, its aim is to employ experienced artisans via a connected chain of social enterprises – oftentimes with all-female artisans – to create jewellery, homeware, bags and accessories for brands worldwide (alongside Emporio Armani, these include Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney).

Here, a community of women in Kenya collaborate with Emporio Armani on a limited-edition series of shopper bags. The scheme ensures fair wages and access to an international marketplace, as well as preserving local and traditional craft.

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OkayAfrica – In his Imaginative Debut Feature, Walé Oyéjidé Brings Together Elements of His Life’s Work

Shot in two weeks, on two continents, the film was made with the collaboration of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, which introduced Oyéjidé to the weavers of a village just outside Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso who become characters in the film. “It’s set in Burkina Faso and the name is in the title for deliberate reasons, but the idea is that really this boy or child or person could be from anywhere, going to anywhere. It’s intended to be a universal global story about the need to leave and the desire to return.”

Oyéjidé spoke to OkayAfrica about how this film, which sees a young boy leave his Burkinabè village, fits into his greater life’s work.

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V Magazine – CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

Her involvement with the Ethical Fashion Initiative, which supports thousands of marginalized women from African communities through the UN group, the International Trade Centre, enabled her to impact bag production through inspiring ethical practices and inventive sustainable solutions. Precisely, collections employed recycled materials from landfills and underdeveloped areas.

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Industry Africa – FOR AFRICA, AN EMPHASIS ON ETHICAL FASHION IS THE FOUNDATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY

“Our accelerator program is providing the mentoring that is needed, mentoring that enables young designers to understand what it means to be a fashion designer in the international and local market,” Cipriani tells us. “It’s helping them understand what it means in terms of idea development, collection development, management of the company, and management of production processes, while also imparting lessons on governance of the brand, how you can create brand value, and what all this means for a young designer. By placing them on a global stage and increasing the potential of investment, we’re enabling them to mobilize the continent’s fashion community and to ultimately create new jobs which pay a living wage.”

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RTL – Sustainable influencers take on fast fashion

Influencers like her are “agents of change”, said Simone Cipriani, the chair of the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion and founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative.

“They counter the negative influence of another kind of thing that you find on social media… overconsumption.”

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Mayfair Times – Rebel with a cause

Westwood was also tireless in her activism off the catwalk collaborating with NGOs and organisations such as Greenpeace and the United Nations. In 2011 Westwood collaborated with the International Trade Centre to produce their Ethical Fashion Initiative.

The programme supports the work of female artisans from marginalised communities in Africa.

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La Nazione – Vivienne Westwood: il ricordo del toscano Simone Cipriani, ufficiale delle Nazioni Unite

“Con il programma Etichal Fashion Intiative gestiamo, tra le altre cose, una catena di fornitura con artigiane che vivono in condizioni di marginalità in Africa. L’obiettivo è farle lavorare regolarmente con le case di modA, perché possano trovare una dignità e una nuova vita. A questo abbiamo lavorato con Vivienne e Carlo Damario, il coproprietario di Westwood, che con noi hanno mantenuto il lavoro per tutti questi anni, 12 anni”.

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Wallpaper – Croc star: Ivorian jewellery brand Ohiri has its roots in symbolism and sustainability

Before founding Ohiri, Kpolo studied sustainable development, which is evident in the brand’s commitment to upholding traditional craftsmanship, participating in the expansion of the jewellery ecosystem in Africa, and ultimately moving all operations and production to Côte d’Ivoire. It participates in the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI), a UN-backed programme for fashion businesses in emerging economies, so production is in two locations: ‘The pieces are made by artisans in Côte d’Ivoire and then finished in an EFI-supported atelier in Kenya,’ she explains. But things are evolving. ‘The artistic scene in Côte d’Ivoire has grown, and African jewellery art is very complex, because the continent is vast. We come from different kinds of energy, different kinds of land, different kinds of inspiration.’

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