Blog: Leonie BarrieA flair for ethical fashion

Leonie Barrie | 6 November 2007

One of the main drivers for the growth of organic cotton, as cited in my blog yesterday, includes the fact that green and ethical fashion is throwing off its dowdy, rough-hewn mantle and becoming much more fashion-forward. As if to prove this point, online retailer Adili has seen such demand for the brands its sells – many of which, such as People Tree and Patagonia, are indiscernible in design terms from their non-eco friendly rivals – that it’s planning to float on the AIM market little more than a year after its launch.

And it intends to use some of the money raised to start an own-label range. What’s exciting about this is that the company recently hired Sim Scavazza, a former boss of the Miss Selfridge chain, as creative director, and her flair should help give an edge to the new line. Scavazza’s move into the ethical field follows that of her former Arcadia colleague and Topshop director Jane Shepherdson, who is now working for People Tree.

Ethical fashion retailer Adili to float on AIM


BLOG

Digital pieces of the fashion supply chain take shape

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany....

BLOG

Latest supply chain leaders?

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex, and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a ...

BLOG

Finding a solution to the sustainability problem

The key message at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit was that the global apparel and textile industry needs to take a holistic view on how it tackles sustainability and responsible sourcing – with...

BLOG

Industry welcoming move to renegotiate NAFTA

The US textile industry has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA, saying it is in America's national interest to modernise the trade agreement....

just-style homepage



Forgot your password?