Better Fashion Week 2012

Better Fashion Week 2012

If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Or at least better. Better Fashion Week is the kind of fashion initiative that restores your faith that there is a change coming for the, eh, better within the (Irish) fashion industry.

I firmly believe that ethical fashion is the future. Not in the hippyish, hemp clothes gross way, but in a more informed and best practice kind of way. When done right, ethical fashion isn’t preachy, it merely highlights ways to do things better, and showcases local producers. The 5th annual Better Fashion Week will take place at No. 6 Castle Market Street Dublin 2 from the 23rd  – 30th April and will highlight the issue of sustainable fashion through a series of pop-up shops, exhibitions, installations, events and industry talks with fashion heavy weights like the incredible Artist/Designer Helen Steele*, and ethical fashion writers Tasmin Lejeune and Dr. Kate Fletcher taking part. The Castle Market street space will also have a pop up shop featuring the ethical-but-you-wouldn’t-know-by-looking-at-it work of Emma Manley, Sinead Doyle, Lisa Shawgi, Red Dog (Shop) and The Irish Design Shop, among others. It is the kind of event that any fashionista with even a quarter of a brain or indeed a heart needs to attend.

As an incentive, I have a pair of VIP tickets to give away to one lucky reader so you and your mate can head along and hear what the fashion pioneers have to say for themselves. All you have to do is send me an email – noisyshoesblog[at] – and tell me what you are most looking forward to on the lineup, EASY! I’ll announce the winner on the 20th here on the blog.

Check out the website and the page for more information and to pick up tickets to all the events. Do it now!!!! Or I’ll be cross! And here’s a lil peek at what I mean by good ethical fashion…..

Manley A/W 11
Manley A/W 11
Helen Steele SS12

i cannot express how much i want this outfit.

Helen Steele SS12

and this one

*I am embarrassed that I didn’t really know about Helen Steele til now, expect many more posts on how amazing she is in the near future.

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