Fair Trade at Green Man Festival 2016

Posted by louise on Saturday, August 27th, 2016

It’s one of Europe’s biggest independent music festivals, with five music stages and a huge spoken word tent, yet here we are in a small tent on the periphery which is genuinely ‘ram-packed’. No, it’s not a secret Ezra Furman gig, but a talk about Fair Fashion, organised by the Wales TUC.
Throughout the Green Man [...]

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Let’s Create a Fashion Revolution

Posted by louise on Sunday, April 17th, 2016

Today sees the start of Fashion Revolution Week. The event kicked off with a special Fashion Question Time event at the houses of parliament and activities will continue through the week leading towards Fashion Revolution Day on Sunday 24th April – the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh. We have blogged about this [...]

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The True Cost of Fashion

Posted by louise on Monday, November 2nd, 2015

We were delighted to be involved in the film screening of The True Cost in Hay last week. It’s a powerful and eye-opening documentary film that takes us behind the scenes of the fashion industry. It explained how fast fashion and consumerism has changed the face of the fashion industry, putting huge pressures on workers [...]

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What comes after Seventeen?

Posted by andrew on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

You may be wondering what on earth has been going on at Seventeen Events lately. In the past few months we’ve handed over our Sustainable Events Summit to new partners, and we’ve moved from London and our home at Container City to the beautiful Welsh border town of Hay on Wye.
It’s been an incredible [...]

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Know any budding ethical pioneers?

Posted by andrew on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Any conversation around ethical living inevitably tends to involve an element of guilt. Perhaps we feel a twinge of remorse when we book a flight, or scold ourselves for buying yet another gadget or outfit. Most of all, people tend to worry about the next generation – how are the kids growing up today going [...]

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Edible displays

Posted by louise on Monday, July 18th, 2011

Floral displays at events present a host of ethical dilemmas. Not so much in summer when you can get some beautiful British grown arrangements from florists like Rebel Rebel, but at other times of the year you need to look at flying flowers in from Amsterdam or even further afield. (Though apparently many flowers are [...]

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Katine – It Starts With a Village

Posted by andrew on Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

We had the pleasure of organising a conference for the Guardian last week focussing on the work they’ve been doing in the village of Katine in Uganda. Speakers at the event included Lord Malloch-Brown and Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, and the seminar was followed by a reception and private view of a new [...]

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Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted by louise on Friday, February 26th, 2010

We’re about to embark on the second week of Fairtrade Fortnight, and hopefully you’ll have noticed lots of promotion for this year’s campaign ‘The Big Swap‘. I’ve just received a handy guide to Fairtrade London, which includes lots of ideas for everyday items that you can swap to Fairtrade. From your daily cuppa, to your [...]

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Eco design fair this weekend

Posted by louise on Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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Cow pat petrol and fair fashion

Posted by joelle on Friday, February 20th, 2009

It’s time for this week’s sustainable news tidbits:

Cows hit the news again this week. A US dairy has converted its milk trucks to run on cow manure. Very sensible when you have 10,000 cows!
Fairtrade Fortnight starts on Monday. Join me at the launch event on London’s South Bank this Sunday, or see the website for [...]

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