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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Do sustainability and accessibility go hand in hand?

Posted by andrew on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

As part of some recent research we undertook for a client, I had the onerous task of visiting council websites from across Scotland, England and Wales. To say they were a mixed bag would be the understatement of the year. It struck me that far from leading the way on sustainable development, many of the [...]

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Hay Spring Fair

Posted by louise on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

We are running a new event this Easter in Hay on Wye. Hay Spring Fair has a focus on green issues but we hope it will also be fun for all the family. If you are in the area please come and join us!

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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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What’s the legacy of 2012?

Posted by andrew on Monday, November 12th, 2012

Here’s a new blog I’ve posted on Event Magazine about the aftermath of 2012 – and how you can book tickets to this year’s Sustainable Events Summit. Read all about it here.

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Sustainable Events Summit – coming soon…

Posted by andrew on Friday, September 28th, 2012

As many of you will know, for the past three years Seventeen have run an annual Sustainable Events Summit. First at One Wimpole Street, then at the Barbican, we aimed to create a platform for industry professionals to meet, discuss and debate the issues around sustainability at events. Our speaker line up was an eclectic [...]

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G4S, O2, M4 – feeling confident about 2012?

Posted by andrew on Monday, July 16th, 2012

For anyone who missed my blog on – here’s another chance to read it…
You would be forgiven for having one or two nerves about the upcoming London Olympics. It has not exactly been plain sailing over the past four weeks as we are getting closer and closer to the games. The list is long [...]

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Green games?

Posted by andrew on Friday, June 15th, 2012

Check out a new blog from our very own 2012 sustainability volunteer, Andrew – who’ll be flying the Seventeen flag at this summer’s games!

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