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NOIS - Health Through Textiles

There are many amongst us suffering as a result of the blanket exposure to radiation coming from cell phones and wifi, amongst other things. In most public spaces, in public building and in private homes wifi is deemed hassle free and modern, therefore essential. The frequency, 2.45 GHz, is the same as microwave oven. Some people manifest symptoms but all of us are affected on a cellular level. There have been more than 1800 recent reports showing adverse effects to health, all documented on the Bioinitiative Report 2012. Heightened stress response, reduction in melatonin (vital for sweeping up free radicals), reduced blood brain barrier and cell proliferation; are a few of the notable side effects.

Linda Row’s label Nois has been awarded an ‘Innovation Vouched’ to develop a unique yarn. Linda’s research has shown that certain minerals have protective qualities and can neutralise some harmful frequencies. Together with Queen Mary University in London, Linda is creating a yarn from biopolymer and minerals, which will be incorporated into woven textiles.

www.nois.org.uk

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seamIntroducing seam - 3 to 8 December 2013

44AD
7b Lower Borough Wall
Bath
BA1 1QR
Visit 44AD's website

Times: Midday to 6pm (Sundays 1 – 5pm)

Tickets: Free Admission

seam, a textile collective started by recent graduates from the MA Design (Textiles) course at Bath Spa University, is holding its first exhibition at 44AD in December.

seam is a contemporary textile collective based in Bath, England and consists of emerging printers, embroiderers, knitters, weavers, dyers, fashion designers, eco-designers, makers and artists.

seam collective share a commitment to pushing the boundaries of our craft and making high quality objects realised through the hands and thoughts of the maker. They hope to make a sustainable living from textiles, work locally and bring textiles into contemporary focus.

www.craftscouncil.org.uk/whats-on/view/seam

 

Creating noise with textiles -
Bruton Museum November 2013

Linda Row is a sustainable clothing designer, founder of Clothworks in 1997 and Boutique-Ethique in 2006. During the course of her MA at Bath Spa University in 2012, she started to develop ways of incorporating conductive materials into her clothing, as a method of protecting the wearer from electric smog.

We are all immersed in electromagnetic radiation, emanating from televisions to cell phone towers. This puts an additional load onto our, already stretched, immune systems. There is evidence to suggest that certain frequencies interfere with our own bio systems. We utilise a range of frequencies within our bodies and if the external frequency resonates with one of these, it can have a detrimental effect. An example of this is 2.45 mhz which is used by our cells to communicate and is also used by microwave ovens (when first developed were known as radar ranges) and wifi.

Protection works by creating a noise that arrests this interference. Within our own vascular system, scalar waves are produced which effectively creates a noise to neutralize radiation from the natural environment.

Creating noise with textiles

Creating noise with textiles

 

New Designers - Design Centre Islington June 2013

St Martin’s trained and a pioneer in ethical fashion since the 90′s, Linda recently graduated from Bath Spa University. Through her studies she focused on protective textiles and produced fabrics that deflect and absorb radiation from mobile phones and wifi: using conductive materials and crystals. Linda has a fascination for the electromagnetic waves that surround us and resonate with our cells. Some of them have beneficial effects but many of them create disturbances at a cellular level and interfere with cell communication, with unknown consequences.

Linda’s design practice, ‘Boutique Ethique’, has an ethos of looking carefully at materials. Her choice of fibres is governed by the environmental impact of their cultivation and processing. She uses protein fibres that can be dyed easily with natural pigments and also cellulose fibres, such as hemp and pina (pineapple).

Linda makes a point of not using bamboo cloth, which has a large chemical and energy input in its production. She avoids synthetic interlinings, plastic zips and buttons and, in place of these, uses recycled linings and biodegradable buttons.

Her label supports UK manufacturers and she works with weavers and embroiderers struggling to compete with cheap imports. She’s also committed to fair trade principles and keeps transportation to a minimum.

 

Bath in Fashion April

The American Museum exhibition October 2011

The Sustainable Fashion Show
October 10th 2009 at The Living Room Bristol.

Boutique Ethique is launching ‘The Blanket Approach’ this autumn. Working together with uk textile mills and manufacturers, we will be collecting woolllen off-cuts and sample lengths.  July 2009

Article on Green Lashes and Fashion.com 7 May 2009

Article in Daisy Green Magazine 19 Feb 2009


Download Press Release


Daisy Green Ethical Extravaganza Catwalk 12th March 2009

photographer Alexander Perry

   

TIMES ARTICLE January 30, 2009

PINA CLOTH ARTICLE on the GIN LADY.com


ETHICAL EXPO 2008 May 9th & 10 Bristol

We had an excellent time at the Ethical Expo -2008 incorporating International Fairtrade Day and Oxfam Fashion Show. We were pleased to participate, providing designs for their catwalk.  It was brilliantly put together  with informative seminars on subjects such as Ethical Travel, Fairtrade Shopping, over sixty took part exhibtiors offering information on ethical investing to sustainable energy ! Tamsin Blanchard came to talk about her new book Green Is the New Black: explaining the principles of ethical fashion, from why it matters to how to do it while remaining fashionable. It is avaialble from Amazon - though if you can, source if from a local independent book shop.

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Ethical Fashion Show ParisETHICAL FASHION SHOW® 2007, 4th Edition

Start Date 11th October 2007
End Date 14th September 2007

Venue: Tapis Rouge 67, rue du Faubourg St-Martin 75010  Paris   France

Our Spring/Summer ’08 Collection was warmly received this year at the Europe's premier exhibtion for Ethical Design ,The Ethical Fashion Show®. Exhibition founder Isabelle Quehe has been reaching out to designers from all over the world giving  them a platform to show and share fashion ideas while raising awareness in ethical issues and design.  For more information & details on next year's event visit their website:

Ethical videoView more photos & video from the show >

http://www.ethicalfashionshow.com

ETHICAL FASHION    ETHICAL FASHION 


UK's First Ethical Fashion Show - Soil Association Bristol

Closer to home 1-2 September  ’07 Bristol…

We had a great time participating in the UK’s First Major National Organic Fashion Show organised by the Soil Association.  Showcasing the best in British Fair Trade, organic and ethical fashion brands.  We showed a selection from our 2007/2008 Autumn Winter Collection and had a great reception from press and public alike!  It was a day of innovative design and groovy tunes: models strutted down the runway accompanied by the legendary Daddy G of Massive Attack who was spinning the tunes, while guests sipped organic wine.  There is certainly a clear understanding that Fair-Trade and organic fashion is becoming more and more important to consumer and fashionists, such that the Soil Association is planning more events like this one to take place around the UK, we will keep you posted - or check by visiting their website  : www.soilassociation.org


Paris Pret A Porter Pret a Porter Paris show 2007

 

Pret  Paris  2007  our exciting new Spring/Summer ’08 Collection was previewed  The reception to our collection from buyers in the US, England and France was greatly up from last year, particularly noteworthy and new was interest from Russian buyers.

Big successes were our Muslin Skirt, Silk Coat, Silk Gauze Patchwork Dress, Pleated mini skirts and Shirtwasiter Dresses. We also had a lot of orders for the Pink Strappy Dress and Raw Silk Skirt with Round Pockets.  It was thrilling to see how many more ethical designers were showing this year and how much interest in ethical fashion is growing!!

We are keen to promote ethical / fairtrade consumerism and have now set up a links page which lists sites we feel are interesting  and worth checking out, click here take you there….