This 16th of July our in-house designer Hannah Lloyd Jones will take part on the “Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100” in support of the national charity for sick children Well Child. www.wellchild.org.uk
Help Hannah raise money for Well Child by donating: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HannahLloyd-Jones
The event is part of Prudental Ride London which celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Start: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.
Finish: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route. https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/100/
Fashion One TV joined the buzz of ethical fashion enthusiasts and bloggers at our Fashion Revolution Day event at Lollipop Gallery.
Fashion One correspondent Stefanie Jones and her crew learned about the #WhoMadeMyClothes hashtag campaign launched by Fashion Revolution movement in an attempt to help people understand the exploitation and pain behind the clothes they are wearing.
Members of “Labour Behind the Label” organisation shared real life stories of survivors from the Rana Plaza catastrophe in a clothing factory, in Bangladesh, that killed thousands of workers.
Members of Parliament, like Rushanara Ali Labour MP and Green Party Member Alistair Polson, evoked the importance of the government in making sure these events don’t repeat again.
During the event we showcased our AW15 collection, designed and manufactured entirely in the United Kingdom. The collection was created by in-house designers Eleanor Johnson and Nuria de Carvajal Garcia and is inspired by London’s Urban Architecture and nature. For the creation of our collection, we were informed in every step of the people involved in the process and made sure they were treated fairly. We do not use sweatshops for the manufacturing of our clothes.
London Ethnic’s CEO Saumen Kar and designer Eleanor Johnson spoke to Fashion One correspondent on how London Ethnic is involved in the Fashion Revolution and the influence it is trying to make in the fashion world.
On Saturday, the 19th of March 2016, London Ethnic, alongside with Simply Be and Apricot Clothing, will take part on the seventh annual “Tea with Ovacome” charity event to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
Tea with Ovacome is an annual event raising awareness about the Ovarian Cancer & raising funds for the OVACOME network via a “Champagne Afternoon Tea & Fashion Show” at The May Fair Hotel, London.
Ovacome models, all survivors from ovarian cancer, will display garments from our London Ethnic AW16 and SS16 collections.
As part of our AW16 collection and especially for the event, we have designed “The Ovacome Teal Dress”.
Teal is the official colour for supporting the fight against ovarian cancer.
All of London Ethnic’s profits from the sale of the Teal Dress are being donated to the Charity Ovacome.
Ovacome is the Ovarian Cancer Support Network and works to raise awareness about ovarian cancer and its symptoms, as well as providing support for people who have been affected by ovarian cancer. For more information, please go to www.ovacome.org.uk
Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynaecological cancer in the UK. Every year, 7000 women in the UK will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and almost 5000 will die of it. This makes ovarian cancer a deadly disease and one of the key reasons for this is because most cases are diagnosed in the late stages.
If you would like to make a donation direct to OVACOME, please use Just Giving page. www.justgiving.com/teawithovacome2015 Funds raised via this just giving page will be grant matched therefore doubling your donation to Ovacome. So please give generously.
Close up, backstage & makeup photos from London Ethnic for Parliament Week 2015 fashion showcase.
The fashion showcase included London Ethnic pieces from the AW15 in collaboration with designer Reece Walyn Curtis and SS16 collection. Also include to the catwalk show were new creations from the London- based designer Zion of her AW15 collection.
On Friday 20th November, London Ethnic hosted a fashion & politics debate on ‘How UK democracy has inspired and shaped British fashion’, held in the Jubilee Room of Westminster Palace.
The event was hosted by TV presenter Keith Maynard and held talks by MPs, Lords and Baronesses such as Baroness Valentine and founder of Made in Britain, Kate Hill.
The event was an official part of Parliament Week, the aim of which is to engage a wide variety of people in politics.
Invitees included the Fashion Association of Britain, Make it British, Grazia magazine, Selfridges, Libertys, House of Fraser as well as fashion students, press, bloggers and photographers.
The speakers talked about the ways in which fashion and politics are linked together and how fashion trends often emerge from the social and political developments.
Something mentioned many times during each debate was the need for more subjects regarding ethical fashion to be talked within schools and universities.
The event was also a chance for London Ethnic to showcase A/W 15 collection, named Urban Nature and inspired London’s architecture.
London Ethnic’s annual Halloween party gathered together vampires, witches, sailors & swans, to name a few…
The party was hosted at Eight Members Club in association with our social dating partners “Catch me Cupid” for a night of high fashion, terrifying fun and mingling.
Congratulations to “Costume Queen” Marijke and Black Swan Theodora for winning the competition for the best outfits.
Reformulated, the luxury organic and vegan range is now free of phenoxyethanol and comes in stunning new “black” packaging for the discerning customer. We have switched to biophotonic glass packaging as a more environmentally friendly alternative.
Active ingredients such as Alpine Willowherb in the new Antioxidant Day Cream are protected and preserved by biophotonic glass; scientifically tested from European Universities & proven to prolong the strength & shelf-life of the organic matter by filtering out damaging rays of light whilst allowing beneficial violet light to penetrate. Phenoxyethanol, a preservative divisive within the natural beauty sector, is no longer used.
Other new and improved products protected by the deep violet glass – include the Nourishing Facial Oil rich with vitamins, minerals, watermelon extracts and niacin to help improve oxygenation of the dermis. The cream is usable for all skin types.
The Organica beauty range is made in England in the spirit of the company’s mission to produce authentic “Made in the UK” British fashion. There is an emphasis on using ethically sourced materials and minimising their impact on the environment. “All the Organica packaging is now sourced within Europe – much of it within the UK.” says Beauty Products Sales Manager Miranda Boscawen.
Notes: London Ethnic is a member of the ‘Fashion Association of Britain’, ‘The Ethical Fashion Forum’, the ‘Made in Britain’ organisation and an official partner for Parliament Week.
“Organica” by London Ethnic skincare range is entirely composed of natural organic ingredients.We believe nature has the answer to all our skin problems and with due respect for it we make sure to collect our needed organic ingredients through ethical farming, which protects the environments and promotes life.Every “Organica” cream has been ethically manufactured in the English countryside.
Without any special order, you will find below the list of some of our favourite oils that we use to produce our organic line of products:
- Andiroba seed oil: Renowned for its unmatched healing and nutritional properties. Rich in natural antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-seborrheic and anti-acne active components. It calms down acnes and soothes pimples. It is a highly emollient oil that works great on dry cracked skins. It helps reduce muscular aches & pains and reduce swelling.
- Epilobium fleischeri extract: A natural and organic rare alpine plant extract. Rich in flavonoids and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Also high in the tannin oenethin B, which is very useful in regulating sebum production, making it very helpful for treating oily and sensitive skin. Also the oil helps diminishing the appearance of pores.
- Organic Coconut Butter: Coconut butter is composed by the coconut’s body and is rich of proteins, vitamins, minerals and fibre. Its high nutritional properties make it very efficient in tackling skin’s flakiness, dryness & improving skin’s elasticity. It fights off skin’s free radicals that cause it to get tired quickly and age. Also it is widely used to tackle stretch mark appearance. Being high in fatty acids, the butter is a great skin moisturiser.
- Organic Oil of Jojoba: It is the only oil that resembles to the human sebum. It is highly moisturising & promotes the natural production of collagen. It calms down irritated skin & softens dry skins, returning them to their natural balanced condition. Rich with vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium. Jojoba oil is found in the seeds of jojoba plant. Its sebum-like properties.
- Organic Oil of Safflower: Light oil that acts as a natural barrier to avoid the water from leaving the skin cells which helps keep the skin moisturised for long and increases cell membrane integrity. Rich of linoleic acid which helps skin’s natural regeneration process, making it faster for the acnes and blemishes to disappear. It gives skin a healthy glow, increases its elasticity and it helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Organic Oil of Apricot Kernel: Produced by the apricot seeds it is a light oil that balances, nourishes and lubricates the skin. Rich of linoleic acid, Vitamin A and E that delay the aging process. It gets quickly absorbed by the skin and is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Organic Acai fruit oil: Renowned for its unmatched healing and nutritional properties. Packed with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids such as omega 3, 6 and 9. Rich in natural antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-seborrheic and anti-acne active components.
- Organic Oil of Eucalyptus: Apart from its anti-bacterial properties which make it ideal in the treatment against acnes and blemishes. It is very efficient for dry skin types as it improves the outer layer function of the skin.
- Organic Oil of Peppermint: Rich with menthol that cools and brightens the skin and also removes skin’s redness. It also helps control excessive oil reducing the appearance of acnes and clogged pores. It hydrates and makes the skin glow.
- Avocado extra virgin oil: This ultra-rich oil is very nourishing, deeply moisturising and is renowned to have healing and regenerating properties to rejuvenate the skin and soften the skin tissue. It is rich in vitamins, amino acids and sterols, and helps increase collagen in the skin. Contains high amounts of Vitamin A, B1, B2, D and E.
- Rosehip oil: It has a wonderful soothing, moisturising and softening effect on the skin and helps to reduce fine lines around the eyes and improve elasticity. It is a fantastic source of omega 3 & 6, essential fatty acids and is used to treat all kinds of skin problems such as acne, pimples, boils, eczema and psoriasis.
- Organic Oil of Lemongrass: It is renowned for its antiseptic properties which makes it very efficient as a face toner ingredient. Helps getting rid of the blackheads and provides acne relief. It is a natural astringent that minimizes the pores and firms the skin.
- Ginger essential oil: Strong, spicy and peppery with fresh citrus scents. Helps to reduce inflammation and ease muscular aches and promotes normal blood circulation. Very useful aromatherapy ingredient with soothing and warming qualities.
- Organic Oil of Orange: Helps to eliminate toxins and stimulate the lymphatic system to decongest the skin. Also helps to support collagen formation in the skin which is required for a healthy, young-looking skin. Has antiseptic, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory and tonic properties.
- Cinnamon essential oil: It acts as a safe agent to promote collagen and biosynthesis in the skin and delaying skin’s aging process. Stimulates the blood circulation, bringing more blood to the surface of the skin and making it plump, reducing the fine lines. Used for easing muscular and joint pains. Has antiseptic and astringent properties.
- Shea Butter: Repairs wrinkles, fine lines and scars. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and deeply moisturizing properties. It has natural elements that provide Spf protection from the UV rays. Regenerates the skin and helps the production of collagen.
- Olive Oil: It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Good for chapped, dry, mature and sensitive skin as it protects against the elements and helps the skin retain its moisture.
- Coenzyme Q10: Found naturally in the human body, it is a powerful antioxidant which helps fight free radicals that cause damage and aging to our skin. It also promotes collagen and elastin production. Used in anti-wrinkle creams.
- Grapeseed oil: A light green oil which is pressed from the seeds. High in linoleic acid and highly moisturising. The oil absorbs very quickly into the skin’s pores and has natural non-allergenic properties. Contains vitamins A, B, C and E.
- Panthenol: Panthenol is the pro-vitamin of B5. It is primarily a lubricant, emollient and moisturiser. Panthenol has been seen to improve hydration, reduce itching and inflammation of the skin and accelerate and improve healing of epidermal wounds. It is also often used in sunburn treatment products to help repair skin tissue and protect the skin naturally against sunburn, providing relief for existing sunburn, and enhancing the natural tanning process.
- Sunflower Oil: Very moisturising, nourishing and high in omega 6. It is rich with antioxidants which make it very effective against acne, general redness and irritation of the skin. Sunflower oil is also rich in vitamins E, A, C and D and healthy carotenoids and waxes which form a natural UV protection for the skin.
- Sugar: Sugar’s small particles make an excellent natural and dissolvable, topical exfoliator to remove dead surface skin cells and reveal the glowing, healthy-looking skin underneath. Also has natural humectant properties which help to hydrate the skin.
- May Chang Oil: Steam distilled. Has a beautiful citrusy scent with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, cooling and calming properties. Majorly used for aromatherapy products. Its astringent properties make it efficient in dealing with acnes and oily skin.
- Black pepper essential oil: This warm and spicy essential oil helps to increase warmth of the body and mind, relieving sore muscles and joints, and dispersing bruising by increasing circulation to the skin. Efficiently used as an aromatherapy product.
- Calendula oil: Calendula oil is a great moisturizer for dry skin and for severely chapped or split skin. It soothes the area and reduces the pain. Organic calendula flowers have been cold macerated in organic high-oleic sunflower oil. It has calming and soothing properties and particularly suitable for dry, irritated and sensitive skin.
- Cardamom essential oil: Cardamom essential oil has very strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It has a warming effect which means that it heats up the body. It is also good for relieving muscle pulls and muscular spasms. Efficiently used as an aromatherapy product.
- Castor oil: Castor oil is wonderful for use on acne and dry skin as it is naturally antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral. It helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin which soften and hydrate the skin, and can delay the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Organic Oil of Peach Kernel: Extracted from the peach fruit, the oil is rich of minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin E. It tackles open pores, skin’s dryness and aging. It is great for facial massage as it is easily absorbed by the skin.