|The event once again gave us the opportunity to meet and interact with buyers, co-participants,
patrons and friends...
Ethical fashion event: Paris, October 2006, 2007
ETHICAL FASHION IS ALL ABOUT CLOTHES DESIGNED AND PRODUCED IN CONDITIONS THAT RESPECT MANKIND
1. RESPECTING WORKING CONDITIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION CONVENTIONS, ie;
• Banning forced labour.
• Introducing a fair minimum wage at every step of the entire supply chain (raw material’ producer, manufacturer, designer) allowing
workers to meet their basic needs.
• Imposing a maximum for working hours (48/week)
• Ensuring adequate health and safety measures are taken at work (involving a safe and healthy working environment).
• Ensuring trade union freedom
• Allowing the right to meet, form associations and negotiate collectively
• Eradicating discrimination
2. ETHICAL FASHION CONTRIBUTES TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITIES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE ACTIONS:
• Long term business relationships
• Fair worker wages
• Building or improving water, electricity, transport, educational infrastructures etc.
3. RESPECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
• Ethical fashion always bears the designer’s name
4. FAVOURING THE USE OF RAW MATERIALS AND AGENTS WHICH HAVE THE LEAST POSSIBLE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT (DURING
THEIR PRODUCTION, USE AND REMOVAL).
• Promoting recovered or recycled raw materials (agricultural, plastic etc.), or low polluting materials (hemp, organic cotton).
• The use of agents free of heavy metals and toxic chemicals such as biodegradable dyes, natural starch etc.
• Ensuring waste recycling over the whole supply chain: biodegradable materials, working with companies that treat their waste (solvents,
• From the design stage on, ensuring that clothes and accessories are durable and easy to clean.
5. BY PROMOTING PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL ARTISANS, ETHICAL FASHION ENSURES CULTURE-SPECIFIC SKILLS ARE PROMOTED,
SUSTAINED AND MAINTAINED.
• Ethical fashion seeks to avoid uniformity in design. Local skills give designs a diversity and uniqueness which symbolizes different
cultures, personalities and styles.
Why did Satya-jyoti travel to Paris to participate in the Ethical Fashion and Trade
We are a small drop of consciousness in the deserts of Rajasthan. Just as a drop
must meet other drops and become an ocean, so too we felt the need to connect with
others, to from an ocean of consciousness. The forthcoming AKASH NEEM project is the
happy outcome of our participation
Satya-jyoti is still not totally financially self-reliant.
This visit was funded through our own personal resources and the generosity of friends.
Founded in 2004 by Isabelle Quéhé, Ethical Fashion Show® is the first
trade show dedicated to ethical fashion .
Each designer selected to participate is asked to sign a charter of good
conduct which is linked to the ethical fashion manifesto outlined at the
beginning of the project.
In the years 2006 & 2007, it was held in the month of October at the Tapis
Rouge, 67 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin 75010 Paris.
It offered display areas, conferences, audio-visuals and catwalk shows on
ethical fashion. Over 50 designers from all over the world, who respect
this ethical commitment, presented their collections.
The Satya-jyoti clothes were presented both in the haute-couture and prêt-
The event was very well attended and it gave us the opportunity to meet
activists, journalists, buyers who are looking for ethical and fair trade
business partners,designers, writers and student interns.
It not only gave us the platform to showcase our clothes but also the
chance to present the fabrics of some of our collaborators like Avani,
Kullu- karishma, Rangsutra & Krac-a-dawna.
Our partners in Paris, Numanu-label of love, were awarded the ‘Ethical
Fashion Show-2006’ award.
The satya-jyoti stall and clothes at the ethical fashion show, Paris-October 2007
The Round table to discuss GLOBAL GARMENT
INDUSTRIES; ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL ISSUES:
Click here to read Kakoli's speech
Satya-jyoti 2006 collection
Ethical Fashion Show 2008 was held at the CARROUSEL DU LOUVRE from the 9th to 12th of October.
Satya-jyoti was awarded the 2008 ETHICAL FASHION GRAND PRIX.