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Following the thread: the start of a Fashion Revolution

23 Apr 2014 16:22

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Orsola de Castro is creative director at fashion label From Somewhere, which makes clothes from recycled off cuts of luxury materials. She is also co-founder and co-curator of Estethica at London Fashion Week and a co-founder of Fashion Revolution Day.

Here Orsola reflects on why following the thread in our clothes from beginning to end is vital and why we need a revolution in fashion.

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Putting women at the centre of Ghana’s cocoa production

17 Apr 2014 14:13

Martine Parry, media manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, visited Ghana earlier this year to see how Fairtrade cocoa co-operative Kuapa Kokoo is empowering women to transform their lives.

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Fairtrade Foundation joins call for a Fashion Revolution



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