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In THE SUMMER ORE ISSUE

  • Enamore shows us how to love summer with a collection that allows you to keep cool but glam.
  • Emmeline 4 Re sweetens reality - feelings without compromising ethics!
  • Generation Ethical - the Fair Trade fashion from the Tam & Rob label that designs and creates quirky and trend-led womenswear.

  • Eco-stylist, Dawn Mellowship, puts a spring in your step this summer, with five flourishing floral outfits.

  • Re-use it, Re-shape, Re-style it with Snood - sustainable one-off designs.

  • Claire Macauley tells Kucha how consumer support of independent designers could anatomise contemporary fashion and rival the high street.

  • Linda Row reports from Triodos Bank's AGM Meeting and discusses ethical consumerism.

  • Extensive design experience with a passion for life has led to the creation of - Third Transition.

  • Summer Sizzlers - other fashion news.

  • HOT AND NEW - The Award-winning Solio Charger. Gloriously decadent Prestat organic chocolate wafers. The first collection by new Fair Trade label - Think! Hini indulges in salvaged fabrics with appliqué to create beautiful Cushions and Shopping Bags.
  • Win an elegant summer Tulip Dress Handmade by Enamore.
  • News Focus, what's hitting the headlines in the Press AND
  • Walk the Talk, what to see and do until the next issue of Kucha.


  • We hope you really enjoy this issue of Kucha. Have a great weekend.
    Rachel, The Natural Store x
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    Enamore at
    Gina Conway Fashion Show, London
    SUMMER LOVE

    Enamore shows us how to love summer with vintage frocks that allow you to keep cool but glam on hot office days through to evening parties. Delightful new ranges of organic and silk lingerie and loungewear. And the most elegant Tea and Garden Dresses, perfect for hazy summer evenings dressed down with tennis shoes or dressed up with fabric heels.

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    SWEETENED REALITY

    Emmeline 4 Re perfectly capture in each of their collections - feelings without compromising ethics! Emmeline tells Kucha how recycling is a serious issue for their label and how "old school" influenced their current collection.

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    WHAT'S NEW AND HOT at The Natural Store
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    Award-winning, compact and versatile the Solio Charger stores power from the sun or socket to charge your mobile phone, iPod, blackberry, etc Free, Clean Energy.
    £59.99




    Fair Trade Handwoven Cotton Wide Legged Trousers and Split Skirt from Think! £49 & £55 respectively.



    Gloriously decadent Prestat Organic Wafers with ground cinnamon, fresh mint or earl grey tea. Perfect as a Gift, when Entertaining or as a Treat in front of the TV.
    Reduced for July to £7.49 from £9.95.


    Made from salvaged and recycled pretty fabrics. HINI uses machine embroidery and appliqué of stylish illustrations to bring beautiful Shopping Bags (£30) and Cushions (£49.99) to life.

    GENERATION 'ETHICAL'

    Tam & Rob is a fairtrade fashion label that designs and creates quirky and trend-led womenswear in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. Lucy Robinson, founder and director of Tam & Rob, passionately talks to Kucha about how you should have a sense of what goes into each garment that you purchase and how the high street has difficulty in being able to tell us this information.

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    FLOWER FLOURISH

    Eco-stylist, Dawn Mellowship, puts a spring in your step this summer, with five outfits - exclusively chosen for Kucha - inspired by this season’s flowery trend.

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    SNOOD IT

    Re-use it, Re-shape, Re-style it with Snood - sustainable one-off designs. Ruth Walker, Founder and Resident Designer of Snood, shares with us her inspirations for starting Snood.

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    WALK THE TALK - What to see and do

    LOOK & INTERACT
    at Sheer Luxe.com
    Every day new boutiques, jewellers, beauty & lingerie brands, delis and home stores are popping up online, where better to find them than a site dedicated to online shopping.

    Click here to view




    BE PART OF
    Live Earth Concerts
    Climate in Crisis
    7th July 2007

    Click here for more info


    WATCH Black Gold
    The Movie
    Wake up and smell the coffee!
    Screenings around the UK this month.

    Click here for more info



    READ Linda Row reports from Triodos' Banks AGM Meeting and discusses Ethical Consumerism.

    Click here to read


    GO TO
    The Big Green Gathering
    Tickets Now On Sale!
    1st-5th August 2007

    Click here for more info

    LEARN about Green Roof Design at the New York City, US, Green Roof Design Intro Course.
    18th July 2007
    8.30am to 5pm

    Click here for more info

    ANATOMISE

    With a touch of consumer support, Claire Macauley - Founder and Resident Designer of Anatomy - discusses how designers in return can create stylish, contemporary fashion to rival anything on the high street.


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    THIRD TRANSITION

    Neil and Fiona Barnes tell us how blending their extensive design experience with their passion for life has driven them to create the ethical company - Third Transition.

    Click here to read




    SUMMER SIZZLERS -Other Fashion News
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    Pardess has arrived at The Natural Store - and first to view is their Sun Strappy in white or black as seen in Grazia made from organic cotton and hemp silk both with sage and cream ruffled ribbon.



    Beautiful reductions for the months of July & August for TAM & ROB's second collection. Strong followers of IFAT.


    WILDLIFE WORKS - the pioneers of Consumer Powered Conservationism - are soon to be available at The Natural Store. Lookout for their New Arrival this Summer!


    Put it in your Diary! Come and see EDUN'S Autumn/Winter 07 Collection from September at The Natural Store.


    NEWS FOCUS - What's being talked about in the Press around the Globe

    Barclaycard Launches 'Green' Credit Card Reports Paul Willis & Hilary Osborne for The Guardian. Click here for article.

    Green Campaigner Sees Red Over Those Eco-Unfriendly Big Banks. As the stars come out for Live Earth, Rupert Jones and Vishala Sri-Pathma explain for The Guardian how money makes the world go round. Click here for article.

    Eco-Friendly Road Trip Is Fuelling Green Debate In US by Jaqui Goddard for The Times. Click here for article.

    Waste Couture: Why Recycled Clothes Are This Year's Model. From rags to riches: Tessa Thorniley for The Independent examines the labels worn in the newly fashionable world of the socially conscious. Click here for article.

    Across Seven Continents, A Musical Wake-Up Call To An Apathetic World. By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor. Click here for article.

    Financial Ways To Help The Planet. Melanie Wright for The Telegraph reports on some of the ways your financial choices can reduce environmental impact and help save the planet. Click here for article.


    COMPETITION
    Win this elegant handmade
    Tulip Dress by Enamore in a fabric of your choice




    To be in for a chance to win Enamore's handmade Tulip Dress in a fabric of your choice, simply tell us from the article above titled 'Summer Love' which dates Enamore will be showcasing their new lingerie collections at London Fashion Week's Esthetica? Then click on the 'Submit Answer' button. We will contact the winner and their name will also be listed in the next issue of Pecha Kucha. Well done to Joanna Finn from London, winner of the Daisy Dumpling Bamboo Booties in our Heart & Sole Issue.




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