Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / Estethica AW11 at The Exhibition at LFW
Estethica AW11 at The Exhibition at LFW
Feb '11
For the tenth season Estethica, founded by the British Fashion Council (BFC), will form a significant part of The Exhibition at London Fashion Week at Somerset House. Sponsored by Monsoon, Estethica has rapidly grown into the hub of London's ethical fashion industry and is highly regarded in the UK and internationally.

Over twenty cutting edge designers, chosen for their design excellence and commitment to working in a sustainable way are exhibiting this season and all adhere to at least one of the key Estethica principles of :- fair trade and ethical practice in the production process; the inclusion of organic fibres; the use of upcycled and recycled materials and fabrics.

Of the twenty two designers five - Christopher Raeburn, From Somewhere, Junky Styling, Lu Flux and The North Circular – have received BFC mentoring support including fashion business and product advice by industry experts, Bev Mailk, Susanne Tide Frater and Yasmin Sewell. The BFC is delighted that designers showcased in Estethica are now seen alongside mainstream collections in leading retailers worldwide.

The BFC thank Estethica's sponsor Monsoon for their ongoing support. Peter Simon of Monsoon comments, “Now in our eighth consecutive season, Monsoon is hugely proud to be continuing its sponsorship of Estethica. Sustainability has always been close to Monsoon's heart with the use of hand crafting and natural fabrics integral to the Monsoon handwriting. As founding members of the Ethical Trading Initiative we feel it is vital to encourage and support the emerging talent in this field. We love working with Estethica as they share our values and embody all that Monsoon stands for.”

The exhibition's co-curators Anna Orsini, Filippo Ricci and Orsola de Castro continue to drive Estethica forward, bringing in new designers and supporters, raising consciousness of sustainability in fashion.

Orsola de Castro says, “Estethica nurtured eco fashion from its infancy and has helped launch it into the stratosphere. We watch with pride as our designers go further and further, becoming recognisable to an international audience and changing the way we dress forever.”

Anna Orsini comments that “everyone involved in fashion, whether high end designer or high street, needs to address the issues of ethical trade asking searching questions as to the provenance and the lifecycle content of the clothes produced and sold in the UK and globally.”

There are four new designers at this season's Estethica exhibition. English milliner Jacob James is known for producing finely tailored hats made from unusual and sustainable fabrics, like nettles and plastic bottles. Jeweller Kumvana Gomani is committed to creating eco-luxe pieces inspired by her childhood spent in Canada and Malawi. Meanwhile, fellow Canadian Tara St James of ready to wear label and creative collective, Study NY , says that she wants her modular , sculptural clothes to be worn and loved for years rather than months. The fourth new comer is Dr Noki, who has shown at Fashion East and launched Dr Noki's NHS (House of Sustainability) in 2008.

Must ReadView All

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

Textiles | On 18th Jun 2018

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

The digital textile printing sector is expected to have a compound...

Courtesy: Hela Clothing

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Hela's latest label revolves around underwear, sleepwear

The latest collection of Sri Lanka’s Hela Clothing is revolves mostly ...

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Kenya levies higher duties on mitumba import

Kenya’s treasury secretary Henry Rotich recently raised the duty on...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Top executives
Textile & apparel bodies

Textile industry would like to see inclusion of cotton yarn under MEIS and ...

Nuno Venda

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Mala Alwani

<div>Delhi-based fast fashion womenswear brand, Besiva, aims to bridge the ...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search