Thursday, September 20, 2007

London Fashion Week - Betty Jackson and the EJF

So with my rubbish camera - I attempted to take some shots at the Betty Jackson catwalk show but absolutely NONE of them came out - so you will just have to believe I was actually there (with my friend Leonie Murphy who flew in from Dublin to assist me in the SS accessories buying at the exhibition).

Typical Betty Jackson - a collection that is really quite lovely and wearable for the modern woman. Beautiful prints mixed with strong reds and neutral whites and creams - there were definitely a few stand out pieces in my eye.

To see the professional shots of the catwalk: Betty Jackson London Catwalk SS 2008

Co-sponsered by Twinnings Tea - we received little packets of White Tea and mini muffins so we could all go home and have our own tea party. Oh the English......

Interesting of note - Betty Jackson has collaberated in a project with the EJF this season - Environmental Justice Foundation - in a campaign for clean cotton.

Betty Jackson says "We are delighted to be able to support this campaign in its very worthwhile fight against some of the terrible injustices that occur around the world. Exploitation of some of the most valuable groups in society, especially children, should not be allowed to happen in today's modern world."

EJF believes children should not be forced to work in cotton fields and that cotton should be grown organically without pesticides that poison the land and the farmers that use them. EJF Campaigns to end forced child labour in cotton production and promotes alternatives like organic cotton.

Joining designers such as Luella Bartley, Christian LaCroix, Juliette Williams and Katherine Hamnett to help support the campaign Betty Jackson created this t-shirt which is sold exclusively on the website for the EJF.

In order to learn more about the EJF, to see designs by other designers in support of this campaign and to purchase the t-chirts visit the site.

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