Several TED members are included in a new publication, Re-make It: Home by Henrietta Thompson (Thames & Hudson) of Wallpaper* magazine.

Kate Goldsworthy, Emma Neuberg and Clara Vuletich's work all appear in the book as examples of designers exploring recycling.

The book is a stylish 'how-to' which gives examples from designers such as Marcel Wanders and Jasper Morrison.


textile collective 'pop up' project space

bricolage, the textile collective made up of five Chelsea graduates, including TED member Clara Vuletich, has moved in to their temporary project space for December and January. The group will be selling some of their hand made pieces and also running workshops in January.
Clara will also be running a workshop for MA students there on the new ways that textile designers are retailing and marketing their work.
The space is in Brixton Market and is part of a scheme to offer rent-free spaces to creative enterprises to regenerate the market.


Chelsea graduates shortlisted for Sustainable Fashion competition

Clothes made from recycled cotton paper, exquisite design that need less laundering, hand crafted luxurious hemp satin pieces and hand-knitted pieces that are fastened onto basic wardrobe staples to create a completely adjustable wardrobe to cherish. These are just some of the winning ideas from this year’s Fashioning the Future Awards, organised by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion.

Several Chelsea/TED graduates were shortlisted in the competition including Lauren Palmer (MA 2009) a finalist in the 'Water - the Right for all Citizens' award and Julia Roebuck (BA 2008), a finalist in the 'Role of Materials in a Sustainable Fashion Industry' award.


TED hosts ethical textile trade fair

TED was the host to the largest ethical fabric trade fair seen in London, organised by the Ethical Fashion Forum (EFF). The EFF brought together over thirty suppliers of sustainable and ethical textiles from around the world including Zameen Cotton from India, Made By and HEBA, a training and enterprise organisation in east London.The event took place in the Triangle Gallery at Chelsea and in a marquee on the Parade Ground.
The event was attended by over two hundred designers, students and large retailers and brands including Marks & Spencer, Ted Baker and Topshop.
Traditionally, designers and students have found it very difficult to source ethical fabrics, often because suppliers require large orders or because many of the suppliers are based in countries where communication and an understanding of designers' needs, is difficult.
TED was delighted to be able to offer the space to link these suppliers with designers and students and it seems that some productive and worthwhile dialogue was begun which will lead to some new future working partnerships.
The event was covered by Treehugger and several other ethical fashion blogs/websites.