Sunday, 18 April 2010

A Fun filled day at UK Aware

This years UK Aware welcomed some great fashion brands, a catwalk show and some super fun filled workshops.

Stylist Lupe Castro styled the models with some of her favourite ethical designers including Bobelle, Terra Plana, Afrikids, Pure Design, Izzy Lane, Credau and Bamboo clothing.

The most exciting home accessories I found was from Eco and creative art, founder Soraia Waterhouse uses old magazines, newspapers and bottles to make pen pots, baskets, picture frames and a whole load of home must-haves.

Bags made from ring-pulls are all the rage, but I hadn't come across multi-coloured belts made from ring pulls, which I found at the Da Lata stand, perfect to jazz up an outfit for these gorgeous sunny days were experiencing!  

I watched the models on the catwalk show, strut their stuff wearing belts from Pure Design and I had to have a sneak peak at their stand! I predict these will be Hot for Summer!

Jen Marsden, Editor of Greenmystyle and author of Green Guide to Weddings hosted the Eco Beautiful - Plan a wedding with style seminar, joined with 4 other Eco lovies giving us tips on how to plan an eco stylish wedding.

It was a lot of fun seeing so many people of all ages flocking to the morsbags workshop, where they got to choose fabric from unwanted curtains and duvet covers and with the assistance of the Morsbags team make a re-usable cloth bag. Sad to have missed it? don't worry you can visit to download the template to make one or get a group of friends together and have a morsbags party! is currently running a competition to win a trip to India to visit a fair trade tea
plantation, register by the 18th of June to be in with a chance to win such a great experience

I can't wait for what UK Aware will do next year! I'm already counting down the months!

Models provided by Cosmic model management
Catwalk photos provided by Nico Dattani

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