The Warp and the Weft

October 24, 2009

More Fair Trade events at the Oxford Botanical Gardens coming up….

The Warp and the Weft

A series of events promoting ethical and Fairtrade fibres and clothes, organised in partnership between students from the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and Trading for Development, a local, ethical fashion business. The events celebrate International Year of Natural Fibres, 2009 and to raise awareness of Fairtrade and ethical fashions options.

The partnership has organised a series of events during Oct & Nov 2009 including an exhibition of fibre-inspired artworks. A plant fibre trail around the Garden, a family-friendly fibre afternoon and a final, celebratory knit-off open to everyone!

Monday 26th October – Sunday 8th November

The Warp and Weft family fibre afternoon

Use dyes from garden plants to make some groovy tie-dyes and try your hand at weaving with various fibres.

Wednesday 28th October, 1.00pm–4.00pm

The Warp and Weft Knit-Off

Join us for a fun, freeform knit off. Bring your own projects, or learn to finger-knit, plait and card weave.

Saturday 7th November, 1.00pm–4.00pm

Fashionably Fair

May 5, 2008

The Fashionably Fair group have organised a series of events – including a conversation in association with the Hub on the 6th February 2008 and hosting Fairtrade Fashion Shows on the 5th and 10th May 2008.

You can find out more at

The Oxford Student ran an article on Fairtrade and Ethical Fashion in response to the events