Sourcing sustainable fabrics

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What makes a fabric ethical? What does zero-waste mean? What are the benefits of sourcing sustainable materials?  Ethical textiles expert, Charlie Ross, will be covering a masterclass on the world of sustainable fabrics and how to avoid greenwashing.

In this masterclass, Charlie will be covering:

  • What “ethical fashion” is
  • Why being responsible in design is important
  • Different types of sustainable fabrics and fibres
  • The definition of greenwashing and how to avoid it
  • Your questions answered


About Charlie Bradley Ross

Charlie is an award-winning social entrepreneur and has advocated for responsible practices in the design industry for over a decade. Passionate about making sustainability in the fashion and interiors industry accessible to smaller brands and home sewers, she founded the ethical textiles company, Offset Warehouse and the responsible fashion design membership platform, The Sustainable Fashion Collective.

Recognised for her achievements, Charlie is regularly invited to speak at sustainability events, including BAFTA and has been featured on news programmes such as ITV News at 10.


About Offset Warehouse & The Sustainable Fashion Collective

Offset Warehouse is a social business that brings together a huge range of eco fabrics and haberdashery, ideal for all textile creations. From fashion to interiors, to toy making, to lingerie, Offset Warehouse presents an ever-growing range of the most beautiful and unique fabrics, handpicked by a Master designer.

Their fabrics have had media coverage ranging from blockbuster movies to the Oscars and the businesses have been featured widely across publications, including The Guardian, Vogue.com, Metro and Business Insider.

As part of The Sustainable Fashion Collective, Offset Warehouse stands together as a united community of designers, brands and entrepreneurs dedicated to ethical and responsible practices. Membership to The Sustainable Fashion Collective is free and open for everyone to join.

Alongside Free Membership, they offer Professional Membership where ethical design entrepreneurs and responsible businesses can access monthly-refreshed resources, holistic guidance and expert advice through dedicated Masterclasses that explore topics from across the fashion and creative industry.


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