Monday, 14 December 2009

We are very pleased to announce that Leonie King from Panchachuli U.K. has been named as one of the Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneurs for 2009 during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
This award is looking to unleash people's enterprising ideas to tackle some of society's biggest issues such as climate change, poverty, gender equality and health.
The Future 100 Award puts the spotlight on young people under 35 who are demonstrating entrepreneurial flair and innovation in running a responsible business venture; one which demonstrates a balance between economic, environmental and social goals to achieve ultimate business success.
Panchachuli U.K. demonstrated extraordinary vision, ethical business practice and social responsibility.
Well done Leonie!

Thursday, 26 November 2009


NOV 20th/21st 09

We exhibited at the first ever EFF Global Sourcing Marketplace at Chelsea College of Art, which brought together over 30 ethical/eco suppliers from all over the world.
The event was very well attended by designers, retailers, buyers and students and it generated alot of interest in our beautiful range of fabrics.

This event followed on from the Spotlight on Sourcing series last Spring and it is great to see the EFF growing so well. The network has just had its 2000th member since it launched last Spring so congratulations all round.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

We are delighted to see that SustainYourStyle the global online fashion guide to ethical fashion was fully launched on Oct 12th 09.

It features a wonderful range of items across twelve departments, everything from Eco Luxury labels to Fair Trade and organic clothing. Womenswear, menswear, childrens, accessories, jewellery and bags are just some of the items available. We love it!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Autumn / Winter Exhibition Dates

Panchachuli U.K. will be exhibiting at The Federation of Image Consultants annual conference in The Green Room at Beaumont House in Old Windsor on Sat 10th Oct 09 as part of the Ethical Fashion section.


The Ethical Fashion Forum - Global Sourcing Marketplace - 21st/22nd Nov 09

Venue ; Chelsea College of Art

Eco - Design Xmas Fair - The Old Truman Brewery ( off Brick Lane ) London - 28th/29th Nov 09

Xmas Eco Fair - The Royal Geographical Society, London - 4th-6th Dec

More details to follow.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Shared Talent India is an exciting cross cultural collaboration using directional design as a tool to promote the best in Indian sustainable textiles.
Come and hear from designers who took part in the project (Samant Chauhan, Gaurav Gupta (AKAARO), Anjana Janardhan and Shazia Saleem) share their experience of sourcing from India, this unique collaborative project and their vision of sustainability within the fashion industry.
Shared Talent India is a DEFRA and Indian government funded project being run by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion has brought together emerging design talent from the UK and India along with selected students from Amsterdam Fashion Institute, London College of Fashion and Pearl Academy of Fashion. In July 2009 the designers and students came together in New Delhi to take part in collaborative design and prototype development, using a variety of sustainable textiles, sourced from all over India. Selected outcomes are being showcased on the Monsoon Stand at Estethica at London Fashion Week in September 2009 and then Indian Fashion Week in October 2009. The panel discussion will be chaired by Jen Marsden – Home and Lifestyle Editor for the Green Guide.
Monday 21st September at 6.45 pm
Asia House, Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
For booking:
Tel: 020 7307 5454

Monday, 14 September 2009

August - September 09

We are really pleased to have received all our wonderful Winter stock from India. Our knitted pure pashmina scarves are now available in three extra colours, mustard, deep red and chocolate. Lots of fabulous new colours in the lambswool as well.
The scarves are available at Courtyard designer boutique in Guildford which is full of fabulous clothes and accessories. Autumn labels at Courtyard include Luella, Mulberry, Joseph, Beatrice Ong, Christian Laboutin, Chloe and more. A full list can be viewed on the Courtyard website at
If you live in the Guildford or Petworth area, or even if you don't, this boutique is really worth a visit as it is bound to have something extra special.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

May - July 09

Panchachuli fabrics are chosen by the London College of Fashion - Centre for Sustainable Fashion for their Shared Talent India contest. In July the centre for Sustainable Fashion held a workshop in Delhi involving U.K. and India based designers working together to create an innovative and directional spring/summer collection, all made from sustainable Indian textiles. The resulting work will be showcased at London Fashion week in Sept 09 and India Fashion Week.

We supplied Himalayan Nettle, Chamoli ( Oak Silk & Sheepwool ) and Kasardevi lambswool fabric for this project and await the results.
April - May 2009 - We travel to Almora, India to visit the Panchachuli Women Weavers Co-operative

The team - well some of them - at Panchachuli

The store room

Weaving a traditional design

Spring 09

We exhibit at the Ethical Fashion Forum in London during March, April and May as part of the Spotlight on Sourcing Programme which highlighted Sustainable Fabrics , Working with Small Co-operatives and Sourcing from India.

This highly informative series of events was part of a series of seminars and masterclasses called FASHION + Sustainable Sourcing for Fashion.

For the Ethical Fashion Forum sustainable and ethical practices represent an approach which maximises benefits for people while minimising impact on the environment.

For future events and networking see

Panchachuli U.K. launches at PURE LONDON - Feb 09

Olympia London

It has been an exciting six months since the launch of Panchchuli U.K. at Pure London in Feb 09.
Sept 09 sees our new website up and running at
We will be updating this blog regularly with lots of information about Panchachuli and related projects, forthcoming events, news and photos. But firstly....the last six months!