Friday, 21 October 2011

The Ethical Fashion Forum Global Source Expo

We have just come back this week from exhibiting again at the GSExpo, which took place this year at Sadlers Wells Theatre in London. As usual this was a fantastic event which showcased sustainable and ethical companies from around the world.

We made new contacts, and met so many designers, students and companies looking to do things a bit differently in the fashion world. We enjoyed meeting you all, and look forward to collaborating with you in the future.

Our fabrics were very well received and thank you all for your wonderful comments and your interest in our co-operative.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

We have temporarily closed the Panchachuli U.K. store for a month while we re-organise and wait for our new stock to arrive. We have lots of lovely new colours and items arriving for this Autumn/Winter 2011/12, so please check back soon!

We will also be exhibiting again at this years Ethical Fashion Forum Global Source Expo on 17th /18th October 2011 at Sadlers Wells Theatre London...more details to follow soon.

New Panchachuli U.K. Newsletter due out in September!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

CARRIE PARRY - New designs 2011

More new designs from Carrie Parrie for Autumn/Winter 2011.

Read about Carrie below in her bio or see the new designs at

We are delighted to have supplied some of the fabrics for Carrie's new collection.

Read about Carrie's support of Artisan communities here:


We are thrilled to introduce the new designs from Carrie Parry, which have been made using Panchachuli fabrics.

About the Designer

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Carrie Parry is a graduate of the prestigious Central St. Martins, University of the Arts, London, with a degree in Fashion Design with Marketing.

Carrie's design experience includes work with Johnathan Saunders, Zandra Rhodes, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Norma Kamali and Elaine Gold as well as costume for the Oscar winning film Memoirs of a Geisha and two seasons with the highly acclaimed vintage travelling Giffords Circus.

Since moving to New York, Carrie's passion for social and environmental responsibilty within the apparel and textile industry led her to Earth Pledge, a non-profit organisation, dedicated to educating the fashion industry on sustainable materials and processes, where she was instrumental in compiling the Future Fashion sustainable textile library.

In 2011 she launched her eponymous Carrie Parry label, the culmination of her pursuit to integrate her love of textiles, innovative and quality design with her commitment to environmentally conscious and ethical production. In her spare time Carrie pursues a graduate degree in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business at the University of Delaware.

Friday, 14 January 2011

Pure Thread and Panchachuli ''POSES THE QUESTION''....

Last year Jill did a photo shoot of yoga poses mixed with fashion and asked the question...

What can we create that women would love that would combine the two?

So Jill wrapped a scarf around herself and did her practice with the art of the scarf.

News and photographs from our wonderful eco-stylist and friend Jill Heller
The above image is taken at Jill's studio and shows Kee Edwards, designer and founder of Loup Charmant from New York, posing in our Munsiyari Ivory cashmere stole.

Since launching her new website Jill has been busy working with new designers ...and visiting London, where we met up at Eco Age last November. You can read all about Jill's news on her blog page at the above website...but in the are some great new photos.

The Little Sling Company

Another one of our favourite companies is the Little Sling Company which has the most beautiful and luxurious range of baby slings available on the market today.
The above images are just some of the NZ lambs wool range available but a full range is available in many fabric choices on the website.
All the above items hand woven by Panchachuli Women Weavers.

The end of 2010 saw the launch of the fabulous KOZA website
Koza offer a beautiful range of travel inspired accessories with an Indian flavour.
Based on the ancient book of the Mahabharata, the great epic poem of India, this inspired range of bags,stoles and shawls co-ordinate together to produce a stylish and matching set of travel items.
The pashmina shawls and stoles have been woven by the Panchachuli Women Weavers in India to produce an exclusive range for Koza, which double up as travel blankets or accessories when travelling.
You can read about the story behind the product and purchase the co-ordinated range by clicking the link at the above website.