Welcome to the Winter 2012 Newsletter from Panchachuli
U.K. As we look forward to another season, we’d also like to take this
opportunity to tell you about some of the exciting developments that have taken
place over the summer.
In June 2012 our annual visit to the Panchachuli weaving
co-operative in Almora took place and this year was especially exciting as we
took the design team from Timberland UK with us, and representatives from NEST,
who helped to co-ordinate the trip. We spent a great few days travelling up to
the mountains from Delhi and working with the Master weavers and the team, to
come up with some truly beautiful new designs for AW 2013. We can’t wait to
show you these and the new photos and video that were taken on the trip….coming
soon! But here’s other news for now….
Livia Firth at
This summer our ladies have been very busy embroidering a
beautiful range of stoles for Livia Firth at Eco Age which are now available to
buy at Yoox.com. This is Livia Firths first collection and we are absolutely
delighted to have been chosen for this exciting project. We are also thrilled
for Livia as she has been chosen as a UN Leader of Change 2012 for her amazing work
with the Green Carpet Challenge. Well done Livia!
We are also thrilled for fashion designer Carrie Parry who
has won The Green Award at Amsterdam Fashion Week in January 2012, and in Nov
2012 the Eileen Fisher Business Women Award. Carrie has made an impressive mark
on the fashion scene in the U.S.A and many of her
designs feature Panchachuli Lambs wool fabrics.
We would be delighted
if you ‘like’ our Facebook page to keep updated.
SOURCE4STYLE- The Sustainable Fabrics Directory
launchedin November 2010 and has been
very well received. September 2011 saw the re-launch of a newer version of the
Designers will now be
able to access a selection of our fabrics directly fromwww.source4style.com
Jill Heller – Pure Thread
We are thrilled to have been at the
launch of Pure Thread London!
we were invited to take part in the launch of Pure Thread London. This event featured
pop-up shops in Shoreditch and Carnaby Street, London and was great fun, as
well as featuring exemplary ethical fashion brands.
uploaded photos from the event on our Facebook page, or you can read all about
it on Jill’s website at www.thepurethread.com
Coming soon…..The Panchachuli
Autumn Winter Collection. See our beautiful new Traditional hand woven and
knotted STOLES AND SHAWLS in black, brown, blue and orange designs. These will
be uploaded to the Panchachuli U.K. Store in time for Christmas. Fabulous!
We are looking forward to lots more design work next
year and are collaborating on some exciting new developments for 2013. There
will be more news about this in the next Spring Newsletter. Over the next
couple of months our production factory in India is moving to a new site and
there will be updates about this as well.
Thank you all once again for your continued support for the
Panchachuli Women Weavers. It is very much appreciated by us all.
Fashion Forum Global Source Expo
We are delighted to
become Fellowship Members of the Ethical Fashion Forum. In Oct 2012 we took
part in the Global Source Expo for the fourth year. www.ethicalfashionforum.com
On Dec 13th
we will be taking part in the Urban Times Bid for Better event supporting the
Environmental Justice Foundation. Press Release below -
or details on Panchachuli UK Facebook page - if you’re in London and
would like to take part. It promises to be a fantastic event!
article for Urban Times can be viewed here: