Top ranking models continue to step up for ethical cotton
This season Constance Jablonski, ranked 6th on models.com Top 50 Women rankings is the latest model in a line of over 70 famous faces who have been photographed in the Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF) must-have organic cotton t-shirts.
The 2011 collection by Kenzo, Katharine Hamnett CBE, Noir and John Patrick will be available from 24th February from EJF’s web shop www.ejfoundation.org/shop
Their designs join the existing range by Giles Deacon, Alice Temperley, Jenny Packham, John Rocha, Luella Bartley, Christian Lacroix, Betty Jackson, Allegra Hicks, Zandra Rhodes, Ciel, Jade Jagger & Richard Nicoll.
Boys aren’t left out either as Burberry model Alex Watson follows the footsteps of EJF supporters including David Gandy, Nicolas Hoult and Max Rogers.
The fashion elite support EJF’s campaign to end forced child labour in cotton fields around the world, particularly Uzbekistan the world’s 3rd largest exporter of cotton where roughly a third of the population are forced to work in conditions near slavery for the state run cotton industry. Many are children. Schools across the country are shut down for the cotton harvest as children from the age of 7 work for weeks in the fields, paid little or nothing, often using pesticides so hazardous they result in the death of 20,000 farmers globally, every year.
Over 70 supermodels, actresses and musicians including Lily Cole, Ashley Jensen, Catherine McNeil, Irina Lazareanu, Coco Rocha, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Arlenis Sosa, Magdalena Frackowiak Nicholas Hoult, Karlie Kloss Caroline Trentini, Patricia Van Der Vliet, Liu Wen, Max Rogers and Behati Prinsloo, have supported by being photographed in the exclusive t-shirts since the project launched.
Available for men and women for £30
Organic, ethically made and low carbon t-shirts
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The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK based charity working internationally to empower people who suffer most from environmental abuses to find peaceful ways of preventing them. EJF partners and supports grassroots organisations in the global south, enabling them to document, expose and create long term solutions to environmental abuses, and the associated violations of basic human rights. At the same time EJF campaigns internationally to raise awareness of the issues our grassroots partners are working to solve locally. http://www.ejfoundation.org/
EJF celebrates 10 years of action to protect people and planet this year. Since 2001 EJF has undertaken and provided support or training to grassroots partners in over 20 countries. Securing national bans on toxic pesticides and rallying action from the world's most influential retailers, to tackling illegal fishing and the real villains of our seas.
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