• Media,  People,  Planet,  Profit,  Projects

    Fashion Revolution 2018

    Fashion Revolution blijft groeien en vraagt in meer dan  100 landen #WhoMadeMyClothes AMSTERDAM, 5 APRIL 2018 – DE GROOTSTE MODE-ACTIVISME BEWEGING TER WERELD, FASHION REVOLUTION, IS OPGERICHT OM DE MANIER WAAROP WE KLEDING PRODUCEREN, INKOPEN EN VERKOPEN TE VERANDEREN. DIT JAAR BESTAAT DE BEWEGING VIJF JAAR. Met het jubileum van Fashion Revolution onderstrepen we automatisch dat vijf jaar geleden de grootste ramp in de kledingindustrie plaatsvond: het instorten van de Bengaalse kledingfabriek Rana Plaza op 24 april 2013. Hierbij kwamen 1138 mensen om het leven en er vielen 2500 gewonden. Om ervoor te zorgen dat een ramp als Rana Plaza in de toekomst voorkomen wordt en merken blijven werken aan…

  • Media,  Profit,  Projects

    F/Maggezien a new Ethical Fashion Bible

    Because of the 10th anniversary of Clean & Unique in March 2017, Erwin Polderman & I had a meeting about to create a magazine I wanted to have as a give-a-way that evening. But we want it to be good so it took more time.  On 24th April 2017 we did it! The first issue was online! What a response we had! We moved on and besides 3 issues, there is also a VEGAN special and the team works on 2 tailor mades. One for LIV Stores in Utrecht, the Netherlands and one for Auryn Jewels in Switserland. I am very proud I stood along the cradle of this amazing…

  • Jhorna Fabrics & Fashion
    Advice,  People,  Profit,  Projects

    Women’s Day 2017 – My Mission to Dhaka

    Better business(-conditions) in Bangladesh Report by PUM communications 8th March 2017 Roosmarie Ruigrok adviced and coached eight SMEs in Bangladesh, producing textiles locally in the slums. Aside from sharing her expertise and knowledge in textile-production and related subjects such as marketing she also talked with entrepreneurs and employees alike about CSR-issues. This is her story.  Roosmarie Ruigrok: ‘Working with the women in Bangladesh was very impressive. There is enormous activity and energy and people are very willing and motivated to get ahead. I started with very basic informative training sessions on how to produce better looking products. While working with them, I would talk to women, sometimes girls, about topics…

  • People,  Planet,  Profit

    “CSR Sector Risk Analysis”

    Past week ( November 2014) the Dutch government published the KPMG “CSR Sector Risk Analysis”.   It is an attempt to bring a global map out the extent to which the Dutch business through their production has to do with the risks in the area of human rights, labor, environment, corruption and taxes. There are 13 sectors rolled with the highest “risk” for victims or victims, including textiles and clothing, agriculture, food processing, construction and electronics. In at least six sectors child labor is a big risk. Incidentally, no sector is free of CSR risks.  ICN, Stop Child, Clean Clothes Campaign and other members of the CSR Platform have provided…

  • People,  Planet,  Profit

    Clean&Unique and CSR

    People, Planet, Profit the 3P’s are very important for Clean&Unique.   If You Want To Change The World, Change Yourself.   I would like to be an example how easy it is to do! This is what Clean&Unique does!   The energy we use comes by Greenchoice  www.greenchoice.nl The  mobile phone is a Fairphone www.fairphone.com Our cleaning products, when we use! Are biodegradable Our bank Triodos, www.triodos.nl  is at this moment the most green bank there is, see; www.eerlijkebankwijzer Ofcourse we have to travel sometimes, we buy our tickets via VISA  Greencard www.visagreencard.nl In 2004 I sold my car, since then I do all national travels by public transport & bike www.ov-fiets.nl Our website provider www.leaseweb.com  is the most green provider…

  • Profit,  Projects

    Lease or Keep & Fashion

    Leasing of hotel linen and workwear is known for years . Why not for your own wardrobe? Is it a possibility for the consumer to lease an item of a, so carefully chosen fashion item by themselves? Since 2013 you  can and you can find out. Dutch Spirit launched “Lease a Suit” and Mudjeans launched the concept “Lease a Jeans”. This year Mudjeans expected the first worn jeans to come back plus they enlarge the concept by “Lease a Fleece”. An exciting period for this unique fashion concept. Explained briefly the Lease a Jeans concept by Mudjeans; You conclude a lease contract , while you pay € 20.00 at the start…