The Made By Campaign – Made By Britain – Made By Sussex – Made By Brighton & Hove. With an anticipated change in tourist profile across Sussex during the Olympic buildup starting with The Torch Relay landing in Britain 18 May 2012, and continuing over the summer months, businesses were being urged during Autumn 2011, and continually, to consider their domestic marketing strategies and buy British manufactured products to retail, wherever possible, for tourists visiting the UK and regionally across Sussex, to take home with them souvenirs and mementos made from the region.
Summer 2011, Julius Arthur Quinn, a post-graduate designer from Brighton University, nominated in the MP’s ‘Made By Britain’ Hove & Portslade entry, designed a portfolio of Olympic inspired designs for fashions for the UK, Sussex and Brighton & Hove on behalf of The Sussex Fashion Trust. Designs were versatile and translated into graphics which could be used for various business 2012 promotional projects highlighting the diversity of designs and of course, promoting the various regional products on offer. Read more > ‘Made By’ project
With thanks to Tess Georgia Dimos modelling couture for the launch of the second Sussex Fashion Awards 2012, voted Sussex Model of The Year Award 2011 who is seen wearing the fabulous outfits from the bespoke collection of Suzie Turner, Made by Britain – Campaign shot on location at The Hilton Brighton Metropole – Read more > Tess Georgia here
Nominations for The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 including Brighton & Hove are now open www.fashionsussex.cu.uk
Abigail & Thomas started out in the cotton fields of Kutch, in western India 1998. Being ideologists, they went in search of cotton that wouldn’t harm the environment or exploit Indian farmers. As textile technologists, they were appropriately qualified to pursue their vision & together with Agrocel – a farmers’ service centre, they developed a formula for growing & trading in cotton. They made sure they never lost sight of the Indian farmers’ needs in creating a solution that would ensure their economic stability & also protect the environment.
Two years later… Agrocel Pure & Fair cotton was born, it’s the only one of its kind & is used to make Gossypium products. All the cotton is organic & is fully traceable back to the farms from which it came. And the farmers receive a fair price for it, above the market price.
From India to Brighton Beach – Gossypium started its life on Brighton Beach, via a market stall, & from there Abi & Thomas soon learned what people were looking for in organic cotton & adapted their range accordingly.
Lewes, 2000 – A proper office, & shop to match, in the historic county town of Lewes. It’s a good place to live & grow a business.
Nine years later… Today Gossypium is a leading brand in Fairtrade certified organic cotton fashion. “All our products are designed in-house & we like to think we stand alone, naturally.”
Our ongoing company objective is to create a strong collection of classic products which respect Gossypium’s ethical & environmental values, at the right price for the consumer.
“Welcome to our world of ethical living!” Abi & Thomas Petit > Co-founders & Directors of Gossypium
Gossypium are winners of The Sussex Fashion ECO Award 2011 and will be launching the 2012 Sussex Fashion Awards which include Brighton & Hove at their store in Lewes, Sussex December 2011, and look forward to meeting local customers, other award winners and new shoppers.
The fabulous cashmere fantail suit with contrasting silk lining, raised neckline jacket with centre front hook & eye fastenings and a panelled bodice, plus a high-waisted panelled skirt adorns our website in a photographic shoot by Sarah Turner Photography taken at The Hilton Brighton Metropole and designed by Suzie Turner Couture www.suzieturner.com – strictly designed and made to order in Sussex – Britain.
The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 are open for nominations from the public voting for their favourite business or individuals based in Sussex, including Brighton & Hove.
A great location for the shoot of The Second Year Fashion Awards 2012 launch, The Hilton Brighton Metropole Sussex UK, including art deco interior inspired features and icons, perfectly complimentary to the beautiful couture range provided by International designer, Suzie Turner, winner of The Sussex Fashion Designer 2011 Award.
Photography Sarah Bird Photography, winner of The Sussex Fashion Photographer of the Year Award 2011.
Read more > The Second Sussex Fashion Awards 2012
Made By Britain launch – MP models British Olympic Inspired Fashion Range
A Parliamentary Search for the Best of British Manufacturing by Mike Weatherley, MP representing Hove & Portslade, included new fashion ranges from The Fashion Trust featuring Olympic & Paralympics London Games 2012 inspired themes.
‘The Made by Britain’ launch 6 July 2011 by The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade, sees the fantastic, Olympic themed clothing range, designed by a recent graduate from Brighton University, on behalf of The Fashion Trust, manufactured in Hove & Portslade, Sussex, UK, chosen as one of the many creative industries based in the MPs constituency.
The Fashion Trust is thrilled to be associated with The Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group & Associate Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group looking for the very best in British design and manufacturing.
With a comprehensive brief to especially appeal to young people making career choices, and a digital focus, what better way than to promote British Fashion design, including digitally produced print textiles, and manufacturing.
Coupled with the news that Brighton & Hove is privileged to have the Olympic Torch ‘stopover’ next year, July 2012, this brief provided is a fantastic opportunity for showcasing regional fashion 2012 to both home and international fashion markets.
Mike Weatherley MP, representing Hove & Portslade stated…
“I was delighted to join the Sussex Fashion Trust and I look forward to bringing a number of different skills to the table. Our local creative industries are amongst the best in the country. When it comes to fashion, we should be rivalling London”…
Talented young graduate Julius Arthur Quinn, MDes, undertook the project and developed the range “ The Olympic Torch coming to Brighton & Hove 2012 ” for The Fashion Trust.
Julius stated …
“I was delighted to be offered this project through The Fashion Trust and to be able to represent Sussex through print and design. Inspiration has been taken from local Olympic talent and represents the area as a forerunner in Olympic traditions”…
Working with traditional and digital print media, I have worked with photographic imagery to create print work for fashion and textiles across the board”…
Jake Leith, a Trustee, and President Elect of the Chartered Society of Designers. Business & Professional Practice, Fashion & Textiles at the University of Brighton and Trustee commented…
“Julius Arthur Quinn is one of Brighton & Hove’s energy talents in Fashion Design. Graduating in 2010 with an MDes from The University of Brighton, Julius draws inspiration from the local area, iconic Sussex, and local Olympic representatives for the region for this project”…
About The Fashion Trust
“The Fashion Trust has been created to bring emerging regional talent together, increase manufacturing and encourage further exporting from the Sussex region.
Julius is an example of the young talent we are harnessing, promoting and pushing forward with the help of such projects and opportunities as Made By Britain” … Stated Trustee Michaela Walker.
Mike Weatherley MP pictured at Hove Town Hall, Hove wearing one of the exclusive prints designed by Julius Arthur Quinn for The Fashion Trust
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