16 Feb 2012


Designer Tanya Bowd will show her environmentally sustainable African blackwood jewellery collection at London Fashion Week.

Each piece in Tanya’s ‘Africa East’ collection is hand carved from African blackwood.

Using Forest Stewardship CouncilF® (FSC®) certified wood ensures Tanya’s collection, which she designs under the name Candescent, features only wood from trees that are grown and the forests managed sustainably according to an international standard.

“My designs always begin with the environment and sustainability in mind,” Tanya says, “The narrative of culture, style, beauty and colour in my range are not compromised by my decision to use only fair trade materials – in fact this adds to the beauty.”

Fair trade fashion has risen in popularity over the past decade, but is still frequently overlooked.

London Fashion Week’s Good Fashion Show will feature 44 international designers, all with an ethical objective.

The Good Fashion Show is a new addition to London Fashion Week – and is unique in that it is open to the public.

The Good Fashion Show is on Saturday 18 February, and runs as part of London Fashion Week.