Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Honouring a Pioneer

Katharine Hamnett, the pioneering fashion designer was awarded with a CBE in this New Year's Honours list for services to the Fashion Industry.  And well deserved the recognition is.  

If you're not familiar with the career of Katharine Hamnett, get yourself educated asap.  She has spent the entirety of her notable career in the fashion industry breaking conventions, and continues to work tirelessly at fighting for and promoting her strong ethics.

Hamnett launched her protest T-shirts in the 80's with slogans including CHOOSE LIFE and EDUCATION NOT MISSILES

Since, she has continued her high profile campaign for more environmentally friendly cotton farming, and more ethical garment production.  Hamnett continues to buck the trend, and currently retails her Katharine E Hamnett range through her international online store.  E for Environmental and Ethical.

She is an inspiration.  To me, personally, to keep going, and stick to my guns, to r.a.j.e. to keep r.a.j.e.ing through life, and to an international industry.

And now, we honour the impact she has made.  Respect.

Visit the website at: http://www.katharinehamnett.com/
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