Going Wild for Charity

December 11, 2013 7:44 am

I’m delighted to announce that 5% of Green Embassy profits will now be donated to a charity that I absolutely love – the Gabby Wild Foundation.

The foundation is a US-based not-for-profit organisation set up to protect threatened animal life through conservation programs, eco-fashion events and other campaigns. Check out the website on www.gabbywild.com

Gabby is an inspiration to me as she shares my lifelong interests in animal activism, animal science and veterinary science! This amazing woman set up the Gabby Wild Foundation when she was only in her early twenties after developing a special bond with an ailing baby elephant, Khun Chai, in Thailand.

I first came across her work online and was fascinated by her dedication to saving endangered animals from extinction. It was always my dream when I was a young veterinary student to do something similar, so it felt natural to support her charity through Green Embassy.

Although I’m already involved with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, I wanted to take things a step further by formalising support for a charity through my new eco-fashion label. So whenever you buy Green Embassy garments from now on, you’ll be helping to make this world a safer place for threatened species. Thanks for your support!

Atelier Zuhal Designer Announces Launch of Second Organically Certified Eco-Sustainable Label

November 28, 2013 2:03 pm

Green Embassy Press Release

Zuhal Kuvan-Mills, the WA-based artist-designer of Atelier Zuhal, has announced the launch of her second organically certified label – this time in the world of eco-sustainable fashion.

Like Atelier Zuhal, Green Embassy is setting new standards in the field, providing a much-welcome antidote to the world of mass-produced manufacturing.

As Australia’s first internationally recognised organic ‘slow’ fashion label, the garments have Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) certification, the leading standard for quality assurance in organic textiles manufacturing in the world.

Each Green Embassy garment is a hand-made labour of love and extraordinarily unique. One organic alpaca-fibre dress, for example, can take up to 30 hours of work as the process involves hand picking, cleaning, washing, drying, carding, spinning, felting, design and sewing.

“Green Embassy is an haute-couture label that celebrates the spirit of sustainability in every sense of the word,” Kuvan-Mills said.

“As an earth ambassador, I’m absolutely thrilled to be launching a label that promotes exquisite wearable and functional art pieces that use earth-friendly, hand-crafted techniques using only organically certified Australian natural fibres.”

Since Green Embassy’s launch this year, the cutting-edge brand has made a bold entry into the fashion world.

Kuvan-Mills is exhibiting her limited-edition alluring and minimalist garments in organic trade shows and eco-fashion events in Australia and overseas. She has been invited to participate in the Vancouver Eco-Fashion Show and the NYC Eco-Fashion show in the US next year.

“Green Embassy is for anyone who loves nature, beauty and the future of our world,” the Turkish-born creator said. “Each item of our clothing is infused with conscious ethics and love. Our garments are designed to be handed down from generation to generation as a precious art and fashion statement for our times.”

Kuvan-Mills said she was excited to be pushing the boundaries of textile art by creating sumptuous, ethical pieces “to place on women rather than gallery walls”.

“My commitment to organic certification is not only about animal welfare, preserving wildlife and avoiding nasty chemicals, but the social justice side of things. The global fashion industry is notorious for its exploitation of labour. Green Embassy provides discerning customers with an ethical alternative,” she said.

For further information contact: Zuhal Kuvan-Mills on 0407 479 520. For further details, visit www.greenembassy.com.au