We are very excited to launch the very first issue of the ETHICAL REBEL magazine for those who want to be sure that the clothes they buy are made ethically ie they are not made by slaves or children and don't pollute local rivers or the oceans. They want clothes that are made by workers in safe conditions, paid at a fair wage and are beneficial to the environment.
In each issue we feature:
ethical fashion brands that care as much about people and the planet as they do about making amazing clothes;
the ethical issues these brands are tackling; and
an overview of progress being made in the fashion industry on key ethical issues
There are so many issues that need to be tackled in the fashion industry but for our first issue we decided to focus on:
wage slavery (use of sweatshops and trafficking in the supply chain);
pollution and the environment; and
the rebuilding of local fashion industries
In future issues we plan to unpick, among other things: how pricing wars undermine your pay and the economy; the psychology of advertising; the use of undersized and underage fashion models; model abuse; lack of real-size models; design theft; and manipulative marketing.
Set in 1901, Timeline 67 is inspired by local Cornish history and the shipwreck of Dutch schooner Voorspoed (or Prosperity) on Perranporth Beach in 1901. Chapter 1 introduces us to our lead ladies in Old Amsterdam, where Gabriella is persuaded to help Anna escape from her owner, Raoul.
In future chapters we'll meet our reluctant heroes in Cornwall who rescue the girls from the wreck. As they try to retrieve Anna's treasures from looters they all stumble on a land of mixed up timelines (including the titular AD67) and discover a deeper, darker plot about to invade our world.
Historical facts and characters are woven into the story, including the ship Voorspoed and Captain de Grooth, but the parts they play and the story itself is entirely fictional.
The story touches on some of the dark issues that affect our society today, combining the menacing beauty of Peaky Blinders and the dark machinations of Lucifer with the aesthetic appeal of Toulouse Lautrec.
Planned publishing date and book launch April 2018. To grab your copy, sign up for the emails below and we will let you know as soon as they come available.
There's great excitement here as we get ready for the Timeline 67 exhibition. I've just picked the Gallery Prints up from our local eco printers, Monkey Puzzle Art Prints, who are based at Mount Pleasant Eco Park near Porthtowan in Cornwall. A joy to travel to as I have to go past gorgeous views of the North coast beach at Porthtowan, and usually have to stop at the headland to enjoy the view and fresh sea air.
I used Adobe Illustrator to create these 5 scenes from Timeline 67 Chapter 1. I'm delighted at how well all the small details look when they're blown up into A1 sized prints.
I'm only selling 100 prints of each design because I want our lovely fans to have the privilege of owning artwork that's an investment piece rather than mass-produced and commercial.
They are printed using a special process called Giclée, a fine art digital printing process where the highest quality pigment based inks are sprayed onto a high quality archival paper to produce a print that lasts over 75 years.
Each print is printed to order to minimise waste, so as soon as you place your order it gets sent to the team at Monkey Puzzle Art Prints, who will usually print it within the next 4 working days.
All prints are signed and numbered by hand by the illustrator, Tracey Dockree, and entered onto our secure database so that we can identify whether any prints are originals or fakes.
Gallery Prints are A1 in size: 594 x 841 mm / 23.4" x 33.1"
A4 Prints are 210 x 297mm / 8.3″ x 11.7″
For more information about each Print and to choose your preferred size, select it below.
These beautiful postcards are illustrated by Tracey Dockree and printed locally in Cornwall on recycled card.
Some of the artwork on these postcards is dedicated to Charities supported by Tracey Dockree and they will receive 50% of profit on these:
Squiddie – Médecins Sans Frontières (also known in English as Doctors Without Borders) 1901 Ford Runabout – the Blue Heart Campaign A Story in T-Shirts – Mobile Refugee Support Scene 5 Map – Médecins Sans Frontières (also known in English as Doctors Without Borders) Gambling Gents – the Blue Heart Campaign
Tracey Dockree is a Fashion Designer, author, activist and prize-winning poet.
She is passionate about raising awareness of the abuses behind the glamour of the fashion industry and the steps that can be taken to redress them. She supports projects that empower those who have been or are at risk of becoming abused by fashion industry malpractices, especially trafficking and pollution. She founded the ETHICAL REBEL – a movement of people rebelling against a fashion industry producing cheap and low quality ‘rags’ with no respect for their customers, the workers in their supply chain or the environment.
Tracey is also passionate about empowering those who have no voice, especially the homeless and victims of trafficking. Her graduate collection was inspired by a desire to create beautiful and desirable garments from a pile of old, unwanted socks, showing how the least of things can be transformed into something special. In the same way, many people who are written off, and even write themselves off, can be transformed and empowered to live a fulfilling and purposeful life. Her graduate collection Parade of Giantswas cited as a benchmark for future fashion students and was selected to be shown in the Zeitgeist Show at Brighton Fashion Week.
Tracey’s designs range from artistic/costume hybrids that make a statement to stylish, comfortable garments that can be worn anywhere. Her ideas are always unique and always have a story. Her passion is to create stories that come to life when they are worn and for a community of story lovers to share a part of the story wherever they wear it.
She is currently combining her talents to create Timeline 67: A Story in T-Shirts – a series of illustrated t-shirts that when read in sequence reveal a story (like a comic or graphic novel but the t-shirts are the pages). Each t-shirt also has a sub-text story that is inspired by the giant issues we are currently facing in our society – trafficking, homelessness and the refugee crisis.
My first upcycled collection, Parade of Giants, was created from a pile of old and unwanted fabrics and socks I was reluctant to send off to landfill.
There are so many people in our societies who feel unwanted. There have been ignored, overlooked, shunned, abused, marginalised and dumped because they don’t ‘fit’ in our cultures and lives.
I believe passionately that every life is precious. That every person has been created with qualities and a unique purpose that only they can fulfil.
And that is why 50% of our profits go to charities that restore the lives of those who would otherwise be written off by our society and to empower them to live their lives to the full and be who they were created to be.
Everyone is a hero in the life they have to deal with.
This is your life and your story and you are its hero.
You may be a hero because of the awful situations you have to deal with, or you may be a hero because you are helping someone else out in an awful situation. Most of us get to do both.