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The Falmouth Anchor is a student run newspaper for Falmouth University and University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus that is published every other month. Founded by two students in early 2015, the newspaper is still in its infancy and is continually evolving. The paper is set up with the aim to provide students with campus news and updates as well as the opportunity to voice their opinions on varying topics and issues. The many different sections of the newspaper aim to engage as many students as possible in the reading and writing of a university newspaper.

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  1. Hello,

    I am contacting you to inquire about a possible PR feature of our student initiated start-up clothing brand, Kotaka.
    With some of our team members currently students at University, we thought it would be wise to contact you with the belief that our ideology will be of interest to your readership. We represent the sustainability conscious and socially responsible through ethical practice.
    I have copied in a mock press-release used by others to allow us to share our story with you, and to hopefully give you an idea of what you might like to publish.

    Ethical Fashion Label Launch

    17/03/2018 – Start-up brand collaborates with sustainable apparel producer Rapanui to launch an ethically minded urban wear label.

    Kotaka, the humanitarian and environmentally aware brand have recently launched a clothing line with the intent to push the importance of conscious consumerism within the fashion industry. Commiting to a fashion transparency policy, Kotaka’s clothing is ethically sourced and produced in collaboration with apparel manufacturers Rapanui.

    A student start-up initiative, co-founder Tristram Broady reflects on the importance on raising awareness of the practices within the industry:

    “Eileen Fisher famously stated that “The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world…second only to oil,”. Contributing to the 20% of agricultural chemicals and 8% of greenhouse emissions globally, the industry takes a huge toll on the environment. Furthermore, the lack of demand for fashion transparency means that leading labels are not compelled to publish their production practices; resulting in a blanket of ignorance over the sutainability and social responsibilities of such companies. For change to happen, awareness has to be raised; Kotaka was formed to not only provide an ethically sourced and produced alternative, but to encourage people to question their own fashion habbits, and to contribute to the movement away from fast-fashion.”

    Kotaka’s clothing are produced by Rapanui. Obtaining Global Organic Textile Standard accreditation, Rapanui have met a wide range of sustainability and social criteria. Offering only 100% cotton garments, Rapanui source their material from organic cotton farms and utilize fair trade manufacturers in India. The garments are then shipped to the wind-powered Isle of Wight factory by lower-emission sea-freight, where they are are finished in a low waste printing system. Rapanui are designing a fashion supply chain for the future, balancing sustainability with economic viability.

    Through Rapanui, Kotaka also offer an incentivised returns scheme with the aim to move towards a circular economy. This scheme allows customers to return any product free of charge (even if damaged), in return for store credit. The garments are then re-used, re-cycled and re-manufactured.


    Tristram Broady




    Instagram/Twitter: @kotakastore

    More information can be found on our site http://www.kotakastore.com and on our social media profiles (@kotakastore). We would be honored if you would consider allowing us to share our story and ideologies with your audience. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any more questions

    Kind regards,

    The Kotaka Team

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