We sat down for a quick interview with Orsola de Castro, Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution during Fashion Revolution Week 2019 to hear her thoughts on industry changes; brand transparency, her vision for the future of Fashion Revolution and why remembering that loved clothes last is just as important as asking brands, “Who made my clothes?”. There are still plenty of events to take part in during this years Fashion Revolution Week and of course to show your
Guest post by LCF student Alice Davidson The more I learn about the industry, the more I consider and question the ethics of the consumption and manufacture of fast fashion. Subcontracting has enabled companies to evade responsibility for the people who make clothes for them, and accountability of any environmental as a result of production processes. This industry is something, in a society where we can now globally communicate and connect, desperately seeking our question.
Kate Fletcher’s latest book Craft of Use: Post-Growth Fashion was published last week, launching with it a whole series of questions for debate and discussion about the life of a garment after it is bought. The book recognises that garments that are bought as a product are lived as a process, and that the way we use and wear our clothes can be more valuable and interesting than the state in which they were bought. Flicking through the pages of Craft of Use, I discovered the s