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Author(s): Max Winpenny
Do you know where your clothes came from?
Episode 7 of ‘Women in the World’ has me discussing fashion with Orsola De Castro. Considering I am a socks and sandals kind of guy, I might be a little out of my depth, but she brilliantly guides me through how to be more sustainable in my fashion choices, both environmentally and socially. She talks about her recent book ‘Loved Clothes Last‘, as well as giving us ideas about how to research our shopping choices before we buy, and how to easily get into the habit of rewearing and repairing our clothes.
Orsola is leading us into a ‘Fashion Revolution’, and I for one, am on board.
Orsola de Castro is an internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion. Her career started as a designer with the pioneering upcycling label From Somewhere, which she launched in 1997 until 2014.
Her designer collaborations include collections for Jigsaw, Speedo, and 4 best selling capsule collections for Topshop from 2012 to 2014. In 2006, she co-founded the British Fashion Council initiative Estethica at London Fashion Week, which she curated until 2014.
In 2013, with Carry Somers, she founded Fashion Revolution, a global campaign with participation in over 90 countries around the world. Orsola is a regular key note speaker and mentor, Associate Lecturer at UAL, as well as Central Saint Martins Visiting Fellow.
Orsola’s first book “Loved Clothes Last” is published by Penguin Life, Corbaccio Editore in Italy and in France by Edition Marabou in August.The views and opinions expressed through the MAHB Website are those of the contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect an official position of the MAHB. The MAHB aims to share a range of perspectives and welcomes the discussions that they prompt.