Why fashion needs to slow down

Fashion is now the second biggest polluter in the world. Our fast fashion mentality is having a devastating impact on the environment, with 350,000 tonnes of clothing a year added to landfill in the UK alone. Shoppers no longer have to wait half a year for a new seasonal look. Instead, financially focused retailers are cashing … Continue reading Why fashion needs to slow down

How a new green agenda is helping theatres to create a more sustainable future

Most theatres in London now aim to ensure their productions are as environmentally sustainable as they are artistically valuable, despite the huge challenge that can at first appear. Large commercial venues have long put ecology at the heart of their businesses. Leading the field, the huge Dominion has had an environmental policy since 2005, and … Continue reading How a new green agenda is helping theatres to create a more sustainable future

Transparency in fashion – how are we really doing?

A study of the fashion industry found that while some large brands are now making reasonable efforts to make their supply chains more transparent, many fall short. Three years after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, too many still seem to have little control, or even knowledge, of their own supply chains. After … Continue reading Transparency in fashion – how are we really doing?

How clothing manufacturers are adapting to slow fashion and a circular economy

There's a growing understanding among the most prominent brands that the traditional linear business model, based as it is on constant consumption of natural resources and sales driven by built-in obsolescence, is not sustainable. Particularly in the world of fashion, a more circular model is needed if companies are to continue to trade while protecting … Continue reading How clothing manufacturers are adapting to slow fashion and a circular economy

Sustainability leadership in the luxury fashion world: Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is arguably the leader of sustainability in high fashion, and one of the first catwalk designers to embed sustainability, and in particular her sincere commitment to animal rights, throughout her entire business model. What makes her inspiring to me is a clear sense of responsibility for the environmental and ethical impact of every … Continue reading Sustainability leadership in the luxury fashion world: Stella McCartney