Women have been the leading force behind sustainable fashion, and we want to celebrate some of the industry’s most remarkable ladies by underlining their achievements and indisputable passion for creating a fashion world that serves us all!
#1 Livia Firth
Our first acknowledgment is to the face of eco-fashion and media advocate, Livia Firth. The work Livia does with the Green Carpet Challenge and regular collaborations with some of the most prestigious designers and brands in the world, has made her one of the leaders behind changing fashion forever. Livia’s advances in “green fashion” and social media profile are a powerful communicator on progressive change in sustainability. She is renowned for creating compelling frameworks and campaigns for environmental and social justice with global reach. Livia ensures to raise awareness to the damage that the fashion industry is having on our planet – whilst offering us simple solutions so we can all play our part in the Fashion Revolution.
#2 Safia Minney
The leader of the Fair Trade fashion movement as the founder of fashion label People Tree, Safia Minney is our second acknowledgement. She has turned her all-time interest in the well-being of the earth and social justice into a model business. Determined to help the fashion industry clean up its act, she has successfully made an example for others to follow in turning sustainability into the mainstream fashion market.
#3 Lucy Siegle
Lucy Siegle is a British journalist, writer and activist for environmental issues. Her aim is to get people to reflect on the process and stages in the lifecycle for each item, taking practical action on dangerous climate change through the way that we live, the choices we make and the way we spend our money. Siegel has championed fair trade and eco-friendly consumption, and partnered with some of the leading magazines, such as Elle and Marie Claire, and other game-changers, to get her message through. It’s Lucy’s down to earth response and position in the industry that makes her a remarkable lady to acknowledge.
#4 Emma Watson
The well-known and leading lady for the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in 2014 as well as one of the top 100 influential women, Emma Watson openly talks about the importance of sustainable and ethical fashion. Informing our consumer, through understanding and choosing recognised brands, and bring change to the fashion industry. Her collaborations with People Tree, Alberta Ferreti, and Zady have engaged hundreds of thousands of people around the globe to voice a message of the importance of sustainable and organic fashion. A huge acknowledgement and thanks to Emma and her commitment to fair trade and sustainability.
#5 Orsola de Castro
Our fifth acknowledgement is to the co-founder of Fashion Revolution and designer of fashion label From Somewhere. Orsola de Castro has created ground-breaking designs through the concept of “exquisite rubbish.” She is known for creating collections of redesigned and remade garments using existing fabrics from rejected textiles and production off-cuts and then sells them at UK based high end departments. Being the founder of Esthetica, the sustainable hub for London Fashion Week, her voice and position can help educate a wide audience in helping to grow a more sustainable community in this industry.
#6 Claire Press
Our final acknowledgement is to Clare Press, who is the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Australian VOGUE's Sustainability editor as well as writing three books and currently writing her fourth about the future of fashion. Clare is a great global advocate for the circular economy and sustainable, ethical fashion; she is the industry’s go-to journalist on the matter. Each week, Clare interviews designers, change-makers, academics, creatives and insiders about fashion, ethics, the environment and sustainability. More than 70 podcast episodes have been released and have become extremely popular and reached a huge audience. It’s Clare’s humour, and warmth, which has enabled her to grow and become a leader in the fashion movement.