Anything But Sustainable Fashion

Anything But Sustainable Fashion

Anything but sustainable fashion: One company’s waste is another student’s treasure.

If you are aware of the news and conversations around the environment in the last decade, you must know that industry is the main adversary to sustainability. Its wastes are dumped untreated into waters; its processes deplete finite resources ravenously, and its toxic airborne byproducts raise the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. All of these destructive consequences have offered us a one-way ticket to global burning. What’s more, according to author of Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion Tansy Hoskins, the garment industry is a major culprit.

Anything but sustainable fashion: Orsola de Castro

As we focus on sustainability in fashion this week, which all started from the recent collaboration between second year Fashion Design with Marketing and Fashion Journalism students, we decided to find out more about the term itself. So when Rozalina told us that she was going to visit Orsola de Castro's studio in North London to pick up a few materials to upcycle in her final collection, we decided to tag along. We had heard a few stories about a strongly opinionated Orsola, who co-founded London Fashion Week's Estethica programme, initiated Fashion Revolution day and who has been running her own label From Somewhere since '97. When we started discussing 'sustainable fashion', a small infuriation arose about using this specific term...