In a perfect world, designers would have the ability to address all the environmental and social challenges fashion faces them with. For From Somewhere designer Orsola de Castro, co-founder of Esthetica, the sustainable showcase of London Fashion Week, it all began in 1997 when she started tackling the growing textile waste in the fashion industry.
The pioneering designer will be addressing her environmental journey in fashion this Monday the 29th at an event at Alain de Botton’s The School of Life. The event is part of the World Changers series, where The School of Life looks at individuals who have helped changed the world. The series features author John-Paul Flintoff who talks to prominent individuals who have made a huge difference in the world “and who believe that anybody could do the same.”
Ecoutere asked de Castro how she thinks she’s personally changed the world.
“I honestly don’t feel that I have changed the world, nor gone anywhere near it. I just had an idea that over the course of the past few years that has struck a cord, a creative design solution to an environmental challenge,” she says…
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