Professor Sandy Black’s (Centre for Sustainable Fashion) new book the The Sustainable Fashion Handbook was launched last week at LCF. The book is the most comprehensive and beautiful publication to date packed with facts, features, images and interviews from leading ethically conscious designers including Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Christopher Raeburn.
To kick off the evening Sandy hosted a discussion with a panel of experts including Dilys Williams, Director of Centre for Sustainable Fashion, Emma Neuberg, Slow Textiles Network, Allanna McAspurn, CEO of MADE-BY Organisation and Galahad Clark, CEO of Vivobarefoot shoes. The lively debate was focused on whether fashion can ever truly be sustainable with disagreement about whether business models can adapt to our changing world and whether without legislation from government change is actually achievable. The panel were united in their view that true change needs to come from all of us as individuals alongside a sizemic change in the way that the fashion industry operates.