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Sustainable Trims & Components

Botanica Tinctoria Discover a selection of sustainable and innovative trims, threads and other components. Image: Botanica Tinctoria

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Webinar: Fabrics & Fibres

SSS Part I Webinar A summary of Part 1 of the 2016/17 Sustainable Sourcing Series on Fabrics & Fibres - this webinar looks at the big trends in sustainable sourcing and showcases our SOURCE members who can supply sustainable and ethical materials and components.

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Handwork & Heritage: A Revival

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8 Top Tips for Artisan Suppliers

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Quickfire Q&A

Jane Shepherdson

Shepherdson is the Chief Executive at womenswear brand Whistles and ex-brand director of Topshop.

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Why do you feel ethical fashion is important?

Because everyone has the right to be treated humanely, to have a childhood, be given a fair wage for a days work, and have the right to be a member of a union. That doesn’t sound like a lot to ask does it?

What is the ethical/ sustainable issue in relation to what you do/ consume that you feel most good about?

I have solar panels on my roof, and walk or cycle as much as possible. Despite being in the fashion industry, we try to promote considered investment purchases, as opposed to throwaway fashion, and we try to do it with integrity. I am also a creative advisor to Oxfam , and help them to continue to innovate and raise money.

What makes you unhappy?

The treatment of women across the globe.

Who are your all-time favourite designers?

Miuccia Prada and Coco Chanel

What single ethical/ sustainable product would most improve the quality of your life?

A switch that turned off everything in the house by the front door!

Click HERE to read the full interview.