Orsola de Castro

Orsola de Castro


Orsola de Castro is the founder and creative director of Fashion Revolution, a global movement calling for change in the fashion industry.

At the forefront of the revolution in the way we buy, wear, care for, repair and value our clothes, she is a pioneer and internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion. Orsola is a regular key note speaker, educator and mentor, a judge for the British Fashion Council New Gen initiative, Associate Lecturer at UAL, as well as a Visiting Fellow at Central Saint Martins. She is regularly called to comment on issues relating to fashion and sustainability both in the UK and internationally.

In 1997 she founded From Somewhere, a label designing clothes made entirely from pre-consumer waste, and sustainable thinking with fashion-forward design, bringing quality and craftsmanship to ‘exquisite rubbish’. In 2006, she co-founded the British Fashion Council pioneering initiative Estethica, London Fashion Week’s showcase for labels designing sustainably. In 2013, with Carry Somers, she founded Fashion Revolution in response to the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. Raising public awareness of the continuing social and environmental catastrophes in our global fashion supply chains, Fashion Revolution has become a global campaign with participation in over 100 countries around the world.

Orsola de Castro @orsoladecastro

Will there be a free crèche for kids as well? https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jul/01/behold-londons-landscraper-googles-new-uk-hq-as-long-as-the-shard-is-tall

An important read to continue the Shein donation to the Or Foundation debate via https://apparelinsider.com/op-ed-sheins-epr-scheme-is-social-offsetting/

Slow Street Promenade @STOF_NL – rethink new to be built architecture to integrate Aardvarken nearby @RozetArnhem , stop ALL public advertising like Grenoble did #Arnhem #fashion @gemeentearnhem @orsoladecastro @tamsinblanchard @MuseumArnhem @Focusfilmarnhem @groeninarnhem

Just watching this film again made by VIMBAI NATASHA NAOMI and @FashRevZim for Fashion Open Studio x British Council for Cop26. It's really worth a watch : Restoration https://youtu.be/pfs9ZWB5XZo via @YouTube @BritishCouncil @Fash_Rev

Now available for everyone to hear. What happened when @collingwoodnorr and @orsoladecastro met to explore "What if visible mending became the new fast fashion?" ... A beautiful conversation that will have you reaching for the needle and thread: https://www.robhopkins.net/2022/06/21/from-what-if-to-what-next-episode-43/

“There is no essential difference between the artist and the craftsman”. Walter Gropius. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/jun/26/tricks-of-their-trade-meet-the-uks-most-unusual-master-crafters

All those brands who closed their businesses in Russia should do the same in the US states criminalising abortion. This is war too.

Be sure to set your clocks back 50 years before you go to bed tonight.

I feel physically sick. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/24/overturning-roe-story-is-women-unfreedom

But this is COMPLETELY unacceptable! What an assault on women’s right to wear and worship as we please. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/21/french-court-overturns-grenoble-decision-to-allow-burkinis-france

An end to #Greenwashing ? Only with legislation... thank you @orsoladecastro @MoP_London @FatFace https://www.raconteur.net/sustainability/fashion-industry-sustainability/

the brilliant @commonthreads_ podcast on Ways Of Caring. LISTEN UP! https://anchor.fm/commonthreadspodcast/episodes/EP--37-Ways-of-Caring-from-State-of-Fashion-Biennale-2022-e1k31pm

I am in tears reading this. What kind of society does this to its people? What kind of people are we to accept this society? https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/19/wheelchair-user-dragged-himself-up-stairs-after-rail-staff-refused-to-help

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#livre #moderesponsable #éthique @Iznowgood_fr @orsoladecastro @maxinebedat @Cityzencat @DanaThomasParis

⚠️URGENT: Maasai people are at risk of being violently evicted from their lands to make way for trophy hunting and elite tourism - this cannot be allowed to happen

President @SuluhuSamia: The world is watching. End the violence and stop all evictions now! #StopMaasaiEviction

I find mask wearing in tight queues or packed places very kind and considerate, covid or not, especially early: I love not smelling other people’s morning breath (or inflicting my heavily coffied one on others too).

How absurd is it, @Apple, that when I travel half my bag is taken over by your plugs as all my devices have a different usb? It’s PLASTIC. It’s polluting. It’s useless. It ought to be illegal.

“Adjust their stock levels” … lets translate from brand speak: this means get rid of over-produced, excessive, underpaid and cheaply made stuff that we dont need and we shouldn’t be wanting. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/jun/16/asos-warns-on-profits-amid-significant-increase-in-customer-returns

It is an honor for @STOF_NL to have the Queer Needlework Circle @ Showroom presenting a quilt ‘We Stand in Love’. They are asked to make flour decorations for curtains of the Dutch queen Maxima @orsoladecastro @tamsinblanchard https://www.volkskrant.nl/cultuur-media/de-queer-needlework-circle-wil-met-een-quiltproject-haat-beantwoorden-met-schoonheid~bb838b78/

♥️♥️♥️LOVING♥️♥️♥️ your new book ‘Outfitting’ @katetfletcher #helenmortz @hazel_press