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.