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

"What is the future of fashion?,” writes @orsoladecastro on our blog, “What lies ahead now that the pandemic has exposed so many fault lines in the way our society operates?"
Read more on our upcoming @fashopenstudio with @mbfwofficial & @SenWiEnBe.

I have a better idea: calling all billionaires to keep their super yachts in the port, and use them to house the homeless instead. #saveoursea https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/16/calling-all-billionaires-heres-how-to-keep-your-superyacht-covid-free

Spoke with @orsoladecastro of @Fash_Rev on her first book “Loved Clothes Last.” 👚👗🧤

https://wwd.com/sustainability/social-impact/fashion-revolution-mending-repair-clothing-gen-z-loved-clothes-last-orsola-de-castro-1234693657/#utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=social_bar&utm_term=wwd.1610549150365.f83ba744-f689-45e9-b4f9-adfeafe6f3c0&utm_content=top&utm_id=1234693657 via @wwd

In my book, Loved Clothes Last, out with Penguin Life books on the 11th of feb (pre-orders via http://ukbookshops.org) I show you how to wash less but better, and how to demand that brands comply and disclose #whatsinmyclothes. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/12/clothes-washing-linked-to-pervasive-plastic-pollution-in-the-arctic

🙌🏼 @AditiMayer #fashionrevolution #whomademyclothes

Such a great talk from @orsoladecastro! I do recommend everyone to check this out! As always, she was as clear as water and straight to the point! Brilliant! Bravo!❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Orsola De Castro and the 8p Dress #28 https://open.spotify.com/episode/2FlBlPef2468dYHPCUsS6n

✨📚😃 Wow! Only 3% of target left to reach our goal to make our third, final & most EPIC #gentleprotest #craftivism book! Come join over 1,200 lovely supporters to help us cross the finish line 🥰👉 https://unbound.com/books/craftivist-collective-handbook/

Consumers call for brands to step-up sustainability action. Important new report from @Fash_Rev Thanks to @Carrysomers @orsoladecastro @sarahditty

😍 we reckon this will be a fantastic read! Congratulations @orsoladecastro, you're an inspiration! #FashionRevolution #LovedClothesLast https://twitter.com/orsoladecastro/status/1347310364413849605

Trillionaire white kid plays lego in Mars. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/jan/07/elon-musk-overtakes-amazon-bezos-world-richest-person-tesla-bloomberg-billionare-index-blue-senate

💔💔💔 https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/07/a-legend-in-her-own-right-carolyn-franklin-arethas-forgotten-sister

Advance copies of my book arrived today. Soooooo exciting 📕🥂❤️📕 Out on the 11th Feb. UK pre-orders https://uk.bookshop.org/books/loved-clothes-last-how-the-joy-of-rewearing-and-repairing-your-clothes-can-be-a-revolutionary-act/9780241461150


My mum, artist Matilde Dolcetti, is giving a brilliant online workshop on #artistbooks, her friendship with fellow artist #MariaLai and the books she made in Venice at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. 8th & 15th feb. More info ➡️ http://www.scuolagrafica.it

Huge respect, for Martin Margiela, and for ⁦@angelamcrobbie⁩, quoted in this article. https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/jan/04/fashion-legend-martin-margiela-make-comeback-artist

Brixton has gentrified plenty over the years, but hasnt completely lost its soul: this might tip the balance. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/02/battle-brixton-texas-dj-taylor-mcwilliams-electric-avenue-20-storey-tower-block

Jane Garvey bows out of Woman's Hour with tribute to listeners💐💐 https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/dec/31/jane-garvey-bows-out-of-womans-hour-with-tribute-to-listeners

From being a Beacon of Democracy, the UK today reverses to Bacon & Scotch Eggs. So sad, so damaging for our economy, and an act of self sabotage when it comes to future opportunities for our children. Suddenly shrunk. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/dec/31/the-view-from-europe-uk-taken-over-by-gamblers-liars-clowns-and-their-cheerleaders

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