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

Consider people and planet this festive season. 🎁💚


I believe that if we had learned more about our own planet before we took to the skies we would be very different people. #history #planetearth https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/dec/06/medieval-female-burial-site-found-near-harpole-is-most-significant-ever-discovered-in-uk

This is lovely. Too late and finally, but at least its starting to happen. Sending love to all the differently-abled children who will see themselves and feel seen. https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/dec/01/rob-burrow-to-be-first-non-verbal-person-to-read-cbeebies-bedtime-story

All wrong. We’ve got it all wrong. Gross inequalities breed all sorts of injustices, like the simultaneous existence of multibillionaires and people who are struggling to feed their families. Neither should be allowed in a civilised society. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/nov/30/sir-chris-hohn-paid-himself-equivalent-of-over-15m-per-day-this-year

co-designing with moths for years, one of my favourite collaborations! ♥️

All teachers, professors, and nurses and carers…..

If we dont invest in the people who turn our children into adults, what hope do we have for our future? Teachers are superstars. They should be paid abundantly for their care and knowledge. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/nov/27/one-in-10-uk-teachers-forced-to-do-second-jobs-to-keep-eating-amid-rising-costs

#blackfriday part 2. I spent all day yesterday crocheting. Today I will be reading the @Lit_Review all morning, and one of the books it is reviewing, The World, by Simon Sebag Montefiore, all afternoon.

Warehouse workers stage Black Friday strikes and protests around world https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/nov/25/amazon-warehouse-workers-stage-black-friday-strikes-and-protests-around-world

Follow &!support this BRILLIANT collective https://colechi.com/cleanfashion/crowdfund/

An organisation close to my heart, please support The Girl Move Academy http://www.gofundme.com/f/girl-move

I LOVE “La Signora Degli Stracci”!!! Thank you https://www.thegoodintown.it/orsola-de-castro-la-signora-degli-stracci/

Hello @BritishGas you owe my family £7.500 after overcharging us, which you consistently refuse to pay by inefficient processing of my request for a refund. This is the third time I enquire, and the third time you say you have no record of my complaint. It’s £7500 and it’s mine.

H&M has been named in another lawsuit over its allegedly misleading marketing of its "Conscious" collection. https://www.thefashionlaw.com/hm-facing-new-lawsuit-over-misleading-marketing-of-conscious-collection

Make billionaires poor again. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/15/jeff-bezos-philanthropist-taxes-amazon-founder

Look at this!! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ How can we call ours a civilised society? https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/10/nurses-among-rising-numbers-of-workers-using-food-banks-research-shows

Just pay our nurses. PAY THEM. Give them more than what they ask, which is what they do to us, when we are in need. Reciprocate, for once, show you care, as much as they do. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/09/nurses-in-uk-vote-to-go-on-strike-for-first-time-in-dispute-over-pay

iro iro’s Bhaavya Goenka on how small businesses pushing for progress through sustainable practices are creating a slow but pertinent snowball effect.

@nonasties @orsoladecastro

The people we need the most and value the least. Paid a pittance and caring for everyone. When will we realise who the real superstars are and pay them accordingly? Nurses, teachers, carers, ought to be paid handsomely for their commitment to humanity. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/nov/05/nurses-across-uk-vote-to-strike-in-first-ever-national-action