Welcome to the blog of the Broad Curriculum course Living Sustainably: A complete guide to surviving a changing planet. This course is run by Professor Nick Gray of the Centre for the Environment at Trinity College Dublin.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lucy Siegle - Ethical Fashion



Lucy Siegle is the author of a very interesting and challenging book ‘To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World.’
I think that the relationship between fashion, global economy (especially in the poorer areas of the world) and greenhouse gas emissions is a fascinating one.  It isn’t just about sourcing better and more sustainable fibres, it is the way we actually use and perceive  fashion in our everyday lives.  
Here is Lucy Siegle being interviewed for Chic Chat (shown onTHE OUTNET)
Nick Gray

2 comments:

  1. It isn’t just about sourcing trends better and more sustainable fibres,

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  2. I agree, and often the concept of sustainability in the fashion industry is grossly misunderstood. The problem is that the high street is all about making money…and there is nothing wrong with that…so very often clothes are not of the best quality, and in some cases don’t even wash well. But overall it’s our attitude to consumerism that may be a problem. We need to buy less but better quality clothing that will last longer and which can be modified and transformed (upcycled) or kept for the future as fashion is cyclic.
    Nick Gray

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