What do you think the sustainable fashion movement will look like in 2020?
I think more big brands will start pivoting to introduce sustainable materials and transparent supply chains. But I would personally like to see the industry moving towards a more circular model, where both brands and consumers are conscious of the end-of-life phase of a garment’s lifecycle and think about how to extend that life through recycling and reuse.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?
I always try to live by the wise words of Vivienne Westwood: buy less, choose well and make it last.
What is your favourite sustainability hack?
Say no to single-use plastics. It’s so easy to bring along a reusable water bottle, shopping bag or coffee cup.
Will we get to hear more about these issues at VAMFF this year?
This year’s VAMFF Program is really great and will be covering lots of conversations around sustainability, creativity and future innovation in fashion. Like at the New Generation of Creative Collaborations event, the Sewn Together exhibition and, of course, Making Fashion Circular.
As a panelist on Good Thing’s Making Fashion Circular event at VAMFF, what can audiences expect from coming along?
A lively conversation about how sustainability issues relate to big brands, small independent labels and fashion lovers. And a range of perspectives on what we can expect for the future of fashion and why that future should be circular (spoiler: it has to be).