29 Jul '13, 6am

#green #eco | Source Summit: Ethical Fashion is Sexy, Now it Needs Scale | #fashion

#green #eco | Source Summit: Ethical Fashion is Sexy, Now it Needs Scale | #fashion

Calling itself the ‘most important event for fashion and sustainability’ the Source Summit, held in London earlier this month, hosted talks from many of ethical fashion’s highest profile figures - from model Amber Valetta and vogue.co.uk editor Dolly Jones to Baroness Young and the designer Bruno Pieters, founder of Honesty By. In her typically idiosyncratic manner, Orsola DeCastro (founder of Reclaim To Wear and London Fashion Week's Estethica exhibition) summed up the movement’s current energy, ”we have seen sustainability grow; there is a thriving industry of eco-clothing. It's not crunchy anymore, sustainability is sexy.” Ethical fashion certainly isn’t crunchy any more, but many speakers cited the big numbers it’s beginning to crunch; Fastfetch just raised another $20m with backing from Conde Nast, while Etsy attracts 60m unique users each month along with approximate...

Full article: http://www.ecofashionworld.com/Events/Source-Summit-Ethic...

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