Bethany Williams believes that social and environmental issues go hand in hand and through exploring the connection between these issues, find innovative design solutions to sustainability. What I love about this brand is that it is not just commenting on social issues through design, but actively using that deisgn to make a difference to the causes communities who are directly affected by said issues.
On Monday, I was delighted to take part in a little ethical fashion gathering with Curated R, Becca Coughlan’s second-hand clothing brand, and j’ai cycle, Jenny Nicolas’s sustainable fashion initiative, at the Grassmarket Community Centre on the final night of the Edinburgh Festival. The event was a free film screening of the iconic documentary The True Cost, followed by a panel discussion exploring what we as consumer activists can do to help change the fashion industry for good.
Welcome to the first (of many I hope!) guest blog posts by Becca Coughlan, my right-hand woman when it came to developing the new ethical fashion resource! Discover Becca’s story, from the difficulties of finding a graduate job to founding her own sustainable fashion business, whilst helping little old me along the way.