The latest and most exciting breakthrough in ethical fashion research and theory comes from a professor at my university, Dr Sue Thomas, who incidentally runs Scotland’s first and only fashion ethics course.
Today I’m sharing a few snaps from a recent photoshoot at BAAD (Barras Art And Design) for award-winning Glasgow fashion designer Rachel McMillan, featuring photographer Magdalena M Kaminska, make-up artist Beth King, and models Louise Blair, Ziggy, and me!
Anyone who’s a long time Urbanity reader will know that I’ve been obsessed with sustainable Scottish fashion brand Studio Five since day one, and now over a year old, the label’s Edinburgh based founders Lucy and Kitty Pressland have launched their A/W 17 collection, Wilderness, and recruited me to help promote it!
Lots of people have been asking me what it is that I actually do at uni, as my course it the only one of its kind in Scotland and is not exactly a traditional fashion course! I am currently in my second year of studying a BA in Fashion Communication at the School of Textiles and Design, the Scottish Borders campus of Heriot-Watt University. Read more to delve into the details of my degree, and let me know if you have any questions!
With the launch of Fashion Revolution’s latest zine, LOVED CLOTHES LAST (find out about the first zine, Money Fashion Power here), I thought I would celebrate the ethical fashion movement by sharing the results of a large survey (210 people) I conducted in the summer to gauge from the general public how they perceive sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry. Here, look through the findings, then take my new survey about how we can move things forward even more.