Friday December 13, 2019

The future of fashion

How will the fashion industry survive what many are calling its ‘year of reckoning’? Ruth O’Connor investigates

2nd June, 2019
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Shelly Corkery, fashion director of the Brown Thomas group Pic: Fergal Phillips

Sustainability is the defining issue of our time. And it has to be. To quote Bill Nye, the Science Guy who has been all over YouTube in the past few weeks: “What I’m saying is, the planet’s on fucking fire.”

Alarm bells are ringing. As the Extinction Rebellion protests continue apace and young people follow Greta Thunberg’s example in holding Fridays For Future rallies, it cannot escape attention that...

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