Wednesday January 22, 2020

Nu world order

After a trip to India which opened their eyes to the iniquities of the fashion industry, Aisling Byrne and Ali Kelly were moved to set up The Nu Wardrobe. It’s since grown into a vast clothes-sharing platform with an increasing number of fans around the globe

8th December, 2019
Ali Kelly and Aisling Byrne of The Nu Wardrobe. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Aisling Byrne and Ali Kelly are early. Dressed in exquisite dresses, and seated around a circular table strewn with empty coffee cups, they are zeroed in on MacBooks emblazoned with tech company stickers, feminist slogans and the Extinction Rebellion logo. After the launch of The Nu Wardrobe app the night before, they’re typing away, visibly the busiest people in the Marker Hotel’s lobby. They’re also the youngest. And they’re probably the only people wearing borrowed clothing....

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