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Designer and activist
Known for being an outspoken activist, this year Katharine Hamnett continued to hammer home her concerns about the sustainability of fashion production in its current form.
Speaking at Drapers Sustainable Fashion 2019 in March, she highlighted how attitudes have changed since the late 1980s, when people “knew nothing about sustainability”.
“It’s a tsunami change. It’s top of the agenda, but it’s taken a hell of a long time,” she said. However, she added that the shift towards sustainability is not moving fast enough: “It’s fantastic where it is now. But there is still a huge amount of work to do.”
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