The ultimate guide from Fashion Revolution activist, Orsola de Castro, on how to love, mend and repair your clothes in the fight against fast fashion.
Orsola de Castro is spearheading a global movement calling for change in the fashion industry. After founding Fashion Revolution in 2013, she pioneered a global campaign in response to the Rana Plaza factory collapse and became an internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion. Orsola is an Associate Lecturer at UAL, Visiting Fellow at CSM and a keynote speaker, educator and mentor. She is a leading speaker on fashion and sustainability. She has partnered with individuals like Lily Cole, Stella McCartney, Lauren Laverne and Emma Watson at Fashion Revolution.
Orsola's writing is musical and I hear her song through every word.
It's important that everyone with an interest in fashion reads
this book so we can live on a healthier planet * Arizona Muse
An incredibly thoughtful, must-read guide to future-proofing our wardrobes and most importantly the planet [...] Loved Clothes Last will change the way you see your wardrobe and how our day to day actions impact the environment * Kenya Hunt, Fashion Director, Grazia UK *
The most timely book you'll read this year. We all know that the people who make our clothes are mistreated and underpaid, and we all feel a free-floating anxiety about it. But what to do? This brilliant, witty, eye-opening book will tell you * India Knight *
This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the fashion industry as an outsider and wants direction as to where we go next. The industry is often shrouded in mystery and this book breaks it down in bite size pieces * Aja Barber, writer, activist and fashion consultant *
An indispensable guide to the ethical and sustainable fashion resistance, from the woman who helped launch it into the stratosphere * Elizabeth L. Cline *
Loved Clothes Last walks the small steps we can take to stop participating in this throw away culture. She talks of clothes as our "chosen skin" [...] With a needle we sew and repair clothes, but also the tears and ruptures in our relationship with nature and society. Read her book to bring love and beauty, uniqueness and permanence back in your life * Dr Vandana Shiva, scholar, author, environmental activist, and food sovereignty advocate *
Congrats Orsola on crafting such a complex far reaching and urgent global issue into a helpful inspiring book with simple steps that we can all commit too and benefit from straight away * Melissa Hemsley, author and columnist for British Vogue *
This book is the culmination of Orsola's lifetime of experience as a clothes healer, a mender, a designer, a radical thinker and a constant source of inspiration. She is a true pioneer, the Queen of Upcycling, an unending source of brilliant advice and truly creative ideas that will literally turn the way you think about fashion and your relationship with your clothes upside down * Tamsin Blanchard, Fashion Journalist and author *
Loved Clothes Last serves as a wonderful antithesis to the idea that fashion is inherently bad. Showing us the problems that we are facing, however, showing us even more solutions and ways to individually, and collectively, make a change * Wilson Oryema, artist and writer *
Always a fan of Orsola, her thinking & doing. You'll not want to put her new book down! * Safia Minney, MBE, Founder People Tree, Author & Climate Activist *
A high energy book which brings powerful ideas of change to a new audience * Professor Kate Fletcher, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London *
This is such a progressive step for humanity! Orsola makes changing our consumption habits and saving our planet a fun and doable practice. With all the glaringly obvious facts, how can we not take part in the fashion revolution? Yes to mending, repairing and rewearing! * Samantha Moyo, 'Extinction Rebellion Together' Diversity Coordinator *
A helpful inspiring book with simple steps that we can all commit too and benefit from straight away * Melissa Hemsley, author and columnist for British Vogue *
I'm a huge admirer of Orsola and her work. I love this book's mindful approach to looking after our clothes, giving us the tools to love them for longer and show respect to the people who made them * Venetia La Manna 'Slow fashion campaigner, broadcaster and co-founder of Remember Who Made Them' *
Hands down Academic Couture. Loved Clothes Last is a beautifully constructed and eloquently written masterpiece. Orsola weaves the importance of the cultural influence of the fashion industry, how it's destroyed us and how it can save us with the economic and environmental impact on people and planet, the beauty of buttons and how to darn a sock, she successfully interlaces "why we wear" with "why we should care * Patrick Duffy *
Orsola represents both radical grace and graceful radicalness. This book is a super inspiring how to guide for all of us that want to emulate her * Alice Jay, activist and conservationist *