With sustainability the buzzword of today, it’s easier than ever to show your support for sustainable fashion and saving planet earth thanks to a host of sustainable influencers. From sharing hacks to which podcasts to listen to and what fashion brands are doing their bit for the world, sustainability has the cool factor and it’s hip to be in – or following – the crowd. We’ve rounded up five women who are championing sustainability and spearheading changes against fast fashion.
Alice Aedy – at 25 years old, Alice is an activist, photo journalist and documentary film maker. A passionate advocate for women’s rights and environmental issues, Alice has travelled to Iran and Somaliland and has had work exhibited at Somerset House. @aliceaedy
Sarah Ditty – a leading face in the fight against fasty fashion and the policy director at Fashion Revolution – a global movement that drives change across the fashion industry, and spearheaded Fashion Revolution Week following the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013. @sarahditty
Livia Firth – the co-founder and creative director of Eco-Age, Livia launched the Green Carpet Challenge (GCC) in 2010 to bring sustainable fashion and methods to the red carpet. @liviafirth
Stella McCartney – fashion’s most famous face in the fight for sustainable fashion, Stella McCartney launched her eponymous line in 2001 and continuously challenges the status quo by creating sustainable fashion items from natural materials. The latest development includes mimicking faux fur from corn. @stellamccartney
Arizona Muse – you might be used to seeing this British-American supermodel on a runway, but fashion’s threatening effect on the environment and recent motherhood has made Arizona a modern poster girl for sustainability. With a seat on the advisory board for industry resource The Sustainable Angle, Muse’s recent mission is to call out the effect fashion companies have on biodiversity. @arizona_muse