In conversation with: Celeste Tesoriero
"Fashion has been psychologically placed as throwaway, so we generally give the same amount of time to our purchase as we would a consumable like food. Think of it more like a keepsake, or something you don’t want to replace very often like a dishwasher....."
Is it possible to shop sustainably during a pandemic?
"It's a perfect storm really. Millions of us stuck at home, with nothing to do but look at screens. Those screens, filled with very clever algorithms that have shown us we might not be going anywhere, but my word do we need new things. The burning question – how to shop sustainably and fulfil the urge to splurge at the same time?...."
Celeste Tesoriero on how to consume fashion ethically
"One of the biggest misconceptions brands have about sustainable fashion is that it will cost more to make. Sustainable fashion is actually smarter. Introducing practices such as minimising waste means saving money. Minimising your carbon footprint means you are saving on your energy bill. This cost saving, can absorb the extra costs of producing in an ethical factory and using quality materials...."
Industry according to Celeste Tesoriero
"The future of fashion looks different. As the future of our lives looks different in every way. Five years ago we didn’t have Deliveroo. In three years we will have fully automated self-driving cars. Offices are becoming rare, redundant, as it’s cost-effective for companies to no longer have them. Less people are choosing to move to big cities for work..."
"With all the necessary noise against our environmental crisis, and the fashion industry’s contribution to this, Legacy Summit shone a bright light on pressing ethical issues and connected us back to the humanity of making clothes..."
"My main ethos, which I learnt from sustainability advocate, Stella McCartney, would be that ‘doing one thing right is better than nothing at all’. Producing clothing sustainably that does not compromise style is an intricate and immensely difficult thing..."