Sustainable Fashion Instagrammers to Follow
We are always keeping an eye out for inspiring people involved in sustainable fashion. Below are just a few of those we are following...
Jump the Hedges
Jump The Hedges was founded by designer Síofra Caherty after spending many years working in the fashion industry, from couture fashion with ThreeAsFour in New York to technical sportswear with Adidas in Germany to costume breakdown with Game Of Thrones in Belfast.
Síofra was unable to find a sustainable and ethically made bag for carrying a yoga mat and so Jump The Hedges was born. Reclaimed materials such as truck tarpaulin and aeroplane seat materials are sourced from all over Ireland and then industrially washed in rainwater. Each bag is then hand cut and stitched on a vintage Japanese Juki sewing machine in a small workshop at the foot of Cave Hill mountain in north Belfast.
Safia Minney MBE FRSA, is a British social entrepreneur and author. She is the founder of People Tree and former Global CEO of 24 years, a pioneering sustainable and Fair Trade fashion label.
Safia shares her huge knowledge of sustainable fashion practices across her social media and she is also the author of multiple books including Slave to Fashion.
Emma Slade Edmondson
She is the creative strategist behind Charity Fashion Live & The Love Not Landfill pop-up stores and campaign. Emma runs a marketing agency working to elevate brands, initiatives and organisations who are looking to focus their business to harness social or environmental good.
Writer, stylist and consultant whose work deals with the intersections of sustainability and the fashion landscape.
She wrote this excellent article unpicking some of the terminology in the fashion industry:
Barber has also authored the book, Consumed: The need for collective change; colonialism, climate change & consumerism.
Venetia La Manna
Venetia (she/her) is a broadcaster, slow fashion campaigner and the co-founder of Remember Who Made Them. She is the creator of the 5 star rated podcast Talking Tastebuds, a series about food, wellbeing and the planet; it has amassed almost 2 million downloads. Venetia regularly appears on BBC Radio 1’s Life Hacks show and she is the Sustainability Ambassador for The Body Shop.