Kate Fletcher

Kate Fletcher

Reader in Sustainable Fashion
London College of Fashion, Student Enterprise and Employability
University of the Arts London

Telephone: Contact the press office on 020 7514 7427 / 2998

Email: k.t.fletcher@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Expertise: sustainable textiles, sustainable fashion, sustainable design

About: Kate Fletcher’s work is both rooted in nature’s principles and engaged with the cultural and creative forces of fashion and design. Over the last 15 years, her original thinking and progressive outlook has shaped the field of fashion, textiles and sustainability and come to define it. Kate is one of the founders of the ‘slow fashion’ movement and instigator of directional sustainability projects, including Local Wisdom which has engaged hundreds of people worldwide with the ‘Craft of Use’ and ‘post-growth’ fashion and was shortlisted for the Observer Ethical Awards in 2010. She is also founder of the design for sustainability consultancy Slow Fashion where she works with companies, educational establishments and non‐governmental organizations to foster change towards sustainability. Kate has over 50 scholarly and popular publications in the field. She is author of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys (2008). Readers call it “inspiring,” “beautifully written,” “the foundation for a radical new perspective” and “a bible” and it is in active use in commercial design studios and is the principle text in academic seminar rooms around the world. She is also co-author of Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change (2012). Kate is Reader in Sustainable Fashion at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London College of Fashion, where she has a broad remit spanning enterprise, education and research. Her strategic leadership permeates the Centre’s activities, including its role as co-secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion at the House of Lords, where she has guided its agenda towards the role of the user, local production and education and skills.

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