Interview

Leslie Johnston: ‘Sustainability is not a matter of goodwill, but a business opportunity’

With a budget of over 50 million euro per year, the C&A Foundation attempts to change the textile sector from within. According to executive director Leslie Johnston this attempt is coming through quite successfully, partially because of the innovative entrepreneurs. ‘Social entrepreneurship is essential if we are to transform the textile ...
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Interview

Dilys Williams: 'Designers need to challenge the status quo'

'It is not in the nature of fashion designers to follow the sheep. On the contrary, fashion is about challenging the system.' Head of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion Dilys Williams is certain of the fact that her colleagues have a lot of power in their hands. 'But there is still work to do. The current alternatives are simply not enough.'