Interview with Bridgett Luther, President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute™

Please tell us a little more about your role at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute™

I am President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute™. Our mission is to guide product manufacturers and designers in making safe and healthy things for our world.

Red Carpet Green Dress believe that “a shift is needed to limit and eliminate the fashion industry’s negative impact on the environment.” We would like to help see a shift that maximizes the industry’s positive impact on health and the environment. At the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, we help companies move from doing “less bad” to doing “more good” by publicly scaling up a process that has been used privately by hundreds of companies over the years. Read more

Interview with Dilys Williams – The Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion

What resources should designers who are interested in sustainable fashion design be looking for?

The starting point must be to understand their own ambitions and how best to achieve them, then to look at the ecological, social and cultural as well as economic parameters of these ambitions. The ‘place where we are in the world’ is made up of a web of networks and an understanding of this is complex – good starting points towards deciding their own path are Dr Kate Fletcher’s book Design Journeys, Prof Sandy Black’s book Eco Chic. Take a look at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s website under resources to see a reading list and a multitude of other resources. Read more