Orsola de Castro

Orsola de Castro is an internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion, a mentor, curator and author.
Her multi award winning brand From Somewhere (1997 - 2014) was pioneering in the field of upcycling and sold in some of the world’s best boutiques; her collaboration include collections for Tesco Clothing, Robe Di Kappa, Topshop and Speedo.
In 2006 she started Estethica, the highly acclaimed Sustainable Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week (which she has recently reformed), and in 2013 she co-founded Fashion Revolution, now the world’s largest fashion activism movement, with teams in over 80 countries.
Orsola has been on the jury for the British Fashion Council’s New Gen initiative from 2019 and on the jury and advisory board for the ITS (International Talent Showcase) in Trieste since 2020.
She has been a regular at Central Saint Martins where she was a Practitioner in Residence for the MA (2016 - 2017), and a Visiting fellow (2017 - 2021) and is Associate Visiting Professor for the faculty of the Arts at Middlesex University.   
Her first book, Loved Clothes Last was published by Penguin life in 2021 and translated into Italian (Corbaccio Editori) and French (Edition Marabou).

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