It's not easy being green. Or is it more achievable than we thought?
To celebrate Irish Tatler magazine's biggest ever sustainable special, editor Sarah Macken delves into the world of sustainable fashion, with industry expert Carrie Ann Moran, Head of Fashion and Textiles at The Rediscovery Centre of Ireland.
According to Australian architect Andrew Maynard, sustainability is rather similar to teenage sex: "Everybody says they're doing it, very few people actually are doing it. Those that are doing it are doing it badly."
In the first instalment of Irish Tatler's sustainability-focused podcast, editor Sarah Macken and circular fashion expert, Carrie Ann Moran discusses the problems facing the fashion industry today as it maintains its title as one of the world's biggest pollutants.
How do young designers come of age in a world where a polyester dress will sit in a landfill for hundreds of years? Or how, as consumers, do we make ethical purchases without falling prey to greenwashing or simple marketing ploys? Do we realise the full carbon impact or journey of a garment before we click buy?
In this ode to ethical fashion, Moran gives advice on how you can make #onesmallchange in your life that – most importantly – can start today.