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Fashion revolutionaries: Katharine Hamnett

Have you heard of British fashion designer Katharine Hamnett? Watch her talking about sustainable fashion in this video.

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Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I think the first thing to change human perception, the importance of people in preserving the environment and to help understand more deeply about fashion that affects the environment, thereby, people will know to save raw materials and choose the right material. Make the foundation for environmental protection a trend for the fashion industry.

I belive of course it has to be sustainable and desirable. We should pay attention about the materials they used for clothing. Because we have such as a duty to entrust a clean world to the future genarations. In addition almost all of religion order the protection of environment. Also I have to say, if any materials effects to nature badly, it may cause harmful impact on our body of course. There is a correlation. Furthermore it will cause many sort of illness. Finally, the most important issue while you are choosing a clothe, is to decide whether you will save your environment and your body and your kinds. Best regards.

By this its mean that clothes buying are driven by desire and such has little or no effect on the buyer's choice. The most important thing for me when am buying clothes is that it must meet my desire.

I agree with her theory. Unfortunately, these kind of clothes are still too expensive. Not everyone can afford to buy them

The important thing when I buy clothes is raw material, I think she is right, we must interest on sustainability as well as appearance.