Sustainable Fashion

How often do you buy new clothes? Today we bring you a special episode in partnership with Vanity Fair, where we will discuss the rising trend of sustainable fashion. As consumers and investors, can we accelerate this industry’s transition towards fair labour and ecofriendly production? And what role does the media play in all of this?

Joining us are award-winning fashion designer, entrepreneur and broadcaster Patrick Grant, Caroline Reyl, Pictet Asset Management’s Head of Premium Brands, and the Travel Editor of Vanity Fair, Michelle Jana Chan, who also presents the magazine’s digital Future Series, which this month features a parallel video in partnership to this episode. Read it here!

 

Appearing in this episode

Patrick Grant is a fashion designer. He revitalised Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons, revived luxury menswear brand E. Tautz, and launched Hammond & Co. in partnership with Debenhams, the most successful designer collaboration in the department store’s history. He won Menswear Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2010. Patrick is a media commentator on sustainability and manufacturing and is best known as a judge on the hit BBC2 series The Great British Sewing Bee, now in its 7th series.

Michelle Jana Chan is an award-winning journalist and travel editor of Vanity Fair. She is also contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveller, a presenter and video journalist on the BBC’s The Travel Show and a writer for The Daily Telegraph. She was formerly a journalist at Newsweek and CNN International. Michelle has been named the Travel Media Awards’ Travel Writer of the Year. Her debut novel, Song, was published by Unbound last year.

Caroline Reyl holds a degree in finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris and a master's in finance from University of Paris-Dauphine. She started her career in 1994 as an analyst for Lehman Brothers. She then went on to be an investment manager at GLG Partners before joining Pictet Asset Management in 2002 where she currently runs the Pictet-Premium Brands Fund.

Rosario Lebrija Rassvetaieff is Group New Media and Sponsoring Manager at the Pictet Group, where she hosts and produces the podcasts ‘Found in Conversation’ and ‘Prix Pictet: A lens on sustainability’. Born and raised in Mexico City, she holds a combined honours BA in Literature and International Relations (First Class) from the University of Southampton and an MSc in Communication and Media Studies (Distinction) from the London School of Economics. For more information, watch her TEDx talk ’The Future of the Image: Discover the Sublime’. 

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