The Independent’s My Sustainable Life is a Q&A series in which well-known faces expose their individual approach to the climate crisis
This week, for My Sustainable Life, we hear from British fashion designer Alice Temperley.
Previous guests on My Sustainable Life consist of singer Birdy and TV presenter Laura Whitmore.
The well-known market tastemaker Temperley, has dressed everybody from the Duchess of Sussex to Sandra Bullock.
Here she discusses how moving her business operations to Somerset has given her a new – and environmentally friendly – lease of life, and why she can’t release her Amazon habit.
The most sustainable decision I made in the previous year was …
To move my workplace near my home in the countryside, go from four to 2 collections a year, season-less and permanently items, [do] production in your area and have zero material waste and pledges all over the business to do our finest.
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We currently had worked hard on sustainable packaging and we have the Butterfly mark [granted by Favorable Luxury to brands dedicated to sustainability, other holders consist of Givenchy and Thomas Pink] we take pride in, however we can all do more as every little it helps.
My least sustainable routine is …
Amazon … It’s horrible and we must all be ashamed of this becoming a normal … [Amazon stated its carbon footprint increased 15 percent in 2020, even as it introduced efforts to minimize its harm on the environment – it promised to be 100 per cent eco-friendly by 2030 and Jeff Bezos has vowed $10bn (₤ 7.68 bn) to climate crisis – it has actually likewise been criticised over worker rights]
I will stop and support the regional shops now schools are open and as constraints lift. There are no reasons.
If I ruled the world, I would make it more sustainable by …
Closing down Amazon. Eating regional farm produce instead of importing from nations around the world.
Eating seasonal regional produce would make such a distinction to the planet and would likewise, I think, assist with weight problems and a lot of illness.
When I want to feel in touch with the natural world I.
Flight my shire horse or walk for hours along the Jurassic coast in Dorset.
I also enjoy wild forests and wish to get into cold-water swimming.
If I might develop one thing that would make my life more sustainable it would be …
Self-sustainable renewable energy in the house.
My sustainability hero is …
I am entirely in love with David Attenborough (he provided me my masters certificate in the Royal Albert Hall, that made me weak at the knees).
He’s been waking the world up– he is an inspiration.
The something everyone must enjoy about the climate crisis is …
Whatever by David Attenborough.
My preferred vegetarian or vegan restaurant is …
I do not have one. I only eat in your area grown meats and fish.
Lamb is primarily from my parents’ farm or Coombe Farm, and for fish I get it locally from my mate, the chef Mark Hix.
My one piece of suggestions to people attempting to be more sustainable is …
Think of what you purchase constantly … and what you can get with refills. I have actually simply begun using shampoo soap and it’s great!
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