AMSTERDAM- Clare Press, Australian Vogue’s sustainability Editor-At-Large hosted the European launch for her book Rise & Resist, How to Change the World. The launch contained a personal Q&A on stage moderated by international model, co-founder of Model Mafia and activist Nimue Smit. An exclusive selection of press, influencers, movers and shakers of the good fashion industry joined the book launch at Fashion for Good.
During the book launch Nimue Smit, model and change-maker in the international fashion industry, interviewed Clare Press on stage about her new book, modern activism and how to make a positive change. Nimue together with Cameron Russell is part of the Model Mafia community, a great example of a unified group promoting activism and fairness in the fashion industry. Clare therefore covers Cameron and Model Mafia in Rise & Resist.
The book, Rise & Resist is now available to purchase exclusively at Fashion for Good from the Good Shop – the exclusive selling point of the book in The Netherlands until the end of February, for €20.95.
Inspired by the women’s marches, Press set out to explore the new activism that connects the key issues of our times, from sustainability to social and climate justice. Rise & Resist is Clare’s third published book and looks at creative approaches to change-making in the ever-increasing world of activism, challenging the reader to question how they can make an impact and get involved. The book takes you on Clare’s journey about how she crossed the globe talking to humanitarians, zero-waste mavericks, feminists, social and environmental leaders and more.
“Activism is taking increasingly creative forms,” Clare says. “Movements are building and linking together. The old silo mentality is falling away to be replaced by connectivity.”
The book launch follows Episode 58 of Clare’s Wardrobe Crisis podcast, where along with Katrin Ley, Managing Director at Fashion for Good, Clare discusses whether conferences do any good, what good fashion looks like and the work of Fashion for Good.
About Clare Press
Clare Press is the presenter of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast and Australian Vogue’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large. A passionate advocate for ethical fashion, she is Australia’s go-to journalist on the subject and sits on the Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution.
Clare is the author of three books. Her first was The Dressing Table (Penguin, 2011), a collection of essays on style. Her second, Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Wardrobe Crisis was published in America in 2018. Clare’s third book, Rise & Resist, How to change the world is about activism and will be published by Melbourne University Press in October 2018. She’s a magazine junkie. A former Vogue features director, and Marie Claire fashion editor, Clare was also featuring director at the Australian edition of Sunday Style, where her “Fash Fwd” column reached 3 million readers weekly. Until recently, she penned Daily
Life’s popular Sustainable Style column. She has been a columnist for InStyle, was The Monthly’s first fashion critic and began her career as a senior writer at Rolling Stone. Over a career spanning nearly two decades, her byline has been everywhere Including: AnOther, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Fashionista, the Sydney Morning Herald and more. She has interviewed the likes of Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, Yvon Chouinard, Katharine Hamnett and Pharrell.
About Fashion for Good
Fashion for Good is the global initiative that is here to make all fashion good. It’s a global platform for innovation, made possible through collaboration and community. With an open invitation to the entire apparel industry, Fashion for Good convenes brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders united in their shared ambition.
At the core of Fashion for Good is our innovation platform. Through our Fashion for Good- Plug and Play Accelerator, we give promising start-up innovators the expertise and access to funding they need in order to grow. Our Scaling Programme supports innovations that have passed the proof-of-concept phase, with a dedicated team that offers bespoke support and access to expertise, customers and capital. Our Good Fashion Fund will catalyse access to finance to shift at scale to more sustainable production methods.
Fashion for Good also acts as a convener for change. On October 5th 2018 the Fashion for Good Experience has opened as the world’s first interactive tech museum dedicated to sustainable fashion innovation. In its hub in Amsterdam, Fashion for Good also houses a Circular Apparel Community co-working space and creates open-source resources like its Good Fashion Guide about cradle-to-cradle clothing.
Fashion for Good’s programmes are supported by founding partner C&A Foundation and corporate partners adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette Group, Kering, PVH Corp., Stella McCartney, Target and Zalando.
Fashion for Good
Anne-Ro Klevant Groen
Cotton is perhaps the world's most well-known fabric, with a tangled, global history of more than 400 years. Many stories behind cotton are less known. These untold, sometimes unexpected perspectives have been collected and brought together in Knowing Cotton Otherwise, the new exhibition by the Fashion for Good Museum opening this week.