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The Best of 2018: Sustainability

In 2018, ORDRE showcased emerging brands putting sustainability to the front, as well as shining a light on innovative new textiles, retailers and exhibitions.

2018 was another huge year for sustainability, as awareness and discussion accelerated in the world of fashion and beyond. Protests against goverment inaction on climate change have gathered momentum, billion dollar businesses have committed to banning single use plastics, virgin material and fur, while exhibitions like the V&A's Fashioned From Nature have shone a spotlight on our work so far.

The following five stories are my highlights from the year — some of which I've written, and others I've had the pleasure of reading. Meeting Kresse, of luxury sustainable brand Elvis & Kresse, was a particular stand out moment, being able to witness her drive, passion and sense of urgency to find innovative ways of recycling waste materials into accessories.

Below, you can click through my top five highlights from the year in sustainability on ORDRE News.