Grass Coats

Extinction Rebellion | London Fashion Week February 2019


We heard about Extinction Rebellion last October and became immediately involved in the London actions, and helped establish a Local Working Group in our home town. The opportunity to regrow the coats for an action at London Fashion Week was irresistible – this is the first time we have shown the coats in London in nearly thirty years and with the advent of social media (non-existent in 1990), the platform of outreach is global. The environmental implications of low-cost garment production are shocking. Fast fashion is creating an environmental crisis. A quick report today said that over 1 million tons of clothing are thrown away in the UK each year. Only transformative system change can begin to address the intersecting crises of biodiversity collapse, climate change, pollution, resource depletion and poor soil health.