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Extinction Rebellion: Cancel Fashion Week And Let’s Talk

CO speaks with Clare Farrell, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion to find out why the group is calling for London Fashion Week to be cancelled and why they want a People’s Assembly instead.

On the 26th of July 2019, environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion (XR), together with Maria Chenoweth, CEO of UK charity Traid, and Safia Minney MBE, Founder of leading fair trade fashion brand People Tree, delivered a letter to the British Fashion Council (BFC), calling on them to cancel London Fashion Week

They are asking the BFC to convene a People’s Assembly instead to discuss how fashion can tackle the climate emergency. The request comes hot on the heels of The Swedish Fashio…

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Melanie Plank

Director of Content & Research at Common Objective