Katharine Hamnett London
Products: Bags & Accessories, Clothing, Denim, Knitwear, Sportswear, Women’s, Men’s, Unisex, Baby/Kids
Katharine Hamnett Store Limited
Katharine Hamnett, Simon Thomas
Small Business, Woman-Led
Katharine started assessing her brand’s practices and sustainability in 1989, long before “eco”, “green” and “conscious” were fashion buzzwords. She commissioned a study into the social and environmental impact of fashion, “thinking we weren’t going to find anything wrong”, she recalls. “Of course, we found everything wrong: thousands of deaths from accidental poisoning in the cotton industry; people working in conditions worse than slavery; every single fibre and process was having a negative impact – of course the carbon emissions are colossal.”
Who answered our brand transparency questions?
Davide Rossi – Marketing Manager at Katharine Hamnett Store Limited.
Listed: 1 January 2021