In the December issue of British Vogue, The Prince of Wales speaks to Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful about sustainable fashion and The Modern Artisan Project - a training programme co-founded by The Prince's Foundation.
The students on the programme are about to launch a fashion collection with commercially viable sustainability at its core.
In the article, The Prince says:
It seems to me there are huge opportunities, particularly now, within the whole sustainable fashion sector, to counter this extraordinary trend of throw-away clothing – or throwaway everything, frankly.
I happen to be one of those people who’d get shoes – or any item of clothing – repaired if I can,
rather than just throw it away. And that’s why I think, from an economic point of view, there are
huge opportunities for people to set up small businesses involved with repair, maintenance and
Which is one of the reasons I’ve tried at Dumfries House to start a kind of thrift market for
precisely that purpose, where you can bring things in – whether it’s electrical appliances or anything
– to be mended. When I was a child, we used to take our shoes down to the cobbler in Scotland and
would watch with fascination as he ripped the soles off and then put new soles on.
Read The Prince of Wales's feature in British Vogue here.