GCNYC Vice-President helps Marie Claire publish historic edition

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:01:00 BST

Cara Smyth, Vice-President of Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC), joined Marie Claire’s Sustainable Fashion Advisory Board to support the latest issue dedicated to sustainability.

For the first time, the fashion magazine devoted its August issue to sustainability. Cara and seven experts advised and informed the publication in what the Editor-in-chief Anne Fulenwider described as a historic environmental undertaking for the publication.

She joined sustainability experts including Sara Kozlowski, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA); Kara Hurst, Amazon; Amanda Hearst, Maison-De-Mode; Aurora James, Brother Vellies; Abigail Dillen, Earthjustice, and Burak Cakmak, Parsons School of Design.

Cara Smyth said: “The Fair Fashion Center at GCNYC proves the business case for sustainability by turning global issues into industry opportunities. Marie Claire is an important step in the fashion industry putting a spotlight on sustainability. In a first for the magazine, I am delighted to have contributed to the publication as it leads the way in coverage of sustainability.”

Features in the issue include brand PVH, owner of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, which has developed an industrial park in Ethiopia that brings operations into one place to reduce carbon emissions and reuses all of its water and how Nike’s apparel and footwear contains recycled materials.

The latest edition of Marie Claire is available online 

Cara Smyth