Rachel Arthur

Advocacy Lead, Sustainable Fashion, UN Environment Programme

Rachel Arthur is a sustainability strategist and writer dedicated to actioning systems-level change within the fashion industry. She is the Advocacy Lead for Sustainable Fashion at the United Nations Environment Programme, overseeing a strategy aiming to redirect consumer-facing communication in the context of the triple planetary crisis. This work explores greenwashing, the power of inclusive storytelling, aspiration’s influence on consumption and beyond. She has also worked with the UNFCCC's Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and the British Fashion Council's Institute of Positive Fashion, and previously led the industry strategy for Google's environmental data platform in partnership with WWF and Stella McCartney.

By background she is an award-winning business journalist having contributed to titles as varied as Business of Fashion, Vogue Business, The NY Times, Guardian and more. Rachel has delivered a TEDx talk about the role innovation needs to play to enable a more environmentally sustainable fashion industry, and was named in a list of 30 people changing the face of fashion by Glamour magazine.


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