Welcome to SustFashWales where you can find out about how to be an active consumer of sustainable fashion!


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REPORT: Fashioning Wales’s Future – our path to sustainable fashion and textiles

We’re facing a cost-of-living crisis and a climate emergency. How can fashion be more affordable, without costing the Earth?

The fashion industry is estimated to be responsible for around 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. It’s the second dirtiest industry in the world, next to the oil industry.

Of course, we have a limited influence on the global fashion industry, and many of the policy interventions that would help make a difference here are still reserved to Westminster, but when it comes to ideas and innovation, Wales has the potential to be a world leader in sustainable fashion.


Super excited to say I’ll be giving a lightning talk on how I aim to repair the fashion curriculum through fashion design education at the second workshop part of the 2ndHandCultures symposium and research group at JOMEC. You can register to attend the event on the 25th March HERE or by emailing paysonAB (at) cardiff.ac.uk 


I’m absolutely thrilled to launch the first ever SustFashWales Newsletter on Saturday 19th February 2022! Click the issue below to view.

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Super excited to announce our #GreenCarpetWales challenge is back for Sustainable Fashion Week along with a capsule collection catwalk on Saturday 11th September!

Tickets are free and pre-booking is highly recommended. Get them HERE!!


Thrilled to announce tickets are now available for our SustFashWales Showcase! It’s held on Wednesday 15th September between 5-7pm in support of Sustainable Fashion Week UK and it’s completely FREE!

The event is an online social showcase of the community of designers, makers, educators, students plus more from Wales, all of whom champion sustainable fashion!

Tickets are now available HERE!!!


Excited to be supporting Sustainable Fashion Week UK with a series of weeklong events between 11-19th September in both Swansea and Cardiff… Watch this space!


The SFW directory contains everything sustainable fashion related in Wales. It offers a one-stop-shop to be an active consumer and creator of responsible fashion. Click the menu’s above to take your to the BUY: CREATE: STUDY: TAKE PART!

Please get in touch via email if you would like to be featured in the SustFashWales directory! hello@sustfashwales.org


I’m currently working on a special education section of the website which will provide a range of resources for secondary and primary educators to use within the classroom! There will be more resources available over the coming months so keep an eye out!


Back in October 2020 I teamed up with Sustainable Wales for a 4 weekly FREE webinar series. I spoke during Week 2 about how we can make our fashion habits more sustainable and responsible…

If you missed it you can watch the recording HERE!


Back in January 2020 I began the second campaign with FoE Cymru to encourage people to apply the 6R’s to their shopping habits throughout January and beyond…


Back in October 2019, I began a long collaboration between SFW and FoE Cymru and launched our Green carpet Wales challenge at the BAFTA Cymru Awards which was then taken to the Welsh Music Prize…For more info see our dedicated GCW PAGE!

SustFashWales is run by Helen O’Sullivan on a voluntary basis.