Carry Somers

By Fashion Revolution

10 years ago

Carry Somers is the founder of Fashion Revolution and trustee of the Fashion Revolution Foundation. Inspired to act after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, Fashion Revolution has now become the world’s largest fashion activism campaign. In 2020 she sailed 2000 miles from the Galapagos to Easter Island to investigate microplastic and toxic chemical pollution. Her work includes collaborating with garden designer Lottie Delamain on a Textile Garden for Fashion Revolution the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022, working with the British Council Argentina on Voces de la Artesania and investigating microfibre pollution with Restorying Riverscapes.

Previously, Carry set up her multi-award winning fashion brand Pachacuti in 1992 after a Masters in Native American Studies, supporting sustainable, rural livelihoods for women in the Andean region. Pachacuti pioneered radical supply chain transparency and was the world’s first Fair Trade Certified company. Her collections were shown at London, Paris and Milan Fashion Week and sold in the world’s foremost luxury stores.

Carry has won numerous awards for her work and met Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her significant contribution to British business. In 2022 she was made an Honorary Doctor of Letters at Keele University and added to the Business of Fashion BoF500: the people shaping the global fashion industry.

She is currently writing a novel about her textile heritage. Twitter and Instagram: @carrysomers