Orsola de Castro is an internationally recognized opinion leader on sustainable fashion, mentor, curator and author. Her multi-award-winning brand From Somewhere (1997 – 2014) pioneered upcycling and was sold in some of the best boutiques in the world – collaborations include collections for Tesco Clothing, Robe Di Kappa, Topshop and Speedo.

In 2006 she started Estethica, the acclaimed Sustainable Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week (which she recently re-founded), and in 2013 co-founded Fashion Revolution, now the world’s largest fashion activism movement, with teams in more than 80 countries.
She teaches regularly at Central Saint Martins BA and MA and Associate Visiting Professor for the Faculty of Arts at Middlesex University.

Her first book, Loved Clothes Last was published by Penguin life in 2021 and translated into Italian (Corbaccio Editori) French (Edition Marabou) and German (Doerleman Verlag).