In this age of ‘fast fashion’, we have become voracious consumers of clothes — with disastrous consequences for our planet and the people. Yet each of us can become a fashion revolutionary — by slowing down.
Known among friends as the ‘environmentalist in stilettos’, Xenya Cherny-Scanlon has worked with the United Nations and major international organizations across three continents — in Africa, Australia and Europe — on promoting greener and fairer ways of living. Xenya brings together her two passions — fashion and sustainability — in a blog greenstilettos.com, which has a vision of “putting glam into green”. She also serves as a sustainable luxury and fashion expert, writer and researcher. Xenya lives in a small village on the shores of Lake Geneva with her husband and two children.