The Gentlewoman – Katharine Hamnett Interview

“Katharine Hamnett CBE was just a woman who loved designing clothes that other women loved to wear. Men liked them too — George Michael wore a T-shirt exhorting the nation to “Choose Life” on Top of the Pops. But Katharine was serious about choosing life. She ran an ethical check on her burgeoning fashion business, and what she discovered shook her to the core. Katharine ditched fashion in favour of activism — for 30 years. Now, the industry is ready to accept her terms, and, at 70, she’s making clothes again. About time.”

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