Clare Press

Author and podcaster, The Wardrobe Crisis

Clare Press is the founder of THE WARDROBE CRISIS. A Sydney-based sustainable fashion journalist, author and presenter, she created the Wardrobe Crisis podcast in July 2017. Clare also produces and co-hosts the UN’s Ethical Fashion podcast with Simone Cipriani.

Clare was the first ever VOGUE  Sustainability Editor (for Vogue Australia, 2018-2020) - a pioneering role in international media.

Clare is a Global Ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative, and is part of the Fashion Roundtable team in the UK. She has been a member of Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution since 2014. She sits on Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Sustainability Advisory Board and is one of Global Fashion Agenda’s Content Experts. In 2019, she was named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and won the Green Globe Sustainability Champion Award.

An international speaker and passionate advocate for the circular economy, Clare uses her platforms to push for a more responsible fashion future.

She is the author of Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), which was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Wardrobe Crisis was published in the US in 2018 . Rise & Resist, How to change the world is about activism was published by Melbourne University Press in October 2018.

Clare studied politics at Sheffield University, and began writing at Rolling Stone before moving into fashion magazines. She spent five years as a Vogue features director and is a former Marie Claire fashion editor-at-large. For two years, she wrote a column in Daily Life (Sydney Morning Herald) called Sustainable Style.

Clare’s byline has appeared in: The Guardian, The Times (UK) Vogue Italia, AnOther, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Fashionista, Business of Fashion and more. She has interviewed everyone from Beyoncé and Pharrell to Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.  

Once upon a time, she ran a vintage store.

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