Sustainability Fellow: Alice in Paris, France

Alice in ParisSalut tout le monde, and welcome to my blog! I’m Alice, an international student from the beautiful North East of England, and I’ll be studying in Paris for a year, starting this fall. I’m a French and Russian major in Amherst’s class of 2021, and am focusing on Medieval French Literature and Russian Language this semester. In my spare time I love playing the flute, and I’m always planning my next radio show!

As a Global Sustainability Fellow, I will be researching the global environmental impact of the fashion industry in Paris and seeking practical, powerful ways in which we can all help to fight the climate crisis with our everyday choices, and identifying key areas in which we can contribute to the activism that’s changing laws and regulating corporations to tackle the sustainability challenges surrounding the garment and textile industries.

I think it’s important that every step we take together towards a sustainable future in fashion is accessible, affordable and practical, and am looking forward to sharing my insights along the way!

Alice’s Posts

  • Привет, et salut tout le monde!

    Привет, et salut tout le monde!

    My name’s Alice and I’m a French and Russian major in the class of 2021. I’m an international student at Amherst, and I come from the lovely North-East of England where you can always find a welcome lot warmer than our very changeable weather! In fact, as the stereotype goes, we hardy northerners love to dress up, and are so dedicated to our snappy looks that we’re rarely, if ever, caught wearing a jacket, even on the chilliest of Newcastle …Continue Reading »
  • Shopping without money, fashion without waste – exploring alternatives to consumer fashion in Paris

    Shopping without money, fashion without waste – exploring alternatives to consumer fashion in Paris

    Salut tout le monde! Welcome to Paris, where as I write, Fashion Week is dominating headlines with its twice-yearly, seven-day celebration of brand-new clothes as designers display their new collections for the next two seasons. It’s no exaggeration to say that this week in Paris sets the tone for the whole world for the next six months in fashion! Further, Paris Fashion Week is the symbol, par excellence, of an industry which hinges on the constant novelty of high-end trends, …Continue Reading »
  • Climate Conversations: An interview with my host sister

    Climate Conversations: An interview with my host sister

      Salut tout le monde ! It feels like forever since I last sat down and wrote a blog post for you, because this semester in Paris is really flying by – however, as what feels like a decidedly long summer has snapped into a frosty fall, we can’t forget about the climate crisis just because we’re starting to wrap up warm! As we head into the winter months, it’s easy to lose focus and energy because of the dark …Continue Reading »
  • A Photo Exploration of Fast and Secondhand Fashion in Paris

    A Photo Exploration of Fast and Secondhand Fashion in Paris

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