DIT College of Business graduate shares her story with the Independent.ie
9 March 2018
DIT Graduate Caitríona Lynch, discusses the launch of her company, Sustain Sister- a website which sells a selection of environmentally friendly, sustainable brands and also offers individuals the opportunity to borrow vintage garments.
Having studied Fashion Buying and Retail Management at DIT College of Business, Caitriona went on to work in fashion buying for several years. She was bothered by various unethical aspects of the fashion industry such as low wages and health and safety risks at some factories. Lynch was also concerned with the environmental impact fashion can have - a T-shirt can take over 2,700 litres of water to produce, which is enough water for one person to drink for two-and-a-half years. In response, she launched Sustain Sister last year, a website where you can buy from a selection of environmentally friendly, sustainable brands, or choose to borrow a vintage garment, with prices from €20, including high-end labels such as Lanvin, Nina Ricci and Alexander Wang.
You can read the full story on Independent.ie