Twiggy: ‘Fashion needs to be more sustainable’

Legendary supermodel Twiggy is backing calls for the fashion industry to become more sustainable.The style star, who was the face of the swinging ‘60s, has worked in the industry for nearly 55 years.During a chat on British morning show Lorraine, Twi…

Legendary supermodel Twiggy is backing calls for the fashion industry to become more sustainable.

The style star, who was the face of the swinging ‘60s, has worked in the industry for nearly 55 years.

During a chat on British morning show Lorraine, Twiggy, real name Lesley Lawson, spoke about the strides U.K. shops are making when it comes to being more eco-friendly.

“I think most of the good stores are very much into sustainability and have been for a long time,” she shared. “I’ve worked with M&S for many years as an ambassador and various things and they’ve been into sustainability and good practices for many years. I think the whole industry has to get to that point.”

The star, who recently launched podcast Tea with Twiggy, also touched upon the secrets of her youthful appearance.

“I can’t lie about this, it’s been written since I was 16. I’m 70, I know it’s ridiculous,” she laughed, adding: “I’ve got very good lighting coming in from my windows!

“I mean I’m lucky, I’m happy, I eat well, I don’t overindulge in things. I have facials when I can… oh we haven’t been able to do any of that (because of the pandemic)… I have facials every six months or something. I live my life really and I think that’s what you’ve got to do. I’m too busy, well before the lockdown, with my kids and my grandkids and I think that keeps you together. I do Pilates which I love. But I’m not that high maintenance really.”

Tea with Twiggy, which has seen the model chat with stars including Joanna Lumley and everyday heroes like an NHS nurse, went to number four in the podcast charts in the society and culture section earlier this week.

Next up she’s talking to singer Rufus Wainwright.

“When we started doing it I said I want it to be like people going out for a chat for tea, just getting together to have a chat, they’re not really interviews. So amazing things come out because people start telling stories,” she smiled.

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