Sophie Slater

Fashion & Textiles

Sophie is the Co-founder and Brand Director of Birdsong. Founded on the back of her work in women’s charities, Birdsong commission local community groups to make high quality clothing for a London Living Wage. Since 2015, the company has made £100,000 for women’s organisations, featured in international press such as Vogue, BBC London and Harper’s Bazaar, and sold in 28 different countries to 2500 customers. Sophie also lectures in sustainability and feminist business models at Goldsmiths, Nottingham Trent and LCF. She’s written on the same subject for The Guardian, i-D and Refinery29, and continues to work with teenage girls on political expression and body positivity.

Photograph by Elle Smith