Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey OBE

Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey OBE - Honorary Doctor

Author, academic and political voice, Baroness Young is a champion for sustainable fashion issues.

Baroness Young subsequently became Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority and was awarded an OBE in 2001.

Baroness Young has sat on the boards of several national cultural organisations including the Southbank Centre, the Royal National Theatre and The National Archives. She has also contributed to a number of judging panels, including chairing the former Orange Prize for Fiction and the Caine Prize for African Writing.

Baroness Young has worked closely with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at London College of Fashion since 2009. The relationship led to the formation of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion (APPG ESF), co-chaired by Baroness Young, which addresses the relationship between ecological and social justice, and the fashion industry. Her campaigning for legislation around supply chains in the garment industry ran closely alongside the creation of the Modern Slavery Act which became law in 2015. She is currently taking a Private Members’ Bill through parliament, which, if passed, will strengthen the section on supply chains in the Modern Slavery Act.

Baroness Young recently accepted CSF’s offer to become an Associate Member, and the re-invigorated APPG ESF now has plans to build on its important work.

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