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Federica Delsale on supporting sustainability

The Italian model lets us inside her eco-friendly wardrobe.

After modelling Gilberto Calzolari’s award-winning dress for the CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition, it comes as no surprise that Federica Delsale (@federicadelsale) is a fan of sustainable fashion.

When we catch up behind the scenes of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection’s autumn shoot, the model is keen to talk about her favourite sustainable brands and how proud she is to share these values with her 154,000 followers.

“To make sure my wardrobe is as sustainable as possible, I usually buy from those brands that I know have already taken a step towards sustainability,” explains Federica.

“I’ll also go looking for those newer, smaller brands that are really trying to do their part as well. As an influencer, if I use my platform to collaborate with sustainable brands as much as possible, then I think this helps to spread the message.

“And maybe in the future more brands will be sustainable!”

So which brands does the model turn to for eco-friendly designs? “I love Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood,” gushes Federica. “I loved the dress that Eugenia Silva was wearing for the shoot today – that was Vivienne Westwood.”

As an influencer, if I use my platform to collaborate with sustainable brands as much as possible, then I think this helps to spread the message.

Federica Delsale

Influencer

When it comes to her green credentials on social media, the mother-of-one also champions veganism and recycling tips from her own family life – all in a bid to inspire her followers into a more sustainable lifestyle.

Since the shoot, Federica has visited Bicester Village to support the return of the BFC Designer Pop-up, the boutique launched in collaboration with the British Fashion Council.

“[Bicester Village] has a lot of choice in terms of sustainability! And many of the collections introduced in the opening of the Designer Pop-up store [are sustainable as well],” she adds.

“The opening confirms their intention in supporting emerging talents and, together with the British Fashion Council they’ve launched this pop-up store that features creations by designers such as Erdem, Phoebe English, Marques’Almeida and more!”