How would each of you describe your style?
Jemma Finch, Co-Founder of Stories Behind Things: I’d say my style consists of earthy tones, lots of silk and textures. You’ll always see me in neutral, earthy, rich colours; I love tones and textures that make me feel calm and flowing.
Portia Prince, model: I would say it’s always comfortable and transitional from day to night… It’s definitely determined by my mood – if I need a pick-me-up, I always choose big sleeves and colour.
What role does sustainability play in what you wear?
Portia: I like to keep my outfits mixed with vintage. Whether it’s jeans or my accessories, I don’t see the fun in having everything brand new – it’s never made sense to me, really.
Jemma, your platform, Stories Behind Things, focusses on the relationship we have with the objects around us. How does this relate specifically to the clothes we wear?
Jemma: When we get dressed every day, we are making a statement to the world – even if you throw on jeans and a T-shirt, it’s a creative expression, and I love that. Sustainability comes into this from every angle – the fabric, the people who made the clothing are all part of the story, and that only feels good to me if I understand the sustainability credentials behind what I’m putting on my body.