The Latest Trend at Fashion Houses? ‘Sustainability’ Experts

One of the buzziest jobs in the fashion industry is also one of the least glamorous. The title is sustainability director or chief sustainability officer—a relatively new role more likely to be held by a policy wonk than a follower of runway trends.

“I like fashion but I am not a fashionista,” said Marie-Claire Daveu, chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs at Kering, the Paris-based company that owns Gucci, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and other luxury brands.

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