Lucy Siegle

An authoritative voice on the environmental and social footprint of global fashion.
Keynote speaker for the 2020 Global Good Awards Ceremony – 16th June 2020.


Lucy Siegle is an independent writer and journalist (broadcast and print). She has been battling to tell stories about the Earth, crisis and opportunity for nearly 20 years in the mainstream media and is the first to admit: results have been mixed. In the fashion industry she is known as an authority on the environmental and social footprint of the global fashion industry.

Her book To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing out the World , published by Fourth Estate London, 2011 was also the basis for hit Netflix documentary, The True Cost, in which Siegle appears and is credited as co-executive producer. In 2014 she co-founded the Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth.

From 2004 to 2018 she wrote a weekly Ethical Living column in the Observer Magazine. As a reporter and presenter on BBC1’s The One Show, she has been reporting on the problem of single use plastic and wider eco issues since the show began in 2007. Her book, Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again was published by Trapeze/Orion in August.

Lucy is the co-host of a forthcoming podcast on climate and the media in partnership with Frontline Club and Sony Music. She is passionate about securing more airtime for the climate crisis and other biosphere issues.