Julie Gilhart: “The customer is not asking for sustainable fashion, they want great fashion, and they want good product priced at a price they can afford.

“If you can add in that it’s made well, that’s great, but it’s added value.”

Simon Collins: “It’s got to be a really good compelling product that you want—it doesn’t matter how responsible it is. If it’s not nice and they don’t want it, they’re not going to want it just because it’s responsible.”

—Fashion insiders Julie Gilhart and Simon Collins, speaking Thursday night at the Glasgow Caledonian University New York.

[Via Vogue]