the sustainable stylist

about Roberta Lee

hi, I'm Roberta and I'm passionate about sustainable style

I’ve been a passionate advocate for sustainable style since 2015. 

I watched the documentary The True Cost and I was forever changed.  I am by no means perfect, but I try my best to live by the values that are important to me, and that extends itself to my clothes,  brands and businesses I work with. 

I have carefully crafted my signature style and curated a sustainable wardrobe that I am now super proud of and one that my future self would be excited about too.  For me empowerment isn’t just about looking good on the outside, it’s about digging deep and creating your style based on your core values.    

My clothes have powerful stories and that makes me feel amazing about my choices.  Having that clarity on my style and knowing what to wear is so confidence-boosting – and I want that for you too. 

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looking good shouldn't cost the earth

Everyone deserves the chance to look good feel good, and make a positive impact.  With all my tips, resources, and the online course – or by working with me directly on a commercial shoot or 1:1 VIP styling you too can reduce your impact on the planet without sacrificing on style.

why is sustainable styling so important?

Until recently,  I didn’t fully grasp the fashion industry’s environmental impact.  A  decade ago, I started to learn more about the industry and I felt deeply compelled to change.   I’m not here to instil fear with alarming statistics but to share some eye-opening facts (see below).

Understanding these stats reinforces my belief in the importance of defining our style and doing things sustainable in business too. 

Let’s acknowledge that most of us weren’t taught how to dress or shop effectively. But imagine if more individuals and businesses were empowered with this knowledge.  This is where I come in by working with me I can proactively help you look great whilst reducing your footprint. 

Working with a Sustainable Stylist is a pivotal step towards crafting a sustainable wardrobe (for yourself or on set). 
That’s where I step in.  I can help you create a wardrobe you LOVE whilst being kinder to the planet. 

The clothing and textile industry is one of the largest polluters in the world. Using more of our planet’s natural resources faster than it can regenerate. Looking good shouldn’t cost the earth.  

An estimated £140 million worth (350,000 tonnes) of used clothing goes to landfill in the UK every year.  Many items are made from synthetic fibres that take 100s of years to decompose. 

Extending the life of clothes by just nine extra months of active use would reduce carbon, water and waste footprints by around 20-30% each.  Outfit repeating  & clothing care can help with that. 

Roberta Lee, sustainable stylist standing with her arms crossed wearing a vintage blazer and hat.

my why: sustainable styling

My mission is to empower people and brands to feel good about who they are and what they do.   As a stylist, I have a duty when it comes to fashion, to help reduce waste and help protect and preserve our future planet.

My journey started amidst a personal struggle—an identity crisis back in 2014. Whilst rediscovering my confidence, I identified with the importance of a wardrobe that helped me look good, and feel good about who I was.  

Roberta Style Lee emerged in 2015 with a pivotal ingredient being values-based styling, where confidence and ethical fashion were my focus.  I began reconnecting with issues such as gender equality, environmental concerns, animal welfare, and workers’ rights.  

This led me to question the clothing I wore.  How could I advocate for empowering women while supporting a fashion industry exploiting its female workers?   It also made me aware of how damaging fashion is for the planet. I sought out a better way of doing things.  

By 2017, I had established the Ethical Brand Directory in the UK.  This venture helped me realise my social impact – and my influence as as a stylist and speaker. 

I believe in fighting for a sustainable and equitable fashion future for us all.  

empower and inspire

At the heart of my work lies a simple mission: to inspire positive empowerment, and long-lasting change not just for individuals but also for brands and businesses. 

Empowering individuals and inspiring businesses towards sustainable choices— this is the driving force behind my work, a win-win for everyone involved.

My goal is to guide you in taking charge of your style narrative while encouraging sustainable choices. Clothes have stories – and when your own outfit looks great but also has a powerful story- it makes you feel truly empowered. 

Whether it’s crafting a consciously curated personal style or advising brands on sustainable commercial styling, the essence remains the same.  A thoughtfully created wardrobe, aligned with values, benefiting our planet and the people who make our clothes.