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Wednesday 11 December 2019

Supermodel Lily Cole reveals her favourite fashion brand is Bono and Ali Hewson's Edun range

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Supermodel Lily Cole has revealed her favourite fashion brand is ethical label Edun, owned by Bono and Ali Hewson

The 26-year-old, who only does select modelling gigs after completing her History of Art degree from Cambridge University, was speaking at the Dublin Web Summit earlier today.

Eva Longoria, Jemima Khan, and Lily Cole go for dinner in Locks Brasserie in Portobello, Dublin, Ireland - 04.11.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Lily Cole
Eva Longoria, Jemima Khan, and Lily Cole go for dinner in Locks Brasserie in Portobello, Dublin, Ireland - 04.11.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** Lily Cole

She's the co-founder of impossible.com, a social network based on exchange out of goodwill.

Cole explained that after years of working in the fashion industry, she now looks into the background of where her clothes came from and has become involved with Edun recently.

Model and philanthropist Lily Cole speaks at this year's Web Summit (Photo: Sportsfile)
Model and philanthropist Lily Cole speaks at this year's Web Summit (Photo: Sportsfile)

"This designer, Edun that I'm wearing, where the clothes are manufactured in Africa to support," she explained. "There's a huge number of really fascinating companies that I would like to try to champion."

Last night, she enjoyed a dinner with fellow speaker Eva Longoria and Vanity Fair's Editor at Large Jemima Khan in Dublin.

Lily Cole speaks at this year's Web Summit (Photo: Sportsfile)
Lily Cole speaks at this year's Web Summit (Photo: Sportsfile)

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