Meet The Judges

Brogan Sommerville

BBC The Great British Sewing Bee
runner-up (2022)

Seamstress and fashion-lover Brogan is a Great British Sewing Bee runner-up (2022). She loves buying pre-loved and has created her own unique style with a combination of upcycled and vintage clothing.

Jack Kinsey

BBC Interior Design Masters
runner-up (2023)

Jack, an interior designer and BBC One’s Interior Design Masters runner-up 2023, lives in a converted chapel with his partner. He often blends the new with the old and enjoys upcycling preloved items, as well as buildings!

Chris Renwick

CEO of sustainable fashion brand,
Lucy & Yak

Co-founder of Lucy & Yak, the hugely popular sustainable clothing brand where garments are made from organic and recycled fibres. Chris wants every piece to stay in circulation for as long as possible. “Yaks” can be Re:Yakked and Re-loved through the brand’s Repair and Upcycle network. They also have a Buy Back initiative with Beyond Retro vintage shops.

Sophie Benson

Fashion Journalist

Freelance journalist with a focus on sustainable fashion and the environment, Sophie often writes for publications like The Guardian, The Independent and Dazed. When she’s not writing, Sophie can normally be found sewing, crocheting and upcycling secondhand clothes and fabrics.