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Conscious Style Podcast

131 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 months ago - ★★★★★ - 47 ratings

What will it really take to create a more sustainable and equitable future for fashion? Each week, hosts Elizabeth Joy and Stella Hertantyo interview fashion changemakers — from labor activists to slow fashion entrepreneurs — to explore this very question. Hear about topics like greenwashing, garment worker rights, consumer psychology, secondhand fashion, making the most of your closet, and more.

For more, visit consciouslifeandstyle.com and follow @consciousstyle on Instagram.

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102) Leveraging Your Slow Fashion Skills To Make Money Beyond Products

March 26, 2024 05:00 - 37 minutes - 34.2 MB

For our first-ever Conscious Fashion Collective Membership panel discussion, we discussed a topic that is often taboo in the slow fashion space — money! We believe that financial sustainability is essential for creating a more just, and sustainable, fashion ecosystem with thriving businesses that care about people and the planet. 💰 WE DISCUSSED: Taboos/misconceptions about making money in the slow fashion space, What alternative business models and revenue streams can be successful for sl...

101) Demystifying Financial Sustainability in Slow Fashion

March 12, 2024 05:00 - 51 minutes - 47 MB

Financial sustainability is essential for creating a more just, and sustainable, fashion ecosystem with thriving businesses that care about people and the planet. But how do you go about actually making money in this space, especially when you care about not overproducing? Money-making is a topic that is all-too-often taboo in the slow fashion space, but our panelists Dani Des Roches, Mahdiyyah Muhammad, Jacqueline Schumann, and Aiste Zitnikaite are unpacking their experiences, transparently...

5 Key Pillars for a Net Positive Fashion Industry with Holly Syrett of Global Fashion Agenda (Bonus)

November 07, 2023 06:00 - 50 minutes - 46.3 MB

How can fashion take action right now for a net positive future? From climate and biodiversity to worker livelihoods and fair wages to overconsumption and textile waste, the gaps between where we need to be and where we are right now feel… vast.  But in this episode, we're discussing ways that fashion act right now — like tomorrow — on 5 key pillars that encompass both people and planet. These are areas where the research, and tools are readily available, even for implementing at a large s...

100) What Would a Better Future for Fashion Look Like?

September 12, 2023 05:00 - 36 minutes - 33.4 MB

We have reached the 100th episode of the podcast! For the past 100 episodes, at the end of each episode we have asked our guests the same question: What would a better future for fashion look like, to you?  This question is important, because it sums up exactly why the podcast exists in the first place — to unpack exactly what it will take to cultivate a sustainable and equitable future for fashion. To celebrate this 100 episode milestone, we decided to mark the occasion by sharing a monta...

99) 10 Lessons Learned From 100 Episodes

September 05, 2023 05:00 - 49 minutes - 45.2 MB

As you might have noticed, we are just one episode away from the 100th episode of the podcast! We're starting the celebrations early and changing up the usual format with this episode. Instead of interviewing a guest, this week we’re sharing 10 lessons we’ve learned from 100 episodes of the podcast that features interviews with some of the most inspiring changemakers in the fashion industry. *** MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Online Platform: Conscious Fashion Collective Online Community: Co...

98) Should Resale Sites Ban Fast Fashion?

August 29, 2023 05:00 - 38 minutes - 35.2 MB

Is it green... or just greenwashing? This week, we’re sharing a recap of a few Green or Greenwashing topics we covered this season! Green or Greenwashing is a segment on the podcast where we evaluate if a certain sustainability measure is more green or whether it veers into more of the greenwashing territory. These Green or Greenwashing segments were previously published at the end of some prior episodes. The first segment we are resharing is whether third-party resale sites should ban fas...

97) Overlooked Policy Opportunities for Sustainable Fashion with Kenya Wiley

August 22, 2023 05:00 - 47 minutes - 43.2 MB

Policy is an important lever in creating a better, more sustainable, and equitable fashion system. But if we only focus on policy that explicitly talks about the fashion industry and sustainability, we may be missing some opportunities.  In today's episode, I'm chatting with fashion policy expert Kenya Wiley. Kenya is sharing behind the scenes on the processes behind legislation and regulation — and even explaining the difference between the two terms — and some of the current policies in ...

96) Unpacking Climate Emotions with Isaias Hernandez of Queer Brown Vegan

August 15, 2023 05:00 - 57 minutes - 52.7 MB

After learning about climate emotions, and seeing climate doomism proliferated in the media, Stella knew she wanted to have Isaias on the show to unpack this and understand how it's connected to the fashion industry. In this episode, Isaias Hernandez (who you might also know as @queerbrownvegan on social media) unpacks  the complexity of climate emotions and the harms of climate doomism narratives, and discusses why  “evidence-based hope” is essential for reorienting action and working towa...

95) Carbon Offsetting: Green or Greenwashing?

August 08, 2023 05:00 - 34 minutes - 31.9 MB

Carbon neutral. Net zero. Carbon positive. You may have been seeing more and more claims like these lately from companies, including fashion brands. But in today's Green or Greenwashing episode, we’re diving deeper, beyond the surface of these claims, to see if they really can be trusted. Many of these carbon neutrality claims are asserted based on the company purchasing carbon offsets.  This episode was inspired by the UK watchdog, Advertising Standards Authority, recently banning advertis...

94) Can Slow Fashion Businesses Scale Without Encouraging Overconsumption? With Mahdiyyah Muhammad

August 01, 2023 05:00 - 49 minutes - 45 MB

How can we reimagine the traditional role of fashion designers in a world filled with fashion waste? And how can we rethink our primary role as consumers in a way that allows us to become contributors to collective well-being instead?  It’s no secret that we live in a world with far too much clothing. If we are to work towards a more sustainable fashion industry, we need to unpack the ways that fashion brands and designers can pivot away from the mainstream business model of take-make-waste...

93) What If Fashion Put Workers First?

July 25, 2023 05:00 - 24 minutes - 22.7 MB

What if fashion brands put garment workers first? What if a fashion brand set the prices they pay to their suppliers based on ensuring workers were making a living wage, rather than negotiating the prices as low as possible to maximize profits?  This is part of implementing more responsible purchasing practices — purchasing practices meaning not how the consumer buys something, but how the brand purchases their orders from their suppliers, since most brands do not produce their own clothes....

92) From Extractive to Regenerative Fashion: Slow Growth, Climate Beneficial Textiles, and Cooperative Models with Laura Sansone of New York Textile Lab

July 18, 2023 05:00 - 41 minutes - 37.9 MB

What if designers could go all the way back to the source of the fibers their garments are made from? Many of fashion’s favorite fibers — and our favorite garments — begin on farms. From cotton to wool, hemp, and linen. But, often, designers are so far removed from the places where these fibers are produced. Bringing designers back to the source would result in greater transparency and traceability in fashion that would allow designers to make choices that are kinder to people and the planet...

91) Behind the Scenes: Fast Fashion Designer to Slow Fashion Founder with Dani Des Roches of Picnicwear

July 11, 2023 05:00 - 57 minutes - 52.8 MB

What is it like to work as a designer for a fast fashion brand? And what is it like to build your own sustainability minded small fashion brand, from circular design practices to figuring out your pricing? That's what we're getting a glimpse into in this episode with Dani Des Roches, designer and founder of the upcycled brand Picnicwear, recognizable by its groovy 60s/70s aesthetic, bold and playful use of color, and most notably its use of vintage towels as its primary material.  Before t...

90) Rethinking The Traditional Supply Chain with Ria Ana Sejpal of LilaBare

July 04, 2023 05:00 - 59 minutes - 54.6 MB

What is the process like to create a regenerative conscious fashion label? What does it mean to create long-term partnerships in a localized supply chain that are beneficial for people? Or to make clothes that are beneficial for the earth? In this episode, Stella interviews the founder of slow fashion brand LilaBare, Ria Ana Sejpal, about building a Kenyan fashion brand, rethinking traditional supply chains, and the value of building long-term relationships with the people involved in them....

89) Will Return Fees Reduce Overconsumption?

June 27, 2023 05:00 - 19 minutes - 17.4 MB

Fashion's returns are a massive waste and emissions issue. In fact, 23 million returned garments were sent to a landfill or incinerated last year in the UK, and returns caused 750,000 tons of CO2 emissions just in the UK fashion industry alone, according to The Institute of Positive Fashion's report: Solving Fashion's Products Returns. Generous free returns policies from brands and retailers have also helped fuel the trend of buying clothes to wear just once or only for a social media post ...

88) What Is Regenerative Fashion? with Safia Minney

June 20, 2023 05:00 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

It's time for an urgent shift in fashion. And not just towards a path of doing less bad, but of bringing positive change. Not just less harmful fashion. Not even just more sustainable fashion. But building a regenerative fashion future.  Recently I read the book Regenerative Fashion: A Nature Based Approach to Fibres, Livelihoods, and Leadership*, by Safia Minney. And this book could not have come at a better time for me. I was feeling discouraged and overwhelmed by the weight of it all and...

87) Is It Possible to Overconsume Secondhand Fashion?

June 13, 2023 05:00 - 24 minutes - 22.3 MB

Overconsumption is a major problem in the fashion industry. And secondhand is often advocated for as a solution. But is it possible to overconsume secondhand fashion as well? This is a loaded question that comes with nuance and obviously, lots of opinions... which makes it perfect for a segment for our Green or Greenwashing series — we love to cover complex and controversial topics in this series!  And we want to hear YOUR thoughts on this topic as well. DM Elizabeth over at @consciousstyl...

86) Holding The Fashion Industry Accountable with Journalist Sophie Benson

June 06, 2023 05:00 - 47 minutes - 43.7 MB

Fashion industry players — like big brands and their billionaire owners — have to be held accountable for their impact on our environment and on the people involved with making their clothes. Independent journalists can play a crucial role in this accountability, since they can provide a critical outsider's look on what's happening in the industry, such as ascertaining if a fashion brand's sustainability claims are legitimate or not. And it's also a role that comes with a lot of responsibil...

85) A People's History of Clothing | Sofi Thanhauser

May 23, 2023 05:00 - 54 minutes - 50.4 MB

When we talk about sustainable and ethical fashion, we often think about the future — at least I do: we ask every guest that comes onto this show what a better future for fashion looks like to them!  But I also see immense value in looking to the past. To see where we came from so we understand how we got here and what solutions could actually be effective in bringing about change. So I was intrigued to read the book Worn, A People's History of Clothing, (bookshop affiliate link) to unders...

84) How I Built a Career in Sustainable Fashion

May 16, 2023 05:00 - 29 minutes - 27.2 MB

Want to work in sustainable fashion but not sure how to begin or how to transition from what you do now? Or maybe you work in sustainable fashion now, but you're ready for a bit of a change. In this episode, I'm sharing my sustainable fashion career and entrepreneurial journey and the lessons I learned along the way.  FIND JOBS IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION: Conscious Fashion Collective Job Board   HIRE FREELANCERS OR PROMOTE YOUR SERVICES: Check out the Sustainable Fashion Freelancer Director...

83) What Is Circular Fashion Design? | Carmen Gama of EILEEN FISHER

May 09, 2023 05:00 - 53 minutes - 48.8 MB

Fashion has a major waste crisis. Circularity — along with slowing down production — can be an antidote, if done right. But what does real circular fashion look like in practice? What would it look like to have a true systems approach to circular design and circular fashion? Today Stella is interviewing Carmen Gama, the Director of Circular Design at Eileen Fisher, which is a company that has been leading the way on many circular fashion practices. Carmen Gama also founded a B2B circular se...

82) Rana Plaza 10 Years Later: What's Changed and What Hasn't? | Ayesha Barenblat of Remake

April 25, 2023 05:00 - 48 minutes - 44.5 MB

Elizabeth speaks with Ayesha Barenblat, CEO of the global advocacy nonprofit organization Remake about the 10th Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Factory Collapse in Bangladesh to discuss what has changed in fashion since — and what has not. They talk about the impact of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety, what's next for the Accord 10 years on, and how Remake is continuing to hold brands accountable. *** Also in this episode, we're introducing our Green or Greenwashing segment w...

81) How We Can Expand The Sustainable Fashion Conversation | Samata Pattinson, RCGD Global

April 11, 2023 05:00 - 57 minutes - 52.3 MB

How can we make sustainable fashion more culturally and politically relevant? Fashion's environmental and social impact often gets overlooked by the climate movement and by governments, though this is slowly starting to change. Similarly, the conversations around sustainable fashion don't often feel aligned with mainstream media and culture. But there is a massive opportunity to harness the power of mass media and celebrities or artistic talent, to drive change in the industry.  In this ep...

80) Where Does Fashion Stand On Climate Progress? | Rachel & Erdene of Stand.Earth

March 28, 2023 05:00 - 47 minutes - 44 MB

The fashion industry has an outsized carbon footprint. But many fashion brands have been making promising statements about their carbon emissions reduction or carbon neutrality goals.  How does the actual progress and supply chain action match up to these goals, though? It can, frankly, be difficult to discern.  But in today's episode, we're going to unravel the tangled web of confusing greenwashing and claims and dig into the nitty gritty of where fashion actually stands on climate action...

79) The Role of Fashion Legislation | Elizabeth Cline

March 14, 2023 05:00 - 49 minutes - 45.3 MB

In recent years, there's been an exciting increase in sustainable fashion legislation and reforms working to clean up this industry — from garment worker protections against wage theft to supply chain due diligence to greenwashing enforcement. In today's episode, Stella interviews author, educator and activist Elizabeth Cline to dive into all things fashion legislation: historical context, what's going on now, why it matters, and how you can get involved. Plus hear about: +  Why we need to...

78) How To Dress For Your Best Self | Shakaila Forbes-Bell

February 28, 2023 06:00 - 49 minutes - 45.7 MB

Right now, are you dressing for the person you are, the person you fear, or the person you want to be?  Not even sure how to answer that question?  Today's guest — fashion psychologist Shakaila Forbes-Bell — is breaking it all down for us. Shakaila wrote the book Big Dress Energy and in this episode she's talking about how you can harness your own big dress energy and dress for your best self.  We're also talking about: The chemical warfare we're up against when shopping How we can make...

77) What Is Democratizing Fashion Truly About? | Natalie Shehata

February 21, 2023 06:00 - 55 minutes - 51.1 MB

How can we cultivate our authentic personal style in a trend-focused, overconsumption-driven world? What would it mean to truly democratize fashion — as in not the fast fashion co-opted use of the term, but genuine style democracy?  And how can fashion move beyond using diversity as a buzzword to create a holistically inclusive and intersectional sustainable fashion future? In this episode, Stella Hertantyo is interviewing ethical stylist Natalie Shehata to explore all of these questions a...

76) Getting Off The Fashion Trend-Mill | Nina Gbor

February 14, 2023 06:00 - 54 minutes - 50 MB

Have you ever felt like you're stuck on a fashion trend-mill? That the process of getting dressed is more frustrating than it is creative or joyful? That you're unsure what to wear so you just default to what's trending? I've been there! But in this episode, Nina Gbor of Eco Styles is sharing: The process of self knowledge when it comes to personal style, Her personal style formula for finally getting off that fashion trend-mill How the ever faster moving trend cycle leads to such immens...

75) How Fashion Trends Are Really Formed | Mandy Lee

February 07, 2023 06:00 - 1 hour - 56.2 MB

In this episode, Stella Hertantyo interviews fashion analyst and trend forecaster Mandy Lee (who you might know as @oldloserinbrooklyn on social media) to explore:   + Fashion trends and the trend cycle, + The role of trend forecasters,  + What microtrends and niche trends are,  + How to find amazing secondhand gems,  + The dynamic between following trends and finding your personal style,  and so much more!     ***** EPISODE SPONSORS:   Wearwell wearwell is your destination for...

74) What A Responsible Closet Clean-Out Looks Like — Plus Personal Style Tips | Sophie Strauss

January 31, 2023 06:00 - 1 hour - 55.1 MB

Sustainably-minded stylist Sophie Strauss shares advice on how to do a responsible closet audit. Plus Sophie and I discuss: What even is personal style in the first place? Do you need to have a go-to personal uniform? Can we (and should we) still participate in trends if we're dressing for our personal style? How can we balance experimentation with understanding our personal style? *** EPISODE SPONSORS Wearwell wearwell is your destination for finding vetted sustainable and slow fas...

73) How To Uncover Your Soul Style | Kerry Wilde

January 24, 2023 06:00 - 51 minutes - 46.8 MB

You've heard of personal style, but what about soul style?  In this interview with soul stylist Kerry Wilde, we're exploring topics like: What embodiment is and how it relates to what we wear How we can determine our soul style and start dressing for our soul style The interconnections between beauty, body image, and the fashion industry Hit play to uncover what soul style is all about!   ***** Sign up for the mending workshop: Intro To Visible Mending With Darning (use code "podcas...

Season 5 Sneak Peek! Theme, Topics, and Announcements

January 17, 2023 06:00 - 8 minutes - 7.94 MB

This is your sneak peak into Season 5 of the Conscious Style Podcast! Hit subscribe so that you don't miss any of the upcoming episodes. *** LINKS MENTIONED: Newsletter: The Conscious Edit Event: Intro To Visible Mending Virtual Workshop *use code "podcast" for 50% off tickets to the workshop! Career Interview with Fashion Psychologists Career Interview with Slow Fashion Stylists Conscious Fashion Collective Job Board Conscious Life & Style YouTube Channel  

72) What's Driving Overconsumption in Fashion?

December 13, 2022 06:00 - 52 minutes - 48.5 MB

In this special short series, Conscious Questions, Stella and Elizabeth dive into some of the most talked about and ask questions in the sustainable fashion space. Today, we're talking about a big one: overconsumption. There were 100 billion items of clothing produced in 2014, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. But that was before the rise of ultra fast fashion giants like Shein. So that number is likely much larger today! And global fiber production increased to a record 113 mil...

71) Is Sustainable Fashion Always More Expensive?

December 06, 2022 06:00 - 44 minutes - 41 MB

Is slow fashion always more expensive? Do you really have to spend more money to be part of the slow fashion movement?  What goes into the price of a responsibly made garment? And are expensive, luxury fashion brands more sustainable or ethical?  There is a lot to unpack in part 4 of our Conscious Question Series, so hit play and dive in!   ***** READ THE TRANSCRIPT https://conscious-style-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/71-is-slow-fashion-more-expensive   RESOURCES MENTIONED: Artic...

70) How Can We Talk About Slow Fashion With Our Friends?

November 29, 2022 06:00 - 39 minutes - 36.6 MB

So you've learned about the issues in the fashion industry, become passionate about slow fashion, and want your friends and family to join the movement too.   But how do you talk to your friends or family or anyone in your life about slow fashion without feeling like you're sounding judgmental or critical?   It's a tough balance — but in today's episode Stella and I are sharing some tips and talking about our experiences for what's worked — and what hasn't!   *** ARTICLE VERSION: https...

69) What's The Deal With Fast Fashion Resale Programs?

November 22, 2022 06:00 - 38 minutes - 35.4 MB

In this Conscious Question episode, Stella and I dive into if fast fashion resale programs are really circular or just greenwashing (and why we think so), how can we tell if a fashion brand's resale program is a genuinely sustainable effort, and what some red flags are to look out for.  Hit play to dive in!   *** ARTICLE VERSION: https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/fast-fashion-resale/   TRANSCRIPT: https://conscious-style-podcast.simplecast.com/episodes/69-fast-fashion-resale-prog...

68) Can Fast Fashion Brands Ever Be Sustainable?

November 15, 2022 06:00 - 47 minutes - 43.7 MB

Can fast fashion brands ever be sustainable? If someone is going to buy from fast fashion, is it better to shop from these conscious or eco-capsule collections? And what is the deal with fast fashion's sustainability ambassadors?  Should minor improvements from Big Fashion brands still be celebrated since these brands have such a large impact, footprint, and huge buying power? And when we're trying to make better choices, how can we tell if a fashion brand is greenwashing? Hit play to hea...

67) Tips For Spotting Greenwashing | with Milos Vranes of Green Eco Dream

November 08, 2022 06:00 - 51 minutes - 47.5 MB

The more the sustainability market grows, the more we see greenwashing. Greenwashing is basically, when a company puts forth a false or exaggerated impression or completely misleading impression about how their products or their practices are environmentally friendly. We know fast fashion brands are notorious for greenwashing. But today's episode with Milos Vranes of Green Eco Dream is a broader take on greenwashing that applies to more beyond fashion. Hit play to hear Milos and my takes ...

66) Defashioning and Creating A Pluriverse of Clothing Systems | with Fashion Act Now

November 01, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 58 MB

Can Big Fashion — fashion with a capital F — ever exist without exploitation of the planet and the humans and other living beings on it? The more we dive into Fashion's perils, and how deep rooted these issues are, the more unlikely this seems. In this episode, four members of Fashion Act Now — Sara Arnold, Sandra Niessen, Sam Weir, and Cindi Clark — are joining us to explain why they believe that we need to dismantle, decentralize, monolithic Fashion system and what kind of clothing syste...

65) Will Slowing Down Fashion Hurt Garment Workers? | with Mousumi Sarangi of Fair Wear Foundation

October 25, 2022 05:00 - 42 minutes - 39.2 MB

We know that we need to dramatically slow down fashion. And this season of the podcast has been dedicated to exploring just how we might do that. But what happens to the people who make our clothes?  Stella Hertantyo is back in the host seat to explore this topic with Mousumi Sarangi, Fair Wear Foundation's Country Manager in India and the Regional Coordinator of Gender.  Fair Wear Foundation is a nonprofit organization and multi-stakeholder initiative, connecting factories, workers, trade...

64) How Journalists Can Shift The Sustainable Fashion Conversation | with Jasmin Malik Chua of Sourcing Journal

October 18, 2022 05:00 - 44 minutes - 40.6 MB

Jasmin Malik Chua, Sourcing and Labor Editor at Sourcing Journal, joins us to discuss the role that journalists can play a role in sorting out the greenwashing and moving the needle forward on the sustainable fashion conversation. Jasmin also shares how the narrative around sustainability in fashion has shifted dramatically in recent years, if recycled polyester is truly "circular", how the rapid pace of media is impacting journalists, and so much more.   ***** This episode was brought to...

Bonus: It's OK To Grow Slow

October 13, 2022 05:00 - 41 minutes - 38.3 MB

Know that it's okay to grow slow — in fact in might even be better for you or your business in the long term. Here's why.   *This was a last minute episode so we didn't have time to put together the transcript before publishing as we normally do! Please contact us if you would like a transcription of this episode.   CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE: Website Instagram Pinterest   SUBSCRIBE TO THE CONSCIOUS EDIT https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/edit

63) Hustle Culture, Boundaries, and Quitting Social Media as a Small Biz Owner | with Saskia de Feijter, part 2

October 11, 2022 05:00 - 56 minutes - 51.7 MB

How can we let go of hustle culture as a small business owner? How do we set boundaries when we absolutely love what we do and we believe it's making an impact? Is it possible to leave social media as a small business owner? How do we manage our time (and NOT work all of the time!) when everything feels so urgent? We're talking about it all in this episode, which is part 2 of my conversation with Saskia de Feijter — the founder of Ja Wol and the host of the podcast, A Smaller Life. If you ...

62) Conscious Entrepreneurship and Crafting | with Saskia de Feijter, part 1

October 04, 2022 05:00 - 57 minutes - 52.9 MB

In this episode, I'm chatting with Saskia de Feijter who is the founder of Ja Wol and the host of the podcast, A Smaller Life.  We'll be starting off the conversation chatting about conscious crafting and then shifting into conscious entrepreneurship, and the challenges and considerations of growing a small, mindful values-based business. And this is actually just part one of our conversation. Part two will be published next Tuesday. Hit subscribe so you don't miss it!    ***** This epi...

61) Fashion's Waste Crisis in the Atacama Desert | with SumOfUs and Desierto Vestido

September 27, 2022 05:00 - 46 minutes - 42.4 MB

Late last year, the realities of fashion’s waste crisis in the Atacama Desert made headlines. You might have seen some of them:  "The fast fashion graveyard in Chile's Atacama Desert", or "Chile's Atacama Desert: Where Fast Fashion Goes to Die" or maybe "Chile's Desert: dumping ground for fast fashion's leftovers". In this episode, we're hearing from Angela of Desierto Vestido and Laura from SumOfUs to go beyond the headlines to discover what led to this waste crisis decades before it grab...

60) Living Wages for Garment Makers | with Anne Bienias of Clean Clothes Campaign

September 20, 2022 05:00 - 53 minutes - 49.4 MB

Anna Bienias — the Living Wage Coordinator at Clean Clothes Campaign — shares why living wages are an essential element of a more just slow fashion future. In this episode, guest host Stella Hertantyo asks Anne about: Why paying garment workers low, non-livable wages is what underpins fast fashion; What a living wage is, how they are determined, and how this differs from a minimum wage; Whose responsibility it should be to ensure that living wages are paid; The most effective way to hold...

59) Disrupting Power Dynamics in Fashion | with Niha Elety of Tega Collective

September 13, 2022 05:00 - 47 minutes - 44 MB

What does co-creation look like in fashion? And how could brands genuinely collaborating with artisans help shift the imbalanced power dynamics in the fashion industry?  That's what we're exploring in this episode with Niha Elety, a sustainable fashion advocate, designer, and the founder of Tega Collective. Hit play to join us as we go behind the scenes of Tega Collective, and find out why and how Niha created the brand.   ***** This episode was brought to you by Green Eco Dream, a sust...

58) The History of Fast Fashion | with Sara Idacavage

September 06, 2022 05:00 - 1 hour - 57.8 MB

Fashion historian and educator Sara Idacavage is exploring the origins of mass-produced clothing and the forces that gave way to the fast fashion industry as it stands today. Hit play and join us in this important conversation as we explore how history influenced the present-day fashion industry and how we can take notes from decades past to help address current  issues in fashion.   ***** This episode was brought to you by Green Eco Dream, a sustainably-minded marketplace with eco-consc...

Bonus: 7 Alternative Fashion Business Models

September 01, 2022 05:00 - 27 minutes - 25.1 MB

In this bonus episode, Conscious Style Podcast guest host Stella Hertantyo is breaking down 7 alternative sustainable fashion business models that could help create a better future for fashion.   READ THE ARTICLE: https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/sustainable-fashion-business-models/   GUIDES MENTIONED: Fashion Social Enterprises Made-to-Order Fashion Brands Mending & Repair Businesses   CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE: Visit Our Website Follow On Instagram Subscribe to the New...

57) Tips For Starting A Slow Fashion Brand | with Selina Ho of Recloseted

August 30, 2022 05:00 - 43 minutes - 39.6 MB

Have you ever thought about starting your own slow fashion brand? But you were concerned that the market is too saturated or you don't have enough funding or design expertise or a formal degree to make it happen?  Maybe you just don't even know where to start? Or perhaps you're just curious about what it takes to start a slow fashion brand.  Well, then this episode with Selina Ho — the founder and CEO of sustainable fashion consultancy Recloseted — is for you. Hit play to learn all about ...

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