12 episodes

Hello! Welcome to The Ethical Conversations Podcast, hosted by Jess Rigg. If you're looking to live a more sustainable life, this is the podcast for you!

The podcast was founded during the 2020 pandemic and focuses on everything sustainable, eco & ethical. Covering topics from slow fashion to affordable veganism to plastic-free periods, it aims to be an accessible and non-judgemental space for people to learn about issues affecting our planet.

FIND US:
IG - @ethicalconversationspodcast
https://jessrigg.com/the-ethical-conversations-podcast/

The Ethical Conversations Podcast Jess Rigg

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Hello! Welcome to The Ethical Conversations Podcast, hosted by Jess Rigg. If you're looking to live a more sustainable life, this is the podcast for you!

The podcast was founded during the 2020 pandemic and focuses on everything sustainable, eco & ethical. Covering topics from slow fashion to affordable veganism to plastic-free periods, it aims to be an accessible and non-judgemental space for people to learn about issues affecting our planet.

FIND US:
IG - @ethicalconversationspodcast
https://jessrigg.com/the-ethical-conversations-podcast/

    Let's Chat About What Makes an Ethical Fashion Brand // With Ruth MacGilp

    Let's Chat About What Makes an Ethical Fashion Brand // With Ruth MacGilp

    ABOUT RUTH
    Ruth is an Ethical fashion writer and digital marketer who focuses on copywriting, social media, email marketing, SEO, websites, PR etc. for purpose-driven brands, mostly sustainable fashion & lifestyle. Ruth has written articles for publications like Eco Age & Eco Warrior Princess and on her own blog. Ruth’s been blogging since about 2015 and is passionate about bucking the trend of influencers + fast fashion with second hand style, outfit repeating, caring for clothes and education/activism on issues that matter. Alongside this, Ruth’s volunteered with Fashion Revolution since 2017 through community events.
    Recently, Ruth started an Ethical Fashion newsletter which I urge you to support here: ruthmacgilp.substack.com
    Ruth is on socials @ruthmacgilpblog and her own site, ruthmacgilp.com
    FOLLOW JESS
    Blog - https://jessrigg.com
    Instagram - @jessrigg_
    The Podcasts' Instagram - @ethicalconversationspodcast
    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Ruth and I discuss what makes a brand ethical, the problems with fast fashion, how important ethics is in sustainability and a whole lot more!
    Ruth’s Cosmo Article: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/fashion/style/a30243970/fast-fashion-toxic-relationship/
    Fashion Revolution’s Website: https://www.fashionrevolution.org
    READ MORE: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-what-makes-an-ethical-fashion-brand

    • 32 min
    Let's Chat About Transparency in Sustainability, Fashion Revolution & Green Washing // With Melissa Watt

    Let's Chat About Transparency in Sustainability, Fashion Revolution & Green Washing // With Melissa Watt

    FOLLOW MELISSA:

    Blog - https://melissawatt.co.uk

    Instagram - https://instagram.com/melissawattt

    Newsletter - https://notwhatitseams.substack.com



    FOLLOW JESS: 

    Blog - https://jessrigg.com

    Instagram - https://instagram.com/jessrigg_

    Podcast Instagram - https://instagram.com/ethicalconversationpodcast



    ABOUT THE EPISODE:

    In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Melissa and I discuss what transparency actually is and why it’s so important in sustainability and fashion. We also delve into the controversy that the Fashion Revolution Index caused and how we can avoid being greenwashed by fast fashion brands.

    The blog post that inspired the episode: https://www.melissawatt.co.uk/post/let-s-talk-about-that-h-m-score

    READ MORE: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-with-melissa-watt

    • 36 min
    Let's Chat About Sustainable Travel // With Natasha of Mindful Feet

    Let's Chat About Sustainable Travel // With Natasha of Mindful Feet

    FOLLOW NATASHA:

    Blog - https://mindfulfeet.com

    Instagram - https://instagram.com/natasha_re

    FOLLOW JESS: 

    Blog - https://jessrigg.com

    Instagram - https://instagram.com/jessrigg_

    Podcast Instagram - https://instagram.com/ethicalconversationspodcast

    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Natasha and I chat about sustainable travel & it’s accessability, overtourism, the pros and cons of Air BNB and how we can make our travels more eco-friendly.

    READ MORE: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-sustainable-travel

    • 31 min
    Let's Chat About Eco-Friendly Living // With Rae Ritchie

    Let's Chat About Eco-Friendly Living // With Rae Ritchie

    FOLLOW RAE:

    Instagram - @rae_ritchie_

    Website - https://raeritchie.com

    Newsletter - https://raeritchie.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f09e9a1ce10b6a548a658b7ca&id=9084273bb6



    FOLLOW JESS:

    Instagram - @jessrigg_

    Blog - https://jessrigg.com

    Podcast Instagram - @ethicalconversationspodcast



    ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

    In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Rae and I chat about eco-friendly living, minimalism and actionable steps we can all take to live more sustainable lives.

    READ MORE: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-eco-friendly-living

    • 35 min
    Let's Chat About Environmental Activism, Modelling & Female Empowerment // With Brana Dane

    Let's Chat About Environmental Activism, Modelling & Female Empowerment // With Brana Dane

    Follow Brana:

    Website: https://branadane.com 

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/branadane.

    Follow Jess:

    Blog: https://jessrigg.com

    Instagram: https://instagram.com/jessrigg_

    Podcast Instagram: https://instagram.com/ethicalconversationspodcast

    ABOUT THE EPISODE:
    In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Brana and I discuss her environmental activism, female empowerment, the model mafia and being a sustainability advocate.



    Read More: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-environmental-activism-modelling-female-empowerment

    • 24 min
    Let's Chat About Consumerism, Culture & Climate Change // With Eugenia Chow

    Let's Chat About Consumerism, Culture & Climate Change // With Eugenia Chow

    FOLLOW EUGENIA:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/eugreenia
    Blog: https://www.veganhkblog.com Her Podcast: The Everyday Activist
    FOLLOW JESS:
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/jessrigg_
    Blog: https://jessrigg.com
    Podcast Instagram: https://instagram.com/ethicalconversationspodcast
    ABOUT THE EPISODE
    In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast,  Eugenia and I discussed her time backpacking in Nepal and what she learnt about consumerism, sustainability and other cultures. We talk about community, whether climate change is the consumers issue and what is actually essential.
    Eugenia’s blog post that inspires this conversation: https://www.veganhkblog.com/blog/2020/2/9/climate-change-and-culture-1
    Ted Talk on Bhutan: https://www.ted.com/speakers/tshering_tobgay

    Read More: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-consumerism-culture-climate-change-with-eugenia-chow

    • 22 min

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