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WARDROBE CRISIS is a sustainable fashion podcast from VOGUE's sustainability editor Clare Press. Join Clare and her guests as they decode the fashion system, and dig deep into its effects on people and planet. This show unzips the real issues that face the fashion industry today, with a focus on ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and creativity.

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WARDROBE CRISIS is a sustainable fashion podcast from VOGUE's sustainability editor Clare Press. Join Clare and her guests as they decode the fashion system, and dig deep into its effects on people and planet. This show unzips the real issues that face the fashion industry today, with a focus on ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and creativity.

    GANNI & Responsible Fashion - "We're Not a Sustainable Brand!"

    GANNI & Responsible Fashion - "We're Not a Sustainable Brand!"

    This week, we're hanging out on the Copenhagen kitchen of the brilliant "insecure overachievers" behind GANNI.

    Married couple Ditte and Nicolaj Reffstrup are the force behind the cult Copenhagen label and they've have made it, according to Vogue, a "stratospheric success" beloved of #GanniGirls all over Instagram. Just don't call it sustainable fashion.

    "A brand might do one organic T-shirt and call themselves sustainable," says Nicolaj. "We just do what we do, and try to do better every day."

    They say their "mission is simple: We fill a gap in the advanced contemporary market for effortless, easy-to-wear pieces that women instinctively reach for, day in, day out." But they're also mapping their carbon footprint and trialling rental while trying to leave their kids a healthy planet. Oh, an hoping the women will take over soon.

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    • 36 min
    Fashion & Biodiversity - Kering's Helen Crowley

    Fashion & Biodiversity - Kering's Helen Crowley

    Friday May 22nd is the International Day for Biological Diversity. Actually this whole year was meant to be about that. The World Economic Forum named 2020 the Year for Nature Action. It was to culminate in a big conference about the UN convention on biological diversity in Kunming, China in October. But the coronavirus pause doesn’t mean we get to hold off on action to protect Nature.

    This week’s guest is Helen Crowley, Kering's head of sustainable sourcing and innovation, where she works with brands like Gucci , Saint Laurent and Balenciaga. She lives in France, but she’s an Aussie with a PhD in zoology. And this year, she’s on sabbatical with Conservation International, and is an advisor to the World Economic Forum.

    What is the New Nature Agenda? How can fashion take action to not just protect biodiversity, but help regenerate it? We cover all this and more in this episode.

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    • 41 min
    Special Coronavirus Report - Fashion Takes on PPE

    Special Coronavirus Report - Fashion Takes on PPE

    Welcome to the second of our special reports about the fashion industry and COVID-19. This one is about how designers, makers and manufacturers are responding to the shortages of PPE - personal protective equipment - and scrubs for frontline workers, as well as masks for all.

    What is PPE? Why are there shortages? How have fashion designers and industry leaders around the world stepped up to produce PPE for frontline workers?

    Featuring Shibon Kennedy, founder of PPE Volunteer; Emergency Designer Network’s Phoebe English and Holly Fulton; Jayna Zweiman of Masks for Humanity, fashion educator Timo Rissanen and Aleksandra Nedeljkovic from Australian social enterprise The Social Studio.

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    • 48 min
    Is Vegan the Answer? Compassion in World Farming's Philip Lymbery

    Is Vegan the Answer? Compassion in World Farming's Philip Lymbery

    You probably already know that industrialised farming is chemically intensive and a big greenhouse gas polluter - but how much do you really know about animal agriculture? About its enormous scale, the waste and the way we treat the animals that feed us, and provide leather for the fashion industry?

    In this interview Philip Lymbery, CEO of Compassion in World Farming and author of Farmageddon, provides a powerful argument for a system reset.

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    • 46 min
    Ethical Fashion & Living Wages

    Ethical Fashion & Living Wages

    If you've listened to Episode 115 on how garment workers are being impacted by COVID-19, try this one next. It's an edited version of a story we ran back in 2017, about living wages. Many of the women who make our clothes in countries like Bangladesh still fall far short of earning a living wage. 

    April 24th is the anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster. Join Fashion Revolution, and keep asking #whomademyclothes?

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    • 25 min
    Ethical Fashion? How COVID-19 is Impacting Garment Workers

    Ethical Fashion? How COVID-19 is Impacting Garment Workers

    Welcome to this special report on how garment workers around the world are being impacted by COVID-19.

    Fashion is being severely impacted by the shutdowns. You might argue, the sustainable business is the one that survives this. But as usual, it is the worst off who bear the brunt, because they don’t have safety nets to catch them. 

    How is coronavirus impacting garment workers around the world?

    Why are activists calling for brands to #payup as factories reel under the strain of cancelled orders? And what's the outlook for a sustainable fashion industry long-term?

    Featuring Remake's Ayesha Barenblat, journalist Elizabeth Cline, union and NGO leaders Kalpona Akter, Rubana Huq and William Conklin, and factory owner Mostafiz Uddin, as well as the first-hand experience of a garment worker who's been laid off, this episode is a call for brands to act responsibly. 

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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226 Ratings

226 Ratings

Loo suffer ,

Interesting but not real

Interesting ideas within this podcast however they are not doable. Music could be changed 👍

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Love this podcast!

I absolutely love this podcast! Finally a sustainability resource that I have found to be transformative! I look forward to listening (and learning) every week.

James Bartle ,

Highly Educational

Wardrobe Crisis, so insightful and entertaining. Great podcast to subscribe to. A huge range of topics covered by a very engaging line up of guests. Nice one Clare!

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