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WARDROBE CRISIS is a fashion podcast about sustainability, ethical fashion and making a difference in the world. Host Clare Press was the first VOGUE sustainability editor, and each week she interviews international guests about the big issues facing the fashion industry. Get to know their personal stories, and be part of the change.

WARDROBE CRISIS with Clare Pres‪s‬ Clare Press

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

WARDROBE CRISIS is a fashion podcast about sustainability, ethical fashion and making a difference in the world. Host Clare Press was the first VOGUE sustainability editor, and each week she interviews international guests about the big issues facing the fashion industry. Get to know their personal stories, and be part of the change.

    The Magic of Plants, Organic Gardening and Why Weeds Are Wonderful

    The Magic of Plants, Organic Gardening and Why Weeds Are Wonderful

    Who else talks to their plants? This week's joyful episode is a love letter to what we grow - in gardens, allotments, veggie patches and pots on our windowsills the world over. But also what grows wild - in the woods, hedgerows, fields and scrub, the verges by the freeways, even the cracks in city pavements.

    Your guest host, musician and gardener Nidala Barker, talks with her friend and fellow green thumb, Kobi Bloom about connecting to Earth, respecting our Mother and the marvellous magic of plants.

    Up for discussion: How can learning more about plants and their wonder help us heal the planet? What exactly is a regenerative farmer or gardener (and how can you be be one)? What happens if we donʼt pull out the weeds? What can we do about food waste? And why is compost so often the answer to life's big questions?

    But first, here's Nidala singing good morning to her veggie patch... you could not make this up - but she does! Every day it's a new song. Ah, told you this one was a joy.

    Find Nidala on Instagram here.

    Find Kobi here.

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    • 44 min
    Sustainable Fashion is a Lie Without Garment Workers at the Table - Nazma Akter

    Sustainable Fashion is a Lie Without Garment Workers at the Table - Nazma Akter

    Welcome to another episode of series 5 - #sharethepodcastmic

    Don't forget to hit subscribe and if you value these conversations, please share them with your communities.

    Your guest host this week is Ayesha Barenblat, founder of ReMake, and she is in conversation with Nazma Akter, founder and Executive Director of the Awaj Foundation.

    Nazma has been fighting to improve workers’ rights in Bangladesh's garment sector for 30 years - and she started out as a garment worker herself, aged just 11. Hers is a powerful, persuasive, brilliant voice from the workers’ side. So why have't you heard it before?

    The answer is because fashion - yes, even sustainable fashion - operates with a power imbalance that too often shuts workers out. We rarely hear from the people who make our clothes, especially those in low-wage countries. Instead, we hear from brands talking about garment workers, or well meaning white people talking on their behalf. Mostly, we hear from those who make the decisions, rather than those who must live with them. But if we are to build a truly sustainable and ethical fashion industry, we must make space for the people who make our clothes.

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    • 46 min
    Jason Hickel - Can Degrowth Save Fashion?

    Jason Hickel - Can Degrowth Save Fashion?

    Everybody's talking about degrowth. Does this mean we’ve finally woken up to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse? Are we ready to challenge capitalism’s obsession with GDP and  perpetual expansion? If so, what’s the alternative? And how can we apply this to fashion, beyond simply "buy less"? How might we reimagine the whole system, and rethink how we measure success?

    This week's guest host Nina Gbor interviews Jason Hickel about his new book Less is More - How Degrowth Will Save the World.

    Jason is a rockstar economist (no grey suits here) focused on global inequality, political economy, post-development, and ecological economics. He teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London and serves on the Statistical Advisory Panel for the UN Human Development Report 2020, the advisory board of the Green New Deal for Europe and on the Harvard-Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice.

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    Find Nina here. 

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    • 50 min
    Belinda Duarte - Culture is Life, racism & reconciliation in Australia

    Belinda Duarte - Culture is Life, racism & reconciliation in Australia

    Meet Belinda Duarte, former athlete and educator, current inspirational leader, formidable female exec, proud First Nations Australian and the inspiration for Series 5 - #sharethepodcastmic

    Just in time for January 26th - a significant day in this country. It's time to #changethedate

    There's so much up for discussion in this one - from Belinda's family story, to sustainability and Indigenous wisdom, raising strong young people, ethical leadership and how we can use sport and culture to move towards reconciliation.

    Find Culture is Life here.

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    • 42 min
    Culture, Connection & Mentoring Indigenous Fashion Talent - Model Charlee Fraser

    Culture, Connection & Mentoring Indigenous Fashion Talent - Model Charlee Fraser

    In March 2020, Grace Lillian Lee and Teagan Cowlishaw announced Australia's first ever Indigenous fashion council - First Nations Fashion & Design. In December, they held their first fashion show - Walking in Two Worlds. But don't expect just any old runway. This is a beautiful story about reframing the fashion discourse, connecting to country, and mentoring emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fashion talent.

    Grace is this week's #sharethepodcastmic guest host and she's in conversation with First Nations Fashion + Design ambassador - model Charlee Fraser. Charlee is a proud Awabakal woman and a beautiful spirt. She's also a Paris fashion week favourite with multiple magazine covers under her belt. Follow her on Instagram here.

    Find First Nations Fashion + Design here.

    You can find extensive notes & links on what you hear at www.thewardrobecrisis/podcast

    Thank you to our sponsors Bendigo Art Gallery.  

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    • 41 min
    First Nations Fabulous - Australian Indigenous Fashion

    First Nations Fabulous - Australian Indigenous Fashion

    Happy new year! Welcome back to Series 5, #sharethepodcastmic

    Why are all eyes are on Indigenous Australian fashion right now? Try 60,000 years of sustainability... "We're the original fashion industry in this country," says this week's guest host Yatu Widders-Hunt of the vibrant, continuously evolving First Nations fashion and design sector.

    In this Episode, we hear from curator Shonae Hobson about her Piinpi exhibition - the first major survey of contemporary Indigenous Australian fashion to be undertaken in this country. And from designers Julie Shaw of Maara Collective and Teagan Cowlishaw of Aarli.

    You can find extensive notes & links at www.thewardrobecrisis/podcast

    Thank you to our sponsors Bendigo Art Gallery.  

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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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She is the best

Love these podcast !!! Xxx from Denmark

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Love it

Only 3 episodes in and I’m addicted! Theme song is wildly annoying though, I’m sorry haha! It doesn’t do it for me, lol. But anyone who is into fashion should listen to this podcast for sure.

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