7 episodes

A podcast about sustainability and the making of fashion

Manufactured Jessie Li & Kim van der Weerd

    • Fashion & Beauty

A podcast about sustainability and the making of fashion

    Insights from a Cambodian Buying Office

    Insights from a Cambodian Buying Office

    This week’s episode is with Kim from Kandal province in Cambodia who is part of a growing group of university educated young South East Asians passionate about sustainability and working within the fashion industry. This episode is about her time working for a buying office as a Quality Production Leader. The brand for which Kim worked had an unusually close and quite positive relationship with the factories producing their goods. But we also hear about how the factories struggled to maintain positive relationships with their workers.

    • 51 min
    Shipping & Logistics: Insights from a Forwarder

    Shipping & Logistics: Insights from a Forwarder

    Our episode this week focuses on the relationship between forwarder, factory and brand and the impact this can have on partnership, and therefore sustainability, throughout the fashion supply chain. It’s an oft overlooked piece of the sustainability puzzle.

    • 53 min
    Explore efficiency versus sustainability with Operations Manager A.A.C Chathuranga

    Explore efficiency versus sustainability with Operations Manager A.A.C Chathuranga

    Often we have this impression that efficiency is all about how to push workers go faster and faster. This is true but incomplete. Efficiency can be an effective tool to improve sustainability if done responsibly.

    • 1 hr
    Meet Factory Owner Piet Holten

    Meet Factory Owner Piet Holten

    Do you own a pair of designer glasses? Have you ever thought about who makes the handy little cleaning cloth that comes with your glasses?
    Our episode today is an interview with Piet Holten, founder of Pactics, and the maker of so many of these little cloths.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Merchandising with Co-host Jessie Li

    Merchandising with Co-host Jessie Li

    Merchandisers are the bridge between factories and brands. In this episode we explore their role, and their immense potential for re-defining relationships between suppliers and brands.

    • 55 min
    Third Party Inspection Companies with Co-host Jessie Li

    Third Party Inspection Companies with Co-host Jessie Li

    We wanted to kick off this podcast series with an in-depth exploration of co-host Jessie’s experiences throughout the fashion supply chain.

    • 46 min

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