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Sustainably Influenced is a platform guiding people through the minefield of sustainability. Hosts Bianca Foley & Charlotte Williams interview a series of experts in sustainability and ethical living to shed a little light on the many terms used across industries, discussing the different aspects of living a conscious lifestyle and how we can do our bit to make a difference.
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Sustainably Influenced Bianca Foley & Charlotte Williams

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Sustainably Influenced is a platform guiding people through the minefield of sustainability. Hosts Bianca Foley & Charlotte Williams interview a series of experts in sustainability and ethical living to shed a little light on the many terms used across industries, discussing the different aspects of living a conscious lifestyle and how we can do our bit to make a difference.
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    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with John Hackett CEO of Arena Flowers

    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with John Hackett CEO of Arena Flowers

    Today I am chatting with CEO of Arena Flowers, John Hackett.  As the industry’s leading ethical and sustainable florist, they have set tough standards, established challenging ambitions and maintained their relentless commitment to improving the lives of people and planet.  With almost a quarter of a century building international supply chains for flower businesses John has worked in almost every sector. He is a stubborn optimist who passionately believes that business should always be a force for good.  This episode is one of my favourites.

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    • 27 min
    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with Indie Lee Skincare

    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with Indie Lee Skincare

    In today’s episode, I’m speaking with the founder of premium clean beauty brand, Indie Lee.  We are discussing whether sustainability is just another buzzword in the beauty industry and what changes established brands can make to improve their supply chain.
    A little more about their story.  In 2008, Indie Lee was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor that doctors felt could be environmentally derived and attributed to something as simple as what she was putting on her skin. This was her awakening. After surviving a successful surgery, she embarked upon a new journey, Indie Lee skincare - a clean beauty line dedicated to educating and empowering others to live their healthiest life.

    Thanks to my guest today. I have linked the full interview in the show notes if you want to have a watch.  Please follow us on Instagram & TikTok @sustainablyinfluenced.  Season 5 of SI is available to listen now on all good podcast platforms. Thank you for listening


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    • 19 min
    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with Annie Rudnick and Natasha Buchler of Akojo Market

    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with Annie Rudnick and Natasha Buchler of Akojo Market

    Welcome to this mini series called Sustainable Saturday with your host, Bianca Foley.
    In this series I will be discussing sustainability in the fashion space; everything from how to measure impact to definitions within the industry. There are 4 episodes to listen to ahead of season 6 of Sustainably Influenced which is coming very soon. Hope you enjoy!
    We can't forget that adaptation that was key to surviving a global pandemic. So in today’s episode, I am speaking to Annie Rudnick and Natasha Buchler, founders of AKOJO MARKET which is a global online marketplace selling handmade accessories, jewellery, homeware and fashion from independent African designers about surviving a pandemic, adaptation and why it is important for brands to measure their impact. 
    Their mission is to be an inclusive, curated global marketplace, elevating and promoting brands that have a positive impact on their local communities and the local environment. They bring together changemakers, thought leaders and industry pioneers on their collective journey of discovery and responsible consumption.

    Thanks to my guest today. We have linked the full interview in the show notes if you want to have a watch. Please follow us on Instagram & TikTok @sustainablyinfluenced.


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    • 25 min
    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with Esther Knight, founder of Fanfare Label

    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with Esther Knight, founder of Fanfare Label

    Welcome to this mini series called Sustainable Saturday with your host, Bianca Foley.
    In this series I will be discussing sustainability in the fashion space; everything from how to measure impact to definitions within the industry. There are 4 episodes to listen to ahead of season 6 of Sustainably Influenced which is coming very soon. Hope you enjoy!
    Today I am chatting to Esther Knight, founder of Fanfare Label, all about circularity in fashion and how traditional fashion brands can implement  ethics into their supply chains. Esther has worked in the fashion industry for over 12 years, working as a buyer for many high street & designer brands, including Vivienne Westwood. 
     
    Working her way up to buyer level, Esther saw first-hand the pressure that fashion companies placed on their suppliers, the exploitation of factory workers & the environmental impacts of the industry. Esther saw the need for urgent change and realised she could not contribute to the broken system any longer, rather than leaving the industry she began working on a solution.
     
    Fanfare Label is an award-winning circular clothing brand changing the way people buy, wear & consume clothing and one I personally adore. 

    Thanks to my guest today. We have linked the full interview in the show notes if you want to have a watch. Please follow us on Instagram & TikTok @sustainablyinfluenced.


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    • 17 min
    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation withe Gemma Metheringham

    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation withe Gemma Metheringham

    Welcome to this mini series called Sustainable Saturday with your host, Bianca Foley.
    In this series I will be discussing sustainability in the fashion space; everything from how to measure impact to definitions within the industry. There are 4 episodes to listen to ahead of season 6 of Sustainably Influenced which is coming very soon. Hope you enjoy!
    In this episode I am speaking with Gemma Metheringham, Former Creative Director, of @labelmix at Next. We are chatting about changes to the fashion industry over the past 3 decades and what lies ahead?  Label Mix, now known as Designer Boutique is focused on building an online boutique collaborating with emerging designers and talent as well discovering new, independent and niche brands, showcasing what they do to new audiences. 
    Through her personal instagram @this_old_thing2020, Gemma wants to challenge the concept of “throwaway fashion”, starting conversations about the relationship we have with the clothes we wear. 

    Thanks to my guest today. We have linked the full interview in the show notes if you want to have a watch. Please follow us on Instagram & TikTok @sustainablyinfluenced.


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    • 29 min
    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with Gabriella Diana, founder of Onesta

    Sustainable Saturdays - In conversation with Gabriella Diana, founder of Onesta

    Welcome to this mini series called Sustainable Saturday with your host, Bianca Foley.
    In this series I will be discussing sustainability in the fashion space; everything from how to measure impact to definitions within the industry.  There are 4 episodes to listen to ahead of season 6 of Sustainably Influenced which is coming very soon.  Hope you enjoy!
    In today’s episode Bianca is chatting with Onesta founder, Gabriella Diana about the disparities between definitions of sustainability in the fashion industry.
    Onesta is a Welsh brand that provides high quality, timeless clothing for men and women that is ethically made in the UK. Their collections are thoughtfully designed and made to be loved for a lifetime. 
    Thanks to my guest today. We have linked the full interview in the show notes if you want to have a watch.  Please follow us on Instagram & TikTok @sustainablyinfluenced.


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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

LilLydLid ,

Great pod!

Love the different topics and guests. I only just found this podcast and I’ve binge listened my way through all the episodes. Very interesting and insightful. Love it 👌🏾🙌🏾

sasysaz ,

My go-to sustainable fashion podcast 🙌

I am hooked on this podcast and really enjoy the honest conversations around sustainable fashion and the issues we all face. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to know more about sustainable fashion in a fun, engaging way!

TashPantz ,

Marking sustainability attainable

Love this podcast and how it makes sustainability attainable for so many different people. I always enjoy the guests from different brands and business and always feel enlightened and empowered to do my bit for the planet after listening.

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