The AA Podcast is on a mission to bring the conversation of sustainability to the forefront of the fashion industry. Join Chelsea & her guests in learning and growing; unravelling the issues that fashion has caused on both our planet and its people. Expect topics including: streetwear, arts, youth culture, sustainability, ethics & more. // If you’re unsure where to start, sign up as an AA member to access our safe discussions forum & resources to help you get started: www.animaanimus.co.uk. // A single conversation can drive great positive industry change – so, are you tuning in yet?
Ep 42. Running a circular, slow-fashion streetwear brand, with Evie from Daines Atelier.
What is circular fashion? Why is slow-fashion important? These are the fundamentals pillars to this week’s awesome guest, Evie Daines; Founder of conscious streetwear brand Daines Atelier. Evie is on a mission to bring “cool” back into sustainable fashion, creating one-of-a-kind pieces using remnants of old textiles and deadstock fabrics. Tune in for great vibes all round, as Chelsea and Evie debunk many sustainable fashion myths, and chat about Evie’s latest fashion collection and inspirations. // Follow Evie at @dainesatelier & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
Ep 41. Improve your quality of life through “sustainable & intentional living”, with Kat aka Sweet Sustainability.
Join Chelsea as she sits down with Kat, aka Sweet Sustainability, who is a slow-living, ethical and sustainable fashion blogger and advocate. This week, we explore the benefits and what it means to “live an intentional lifestyle,” offering green-washing tips, easy lifestyle swaps and more conscious fashion suggestions. From two young people to another, this episode aims to help you break down common barriers, so that you can become the best global citizen you can be. Everyone has a role to play to solve the climate crisis; it’s not a core career path but finding ways to incorporate this within our lives is so necessary. So, how are you gonna get involved? // Follow Kat at @sweet.sustainability & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
Ep 40. How can we all engage in a low-waste lifestyle today? with Elizabeth Teo.
With SO much production waste and packaging created globally, isn’t it inevitable to just create waste even if we don’t want to? What do these zero-waste / low-waste lifestyles entail? There’s no better person in mind to join our AA family this week, to help demystify all these areas, than the zerowastecutie herself - yep I’m going by her IG handle which I’m sure some of you may recognize… it’s Elizabeth Teo! Environmental justice educator and sustainability advocate, tune in for an awesome chat jam packed with tips and advice to overcome common barriers associated with affordability, accessibility, or just general knowledge about the current global waste situation. // Follow Elizabeth at @zerowastecutie & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
Ep 39. Veganism & Ethical Fashion: Finding your favourite Pinterest fits through thrifting! With Bhavini Patel.
So honoured to introduce this week’s ethical fashion advocate, Bhavini Patel, who’s an absolute queen with incredible style. Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to be boring, and you can definitely find your next favourite Pinterest inspired fits, by simply scrolling through Bhavini’s feed! This week, Bhavini shares her experiences and learnings thus far in striving for an all-round conscious lifestyle. As we remind ourselves of the importance of ethics in everything we choose to do, Bhavini shares some super useful tips and advice, to help us find ways we can align our actions with our values; in fashion, food and beyond. // Follow Bhavini at @bhavpat & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
Ep 38. Top 5 tips to spot green-washing in fashion, with Shirley aka Classified Closet.
Every day is Earth day for us, so on this episode, we dedicate this space to exploring what green-washing is, what it looks like within fashion, how to spot it and some actionable solutions that both brands and consumers can implement. Chelsea is joined by a familiar face within the sustainable fashion remit, Shirley aka Classified Closet, as they embrace their advocacy for this matter. Tune in for an easy listen - promise it’s not a lesson! // Follow Shirley IG: @classifiedcloset and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
Ep 37. Building a sustainable fashion community through collaborations, with Nadine Banks.
Introducing: Nadine Banks, Fashion and Climate Justice Activist, Graphic Design and Founder of Re_Archive, an online journal space which connects and opens discussions about the fashion industry. From moving to London from New Zealand, Nadine drops some useful networking tips (for introverts like myself!) on how she started to build up her fashion network, into the ever-growing community of Re_Archive. We talk about inspirational figures, designing creative content, and the importance of collaboration to push sustainability messaging. // Follow Nadine at @nadinebanks & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
I love listening to Chelsea and her guest, I learn so much! Thank you Chelsea for creating this platform to shine a light on sustainability in the fashion industry! Can’t recommended this podcast enough! Can’t wait for the future episodes!
Interesting and informative
Just listened to episode 18 on air pollution with Katie English, a topic very close to by heart and home. Chelsea interviewed Katie who spoke with knowledge and authority on the topic of waste incineration. Clear and easy to understand for non-specialists, it really explained the issues and the urgency of the situation. Keep up the good work.