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Join us to explore what it takes to create a world built with integrity. Our founder, Jodi Muter-Hamilton talks to the people behind the ideas and brands who are making fashion, beauty and lifestyle business more sustainable, innovative and human-centred.

A vision of a world built with integrity‪.‬ Other day

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Join us to explore what it takes to create a world built with integrity. Our founder, Jodi Muter-Hamilton talks to the people behind the ideas and brands who are making fashion, beauty and lifestyle business more sustainable, innovative and human-centred.

    #46 KHANDIZ JONI - a sustainable beauty leader and chartered environmentalist who uses creativity to challenge existing ways of thinking and doing

    #46 KHANDIZ JONI - a sustainable beauty leader and chartered environmentalist who uses creativity to challenge existing ways of thinking and doing

    Khandiz is a registered Chartered Environmentalist and an accomplished international creative and sustainability strategist who helps businesses and individuals to transform their vision into one that stimulates social, environmental and economic cohesion.Today, Khandiz runs her business, Vujà Dé (meaning: approaching old problems with a new perspective) Creative Solutions from her home in northwest London. Being a multidisciplinary artist gives her a distinctive way of seeing the world that enables her clients to see things through a different lens, and in turn, it helps them innovate, challenge, and lead.Khandiz who describes herself as a ‘Creative Sustainableist’ has been instrumental in leading the beauty industry towards a more sustainable approach through the many businesses and projects she has created.In this podcast we hear all about Khandiz’s journey from growing up in Cape Town, South Africa to what changed when she discovered mineral makeup in America and what it’s like to use creativity as a tool to challenge existing ways of thinking and doing. We also explore why she chose to become a Chartered Environmentalist and learn about her human-centric vision to communicate the nested model of sustainability.In addition to Vujà Dé Creative Solutions Khandiz has created several businesses and projects with include:CurrentFounding Member & Managing Partner, Conscious Beauty Union: CBU was founded by five leading conscious beauty experts – Khandiz Joni, Lou Dartford, Nat Van Zee, Sjaniël Turrell and Tahira Herold – in late 2018. CBU supports beauty professionals to develop a sustainable practice through ongoing education in sustainability, ethics and health and wellbeing – for us, our clients and the Planet.Founder of The I AM IMPACT Project; ongoing collaborative art project exploring the human impact on our fragile planetary boundaries.PreviousCo-founder, Managing Partner, Creative Director, Novel Beings: the first agency to exclusively represent stylists, hair and makeup artists, prop and food stylists who worked with a sustainable practice in the film, fashion and advertising industries. Plus, A Novel Approach: an award-winning boutique creative agency and sustainability think-tank that works with sustainable fashion brands and organisations like Birdsong and Fashion Revolution.Founder Untainted Magazine: a directional beauty platform, pushing the boundaries of clean beauty.www.vujadecreative.solutions (https://vujadecreative.solutions)www.otherday.co.uk (https://otherday.co.uk)

    • 40 min
    #45 JESSIE BRINTON - shares her hopes for the mother of all climate movements, Mothership

    #45 JESSIE BRINTON - shares her hopes for the mother of all climate movements, Mothership

    The realisation of motherhood could be described as the moment when everything falls away and is replaced by something that will change your life forever, in ways that you could never have imagined. The awakening of motherhood and becoming climate aware feel incredibly similar and in fact are intrinsically linked. The desire to protect, love and ensure a healthy future after we are long gone is what we must do for both our planet and our children. This is the reason Jessie Brinton founded Mothership soon after becoming a mother. Motherhood is a community-focused platform that offers tools, support and joy for mums to re-nurture the planet for the kids. Before creating Mothership, Jessie worked for many years in fashion for well-known publications including Harper's Bazaar, Nylon, and The Sunday Times. But, after she became a mother, she was compelled to turn her focus to climate action.In this podcast Jodi Muter-Hamilton talks to Jessie about how she is organizing an extremely powerful climate movement of mothers, Mums, with some dads, aunties, grandmas, step mums, god mums, and other people who love kids a lot.Instagram @heymothership (https://www.instagram.com/heymothership/)www.otherday.co.uk

    • 52 min
    #44 NINA BRENER-HELLMUND - takes us on a journey of values-driven global brand discovery with Cult Mia

    #44 NINA BRENER-HELLMUND - takes us on a journey of values-driven global brand discovery with Cult Mia

    If you’re longing to discover a beautifully curated selection of fashion by designers and artisans who are located in out-of-reach places, then Cult Mia is your destination. How we feel and react when we discover something new to us can be extremely powerful. The feeling of surprise, anticipation, novelty and newness trigger the release of dopamine. Which intern makes us want to go exploring in search of a reward. So, it’s no wonder that discovery is a big topic for the fashion industry. It’s what keeps us coming back to search for new editorial content, or the latest drops from our favourite brands. And it means big business for online retail. But, what if discovery wasn’t just about capitalising on that dopamine rush, and discovery actually became the key to unlocking a decent living as a creative for a female entrepreneur or unknown designer in a far-to-reach location? It puts a different perspective on why discovery is such a big part of Cult Mia. Nina came up with the idea for Cult Mia during her time at luxury trunkshow and designer pre-order business Moda Operandi. Competing against more than 100 businesses, Nina later applied to London Business School's accelerator programme, Launchpad, and won with her idea for Cult Mia. In 2019, Cult Mia’s first year, they onboarded over 70 designers from 25 different countries, including Georgia, Nigeria and Ukraine.Following on from the launchpad programme, Cult Mia joined London Business School's Incubator programme and received more than £200,000 of resources and office space for the first year of business. Cult Mia has recently raised its pre-seed investment, backed by strategic investors and family offices.What intrigues us about Cult Mia, is how the brand’s core values; sustainability, empowerment of women, inclusivity, and lifting local communities, drive Cult Mia and their partner businesses forward. All too often we see brands being ‘inspired by’ other cultures, platforms selling ‘authentic’ clothing without acknowledging they are ‘taking’ rather than celebrating, honouring and creating rightful remuneration for the clothing. Cult Mia is here to make that a thing of the past. When we consider Nina’s family background - her grandparents moved from Spain, Poland and the Netherlands to Mexico, where her parents were born and raised - and her international education, across Switzerland, USA, and the UK, it’s not difficult to understand why she has such an international viewpoint on life. Nina is the daughter of parents who both achieved great things. Her is father a successful businessman and her mother was one of the first women in Mexico to complete a computer science degree before moving on to set up the computer systems for some of the biggest banks in Latin America. Though her early career Nina spent time as part of The United Nations Women and Trade team supporting female entrepreneurs in underdeveloped countries by growing their micro-enterprises and connecting them to an international market. She also worked at Goldman Sachs in Geneva, covering Latin America.In this podcast, Jodi Muter-Hamilton finds out all about Nina, her vision for Cult Mia, and the biggest challenges and opportunities ahead for her business, female entrepreneurs and designers operating in a global economy. https://cultmia.comwww.otherday.co.uk

    • 31 min
    #43 It’s time to rewire the future with Faith Robinson, Claire Yurika Davis and Florence Huntington-Whiteley of creative ethics consultancy CogDis

    #43 It’s time to rewire the future with Faith Robinson, Claire Yurika Davis and Florence Huntington-Whiteley of creative ethics consultancy CogDis

    Faith, Claire and Florence have come together in a beautiful triangle formation to bring to life, creative ethics consultancy, CogDis (https://cogdis.studio/).
    Their mission is to ease cognitive dissonance. Which is the discomfort felt when we behave in contradiction to our beliefs. And in doing so it’s their aim to rewire the future.
    Blending their unique talents and experiences, they guide brands, non-profits, talent and agencies towards solutions in communicating ethics and impact across the fashion industry.
    CogDis recently released their Manifesting Utopia guide, which shares community insights on how to energise sustainability & ethics in fashion via spirituality.
    In this podcast Jodi Muter-Hamilton finds out:

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    How Faith, Claire and Florence came together to form CogDis

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    What a creative ethics consultancy does

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    How we can create projects that operate in service to Earth as well as our energetic selves

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    What does it mean to really manifest something and how that relevant to business, life and our collective future

    • 54 min
    #42 DEFINING SUCCESS - how to recognise and nurture creative and talent with Sara Maino

    #42 DEFINING SUCCESS - how to recognise and nurture creative and talent with Sara Maino

    Sara Sozzani Maino is a curious seeker of emerging creative talent. As head of Vogue Talents, deputy director of Vogue Italia and international brand ambassador at Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Sara supports creativity to be recognised in an increasingly competitive fashion landscape.
    Sara began her fashion career in 1991, alongside her mother, Carla Sozzani, founder of the legendary 10 Corso Como boutique in Milan. In 1994, at the age of 19, Sara began her internship at Vogue Italia, which at the time was under the guidance of her aunt, the iconic editor in chief Franca Sozzani.
    In this podcast Jodi Muter-Hamilton and Sara Maino explore the less tangible subject of how to recognise and nurture creative potential. We also discuss:

    * What kind of support systems and tools we need to have in place to help nurture creativity
    * How culture and global influences shape creative vision
    * Why we all must support the new generation to create responsible brands

    • 31 min
    #41 DEFINING SUCCESS - talking money with Mehjabeen Patrick, Anna Sofat and Lottie Leefe

    #41 DEFINING SUCCESS - talking money with Mehjabeen Patrick, Anna Sofat and Lottie Leefe

    I’m delighted to welcome you to our the first of our two special podcast episodes which accompanies our Defining Success report. For this first podcast we tackle a tricky subject for creatives: money.
    In search of expert guidance around what makes a creative venture attractive to financial investors and how we should plan for our personal financial future, Jodi Muter-Hamilton speaks to three incredible women for this podcast:

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    Mehjabeen Patrick, chief financial and investment officer at Creative England and Creative Industries Federation

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    Anna Sofat, associate director of wealth at Progeny

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    Lottie Leefe, founder and director of DURA Private and The Dura Society






    Mehjabeen Patrick is responsible for the implementation and running of all operating functions across Creative England and Creative Industries Federation. With extensive experience as a finance director, Mehjabeen oversees all investment activity for the company and has a keen interest in growing its commercial activities and diversifying its income stream. Previously Mehjabeen worked as Director of Finance for the United Nations Association and Stakeholder Forum.
    Often referred to as “the voice of women’s wealth”, Anna Sofat, has been helping women invest their money for decades. Anna has changed the culture of wealth; by empowering women through advice & investment. As the pioneering founder of Addidi and now associate director of wealth at Progeny, we learn from Anna how to find your financial number. A number which creates a comfort point, been where what you need and want is sufficient.
    Lottie Leefe is a qualified wealth planner that advises UHNW/HNW individuals, as well as Next-Gen wealth, on their global assets and investments including art, real estate, wine, luxury goods and philanthropy. Lottie Leefe, who is the founder of DURA Private, a private client wealth consultancy, and founder of financial wellbeing platform The Dura Society. Both of which champion another kind of wealth.
    Each of these women has caved a path that is individual to them, but also one that supports others to gain an understanding of the many different ways in which we can create a more financially secure future for ourselves, our businesses and future generations.
    As creatives, we tend to leave money matters at the bottom of the to-do list. Maybe that’s because to us creativity comes first and financial reward second. Or perhaps it’s because throughout our lives we have not been taught how to manage our personal and business finances. However, we have the ability to gain knowledge and meet money matters head-on.
    “After all, as the saying goes, if you fail to plan, plan to fail.” Benjamin Franklin.
    This podcast is part of our Defining Success report and two accompanying podcasts. In our second Defining Success podcast we explore the less tangible subject of how to recognise and nurture creative potential with Sara Maino, head of Vogue Talents, deputy director of Vogue Italia and international brand ambassador at Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.

    • 1 hr 29 min

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