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What makes ethical dress sense for people and planet? Model Charli Howard shows us how to be sustainable and stylish with the podcast that fixes fashion while fixing the world.

Fashion Fix with Charli Howard BBC

    • Society & Culture

What makes ethical dress sense for people and planet? Model Charli Howard shows us how to be sustainable and stylish with the podcast that fixes fashion while fixing the world.

    Fashionable Face Masks with Smruti Sriram

    Fashionable Face Masks with Smruti Sriram

    Can face masks be sustainable and stylish? Model Charli Howard meets the woman on a mission to make masks functional, fashionable and ethical.

    Smruti Sriram is the entrepreneur behind the Great British Designer Face Coverings project, bringing together big name designers and emerging talent, to produce reusable masks with profits going to charity.

    She's also the CEO of Bags of Ethics, a family business that made its name making reusable tote bags for the high street and high fashion alike.

    Presenter: Charli Howard
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford & Nicki Paxman

    Image: Presenter Charli Howard wearing a fabric face mask (producer's own)

    • 32 min
    Sustainable Trainers with Veja

    Sustainable Trainers with Veja

    Can our footwear reduce our carbon footprint? Model Charli Howard learns how one brand is stepping up to that challenge.

    In a pre-lockdown chat, Charli hears from François-Ghislain Morillion- one half of the sneaker head brains behind Veja. With one foot in France and one foot in Brazil, the brand’s shoes are made using wild rubber sourced from the Amazon Rainforest. Their distinctive V logo has been spotted on famous feet, from Meghan Markle to Eddie Redmayne. Charli asks whether they can take further steps towards sustainability and, in a world producing 24.2 billion pairs of shoes each year, how we can all walk the walk towards more sustainable consumption.

    Presenter: Charli Howard
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    Image: Presenter Charli Howard holding up a pair of trainers (model's own)

    • 30 min
    Buy Now Pay Later with Eve Obasuyi

    Buy Now Pay Later with Eve Obasuyi

    What's the deal with buy now, pay later in online shopping? Model Charli Howard learns how to get the get-up we want, without getting into debt.

    Eve Obasuyi of the Money Medics offers money management tips on social media, tailored to millennial and Gen Z lifestyles. In a pre-lockdown chat, she shows Charli how to make sure a wardrobe crisis doesn't become a financial crisis.

    Earlier this year, 'buy now pay later' became the fastest growing online payment method in the UK, according to research by payment processors Worldpay. It's big in the online fashion world but some charities and consumer groups warn that younger shoppers are at risk of falling into debt.

    Presenter: Charli Howard
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    If you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 27 min
    Sustainable Costume with Sinéad Kidao

    Sustainable Costume with Sinéad Kidao

    Model Charli Howard meets the designer taking costume change to a whole new level in TV and film.

    In her day job, Assistant Costume Designer Sinéad Kidao's credits range from period drama (Little Women) to Disney princess (Beauty and the Beast) and from the biblical (Mary Magdalene) to the comic (Aisling Bea's This Way Up). When not dressing Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson's characters, Sinéad runs The Costume Directory- connecting costume designers with sustainable and socially responsible suppliers all over the world.

    In a pre-lockdown chat, Charli asks Sinéad whether costume can ever be sustainable- and what can the rest of us can learn from her ethical on-screen creations.

    Presenter: Charli Howard
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    Image: Presenter Charli Howard in a black vintage cloak (producer's own)

    • 30 min
    Activewear with Grace Beverley

    Activewear with Grace Beverley

    In a pre-lockdown chat, model Charli Howard meets a fitness influencer turned innovator, to find out how what we wear to work out is working out for the planet.

    Award-winning entrepreneur Grace Beverley swaps the boardroom for her bedroom to chat about becoming a girl boss before she'd even graduated and taking on the big brands, by creating more sustainable activewear for all shapes and sizes.

    Athleisure is big business but with most sportswear made from synthetic fibres, micro-plastic pollution is also a big problem across the industry. So how can you look good in your gym gear, care for the planet and keep fit, all while keeping #Fitspo anxiety at bay?


    Presenter: Charli Howard
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    If you are affected by issues raised in this episode you can get more information at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    Image: Presenter Charli Howard wears leggings and crop top (model's own)

    • 26 min
    Adaptive Fashion with Jillian Mercado

    Adaptive Fashion with Jillian Mercado

    Model Charli Howard meets the activist remodelling fashion for people with disabilities.

    Jillian Mercado: Teen Vogue and Gay Times cover star, L Word actor and New York Fashion Week catwalk queen.

    She's also worked with the United Nations on reducing inequality and modelled a groundbreaking adaptive fashion collection for Tommy Hilfiger. But what exactly is adaptive fashion?

    In a pre-lockdown chat, Jillian tells Charli why adaptive fashion benefits everyone and how the whole industry needs to adapt to become truly accessible and representative.

    Presenter: Charli Howard
    Producer: Kirsty McQuire
    Editor: Rebecca Stratford

    Image: Jillian Mercado models for The Blonds catwalk show at New York Fashion Week, February 2020 Credit: Alex Cruz

    • 33 min

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