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How can fashion be a force for good? Goodbye fast fashion! Hello to a better way focused on social and environmental justice, inclusivity and sustainable development. The UN's Ethical Fashion Initiative acts as a bridge, connecting marginalised artisan communities, often in challenging and remote locations, with some of the biggest names in international fashion. Explore the issues driving the ethical fashion conversation with your hosts UN officer Simone Cipriani and sustainable fashion journalist Clare Press.

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How can fashion be a force for good? Goodbye fast fashion! Hello to a better way focused on social and environmental justice, inclusivity and sustainable development. The UN's Ethical Fashion Initiative acts as a bridge, connecting marginalised artisan communities, often in challenging and remote locations, with some of the biggest names in international fashion. Explore the issues driving the ethical fashion conversation with your hosts UN officer Simone Cipriani and sustainable fashion journalist Clare Press.

    Zolaykha Sherzad - Made in Kabul

    Zolaykha Sherzad - Made in Kabul

    Acting as a bridge between fashion brands and artisan producers, the Ethical Fashion Initiative carefully measures the impact of each order, to ensure that the work is positively impacting the lives of the artisans, and that each project works towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This is sometimes difficult, always rewarding work - and perhaps nowhere more so than in Afghanistan.

    There, the EFI's main fashion partner is Zarif Design. In this episode, your hosts Simone Cipriani and Clare Press sit down with Zarif's inspiring founder, Zolaykha Sherzad to hear how she established her social enterprise to bring beauty, harmony and hope to one corner of the city she grew up in. 

    Find out more at https://ethicalfashioninitiative.org/

    Our music is from the original production From Kabul to Bamako, music directed by Saïd Assadi.

    This podcast was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

    • 42 min.
    Making a Difference - Raffaella Iodice

    Making a Difference - Raffaella Iodice

    You've probably heard Simone say, "It's a very serious business, fashion." Done right, the business of fashion can provide pathways for fair work and hope in places where they've been lacking.

    But how do our institutions put this into practice in areas afflicted by conflict and humanitarian disaster? 

    In this Episode, Clare talks the European Commission's Raffaella Iodice to find out how it all works, and learn how the Ethical Fashion Initiative began its projects in Afghanistan. And to discover Raffaella's personal story too - this is a conversation about finding purpose and following your dreams.

    At the time of recording, Raffaella was head of unit (Middle East/Gulf, South Asia and Central Asia) at DEVCO - the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development. Today, she is head of unit at ECHO - the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations. In all her roles, she has brought compassion, integrity and a life-long passion for fashion. 

    Find out more at https://ethicalfashioninitiative.org/

    Our music is from the original production From Kabul to Bamako, music directed by Saïd Assadi.

    This podcast was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

    • 40 min.
    Tokyo Style with Hirofumi Kurino of United Arrows

    Tokyo Style with Hirofumi Kurino of United Arrows

    Come with us to Tokyo Fashion Week, where your hosts Simone Cipriani and Clare Press met with longtime friend of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, Hirofumi Kurino of United Arrows.

    According to Business of Fashion, he's a "leading arbiter or style". Polimoda calls him "a fashion oracle" and Vogue, one of the most stylish men in fashion. Mr. Kurino also has a fine understanding of the importance of socially responsible business. United Arrows was the first Japanese retailer to work with the EFI, back in 2013.

    A fascinating look at Japanese style, what makes successful retail and the importance of sustainability. Plus you'll hear all about how Mr Kurino launched a United Arrows sub-brand, Tégê, with accessories made in Kenya and men's tailoring sewn in Japan using artisan produced fabric from Burkina Faso. It's all about the mix, he says. After all, Kurino-san is also a DJ.

    Find out more at https://ethicalfashioninitiative.org/

    Our music is from the original production From Kabul to Bamako, music directed by Saïd Assadi.

    This podcast was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

    • 35 min.
    Mentoring African Fashion Talent - Dakore Egbuson-Akande

    Mentoring African Fashion Talent - Dakore Egbuson-Akande

    The Ethical Fashion Initiative Accelerator is programme for African designers supports young fashion talent to become investment ready, expand their supply chains, scale up their production, and build their fashion businesses. In this episode, your hosts Simone Cipriani and Clare Press catch up with one of the mentors, Nigerian actor Dakore Egbuson Akande.

    Dakore is Nollywood royalty. She has appeared in more than 50 films, including the romantic comedy Isoken, for which she won an African Academy Movie Award for Best Actress in 2018. She started out a TV presenter, she also sings and today does important humanitarian work.

    This conversation explores the power of creativity and the opportunities for economic advancement as well as cultural celebration and exchange, provided by the arts.

    You can find out about the 6 designers selected on https://ethicalfashioninitiative.org/

    Our music is from the original production From Kabul to Bamako, music directed by Saïd Assadi.

    This podcast was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

    • 33 min.
    Overproducing & Undervaluing Fashion - Slow Fashion Seasons

    Overproducing & Undervaluing Fashion - Slow Fashion Seasons

    Fashion's discount culture, sped-up sales cycles and overproduction are out of control - and COVID19 is adding extra pressure.

    Will the industry take this chance to rethink, or hurtle along even faster in the race to the bottom? How might we consciously slow down and consider all stakeholders to rebuild value in fashion made to love and last?

    In this Episode, your hosts Clare Press and Simone Cipriani talk to Sarah Rovis, CEO of the Australian accessories brand Mimco; Robin MacAndrew who heads up the social enterprise Artisan Fashion in Kenya; and Dexter Peart, who with his twin brother Byron Peart, runs the consciously sourced fashion and homewares platform Goodee.

    Follow us on Instagram @ethicalfashion

    www.ethicalfashioninitiative.org

    Our music is from the original production From Kabul to Bamako, music directed by Saïd Assadi.

    This podcast was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

     

    • 43 min.
    Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort talks Slow Fashion & Consumerism

    Trend Forecaster Li Edelkoort talks Slow Fashion & Consumerism

    Where next? In this episode, your hosts Simone Cipriani and Clare Press are in Paris to talk with the great Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort and hear her insights on where fashion - and culture - is headed. 

    "We will change possibly everything we do now. It's going to be a radical moment of change," says Li, who once described her work as "archeology of the future".

     

    Li's company Trend Union puts out riveting forecasts and reports predicting what’s next. You’ve no doubt heard of her famous Anti-Fashion Manifesto published in 2014. And you probably read recently about her ideas on how coronavirus has led us into a quarantine of consumption from which we might, if we’re smart, choose to press reset button. This interview recorded before that, but it is, unsurprisingly prescient.

    From slowing down and doing more with less to new economic models. From reconnecting with storytelling to the tactility of textiles and the importance of local communities - all these things are on tomorrow's agenda.

    Follow us on Instagram @ethicalfashion

    www.ethicalfashioninitiative.org

    Our music is from the original production From Kabul to Bamako, music directed by Saïd Assadi.

    This podcast was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.

     

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