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WARDROBE CRISIS is a sustainable fashion podcast from VOGUE's sustainability editor Clare Press. Join Clare and her guests as they decode the fashion system, and dig deep into its effects on people and planet. This show unzips the real issues that face the fashion industry today, with a focus on ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and creativity.

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WARDROBE CRISIS is a sustainable fashion podcast from VOGUE's sustainability editor Clare Press. Join Clare and her guests as they decode the fashion system, and dig deep into its effects on people and planet. This show unzips the real issues that face the fashion industry today, with a focus on ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and creativity.

    Tarana Burke - An Inspirational interview with the Me Too founder

    Tarana Burke - An Inspirational interview with the Me Too founder

    The #metoo hashtag was a moment, sparked in when the actor Alyssa Milano used it on Twitter in October 2017 in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations. That tweet went viral. More than 19 million people around the world have since used the hashtag to share their stories of sexual harassment, abuse and violence.

    But Me Too is a about more than social media. Me Too is a movement, founded by the American activist Tarana Burke in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly Black women and girls, and other young women of colour from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing.

    This is her story...

    THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO WARDROBE CRISIS. Don't forget to hit subscribe. Can you help us spread the word? We'd love you to rate & review in your favourite podcast app, and share this Episode on social media. Here's Clare on Instagram and Twitter. Our detailed shownotes are at www.clarepress.com Get in touch via hello@clarepress.com

    • 46 min
    The Magic Thrifting Powers of Bay Garnett - How to Shop Second-Hand (& why you should)

    The Magic Thrifting Powers of Bay Garnett - How to Shop Second-Hand (& why you should)

    London stylist Bay Garnett has magic powers when it comes to finding fashion gems in charity shops. The former editor of Cheap Date magazine (all about thrifting) famously put Kate Moss in the pages of British Vogue wearing vintage. Want to get in her wardrobe?

    Even better, learn her tips and tricks, hear how thrifting has changed over 20 years, and learn why giving garments multiple lives is more important than ever as a tool to reduce fashion’s environmental impact.

    Go to clarepress.com for the shownotes

    Follow Clare on Instagram and Twitter @mrspress

     

    • 45 min
    Amber Valetta - Sustainable Fashion's Favourite Face

    Amber Valetta - Sustainable Fashion's Favourite Face

    Welcome to Series 4! Our first guest is American supermodel Amber Valletta -sustainable fashion's favourite face, using her platform to make positive change in the industry.

    How did she move from celebrity covergirl (she had her own MTV show in the '90s, and in the 2000s did a Hollywood movie with Will Smith) to fashion's eco conscience? Today Amber is the model most closely associated with eco-fashion, she’s fronted the last two Stella McCartney campaigns, and protested on behalf of climate action with Jane Fonda. 

    But can a career in high fashion be truly sustainable? How does she deal with the overwhelm about over-consumption? Could self-care be the answer?

    Go to clarepress.com for the shownotes

    Follow Clare on Instagram and Twitter @mrspress

    This series is proudly brought to you by Spell & the Gypsy Collective and the Climate Council as part of their partnership with 1 % for the planet.

    • 45 min
    The Eco Awesomeness of Allbirds - Sustainable Shoes for Changemakers

    The Eco Awesomeness of Allbirds - Sustainable Shoes for Changemakers

    Obsessed with Allbirds? Join the club. For the last Episode of Series 3, Clare visits the San Francisco HQ of the hottest comfy shoe brand on the planet, and unpicks what makes it work.

    On the way, she discovers the secrets of algae as an eco ingredient, asks the hard questions about end-of-life and greenwashing, and decodes the complexity of carbon offsetting. Oh, and sits next to Matthew McConaughey on the plane… Alright, alright, alright!

    “Phenomenal for customers, and also phenomenal for the planet… that’s a big idea,” says Joey Zwillinger. But what does it look like in practice? How hard was it to make it happen?And where did they fall short?

    Hear how Joey and co-founder Tim Brown set out to shake up the way sneakers get made and marketed, took on the big guys and won, and where their future challenges lie. 

    Now, that's a wrap for Series 3 - we're off to the beach. The perfect time to catch up on our monster back catalogue! Get ready for Series 4 - launches February.

    THANK YOU FOR LISTENING, CHANGEMAKERS!

    • 48 min
    Special Report: Is the Great Barrier Reef Dead?

    Special Report: Is the Great Barrier Reef Dead?

    Is the Great Barrier Reef dead? Headlines to that effect zoomed around the world after two consecutive coral bleaching events in 2016 and 2017. But Australia’s most famous World Heritage wonder is still very much with us - a vast eco-system, roughly the size of Germany, it teams with life.

    Threats from climate change and other factors aren't going away though. Find out what is being done to build resilience on the reef. Meet the scientists and activists working together to protect it. Learn what makes coral tick - and how it makes love (seriously!)

    This week’s podcast invites you on an excellent adventure with Clare, Vogue Homme cover model Jarrod Scott and Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to discover the full story. Also starring: Andy Ridely, Laura Wells, Professor David Suggett, researcher Katie Chartrand and dive guide Fiona Merida.

    Don't miss the shownotes on clarepress.com

    Got feedback? Connect with us on social media - find Clare on Instagram and Twitter. And please consider rating and reviewing the show in your favourite podcast app.

    HAPPY LISTENING!

    • 52 min
    Beyond Marie Kondo! Adam Minter Unpacks Secondhand, Recycling & Resuse

    Beyond Marie Kondo! Adam Minter Unpacks Secondhand, Recycling & Resuse

    Are you into vintage shopping or second-hand style? Join the club. Whether you're glued to Depop, buying high end designer vintage or a committed charity shop trawler, secondhand has lost its stigma in fashion circles. 

    Recommerce is growing. According to Thredup preloved fashion is on track to eclipse fast fashion within a decade, while 64% of women have either bought or are open to buying used clothes. But... that doesn't mean the world isn't drowning in unwanted stuff. 

    This podcast goes live on Black Friday. On this holiday and sales frenzy last year, Americans spent $6.2 billion on Black Friday, up 23.6% on the previous year.

    Much of this haul will end up on the bin. We're still discarding clothing and other unwanted items at a record rate. So what happens to all our stuff when we’re done with it?

    Meet the recycling obsessive who grew up on a junkyard and now works for Bloomberg. Adam Minter, author of Junkyard Planet, has a new book out. This one's called Secondhand - Travels in the New Global Garage Sale, and to write it he travelled all over the world talking to the people who deal in trash.

    In this fascinating interview, we discuss everything from how metals get recycled to the politics of exporting our trash.

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    Find Clare on Instagram and Twitter, and at clarepress.com

     

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

Study876234 ,

FANTASTIC!

I cannot believe how good this podcast is. Always hated fashion. Now I can purchase according to my ethics. HOW GOOD that makes me feel! Life is better.

Michelle @ Primal Journey ,

Hooked

I absolutely love listening to Clare interview such amazing people and she is so genuinely interested in this topic which is why it is such a compelling listen! Love your work Clare x

NicholasJL ,

Excellent guest mix and an important podcast for our times

Wardrobe Crisis is just what the fashion industry needs - a refreshingly warm and inclusive take on the under-discussed issue of sustainability in fashion. I'm always left with several threads to follow up with and learn more about from show notes - brilliant!!

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