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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.

    Fashion Revolution's Carry Somers - What's in My Clothes?

    Fashion Revolution's Carry Somers - What's in My Clothes?

    For 7 years, Fashion Revolution has been asking, #whomademyclothes? on a quest for greater transparency in fashion supply chains.

    Now, they're asking #WhatsInMyClothes?, and say: "The answer is far more complicated than the composition label on the side seam. This is the starting point, but it doesn’t account for the plastics lurking in our clothes, the trees cut down to transform wood into viscose, or the pesticides sprayed on fields of cotton, leaching into waterways."

    Fashion Revolution's co-founder Carry Somers is focusing on the plastics issue, and has just returned from voyage of discovery to research microplastic pollution in the oceans. Meet the inspiring activist, fair trade fashion pioneer and now explorer!  

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    • 44 min
    The Slow Travels of Ocean Plastics Explorer Emily Penn

    The Slow Travels of Ocean Plastics Explorer Emily Penn

    Emily Penn is a British sailor and the co-founder of eXXpedition - a series of all-women voyages exploring the impacts of plastics and toxins in our oceans.

    "The only way to reduce the potential impacts on human health and the environment is to reduce consumption," she says.

    But where to begin?

    For the next two years, a total of 300 women will sail around the world on eXXpedition's voyages of discovery, to look deep into what's going on with plastic in our oceans, and try to come up with solutions. 

    Why XX? Women are underrepresented in science and sailing  - the XX in the title refers to the female sex chromosome. But it's the impacts these toxins might have on women that will blow your mind. Could plastic pollution be gender discriminatory? Could women suffer greater effects from it than men? Remember, pollution can bio-accumulate - the fish eat the plastic, and we eat the fish.

    We know that, but there is much we remain in the dark about. Of the estimated 700 contaminants in our bodies, many have barely been researched.

    Don't forget to check the shownotes for all links and further reading.

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    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. Get in touch via hello@clarepress.com

     

    • 39 min
    Upcycle This! Just Say No to Virgin Materials, say Fashion's New Disruptors

    Upcycle This! Just Say No to Virgin Materials, say Fashion's New Disruptors

    What's driving the fashion's latest obsession with upcycling? And how far can it go? Might fashion stop using virgin materials completely one day? 

    Upcyling means taking something discarded, usually unloved and considered trash, and transforming into something new and of a higher quality.

    It's become a major fashion buzz word, thanks to designers like Marine Serre in Paris, and even Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. But it’s the next generation that's really pushing it. This week, you’ll meet three of them: Londoners Maddie Williams and Helen Kirkum, and brilliant Dutch trouble maker Duran Lantink.

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    • 41 min
    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.

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    • 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.

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