Host Amanda (with the help of her friends) decodes and demystifies the fashion and retail industries, and takes on topics like consumerism, workers rights, personal style, and why fashion is a case study in capitalism gone awry.
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Episode 113: No, We Won't Smash That Bottle of Perfume: Working The Beauty Counter with Susan, part II
Susan is back to regale you with more stories of her days behind the beauty counter. We’ll be talking about waste, retail work, and so much more. Amanda talks about the personal care industry's relationship with plastic and how we can change it. Also: ways we can make slow fashion accessible to everyone.
Episode 112: Gift With Purchase + A Whiff of Happy: Working The Beauty Counter with Susan (part 1)
Susan drops by to talk about her experiences managing a Clinique counter at a department store. We'll learn the three words that every beauty counter employee dreads: "Gift With Purchase." We'll also hear small business audio essays from Old Flame Mending and Rabbit Person. And Amanda shares how you can integrate "progress not perfection" into your own work toward a more sustainable, ethical world.
Episode 111: The Intersection of Cheugy and The Power of Working Together, with Sara and Doris of Fashion Forward
Sara and Doris of fashion think tank Fashion Forward join Amanda to talk about cheugy and how it relates to consumerism and classism. Amanda discusses the privilege attached to slow fashion as it exists now and how we can work together to change that. And you'll hear small business audio essays from Gabriela Antonas and Kristi of Rosie Lynn and Co.
Episode 110: Democratizing Sustainability with Doris and Sara of Fashion Forward
Sara and Doris of fashion think tank Fashion Forward join Amanda to talk about the waste impacts of the pandemic, how the pandemic may (or may not) have changed fashion/style, and how we can make sustainability/slow fashion more accessible and inclusive. Also, you'll get to hear great small business audio essays from Jasmine of The Fashion Alchemist, Aoife of ALONG, and Desiree of The Pewter Thimble.
Episode 109: What If We Made The Supply Chain Cool? (featuring Michelle of Son of a Tailor)
Michelle, the Head of Brand at Son of a Tailor, joins us to break down why made-to-order clothing is a more sustainable and ethical option. We'll also ask ourselves "where is the joy in fast fashion?" Victoria of Milkfed Press, Shannon of Agent Reclaim, and Jenn of Haus of Jaycee share their audio essays about their experiences as small business owners. And Amanda asks "how can we make this movement more inclusive and collaborative?"
Episode 108: Doing Business In A Better Way with Rachel of Cara Cara
Rachel, the CEO/founder of Cara Cara, is here to explain how her brand is different from other off-price businesses (and doing things a lot better), the impact of super fast/super cheap fashion like Shein on the off-price industry as a whole, and how surviving #girlboss made her a better leader. Also, Jessamy of High Energy Vintage shares her #slowgifting tradition from her friend group. Chrissy of Honey Bear Wares and Melrose of Art by Melrose share their small business audio essays.
Inspiring and Informative
I’ve learned so much from this podcast! It’s absolutely fascinating and eye opening what goes on behind the scenes in the fashion industry. Amanda (the host) does an amazing job of educating on the subject of sustainability, without being judgmental or doom and gloom. I truly feel inspired after each episode!
Current favorite podcast
Recently found this podcast through a friend’s IG post and I am hooked. I am loving to/hating to learn all about the horrors of fast fashion. The interviews are fascinating! I keep sending links to my friends. I’m also appreciating the episodes about “slow gifting.”
First time listener, I was trying to listen to episode 97. The ads at the beginning of this go on for almost 10 minutes. I couldn’t even make it to the actual content because each next ad gave me more anxiety. My anxiety peaked when I realized I was at minute 7 and still no end of ads in sight. I get you have sponsorship contracts but you shouldn’t do more than a minute or two at the beginning and share the rest at the end. And they list the actual content start time in episode notes. If you’re losing listeners because of overwhelming ads at the beginning, then consider that this poorly planned podcast.