213 episodes

An inclusive audio space, Conscious Chatter opens the door to conversations about our clothing + the layers of stories, meaning and potential impact connected to what we wear. It's a venue that allows us to continue to learn more about the garment industry and how we can all be a bigger part of positive change in the industry.

Conscious Chatter with Kestrel Jenkins Kestrel Jenkins

    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.8 • 102 Ratings

An inclusive audio space, Conscious Chatter opens the door to conversations about our clothing + the layers of stories, meaning and potential impact connected to what we wear. It's a venue that allows us to continue to learn more about the garment industry and how we can all be a bigger part of positive change in the industry.

    DIANDRA MARIZET, INTERSECTIONAL ENVIRONMENTALIST + THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSPECTIVE EVOLUTION

    DIANDRA MARIZET, INTERSECTIONAL ENVIRONMENTALIST + THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSPECTIVE EVOLUTION

    In episode 211, Kestrel welcomes Diandra Marizet, who spearheads Business Development + Operations at Intersectional Environmentalist. A conscious curator, brand strategist + writer, Diandra is dedicated to elevating intersectional sustainability through the lens of fashion, social impact + culture.

    • 49 min
    THE ROOT | Episode 6 | The New Standard

    THE ROOT | Episode 6 | The New Standard

    The Root Episode 6: The New Standard is broken down into 3 parts — 1) coproducers Dominique and Kestrel interview each other to get a brief feeling of how this project has impacted them individually, 2) we share interviews with 4 of our sponsors from this project, and 3) we share more on what “The New Standard” means to us, the pillars it is built upon, and what questions we all need to be asking moving forward. 

    • 1 hr 51 min
    THE ROOT | Episode 5 | Where Do We Go From Here?

    THE ROOT | Episode 5 | Where Do We Go From Here?

    The Root Episode 5: Where Do We Go From Here? is a unique compilation of all 17 guests from the previous 4 episodes sharing a proclamation statement of how we intentionally move the fashion industry forward. 

    • 30 min
    THE ROOT | Episode 4 | The Future Of Fashion with Dominique Drakeford, Aditi Mayer, Terumi Murao, Kimberly Jenkins, Whitney McGuire, Akilah Stewart, Ibada Wadud, Ify Ike and Ayesha Barenblat

    THE ROOT | Episode 4 | The Future Of Fashion with Dominique Drakeford, Aditi Mayer, Terumi Murao, Kimberly Jenkins, Whitney McGuire, Akilah Stewart, Ibada Wadud, Ify Ike and Ayesha Barenblat

    The Root Episode 4: The Future Of Fashion is broken down in 4 lightening talk segments, hosted by Dominique Drakeford. Part 1 discuses Marketing with Aditi Mayer & Terumi Murao. Part 2 hones in on Education with Kimberly Jenkins and Whitney McGuire. Part 3 dives into Small Business Entrepreneurship with Akilah Stewart and Ibada Wadud. Lastly, Part 4 contextualizes the landscape of Policy with Ify Ike and Ayesha Barenblat.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    THE ROOT | Episode 3 | Racism In The Fashion Industry with Dominique Drakeford, designers Miko Underwood and Damian Joel, and influencers Aja Barber and Emi Ito

    THE ROOT | Episode 3 | Racism In The Fashion Industry with Dominique Drakeford, designers Miko Underwood and Damian Joel, and influencers Aja Barber and Emi Ito

    The Root Episode 3: Racism In The Fashion Industry has 2 parts. In the "designer lens" Dominique speaks with sustainable fashion designers Miko Underwood & DJ about the creation of the fashion industry & the importance of shifting the white exploitive gaze through historical analysis, Black abundance mindset & cultural responsibility. In the "influencer lens" she speaks with Aja Barber & Emi Ito on the uses of social media as a tool for education, advocacy & solidarity against institutional oppression.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    THE ROOT | Episode 2 | The Power Of Privilege with Dominique Drakeford and activist-educators Ericka Hart, Blair Imani and Rachel Ricketts

    THE ROOT | Episode 2 | The Power Of Privilege with Dominique Drakeford and activist-educators Ericka Hart, Blair Imani and Rachel Ricketts

    In The Root Episode 2: The Power of Privilege, Dominique Drakeford speaks with activist-educators Ericka Hart, Blair Imani and Rachel Ricketts, discussing the functions of privilege and the importance of applying critical and intersectional approaches toward dismantling white supremacy in fashion and beyond.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Shannon Lohr ,

Appreciative of Kestrel, Dom & guests

I’ve been a long-time supporter of Conscious Chatter since its first episodes. This latest series (The Root) made me want to leave another 5-star review — I’m so appreciative of Kestrel and Dom’s initiation to take on this topic and their guests’ willingness to share with us all. Kudos and thank you!

luvinfashion ,

Great Guests!

I really enjoyed the interview with Ms. Bari, she has such a multifaceted view of fashion. Love this pod!

Emma2692 ,

Kestrel is an amazing podcast host

I listen to every podcast available in the sustainable fashion realm and kestrel is by far the best interviewer. She has a nice format to her show: background of guest > meat of the show with lots if interesting questions > conclusion with the same final question (“how do you think people can make an impact in this field in their every day lives”?). I really like this loose structure and kestrel always has thoughtful questions, follow ups, and always lets her guests tell however long or short stories they want. I also love that her episodes are shorter, making them easier to get through when you’re a busy person. Highly recommend 💕

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