From treasure hunters and DIYers to fashionistas and the sustainable fashion community, this is the “go-to” podcast for everyone who is interested in thrifting, DIY projects, and affordable style. Hosted by DC area radio and television personality, Sarah Fraser, Goodwill of Greater Washington’s Finding Your Good podcast is here to inspire you. Our community of experts share their experience and tips to provide inspiration to help you reinvent your personal style that is socially sustainable. So, get ready to become highly motivated to put new life into your Goodwill finds. If you've ever had the opportunity to read or participate in Goodwill of Greater Washington's Finding Your Good blog or social media pages, you know that creativity is everywhere at Goodwill. Find out more by going to our website, findingyourgood.org. For a transcript of each interview and links to resources mentioned, visit https://findingyourgood.org/category/podcast-episodes.
Wash, Rinse, Repeat!
Sweater bumps, toxic laundry detergent, the fear of mending socks, and organic cotton's dark side: In this episode, Sarah sits down with a panel of local fashion, home organization, and clothing repair experts to explore why sustainable style doesn't just apply to what we buy, it's about what we know about our favorite clothing pieces and how we take care of them so that they last the test of time.
Tailoring Your Style
No matter who you are or what you do, personal style is shaped by confidence-boosting clothing that you love. Tailoring can be a key tool in achieving your desired individual aesthetic.
On this episode, we're joined by Casey Sibley of Pattern Scout and Burrell Brown of StreetSmart Tailoring to discuss why thrifters especially need tailoring to transform secondhand finds into long-lasting chic wardrobe staples that will leave one feeling good, without breaking the bank. Alterations are truly worth the investment. Even if a thrift find was under $10.
Getting to Know Chelsey Carter: Competing on Project Runway and Thrifting
Do they teach you the importance of secondhand and upcycling in fashion school? What's it like to thrift and use DIY skills while competing on Bravo's, Project Runway? Chelsea Carter, Founder/CEO at Alex Carter, is the go-to expert to answer these unique questions.
On this episode of Finding Your Good, Chelsea shares her thrift story, explores what it's like to upcycle a two-piece look for Karlie Kloss using Goodwill denim, and provides insight into fashion school's emphasis on sustainability.
All Things Authentication
A week after listening to this chat, we were able to thrift a REAL 70’s leather Gucci bag for $6! Now we know what to look for when seeking vintage designer bags at Goodwill. Alison, Jason, and Joelle dive into all things authentication, designer, and vintage. They break down how to authenticate thrifted designer fashions (both handbags and clothing), methods of dating luxury vintage pieces, and ways to value hard-to-find secondhand treasures. May this episode be your pocket designer authentication guide!
Yes, your favorite summer romper CAN be worn in the winter. It's all about styling, baby! If you're looking for inspo on ways to make summer fashion staples work for any season, or just some handy tips about thrifting at Goodwill for warm-weather pieces, join us for our first episode of Season 2! We're sitting down with five thrift pros to discuss how one can thrift for summer treasures, where to find the best of the best, and ways to compose looks that incorporate summer items year-round.
Finding Your Good Podcast: Strike a Pose
Arielle Lewis is a mega photographer to DC’s most popular style influencers. A self-taught lady boss who now photograph’s the district’s most fashionable full-time, Arielle shares her pro tips on taking pictures of street, luxe, and thrift style. She provides suggestions on everything from what patterns to consider when photographing vibrant outfits to where you should source props for desired backgrounds.
The podcast can also be found on our website here: https://findingyourgood.org/strike-a-pose/
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Love love love this pod cast and it’s way of bringing to light new ways to re use and keep our world a better place. So many tips! Will keep listening! 🙂
High Energy Creative Host Guests and Topic
Who knew that thrifting and sustainability could be discussed in such creative high energy ways! This podcast takes you into that space you've been looking for but haven't found!! At least that's what it did for me! Love this!!
LOVE This Podcast
So excited for Goodwill of Greater Washington. It was a treat hosting this podcast and getting to know not only everyone at Goodwill but the amazing sustainable fashion and lifestyle influencers in DC who work with Goodwill. Get ready to get inspired!!!