Join me Polly Leonard, the founder and editor of Selvedge magazine as I interview artists, designers, NGOs, co-operatives, collectors and just about anyone who wears clothes to find sustainable textiles that celebrate cultural identity, diversity and the heritage of humanity.
Episode 2: Plastics
The topic for Episode 2 is plastic. Is it as bad as we think it is? To answer this question, I speak with a product designer redefining how we look at plastic bottles, an Italian designer who combines polyurethane with post-production textile waste, and a Senegalese partnership which brings vibrant African design to a European market.
Episode 1: Up-cycling
The global textile industry is a huge polluter and landfills are groaning with barely worn clothing, so there is no better topic for our first episode than up-cycling. With its roots in the make-do and mend mentality, up-cycling has the potential to make a tremendously positive environmental and social impact. In this episode, I speak with a German designer whose last collection was made entirely from recycled fabric, an indigenous Guatemalan craftsman and an Athenian designer redefining our understanding of coats.