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Resources & INSPIRATION
We have compiled a list of some of our favourite, inspiring & informative Podcasts & books that will help anyone rethink how fashion is produced from fibres, fabrics, ethical supply chains, and artisan production.
Happy Listening & Reading!
Front Row to Front Bench
Front Row To Front Bench is a monthly podcast show brought to you by Fashion Roundtable.
Fashion Roundtable are the leading think tank for the fashion industry, improving people’s lives by influencing policy and outcomes. We'll be speaking to the diverse voices of the fashion industry alongside policymakers, parliamentarians, NGO's and charity organisations who through our work and now in this podcast, we bring together to create long-term, inclusive, sector growth.
The Ethical Agenda Podcast
The Ethical Agenda Podcast series aims to raise general awareness of social enterprise, sustainability and the people behind the movement – the social entrepreneurs, the campaigners, the big thinkers. Safia discovers what makes them tick, what motivates them, what obstacles they have faced and how they collaborate to mainstream their thinking. The Ethical agenda podcast conversations feature new and inspiring approaches to leadership in social justice, sustainability and climate action.
Time Sensitive - Lidewij Edelkoort on Why Doing Less Is More
Time Sensitive is a podcast that features candid, revealing portraits of curious and courageous people in business, the arts, and beyond who have a distinct perspective on time. Co-hosts Spencer Bailey and Andrew Zuckerman respectively interview a leading mind who has made a profound impact in their field, contributed to the larger conversation, and is concerned with the planet we all share.
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. Hosted by Kestrel Jenkins, Conscious Chatter reimagines the narrative around sustainability, explores the importance of resourcefulness, questions conscious consumerism, and works to deconstruct how oppressive systems impact the sustainable fashion space.
Big Closest Small Planet
Join Mike Schragger, founder of the Sustainable Fashion Academy, as he explores the challenges, incentives and disincentives and emerging solutions needed to rapidly transform the industry. Listen in as he talks with the business leaders, activists, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs, investors, legislators, consumers and citizens - who are racing against the clock to find solutions that will transform the industry, thus ensuring it truly operates for the benefit of people and the planet.
BOF Podcast - Inside Fashion
The Business of Fashion has gained a global following as an essential daily resource for fashion creatives, executives and entrepreneurs in over 200 countries. It is frequently described as “indispensable,” “required reading” and “an addiction.” Listen to the BOF podcast to dive deeper into whats happening in fashion.
OF INFLUENCE’ SUSTAINABILITY PODCAST
The RealReal, Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), and produced by Hangar Studios. The disruption of the fashion industry ecosystem this year has only reinforced the importance of sustainability as more paramount than ever.
To that end, the CFDA teamed up with luxury consignment retailer TheRealReal on a new sustainable fashion podcast series. Titled ‘Circle of Influence,’ it will tackle everything from rebuilding the fashion ecosystem to the intersection of race and sustainability.
Hosted by industry veteran Julie Gilhart and Sara Kozlowski, the CFDA’s VP of Education + Sustainability Initiatives, voices in the series will include guests ranging from designer, brand, editorial, education, climate, materials and NGO – experts who will share their unique perspectives. The intent is to dig deep into the issues while identifying opportunities for accelerated momentum as we navigate towards building a new more sustainable, just and equitable future.
How can fashion be a force for good? Goodbye fast fashion! Hello to a better way focused on social and environmental justice, inclusivity and sustainable development. The UN's Ethical Fashion Initiative acts as a bridge, connecting marginalised artisan communities, often in challenging and remote locations, with some of the biggest names in international fashion. Explore the issues driving the ethical fashion conversation with your hosts UN officer Simone Cipriani and sustainable fashion journalist Clare Press.
WARDROBE CRISIS is a fashion podcast about sustainability, ethical fashion and making a difference in the world. Host Clare Press was the first VOGUE sustainability editor, and each week she interviews international guests about the big issues facing the fashion industry. Get to know their personal stories, and be part of the change.
A podcast about style that doesn’t sacrifice sustainability, from ethical fashion writer Ruth MacGilp and stylist Alice Cruickshank. They believe that fashion should respect both people and the planet, and they want to explore all the ways we can build a better industry, and talk to the people helping us get there. Let’s change the fashion game, one conversation at a time.
Fashion Revolution UK
Fashion Revolution Podcast explores the hidden stories behind the clothing we wear. Through interviews and investigations, Fashion Revolution explores the intersection of sustainability, ethics and transparency in the fashion industry. International fashion journalist Tamsin Blanchard speaks to researchers, supply chain experts, garment workers, politicians and activists. Each episode takes you deep into fashion's social and environmental problems but leaves you with practical actions to help make a positive difference
Getting In the Loop
a podcast dedicated to exploring how to transform to a more circular society that recognises our planet's limited resources. Join host Katie Whalen as she examines the challenges facing our current resource use and discovers alternatives to the 'take, make, dispose' way of doing things.
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