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Conscious Style Podcast
32 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
09) Creating an Intersectional Sustainable Fashion Future
In this part two of our conversation with Sophia Yang (check out episode 8 for part one!), we discuss how we can create a more equitable and intersectional fashion ecosystem.Sophia, who is the Founder & Executive Director of ethical fashion organization Threading Change, is sharing:How we can get started with or continue fashion activism,What artivism is and how it could bring more people into the sustainable fashion and social justice movements,The importance of engaging youth in ethical fashion,and more. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPThttps://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/intersectional-sustainable-fashion-future/ QUICK LINKS:Fashion Revolution: Take ActionRemakeTextile Talks: Threading Change's Webinar SeriesThreading Change's Current CampaignsClothes Busters Webinar SeriesContact Threading Change ABOUT SOPHIA AND THREADING CHANGE:Sophia Yang is the Founder & Executive Director of Threading Change a youth-led ethical fashion organization working at the intersections of climate, gender, and racial justice in alignment with the necessary transition to a circular economy.Originally born in China but raised in Calgary, Alberta, Sophia draws on her multitude of diverse work and volunteer experiences as the drivers for her holistic approach and perspective on the protection of our environment. As a dedicated climate justice changemaker, Sophia has worked for over a dozen environmental organizations ranging from federal government agencies, NGOs, industry, and academia. CONNECT WITH SOPHIA:WebsiteInstagramTwitterSoundcloud CONNECT WITH THREADING CHANGE:WebsiteInstagram CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE:Conscious Life & Style WebsiteInstagramPinterestConscious Edit Newsletter
34 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
08) Unpacking Fashion's Colonial Roots and Modern-Day Realities
In this powerful and illuminating two-part conversation, Sophia Yang of Threading Change discusses how colonialism has not only shaped fashion, but how colonial systems are deeply embedded in the industry today.Sophia also shares what equity really is and how we must address exploitation in fashion at its core; the realities of racism and colonialism in not just fast fashion, but the conscious fashion space as well; and why we need to decentralize and decolonize the Eurocentric understanding of land and labor in the fashion space. FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT:consciouslifeandstyle.com/fashion-colonial-roots-and-realities QUICK LINKS:The OR FoundationKantamanto Market in GhanaZara deletes statement against forced labor from website Background on China and forced Uighur laborThe brands implicated in report on forced labor in China ABOUT SOPHIA AND THREADING CHANGE:Sophia Yang is the Founder & Executive Director of Threading Change a youth-led ethical fashion organization working at the intersections of climate, gender, and racial justice in alignment with the necessary transition to a circular economy.Originally born in China but raised in Calgary, Alberta, Sophia draws on her multitude of diverse work and volunteer experiences as the drivers for her holistic approach and perspective on the protection of our environment. As a dedicated climate justice changemaker, Sophia has worked for over a dozen environmental organizations ranging from federal government agencies, NGOs, industry, and academia. CONNECT WITH SOPHIA:WebsiteInstagramTwitterSoundcloud CONNECT WITH THREADING CHANGE:WebsiteInstagram CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE:Conscious Life & Style WebsiteInstagramPinterestConscious Edit Newsletter
32 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
07) How to Make the Most Out of Your Wardrobe
Get expert tips from Jess Atkins, the co-founder of Stylebook (a closet management app), on how to plan outfits, assess your closet, and actually wear the clothes you have in your wardrobe more!Plus, get Jess’ insights on:How organizing our closets (digitally or IRL) can help us wear our clothes moreWhat is so universally appealing beyond the slow fashion bubble about wardrobe organization and how this can help us achieve a more sustainable fashion futureHow to realistically calculate your cost per wear of a pieceThe importance of taking a shopping break on a conscious fashion journeyThe benefits of investing in quality clothes — and how to identify a quality garment in the first placeAnd more! QUICK LINKS:Stylebook AppLooking Good Every Day bookTheMedianModa on Instagram FULL SHOW NOTES & TRANSCRIPT ABOUT JESS & STYLEBOOK:Jessica Atkins is the co-creator of Stylebook Closet App, a virtual closet app for the iPhone and iPad, and author of The Whole Closet Method. She graduated from Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography and Imaging and a minor in Art History. As a student, she interned at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and in the fashion closets of Vogue and Modern Bride. After graduating, she worked for several years in the Lucky Magazine art department before starting her software company with her husband, Bill Atkins. She now works full-time on their primary product, Stylebook, where she does product development and writes content to help people become conscious clothing consumers while maximizing the clothes they already own using Stylebook’s tools. CONNECT WITH JESS & STYLEBOOK:Stylebook WebsiteStylebook AppFollow Stylebook on InstagramWhole Closet Method book CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE:Conscious Life & Style WebsiteConscious Life & Style PinterestConscious Style on InstagramConscious Edit Newsletter Sign-Up
31 minutes | May 27, 2021
06) Fast Fashion Addict to Sustainable Fashion Advocate and Blogger: My Journey
This episode is a bit different from previous ones! I'm sharing my journey from being somewhat addicted to fast fashion, shopping all of the time, to becoming a conscious consumer then sustainable fashion blogger and now a fashion activist and online business owner.I'm also answering YOUR questions in this episode that some of you sent in via Instagram, like how to talk about ethical fashion without sounding pushy and how to declutter your closet in a conscious way.There will be future Q&A bonus episodes, so be sure to subscribe (or follow) so that you do not miss those! And if you'd like to ask a question, follow Conscious Style on Instagram and watch out for question stickers in Stories :) QUICK LINKS:65+ BIPOC Conscious Creators To FollowSustainable Fashion Courses Newsletters, Podcasts, YouTube Channels, and MoreFashion Is a Feminist Issue — Here's WhyConscious Brand GuidesConscious Fashion CollectiveRemake Ambassador ProgramContact Page CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE:WebsiteInstagramPinterestConscious Edit Newsletter
28 minutes | May 25, 2021
05) Common Sustainable Fashion Myths BUSTED!
From "sustainable fashion is expensive" to "sweatshop jobs are better than no jobs", I'm busting some of the MOST common sustainable fashion myths in this episode.Sustainable fashion is a journey involving unlearning, learning and perspective shifting. This episode is certainly not about saying that I know it all — I believed many of these myths and even promoted a couple of them before — and I'm sure there will be more myths that I'll unlearn on my journey.That said, these are some of the misconceptions that I've seen throughout these years in the conscious fashion space that I wanted to clear up! Have another myth to add to this list? DM me on Instagram. LINKS MENTIONED:Clothing Poverty bookOR FoundationOR Foundation Instagram Fashion Revolution Transparency IndexFashionChecker.orgGarment Worker Jobs at Risk from AutomationPayUp Fashion TEXT VERSION OF EPISODE + MORE LINKS: consciouslifeandstyle.com/sustainable-fashion-myths CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE:Website: consciouslifeandstyle.comInstagram: instagram.com/consciousstyleConscious Edit Newsletter: consciouslifeandstyle.com/edit
15 minutes | May 20, 2021
04) 7 Types of Greenwashing in Fashion
This episode breaks down the 7 main types of greenwashing (or "greenwashing sins"), in which ways each type is being used in the fashion industry today, and how you can spot them to avoid them! You'll also get a bit of history on greenwashing and tips to keep in mind about identifying greenwashing in the fashion industry. LINKS MENTIONED:List of Fashion CertificationsRemake's Brand DirectoryGood On You DirectoryGood On You App: App Store or Google Play TEXT VERSION OF EPISODE + MORE LINKS: consciouslifeandstyle.com/how-to-identify-greenwashing CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE:Website: consciouslifeandstyle.comInstagram: instagram.com/consciousstyleConscious Edit Newsletter: consciouslifeandstyle.com/edit*If you're enjoying this podcast so far, don't forget to subscribe and rate the show!
20 minutes | May 18, 2021
03) What is Slow Fashion?
This episode is an introduction to some of the major concepts of slow fashion such as small-batch production, timeless designs, buying less, and caring for our clothes; the history of mass-produced fashion and how we got where we are today, why slow fashion is so important and fast fashion is so harmful; how slow fashion is interconnected with, but differs from, sustainable fashion and ethical fashion; and more! LINKS MENTIONED:Clothing Poverty bookA Guide to Slow Fashion BrandsThe Curated ClosetStylebook Closet AppHow to Get Smells Out of Clothes Without Washing ThemEasy Sewing For BeginnersRepair What You WearFixing. Fashion TEXT VERSION OF EPISODE + MORE LINKS: consciouslifeandstyle.com/what-is-slow-fashion CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE:Website: consciouslifeandstyle.comInstagram: instagram.com/consciousstyleConscious Edit Newsletter: consciouslifeandstyle.com/edit*Don't forget to subscribe & review this show!
30 minutes | May 13, 2021
02) What is Sustainable Fashion?
This episode unpacks what sustainable fashion is all about, how it differs from eco-friendly fashion, why sustainable fashion is so important, and the benefits of sustainable fashion. You'll also hear about tips for identifying truly sustainable brands and ways to get active in the sustainable fashion movement beyond what you do or don't purchase. LINKS MENTIONED:McKinsey Report on Fashion's Impact on Biodiversity LossFashion Brands Using Plant-Based DyesRemake Ambassador ProgramFashion Revolution Country TeamsFashion Revolution InstagramRemake InstagramGarment Worker Center InstagramClean Clothes Campaign InstagramWoman of Color Sustainable Fashion ActivistsFree Sustainable Fashion Courses & Other Educational Resources TEXT VERSION OF EPISODE + MORE LINKS: https://www.consciouslifeandstyle.com/what-is-sustainable-fashion/ CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE:Website: consciouslifeandstyle.comInstagram: instagram.com/consciousstyleConscious Edit Newsletter: consciouslifeandstyle.com/edit
27 minutes | May 11, 2021
01) What is Ethical Fashion?
Explore what ethical fashion is, why it matters, and get tips for identifying whether a brand is actually ethical. We'll cover a variety of issues in the fashion industry today like low wages, exploitive conditions, racism, and sexism. Plus, this episode covers some ways that you can take action and get involved with the ethical fashion movement beyond consumerism. LINKS:Why Fashion is a Feminist IssueLiving Wages in Fashion: What Will it Take for the Industry to Pay Fair?RemakeGarment Worker CenterAwaj FoundationClean Clothes CampaignLabour Behind the LabelRemake Ambassador ProgramPullUpForChange on InstagramDiet_Prada on InstagramEthical Fashion Certifications List TEXT VERSION OF EPISODE + MORE LINKS: consciouslifeandstyle.com/what-is-ethical-fashion/ CONNECT WITH CONSCIOUS STYLE:Website: consciouslifeandstyle.comInstagram: instagram.com/consciousstyleConscious Edit Newsletter: consciouslifeandstyle.com/edit
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