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The Futurist Podcast
23 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Regenerative Farming & Fashion with Secteur 6
Amit Hooda, co-founder of Secteur 6, shares his unique and inspiring insight into regenerative farming and fashion. More about Secteur 6 here Amazon Prime show featuring Secteur 6 and Amit: This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy, Episode 4 available hereFollow Secteur 6 and Amit's work here
24 minutes | Jan 21, 2021
The Psychology of Shopping and Learning to Declutter with Author Emma Gleeson
Author Emma Gleeson shares her insights on decluttering (both mentally and physically), the psychology of shopping, learning to want less stuff, and how she managed to formulate her first book in the midst of a pandemic. Order Emma's Book Stuff Happens is available to order HERE. Follow Emma HERE.
25 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
The Future of Sustainable Photography with Pais Agency
Eunice Pais is a Portugal-based photographer and founder of the Pais Agency. Eunice saw the need for an ethical, sustainable way of image-making and set about establishing an agency that could help brands create their press and campaign imagery in a more ethical way. In this episode, she shares the steps she’s taken in building the new company, she explains how she brings people with her in making small changes rather than shame then for what they have yet to do, we talk cultural appropriation in photography, the death of the fashion magazine and why she believes making sustainable changes is a beautiful – not work-heavy – thing. You can find out more about Eunice and her work at https://www.pais.agency/
31 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Smart Solutions to Climate Change and The Value of Nature with Dr Deborah Brosnan
Dr. Deborah Brosnan is an Irish-born, U.S.-based scientist specializing in marine resilience and environmental risk reduction. She's known for her ability to rapidly and efficiently bring together government, business, and local communities around smart solutions to climate change. Deborah has a distinguished career in academia and the private sector and has testified in front of the U.S. Congress and advocated at the United Nations, helping move the needle on critical environmental debates. In this episode, Dr. Brosnan shares her insights into climate change action in Ireland and abroad, we speak about her personal connection to nature and how she's helping companies change their approach to expansion with nature and the environment in mind. Check out her TEDxTalk on aligning nature and humankind.
33 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Fast Furniture and The Slow Home Movement with Design KNB
Sarah Zarebinski is the founder of Design KNB, a modern lifestyle shop inspired by European interior design. In this episode, which focuses on sustainable interiors, Sarah shares her knowledge of the industry, while her passion for independent artisan suppliers helps shed light on how we fill and decorate our homes. From fast furniture's global impact to why long-lasting pieces are worth the wait, it's time to think about creating a more sustainable living space.You can find out more about Sarah at designknb.com
51 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
A Life in Fashion With Emma Manley
This episode's guest is the inimitable Emma Manley. Emma has carved out a prestigious career as a designer here in Ireland, but her influence far outreaches the world of fashion. Emma is thoughtful, creative, progressive, and a veritable workhorse; in short, she’s quite brilliant, Emma shares her career journey, explains how fashion’s relentless season model may have finally come to an end, gives her take on fast fashion, and much more. You can check out Emma's new collection here.
17 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
The Beginner's Guide To Offsetting our Carbon Footprint with Nula
Offsetting our carbon footprint has become a common suggestion when it comes to undoing the impact we all have on the planet in our day-to-day lives, but what offsetting actually mean, and is it the appropriate action we need to take in the face of climate change? In this episode, I’m joined by Charlotte Horler, founder of Nula. Charlotte wanted to create an artistic, inspiring, and practical tool for those looking to offset in a meaningful way. She dispels some of the myths and questions I have around offsetting and offers an invaluable insight into the art of undoing while doing good. Offsetting may not be the ultimate solution, but it certainly has a role to play in our grand climate change goals. If you’ve been overwhelmed by the thoughts of calculating your carbon footprint and have been putting off the process, Charlotte and her platform Nula are just what you’ve been looking for. I’m delighted to share the news that all of you can enjoy 10% off your first offset with the code FUTURIST10. at nulacarbon.com
37 minutes | Nov 7, 2020
Bringing The Wild Inside with Alix Mulholland from Field Day
Alix Mulholland has been harnessing the power and positivity of Ireland's wildflowers and fauna for 18 years. From her humble beginnings at her kitchen table in Belfast, to her now thriving lifestyle brand, Alix shares her personal and business journey over the last almost two decades. Field Day's products are sustainable from start to finish and set the bar when it comes to luxury home essentials. In this episode, Alix talks about the challenges of rebranding, what kept both her and her business afloat during the pandemic, designing the perfect candle, her beloved Christmas collections, and how she's helping Ireland's bee population continue to flourish.
17 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Unravelling Fashion's Impact with Designer's Remix
When it comes to buying sustainable fashion online, German e-tailer Zalando has become a major player. Reaching a staggering 34 million customers in 17 markets, Zalando’s goal is to become the starting point for fashion and a sustainable platform with a net-positive impact for people and the planet.Earlier this year, they launched their Small Steps. Big Impact collection, a collaboration with some of Europe’s most exciting eco-minded designer’s and thanks to its success, they’re launching the collection’s second installment this month. To learn more about the impact Zalando and its sustainable creatives are making, today I’m talking to Charlotte Eskildsen founder of Designer’s Remix, one of Copenhagen's best-loved and most progressive fashion labels. Charlotte and I discuss her Zalando collection, sustainable materials, designing during COVID 19, and why she’s missing travel more than most this year.
28 minutes | Oct 18, 2020
Kindred of Ireland's Anti-Slavery Project and Mission to Rebuild Ireland's Textile Heritage
Amy Anderson, founder of Irish fashion label Kindred of Ireland, has combined her rich family history and heritage in textiles with her passion for aiding human trafficking victims through her beautiful and thoughtful label. As a sustainable, Irish linen clothing brand, Kindred's mission is to breathe new life into Irish linen heritage, with revival and reimagination at the core of their ethos and designs. To mark this year's Anti-Slavery Day, Amy is launching a special piece to help raise funds for Flourish, an Irish charity who helps those who have been trafficked regroup and re-establish themselves in society.The work Kindred is doing is the future of fashion; combining elegant craftsmanship with a strong social conscience. Amy shares her family's unique heritage and explains how we can all make a difference through fashion. Support Amy and find out more here: https://www.kindredofireland.com/shop?page=2
20 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
Cleaning Up Chocolate Supply Chains with Tony's Chocoloney
The prevalence of slave labour within the cocoa industry is a major issue across West Africa, and one which chocolate company Tony's Chocoloney is trying to eradicate, for good. Tony’s mission is to make 100% slave free the norm in chocolate. In this episode, I speak to Nicola Matthews, head of marketing across the UK and Ireland at Tony’s. Nicola shares the ambitious goals the company has and shares what it's like to work at a B Corp, carbon-neutral Green Giant. You can find your nearest bar of Tony's Chocoloney HERESign the petition to end slave labour in chocolate HERE
25 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Where Sustainable Food Begins with Bread 41's Eoin Cluskey
Eoin’s Cluskey’s Bread 41 on Dublin’s Pearse Street has been Hailed as a sourdough mecca. The former carpenter-turned chef runs a city-center bakery, producing some of the country’s finest organic breads and pastries. Eoin shares his passion-filled journey to bread making, and we discuss the impact good, real food can have on our lives and happiness. As Eoin says, if every one of us had to grow a carrot from scratch, we would never top and tail our vegetables again. From his time spent training at Ballymaloe and the struggles of starting a new business, to Eoin's unique bread-making process and what inspired him to give 3000 sourdough starter kits out for free during the COVID Pandemic lockdown, Bread 41 is setting the bar when it comes to food that does good.
27 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Reimagining Sustainable Fashion with IMARA Earth
Rising to prominence with her unique "hag" and "bless" designs, IMARA Earth founder and fashion designer Amy Condell shares her fascinating life story in this episode.
23 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Sleeping Sustainably: Meet Amurelle, The Ethical Irish Bedding Company
The Futurist sits down with Hannah Murphy, founder of Amurelle, an ethical, sustainable, and totally luxurious bedding company founded in Ireland and created in Portugal.Hannah launched the company in the summer of 2020, despite the global pandemic, and her unique linen and cotton bed sets are already a firm favourite amongst interior lovers.Hannah shares her career story and explains why good bedding that doesn’t cost the earth is so important.
43 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
The Future of Fashion with Fashionopolis Author Dana Thomas
Best selling author Dana Thomas shares her insights into the future of the fashion industry. Having began her career in the hallowed offices of The Washington Post, Dana has applied the hard nosed journalistic styles she learned there to the fashion industry. Never afraid to ask hard questions, Dana has been obsessesd with tugging at the threads of the industry’s murkier side. The result is a trilogy of books, culminating in her most recent Fashionopolis, which we discuss at length in this podcast. The best part of Dana’s work is that she gives us tangible evience that there is hope yet for the failing fashion industry and that there is still a chance we can change its environmental and human impact on our planet.
25 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
What's In Your Toothpaste? Spotlight Oral Care Co-Founder Lisa Creaven Talks Active Ingredients, Clean Formulations and How Their Conscious Company Is Changing Our Daily Routines
When it comes to our skincare and eating habits we know the score - but what about one of the most important parts of our health, our oral care? Spotlight Oral Care co-founder Lisa Creaven explains just how important it is to care about our teeth and mouths ina clean, sustainable way.
32 minutes | May 6, 2020
How To Build A Green Future with Dr. Dorothy Maxwell
In this final episode in series 2, Dr. Dorothy Maxwell shares some of her experiences working in sustainability across retail, academia, and NGOs. As Head of Sustainability for Brown Thomas and Arnotts, Dorothy is implementing policies that will change the consumer experience in Ireland forever. She shares her insights into working with The Prince of Wales, as well as companies like Nike and Walmart, and explains how Ireland urgently needs to take steps to ensure our green future. thefuturist.ie
28 minutes | May 1, 2020
How To Bring Sustainability to Consumerism
Consumerism will always exist, so how do we engage with brands in a sustainable way? Fiona Donnellan is the founder of Sustainable PR, an agency that focuses solely on brands and businesses that have a sustainable ethos. In this episode, Fiona shares her career trajectory, her personal journey to live more sustainably, she talks about leaving behind the hustle and bustle of Dublin to move to Sligo and shares her own personal tips and insights into starting a business solo and offers advice for brands navigating the COVID 19 crisis. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter at thefuturist.ie
34 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
How to Live Plastic-Free with Ken Kinsella
When it comes to our grocery shopping habits, consumers are going zero-waste. The Bulk Source Foods owner Ken Kinsella shares his experience as a successful franchise owner and explains how he recognised Ireland's desire for a new way to shop and decided to fulfill it. So, how do we transition to a package free life? Ken explains in this the third episode in this series. Subscribe for more green news and updates at thefuturist.ie
25 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
How to Dress with The Borrower Boutique
With the fashion production model at breaking point, renting our wardrobe is becoming a necessary way of dressing and enjoying fashion. The Borrower Boutique, founded by Johanna Dooley, Chloe Best, and Sarah Monahan, is offering Irish fashion-lovers a high-end alternative to a fast fashion appetite. Subscribe to The futurist Newsletter at thefuturist.ie
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