We do love a good podcast here at ZERRIN HQ. An easy and handsfree way to consume content on the go (or doing house chores!) we love tuning in and listening to people having insightful discussions on a variety of topics. When it comes to discussions on sustainability in fashion, here's a couple of our favourites which will help keep you up to date with the latest news, interviews and ideas circulating in the industry.
1. Conscious Chatter
Conscious Chatter is one of the more well-known sustainable fashion podcasts recommended by Good On You and Eco Warrior Princess. Hosted by Kestrel Jenkins, who has worked with People Tree and Ecoutere, she interviews people trying to make a change in the fashion industry such as Safia Minney, founder of People Tree and Po-zu and Andrew Morgan, director of documentary The True Cost.
Available on: Spotify and Conscious Chatter
2. Wardrobe Crisis
Wardrobe Crisis is hosted by Vogue Australia sustainability editor-at-large Clare Press, who has also published a fabulous book by the same name. She meets and records insightful conversations with people who are pioneering cool ideas in the sustainable fashion industry, from individuals like Timo Rissanen who came up with the idea of “zero waste fashion design” to people working in the sustainability department of large brands like Levis. All in, this podcast unzips the industries key issues and goes deeper to speak about the realities, complexities and politics of fashion and personal style.
Available on: Spotify, iTunes, and Wardrobe Crisis
3. Monocle on Design
If you’re looking for a podcast where you can hear from renowned figures in the sustainable fashion movement such as Eva Kruse, CEO of Global Fashion Agenda or Fashion Critic of The New York Times Vanessa Friedman, this is the podcast to tune into. The podcast is hosted by Executive Editor of Monocle, Josh Fehnert and all of the podcasts are less than 10 minutes, so you can listen to this one on the go.
Available on: Spotify (Search: Monocle 64) and Monocle on Design
4. Spirit of 608
Hosted by longtime fashion journalist Lorraine Sanders, Spirit of 608 caters to a wide audience interested in the sustainable fashion movement from the average consumer to the aspiring business owner. She covers the basics of social media marketing and PR tips to interviews with successful sustainable fashion leaders. It’s an interesting podcast to tune into even if you don’t have any plans to be an entrepreneur anytime soon.
Available on: Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, RSS Feed
5. Business With Purpose
Business With Purpose is a podcast hosted by Molly Stillman, the beauty blogger of Still Being Molly. Employing her expertise in the fashion industry as well as her experience as a radio host, Stillman engages listeners by discussing topics that are usually glossed over such as men’s view of sustainable fashion to using fashion as a platform of supporting low-income households and bridging the cultural divide in the US.
Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Google Play, Stitcher, RSS Feed, Business With Purpose
6. The Slow Home
This podcast focuses primarily on conscious living, rather than the topic of sustainable fashion but it will certainly inspire you to revamp your wardrobe into a more mindful one. Hosted by Brooke McAlary, a writer who decluttered her life after being diagnosed with postnatal depression, she introduces listeners to a world of meditation and slow living, as opposed to the fast-paced world we live in today.
Available on: iTunes, Stitcher
7. Fashion Revolution
If you’ve been keeping in touch with the sustainable fashion movement, you can’t forget about the huge role Fashion Revolution plays in raising awareness about sustainable fashion and encouraging large retailers to be more transparent. The podcast is divided into 3 episodes, not a lot compared to our other selections on this list. Yet, it informs listeners on the working conditions of the garment workers in sweatshops, something that other podcasts which focus primarily on entrepreneurship fall short of.
Available on: ACAST and iTunes
8. Ethical Business Podcast
Kickstarted by two Australians--Melanie Palmer and Ross Townson--this podcast tackles the issue of ethical business practices from the corporate viewpoint. Palmer has experience managing Australia’s largest foreign aid program whereas Townson was a senior legal officer and policy manager of the Australian government. Using their political and legal expertise, they uncover the injustices of the corporate world, including those occurring within the fashion industry.
Available on: iTunes, Stitcher, Ethical Business Podcast
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