CLARE PRESS: There is no such thing as sustainable fashion. Now what?
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The fashion industry produces 20% of global wastewater and more carbon emissions than ALL international flights and ALL maritime shipping COMBINED. If nothing changes, by 2050 the fashion industry will use up a quarter of the world’s carbon budget. Ex-Vogue journalist and founder of The Wardrobe Crisis (the book, podcast and academy) Clare Press joins me to wrestle the quandaries: Is vegan leather ethical? Are recycled plastic leggings green? What labels are legit carbon neutral? Does the stuff I donate to St Vinnies just go to landfill? (Yup.) Is it true when I return something online it goes to landfill and not back on rack? (Double yup!). I wanted to do this episode to set the truly shocking facts straight and share the tangible better options, but also to posit the wild idea of redefining fashion style in a new, far more creative way. Dig in! Check out The Wardrobe Crisis, the book, podcast and academy of courses  Follow Clare on instagram  We discuss an Atlantic article about returning online purchases, you can read it here.  Clare’s Recommendations: The scorecard/resources for finding “good” brands: The Or Foundation, Oxfam’s Naughty or Nice, Fashion Revolution and Baptist World Aid Guide.  The book to read: Loved clothes last by Orsola De Castro The recycling app: Upparel The influencer to follow: Maggis Zhu The documentary to watch: 'Slay'  The label: The Social Outfit in Newtown based in Sydney, or check out the sister organisations in Melbourne and London.  I mentioned that Kay Montano in London had recommended a 1951 film The Man in the White Suit  ..... If you need to know a bit more about me… head to my "about" page.  Subscribe to my Substack newsletter for more such conversation.  Get your copy of my book, This One Wild and Precious Life  Let’s connect on Instagram! It’s where I interact the most. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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