Keeping up to date with developments in the world of sustainability and ethical fashion is essential to what we do at Outsider. We are big podcast fans and below is a list of some of our favourites. So the next time you are heading out for a walk and fancy learning about sustainability and ethics is fashion, try one of the following:
We are big fans of the not-for-profit organisation, Fashion Revolution which was formed in response to the Bangladeshi industrial disaster at Rana Plaza. This podcast was created to “explore the hidden stories behind the clothing we wear” through the lens of transparency. The three-part podcast series Who Made My Clothes? takes a closer look at the living and working conditions of garment makers and explores ways of improving these conditions by way of investigations and interviews.
Conscious Chatter is hosted by Kestrel Jenkins and focuses on the intersection of inclusivity and sustainability. This exploration brings new meaning to sustainable and ethical fashion through the examination of how “oppressive systems impact the sustainable fashion space”. Conscious Chatter opens the door to conversations about our clothing and the layers of stories, meaning, and potential impact connected to what we wear. We love the fact that it allows us to learn more about the fashion industry and how we can all play a part in positive change in the future.
A podcast about fashion sustainability and conscious living hosted by women of colour. Bianca Foley and Charlotte Williams explore sustainable fashion terminology and the different “aspects of living a conscious lifestyle” through a series of in-depth interviews with experts in sustainability and ethics. Now in its fifth season the episodes cover a wide range of topics, from clothing rental, textile innovations and the B-Corp certification to consumerism, climate justice, and much more.
Clare Press a well-known fashion journalist who interviews an eclectic mix of ethical fashion experts. Clare does not shy away from the big issues and is joined by changemakers like authors, designers, researchers, journalists, and activists to discuss topics like garment worker rights, fashion’s role in climate change, and what a post-growth fashion future would look like.
Sustainable Fashion Forum founder Brittany Sierra is the host of this podcast which features interviews with industry insiders like Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Laura Balmond and Marie Claire’s Julia Gall. Each episode unpacks burning questions about topics such as greenwashing, transparency, the rise of resale, and misinformation.
Ruth MacGilp and Alice Cruickshank, host this UK-based podcast. It breaks down topics like inclusivity, transparency, representation, cultural appropriation, the sharing economy, and second-hand fashion and includes interviews with thought-leaders like Maxine Bédat, Ayesha Barenblat, Lauren Bravo, and Mikaela Loach.
This podcast is hosted by Beata Wilczek of the consultancy Unfolding Strategies. Each episode is a dialogue between Beata and a guest with the focus on the discovery of new, exciting voices in the fields of fashion innovation, design, research, and education (although we have to declare a private interest here as Outsider's founder Noorin Khamisani was a guests in one episode).