Fashion's Missing Link

Fashion's Missing Link

By Stephanie Seferian

Perhaps you’ve seen buzzwords like upcycled, renewed, or repurposed on fashion websites and are confused. Perhaps, too, you've invested in natural fibers when purchasing clothes but doing so simply doesn't seem like you're doing enough. While the planet operates in a circular system in which everything is reused and repurposed, the fashion industry operates within a vastly different, linear system. Big Fashion gets away with an awful lot of unethical practices: you're right, then, to wonder whether you're missing a piece of the puzzle. Today I speak with blogger and podcaster Elizabeth Joy about what it takes to push brands toward planet over profit. Elizabeth drives home the point that a circular fashion system includes all of us — brands, designers, consumers, and politicians — working toward the singular goal of circularity. This episode is for intermediate sustainable minimalists who have already completed first steps toward overhauling the way they think about clothes and are ready to go deeper into being part of the (circular) solution.   Here's a preview: [3:00] 2 things Big Fashion is doing wrong in 2022 [10:30] Can synthetic fibers be part of a circular fashion economy? [17:30] 5 sneaky examples of greenwashing in the fashion industry [24:30] Everything you need to know about the Higgs Index [26:30] 3 action steps for conscious fashion consumers that go beyond what we put in our closets   Resources mentioned: Thousand Fell sneakers California Cloth Foundry Episode #274: Plant-Based Fashion The Fabric Act: Take Action How Fashion Giants Recast Plastic as Good for the Planet (via NY Times) Conscious Style Podcast Remake Clean Clothes Campaign -- * Join our (free!) community here. * Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube. * Email me and say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com. Our Sponsors:* Thank you to LifeStraw! https://lifestraw.com/Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/sustainable-minimalists/exclusive-content
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