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New Sustainable Fashion Podcast Launches: Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press
Renowned fashion journalist Clare Press, the author of Wardrobe Crisis: How We went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion has launched her new podcast, Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press. Taking off from where her popular book leaves off, Clare’s fashion podcast “unzips the real issues that face the industry today, with a focus on ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and creativity”.
Clare interviews diverse guests, from fashion designers and trailblazers, to academics and scientists opening the door to thoughtful and informed conversation about the industry’s effects on people and planet and positive shifts in the industry in the hope of nudging listeners towards better behaviour.
The first episode in the podcast series, sees Clare chatting with top Australian plus-size fashion model, marine biologist and Greenpeace ambassador Laura Wells discussing the issue of plastic pollution.
With almost two decades working as a features writer, editor and columnist for prestigious fashion titles such as Vogue and Marie Claire under her belt, Clare’s background makes her an ideal fashion podcaster. But if not for the Rana Plaza building tragedy, her interest in slow fashion may never have occurred. “Rana Plaza was the catalyst for me to start focusing on ethical fashion,” Clare shares with the Collective Hub. “In fact, episode five of the Wardrobe Crisis podcast is about this. It’s an incredible interview with Kalpona Akter [executive director of the Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity]…It’s the best interview I’ve done in my career.”
The sustainable fashion podcast has only been in action for a month, but it’s already the toast of the conscious community. With Clare’s expert interviewing skills, likeable personality and delightful English accent, it’s easy to understand why. – Jennifer Nini
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Perth Eco Fashion Week rebrands to Eco Fashion Week Australia
Western Australia’s first eco designer runway show, Perth Eco Fashion Week rebrands to Eco Fashion Week Australia (EFWA) in an effort to move away from its Perth roots, and become a globally-recognised sustainable fashion event to run in cities across Australia.
Eco Fashion Week Australia 2017 will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia on November 23 to 27 and aims to challenge existing perspectives in fashion by showcasing beautiful, artistic sustainable designs from Australian and international designers such as Connolly McDougall, Prophetik, and Skylark by Sheridan Joyce.
“Raising awareness about sustainable fashion is crucial, considering that the fashion industry is one of the largest polluters worldwide, not to mention one of the least ethical,” Perth-based sustainable fashion designer and founder of EFWA 2017 Zuhal Kuvan-Mills said. “EFWA 2017 will bring together the world’s top sustainable fashion designers, fashion artists, community, Australian and International media, business, educational establishments, local governments and environmental activists to raise awareness for environmentally conscious fashion.”
The event’s media launch will be held in late August at Western Australia’s oldest agricultural event, Dowerin Field Days. The event is proudly supported by Textile, Clothing, Footwear Resource Centre of Western Australia (TCFWA), TCF Australia, TCF Global, Australian Made Campaign, Rainforest Rescue and Curtin University. – Jennifer Nini
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