• rebecca pakin

5 need-to-hear sustainable and ethical podcasts


So you’ve discovered the world of sustainable and ethical fashion and lifestyle! BUT you want to learn more, find ethical brands and influencers, and in general just be more conscious in your daily life. Podcasts are an entertaining way to stay informed and updated whilst going about your day - and here is a round up of my top five about sustainable fashion and lifestyle.

Wardrobe Crisis

This podcast is hosted by Clare Press who is Vogue Australia’s Sustainability Editor. Clare has been a fashion journalist for over 20 years and has also written several books on the subject of sustainability in fashion - which are worth a read!

Clare interviews fashion change makers from all over the world and her bubbly personality is bound to win over any listener. It’s also a good place to discover some new brands!


Spirit of 608

Spirit of 608 is an attempt to push fashion into a better place. Lorraine Sanders is a journalist, blogger, and media consultant whose been in the fashion industry for over a decade, and she wanted to use her experience to help consumers engage in fashion in a more sustainable and meaningful way. Her podcast focuses on empowered women and how they are spearheading the industry in fashion, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and technology.

In the show Lorraine interviews guests who come from all corners of the fashion industry and who are leading the way to positive change. And in case you’re wondering, the name is a reference to an 80s movie, Legend of Billie Jean.


Conscious Chatter

Kestrel Jenkins has hosted Conscious Chatter for four seasons now, and has a background in fashion and journalism which has led her into the ethical podcast space.

Her podcast is designed to inspire change one real person at a time, and she talks to a variety of people in the industry, from farmers to designers to garment workers. She also has episodes which focus more on lifestyle, such as clean beauty and slow food. With four seasons of episodes, this is a mine of information.


Everyday Ethical

This is a fantastic podcasts which shows that less is sometimes more. Bethany Austin hosts Everyday Ethical, which she recently started in February this year. Her podcasts has short and sweet episodes on how to tackle ethical and sustainable living in our daily lives. In each episode she discusses a different area of everyday life and how we can choose more sustainable and ethical ways of living. The podcast is for absolutely beginners to the seasoned eco warriors, and with episodes ranging from travelling, to cleaning, to eating, and everything in between, this is a podcast worth getting behind.


Sustainababble

Hosts Dave and Ollie describe Sustainababble as a comedy podcast about the environment. They’re both English so cue the dry and sarcastic sense of humour that the British are well known for, and combine that with a passion for sustainability which results in an engaging and witty podcast about the environment. They talk about everything to do with sustainability including fashion, lifestyle, current events, and also have a few interviews thrown into the mix. All in all, they say it’s a “weekly podcast about the environment, for and by the confused”. Prepare to laugh and learn a lot.

So chuck these on your phone next time you’re on the bus to work or making dinner and get ready to learn a lot more. They can be found on their respective websites, Spotify, iTunes, and most other podcast platforms. Happy listening!

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