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Living ethically should be easier. Curious about a zero waste lifestyle? Want to know what the “circular economy” or “slow fashion” really means? Each episode, brought to you from Brightly.eco by ethical experts Laura Alexander Wittig and Liza Moiseeva, features daily, actionable tips to help you live your life more sustainably. Start changing the world by listening to a new, bite-sized episode every other week. For more info, visit https://brightly.eco/podcast
 
Addvantage is a project developed in collaboration between Helsinki Fashion Week + Conscious Chatter. Kestrel Jenkins, the host + producer of Conscious Chatter + Evelyn Mora, the founder of Helsinki Fashion Week, first connected through a conversation on Kestrel's podcast. The two quickly realized their overlapping interest to redefine the conversation around sustainable fashion. Addvantage is a space for conversations that get outside the box and challenge the way we look at the world.
 
Do you know what it means to shop sustainably? Sustainable fashion is sourced, produced, and manufactured while reducing the negative environmental and social impacts. Welcome to "Change Is Now," the sustainable fashion podcast where we discuss everything about sustainable and fast fashion. If you're interested in sustainability in the fashion industry, or just want to learn more about bettering your community, this is the perfect listen for you!
 
Welcome to Hey Change, a world where we embrace the unknown, inspire each other, and find happiness in new realities. If you're ready to become a Climate Optimist and to start seeing the world from a new set of eyes, you've come to the right place. I'm so excited to have you here and to share this journey with you. Let's dive in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Fashion and apparel. It touches nearly everyone. When its at its best, fashion and apparel is not only functional, but also fun, expressive, sexy, and for some businesses, very profitable. But when it is at its worst, fashion and apparel is superficial, exploitative, polluting and extremely wasteful - in other words the essence of unsustainable consumption. And while it is argued that the industry's rapid growth has created employment opportunities for more than 300 million people worldwide, ...
 
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Diamonds might be a girl's best friend, but are they the planet's? What if we could create diamonds from thin air, bypassing the With Valentine's Day approaching, the topic of ethically produce jewelry is top of mind. How sustainable is your engagement ring? In today's episode, Liza chats with Ryan Sherman, co-founder of Aether, a public benefit co…
 
Do you know your carbon footprint? How would your everyday actions change if you did? In this episode, we talk to Josie Stoker, a wonderful young woman from Britain who spent the last 7 years in Asia, where she worked alongside Indigenous communities to bring their knowledge to corporate leadership teams. Having seen first-hand the effects of clima…
 
Laura and Liza have had the opportunity to try thousands of eco-friendly products throughout their lives. Which ones stand out, and which ones are they recommending you pick up? In today’s episode, our hosts highlight their favorite eco-products that they've used constantly over the past few months and the ones they keep buying after they run out. …
 
New Years’ Resolutions can be great ways to make an impact in your life and for the planet. Laura and Liza chat about eco-friendly goals they made last year (like recycling, reducing food waste and more), plus they share where they're looking to improve in 2021. They also discuss how to make sustainable changes actually happen and stay in your life…
 
Welcome back to Change is Now as we go into this next series - The Unspoken Truths of Fast Fashion! In this series our host, Stella Abril will be joined by co-host Eartha Hubbel! Today we get to hear from Annie Shaw of the Garment Worker Center. Annie share’s what the typical day in the life looks like for garment workers in Los Angeles, and what w…
 
On this special Live episode of Change is Now we get to hear from our host Stella Abril, and guest Rebecca Blake Thompson! Rebecca is a sustainable fashion activist, speaker, journalist, and consultant with a background in the fashion industry. In this episode, we don’t hold back sharing about the issues Garment Makers face all over the world, incl…
 
Let's end 2020 with some real climate optimism! This is a live chat from previously this year when I had the honor of talking to Andreas Karelas, the author of Climate Courage, about all things climate change, optimism, and positive action! I hope it's the right dose of optimism (and courage) you need to end this year on a good note and start 2021 …
 
Have you ever wanted to ask Liza and Laura a question about our sustainability journeys, careers, favorite products, and more? In this episode of Good Together, our hosts answer a handful of questions from our community members about eco-friendly living. This will also be our last episode of 2020, and Liza and Laura want to say thank you for your s…
 
Today we’re bringing light to the world of luxury vintage fashion! In this episode, our host Stella is joined by Claudia Karim! Claudia has over 15 years of experience working in the New York Fashion industry. She’s worked as a designer, stylist, and fashion buyer! Now Claudia owns an online vintage boutique, Glitter and Stitches Vintage. In this e…
 
"Greening" your financial assets (like your savings account) is 27 times more impactful in terms of your personal carbon footprint versus eating less meat, using public transportation and even shopping ethically. In today's episode, Liza sits down with Andrei Cherny, Founder & CEO of Aspiration, a new financial (and green!) tool to discuss how you …
 
Forests play a crucial role in promoting biodiversity, removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and supporting livelihoods, especially in poorer countries. But because wood is the basis for so many of our products, the pressure to exploit forests, usually in unsustainable ways, continues to increase. What does this have to do with the fashion in…
 
Our Host, Stella is joined by good friend Neha Purohit! Neha is an integrative health coach, yoga teacher, she volunteers with Fashion Revolution as the Southwest Regional Coord and has an MBA in Sustainable Business. In this episode, Neha talks about how sustainability takes being thoughtful about the choices you make! Why do you buy? What small s…
 
Our treasured holiday traditions that we repeat year after year help us create lasting memories, but they can also create lasting trash in the landfill. In today’s episode, Liza and Laura chat about ways to celebrate with the planet in mind. We answer the great fake versus real Christmas tree debate, share our favorite ways to wrap presents in an e…
 
What does it really mean to live like a minimalist? Our host Stella is joined by Asher Sinclaire. Beyond his interest in minimalism, Asher is an award-winning artist, writer, and photographer. In this episode, Stella gets Asher’s take on minimalism not just when it comes to materialistic things, but a holistic perspective of everything we physicall…
 
For most of us, spices are a way to add a bit of kick to our tried and true recipes. But for Ethan Frisch, co-founder of Burlap & Barrel, spices are a way to connect with thoughtful farmers around the world. Importing only the freshest single-origin spices, Burlap & Barrel is creating a new supply chain for specialty producers to get their crops in…
 
What is carbon negative fashion and is it even possible to produce clothes that sequester more carbon than the process of making the garment produces? It might seem too good to be true, but it's not, and I'm thrilled to end 2020 with you guys by introducing what I hope is the future of fashion - carbon negative, 100% biodegradable, permaculture app…
 
As it’s been said in our other episodes, today’s guest Karen Lukacs says it perfectly, “The power for change is in the hands of the consumer!” Karen is an award-winning designer, who reduces waste by using reclaimed garments and textiles. In this episode, our host Stella sheds light on the issue of waste in the fashion industry and how we can indiv…
 
Giving an experience to someone is low waste, great for the earth, are given virtually and can be ordered as late as Christmas Day, which makes them perfect for last-minute options. We all know about the waste that gets generated around the holidays, so experience related gifts tick a LOT of good boxes. In this episode, we chat about what to give t…
 
It's been nearly a decade since Patagonia, Walmart and a number of other brands, retailers, manufacturers and NGOs established the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), an innovative industry collaboration. As the coalition's website states, its vision is "an apparel, footwear, and textiles industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm an…
 
Have you struggled with wanting to change the world (like, desperately) but not knowing how to find the time or energy while also keeping up with the rest of your life? Are you dreaming of finding your true passion and learning how to navigate your way to a life filled with purpose and joy? Today's episode with Katina Mountanos is all about creatin…
 
In this episode, Fast Fashion is compared to a single-use coffee cup. Sam Hartsock joins our host Stella Abril to talk about the dangers and injustices of Fast Fashion! Sam is a director of education at Remake, a company with the mission to make the fashion industry a force for good! Listen in to hear about ways Fast Fashion is affecting our health…
 
Clean wine, organic wine, sustainable wine, what's the difference? Whether you love buttery Chardonnays or velvety Pinot Noirs, a delicious glass of wine can be the perfect way to end the day. But how do you know your wine aligns with your eco-friendly values? We spoke with Allison Jordan, Executive Director of the California Sustainable Winegrowin…
 
Today we’re discussing fair trade, ethical fashion, and how you can make sustainable fashion choices. In this episode, our host Stella is joined by the founder of Revari, Eartha Hubbell! Eartha created Revari, an online boutique to highlight brands that sell sustainable, fair trade, ethical fashion sourced from around the world. Fashion is one of t…
 
What is Greenwashing? Our host Stella is joined by Sophia Toomb to dive into the ways some brands are putting up the facade of being sustainable to dupe customers into buying MORE! We hear buzzwords like “conscious”, “ethically sourced”, and “natural” left and right! Do you know how to tell if a brand is actually taking action to be sustainable? Th…
 
Welcome to the very first episode of Change is Now! This podcast is for those who are new to Sustainability! In this episode, our host Stella Abril talks about her own introduction to sustainable fashion when her daughter asked her some impactful questions. Sustainable living isn’t about being perfect, it’s about living with minimal impact and unde…
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again: the holiday shopping season! While the holidays might look a bit different this year (thanks, COVID), we’re still excited to celebrate with our loved ones, even if it’s over Zoom. Thankfully, a virtual holiday doesn’t mean you can’t give a thoughtful, sustainable gift to everyone on your list. We’re s…
 
Sweden has a reputation for being a sustainability leader in many areas, so you can imagine how curious we were to learn about a newish proposal from the current Swedish government for a chemical tax on textiles. The proposal was recently made available to stakeholders for comment, and of course, a robust debate has ensued. Is this proposal, as pre…
 
When did we start having such a strained relationship with stuff? And can you actually have stuff without breaking the planet? That is exactly what we'll get into in this episode with circular economy entrepreneur and author Sandra Goldmark. Thing's we'll ponder together: When and why did we lose touch with the value of things? How can we care for …
 
With a little bit of curiosity and planning, you can have a successful and sustainable Thanksgiving. In this episode, Liza and Laura share tips from their own lives plus others sourced from the hundreds of pointers that our Brightly community has compiled at https://brightly.eco/holiday-tips. They chat about how to cut down on wasted food, ways to …
 
Before you buy a new pillow, you should know: in the textile + home decor manufacturing industry, child labor is shockingly common. Children in this industry make products such as rugs, carpets, bedding, towels, and clothing. GoodWeave International has been leading the charge against child labor for 25 years, with an on-the-ground approach to cert…
 
Sweden has a reputation for being a sustainability leader in many areas, so you can imagine how curious we were to learn about a newish proposal from the current Swedish government for a chemical tax on textiles. The proposal was recently made available to stakeholders for comment, and of course, a robust debate has ensued. Is this proposal, as pre…
 
What if we told you the scariest part of Halloween isn't the ghouls or frights – it's the amount of waste you can generate celebrating it. In this episode, we discuss how to creatively reuse your pumpkins after the holiday, low-budget and sustainable costume options, and more. For show notes, visit https://brightly.eco/10-ways-to-have-an-eco-friend…
 
Our everyday clothing is an exciting form of personal expression. Both necessary and artistic, timeless and of the moment, the clothes we wear say so much about us. But the fashion industry has a dark side: it produces 10% of all global carbon emissions and consumes nearly 1.5 trillion liters of water each year. Elizabeth Cline, author of The Consc…
 
Sasja Beslik, Head of Sustainable Finance Development at J Safra Sarasin, fled Bosnia when he was 18 to escape the war. He ended up in Sweden and today spends his time leveraging the power of the financial sector to improve the world. He is particularly interested in the fashion industry's impact on people and has recently attracted attention for h…
 
It's Fair Trade Month, giving us yet another reason to love the month of October. Buying fair trade is the perfect way to spend your dollars for good. Fair Trade labels can be confusing, though, so we’re sharing exactly what fair trade means and how it affects workers worldwide. We’re also breaking down the nine core principles of fair trade and th…
 
Stephen Kuhl, co-founder of Burrow, joins us to chat about why it’s important to prioritize purchasing sustainable pieces from your home and why we should all “forget” fast furniture. Every year, over nine million tons of furniture end up in landfills, stemming from the sheer volume of low quality, low cost furniture sold by the likes of the big bo…
 
Phil Patterson, Managing Director at Colour Connections, has been working at the intersection between the textile industry and influential retail brands for over twenty years, and after some recent soul-searching he had an epiphany. He has come to the conclusion that the current way we use and dispose of chemicals is extremely wasteful and will not…
 
400 million cups of joe are poured every day in the United States. It’s obvious that we love coffee a latte! With International Coffee Day coming up on September 29th, now is the perfect time to think about how you can sip sustainably. We’re sharing how coffee is made, where it comes from, what certifications to look out for on your coffee bags, an…
 
Stanford climate scientist and professor Noah Diffenbaugh joins us to discuss the link between wildfires and climate change. From Seattle to Portland to the Bay Area, it seems like the whole West Coast is covered in bright orange skies and billowing smoke. Wildfires aren’t a new phenomenon, but we are seeing more and more of them each year. In this…
 
In this episode we continue to explore the most commonly repeated "factoids" in fashion and sustainability in order to determine whether they are substantive and useful. As a reminder, a "factoid" is information that is reported and repeated so often that it becomes accepted as fact. During Stockholm Fashion Week, Mike spoke with Alden Wicker, free…
 
Did you know that we have merely 60 years left of growable soil? That is if we continue doing farming the way we do today, with destructive practices like tilling, mono-cropping, and fertilizer use. The good thing is that soil has an incredible ability to regenerate itself and that it's hungry for carbon. And if it's something we have way too much …
 
When someone says “fast food,” “sustainability” might not be the word that comes to mind. Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast-food restaurant best known for burrito bowls and #extra guac, is trying to change that. We chatted with Caitlin Leibert, Chipotle’s Head of Sustainability and Executive Director of the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, about what …
 
The COVID-19 reality we're all faced with has caused everyone to make sacrifices, endure hardships, and change up our daily routines. There's a silver lining, though: it's easier than ever to make eco-friendly choices. Our lifestyles have changed drastically, and almost all of these changes have been for the better. Today we’re sharing our best tip…
 
Not being able to travel because of COVID-19 makes it the perfect time to think about our future travel decisions and how your luggage can make a difference. Indré Rockefeller, the co-founder of sustainable travel goods company Paravel, chatted with us about sustainable travel. From her life-changing trip to Antarctica to how companies consider mor…
 
About 10% of Americans move each year. But this year, 20% of Americans have moved or know someone who has. COVID-19 has led people to move back in with family, find a new place with more space, or look for cheaper housing. Some are even moving because staying in a major city isn’t quite as appealing when you’re confined to your apartment or home. W…
 
Let's talk politics and ideas for a whole new world! We’re thrilled to have interviewed Howie Hawkins, Green Party presidential candidate. If you’ve never heard of Howie, prepare to get inspired. Howie has been deep in fights for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent working class politics since 1967. His current big fight is for …
 
When a giant corporation like Apple, Driscoll’s, or L’Oreal truly commits to sustainable changes, it creates a massive positive impact. Trista Bridges, founder of Read the Air and co-author of Leading Sustainably, is an expert in corporate sustainability efforts. On this episode, we chat about the big companies that are truly working towards a more…
 
What is circular fashion? In today’s episode, we talked with Paul Dillinger from Levi’s about how jeans should be made with their end in mind, and how to give them new life as a new pair of denim. Paul told us all about Levi’s WellThread™ collection, which is the first example of circular fashion available to consumers, and shared why sustainable f…
 
Dreaming of a clean, sustainable, budget-friendly, and naturally organized home? Kait Schulhof, author of the sustainable cleaning blog A Clean Bee, shares her best cleaning and organizing tricks on this episode of Good Together. From how to make your own cleaning solutions to finding the best use for your old cleaning tools, Kait has loads of acti…
 
The Plastic-Free July challenge is meant to bring awareness to our daily plastic consumption and it can be staggering to see the amount of waste we generate constantly. We asked Brianne West, founder of Ethique, to help us spotlight the campaign and share tips on how we can all reduce our plastic waste from our personal care products. For show note…
 
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