EPISODE 38 | July 24, 2017

The Crisis of Stuff

It’s not just the fashion industry, we are making and buying ‘stuff’ at unprecedented rates. But what happens to it…

EPISODE 37 | July 17, 2017

MooShoes: Cruelty-free and Animal Approved

When they opened their vegan shoe store MooShoes in 2001, sisters Erica and Sara Kubersky were ahead of the curve….

EPISODE 36 | July 10, 2017

When Food meets Skin Care

French women care about two things: food and skin care. On her journey to overcome breast cancer, Valerie Grandury started…

EPISODE 35 | June 26, 2017

The Queen of Raw

When Stephanie Benedetto cofounded a textile company with her college roommate, she was surprised to learn how much excess inventory…

EPISODE 34 | June 12, 2017

Green Beauty

The organic and natural beauty market is booming (the value is expected to reach $13.2 billion by 2018). Celebrity make-up…

EPISODE 33 | June 5, 2017

The New “R” – for Renew

Seeing a void in the circular economy for apparel brands, the Renewal Workshop aims to help mitigate fashion waste. Co-founder…

EPISODE 32 | May 29, 2017

Technology for Transparency + Supporting Artisans

Kavita Parmar is a fashion designer, serial entrepreneur, founder and creative director of the IOU Project. Through the IOU Project…

EPISODE 31 | May 22, 2017

Zero Waste Fashion

Disturbed by the textile waste she witnessed in Cambodia, Rachel Faller pivoted and started zero waste fashion brand Tonlé. She’s…

EPISODE 30 | May 15, 2017

Investing in Cruelty Free

Liz Dee became a vegan as soon as she discovered the realities of factory farming. An ethical vegan and angel…

EPISODE 29 | May 8, 2017

Using Design to Inspire Change

Berlin-based entrepreneur and changemaker Andrea Bury created The ABURY Design Experience (ADEx) in 2015 as the first international contest to…

EPISODE 28 | April 24, 2017

Fashion Revolution

Is fashion ready for a revolution? Orsola de Castro and the team behind Fashion Revolution think so. Founded in the…

EPISODE 27 | April 10, 2017

Building a Vegan Brand

When accessories designer Francisca Pineda got sick from the leather she was working with, she knew she had to make…

EPISODE 26 | April 3, 2017

Closing the Loop on Fashion

Professor Rebecca Earley is a UK-based researcher and strategist for sustainable textiles and the circular economy. She sits down with…

EPISODE 25 | March 27, 2017

A Smaller Footstep – Urban Homesteading with Summer Rayne

With her many hats: model, scientist, activist, entrepreneur and author, one thing has remained constant for Summer Rayne Oakes, her…

EPISODE 24 | March 20, 2017

Fashion’s Effect on the Ocean

March 22 is World Water Day. Today’s guest is one at the forefront of tackling the unseen problem of microfibers…

EPISODE 23 | March 13, 2017

The Future of Fashion

3D printing minimizes waste and could revolutionize the future of fashion. Sylvia Heisel is a fashion designer and creative director…

EPISODE 22 | March 6, 2017

Fashion + Feminism

The global textile and apparel industry employs around 75 million people, three quarters of whom are women. With International Women’s…

EPISODE 21 | February 27, 2017

Fashioning a Less Wasteful Industry

For the past ten years, anti-fashion waste advocate Dr. Christina Dean has been pushing the agenda for a less polluting…

EPISODE 20 | February 20, 2017

Farm-Fiber Fashion

It wasn’t until California-born fashion designer Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks settled into Canada that she found her roots and motivations as…

EPISODE 19 | February 13, 2017

Getting the World to Swap

The Global Fashion Exchange (GFX) has helped save 19 tons of clothes (nearly 40,000 pounds) from going to landfills through…

EPISODE 18 | February 6, 2017

Storytelling

Andrew Morgan is an internationally recognized filmmaker focused on telling stories for a better tomorrow. His experience includes a broad…

EPISODE 17 | January 30, 2017

Made in NYC

After a decade in the fashion industry, Mimi Plange launched her own label in 2010. She joins Kate to discuss…

EPISODE 16 | January 23, 2017

Doing Sustainable Good

Entrepreuer Tal Dehtiar started his shoe company Oliberté in 2009 with one thought, ‘can we not change they way commerce…

EPISODE 15 | January 16, 2017

Domestic Manufacturing: The Future

If consumers spent an extra 1% on U.S. goods, they would create 200,000 jobs. Sounds easy, but things have changed:…

EPISODE 14 | January 9, 2017

Our Addiction to Fashion

As we start a new year and new season, artist, activist, fashion theorist, and Associate Professor in Integrated Design at…

EPISODE 13 | December 12, 2016

Fashion + Jewelry

As with beauty and fashion, the ethical element of jewelry is dependent on source and supply chain. While arguably the…

EPISODE 12 | December 5, 2016

Fashion + Zero Waste

After an internship at Carolina Herrera, and launching his own zero-waste cocktail/evening wear collection, NYC-based designer Daniel Silverstein wanted to…

EPISODE 11 | November 28, 2016

Cotton – A History Lesson

Cotton is heavily embedded in the identity of this county. Often thought of as ‘natural’ and as the “fabric of…

EPISODE 10 | November 21, 2016

Craft + Commerce

Behind agriculture, artisan activity is the second-largest employer in the developing world. According to the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, “hundreds…

EPISODE 9 | November 14, 2016

Skin Health

Consumers are understanding the effect of gut health on their overall health, but what about for their face? Microbial balance…

EPISODE 8 | November 7, 2016

Sustainable Consumption

The fashion industry continues to promote shopping ‘new’, while minimalists encourage not shopping at all. Neither is sustainable. Guest Rie…

EPISODE 7 | October 31, 2016

From Farm to Fashion

Today’s guests discuss the Fibershed movement, local transparent supply chains and how Climate Beneficial Wool can lessen draught by building…

EPISODE 6 | October 24, 2016

Feed Your Skin

Soapwalla Chef, Rachel Winard, spent years experimenting in her kitchen to create skincare products that wouldn’t aggravate her sensitive skin…

EPISODE 5 | October 17, 2016

Waste Not – The Problem of Fashion Waste

in 2015, Americans discarded 15.1 million tons of clothing and other textiles, and 85 percent of that wound up in…

EPISODE 4 | October 10, 2016

Slow Fashion

This week, Kate is joined by Brooklyn-based fashion designer Tara St. James of Study NY to discuss Slow Fashion. Slow…

EPISODE 3 | October 3, 2016

Living trash-free

The US produces 254 million tons of trash each year, yet NYC-based Lauren Singer is living a nearly ‘trash-free’ life….

EPISODE 2 | September 26, 2016

Clean Beauty

This episode delves deeper into the benefits of health and beauty products made from certified organic and non-toxic ingredients. Kiran…

EPISODE 1 | September 19, 2016

Fashion + Climate Change

It’s Climate Week in NYC, guest Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion will join…