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…