The holidays are coming up and nothing makes a car or plane ride go faster than a good podcast! As a follow up to our article 5 Books to increase your sustainable fashion knowledge, we have updated our list of our favorite fashion podcasts!
The Pre-Loved Podcast
The Pre-Loved Podcast with Emily Stochl is one of our favorites at No Kill!
This is an interview-based podcast all about vintage style, published weekly, and featuring guests you will want to get out and thrift with!
The Pre-Loved Podcast and its different guests explore personal style, business, the global second-hand industry, sustainability, and so much more. With over 100 episodes, we guarantee you will learn a lot!
Sidenote: We recently featured Emily in one of our recent gift guides. Check out our article on 15 Planet Positive Presents to see what she recommended!
The Wardrobe Crisis
With over 150 different episodes, the Wardrobe Crisis Podcast will keep you very busy and informed! Launched in 2017, it is the world’s leading sustainable fashion podcast.
Hosted by journalist, filmmaker, and author, Claire Press, the Wardrobe Crisis Podcast has over one million downloads from a global audience of designers, manufacturers, big brand businesses and consumers. Claire discusses all things sustainable fashion from circularity and thrifting to fair trade with a range of renowned guests! In addition to the podcast, the Wardrobe Crisis is a sustainable fashion education platform offering online courses, newsletters, and Instagram content, so check them out!
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This Is Not Sustainable
This podcast by Zero Waste Daniel and Chris DeRosa is a new one on our list! It began in October 2021 with 10 amazing episodes and releases a new one each week.
Daniel and Chris begin each podcast by answering your typical day-to-day questions, some about creating less waste, and some about taking out the trash in your life, human or otherwise. Then, they review some products, trends, and services that claim to be saving the planet; giving them the stamp of approval or declaring they are NOT SUSTAINABLE!
With episodes ranging from an hour to almost 3 hours long, the This Is Not Sustainable podcast is sure to keep you entertained!
Fashion Revolution Podcast
Fashion Revolution is the largest fashion activism movement around the world and one of our favorite organizations promoting sustainable fashion! If you would like to read a bit more about them, feel free to check out our article on sustainable fashion organizations and forums.
The Fashion Revolution Podcast looks at sustainability, ethics, and transparency in the fashion industry through investigations and interviews with researchers, supply chain experts, garment workers, politicians, activists and more. Hosted by international fashion journalist, Tamsin Blanchard, it is definitely worth a listen!
Wear Your Values
Wear Your Values by ETCHE is a set of five 20-minute episodes that will teach you everything you need to know about sustainability in the fashion industry. The podcast discusses all the different levels of fashion’s environmental impact: looking at the incredible, but polluting, journey a piece of clothing takes from when it’s being made to you taking it home! ETCHE is both the creator of the Wear Your Values podcast and an amazing sustainable fashion brand. The No Kill team definitely suggests checking out their clothing options and, while you’re at it, check out their Sustainability Report detailing the different ways ETCHE has incorporated sustainable thinking in everything they do!
Fashion: No Filter
The Fashion: No Filter podcast is hosted by fashion journalists, Camille Charrière and Monica Ainley. The two journalists explore the ‘behind the scenes’ look at how the fashion industry operates, giving consumers a more accurate understanding of what they are really purchasing.
With over 35 episodes, the Fashion: No Filter podcast covers all things from race in the fashion industry to sustainability and circularity with the help of different guests, such as the founder of Khaite, Cate Holstein, Vestiare Collective, and American model, Arizona Muse. Make sure to check out their Instagram for some fun and informative updates @fashionnofilter!
black fashion history
Hosted by Taniqua Russ, this podcast is a celebration of fashion history created by and for Black people. Taniqua Russ and her guests cover Black fashion history from historical costume to Black talent in the mainstream high fashion industry. Russ connects fashion with communities and highlights the relationship between the two through research. The podcast explores what the mainstream fashion scene fails to highlight when it comes to diversity and non-White fashion culture.
Dressed: The History of Fashion
Cassidy Zachary and April Calahan are fashion historians inviting guest fashion historians, creators and other costume insiders to explore the history of dress. Some of the guests include Valerie Steel, the director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Mona May, the costume designer of the movie “Clueless”. Zachary, Callaghan and their guests share their historical research to understand modern fashion. This podcast looks back in history to understand today’s conversations about cultural appropriation, gendered clothing, sustainability and ethics in the creation of what we call “fashion”.
In her efforts to open the door to conversations about social responsibility in fashion Kestrel Jenkins addressed where, how and why our clothes are made in her podcast. Conscious Chatter invites community leaders and trailblazers to discuss what they believe needs to change in the global fashion scene. Jenkins has talked with guests about empowering youth through environmentally conscious clothing, creating sustainability focused magazines, developing plant-based textiles, and more.
Kamea Chayne looks at environmental issues through the lens of economics and politics with her various guests. Green Dreamer explores ideas of “collective healing, ecological regeneration, and true abundance and wellness for all”. In this podcast “reimagining” is key to understanding the sustainability issues society faces. Dismantling, rethinking, and dissecting are important to Chayne’s conversations about food waste, materialism, corporate responsibility and more.
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Spirit of 608
The Spirit of 608 is a media services company founded by former fashion journalist Lorraine Sanders and “hellbent on elevating ethical and innovative brands through visibility and growth strategy consulting, media training and PR services.”
The Spirit of 608 podcast was created to share the stories, tips and advice of female founders in FEST (–businesses at the intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability + tech.) Educate your inner #girlboss and build your empire!
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–Julia Yi +Carolina McCormick