Will FAST FASHION ever be sustainable? We need to talk about eco-anxiety.

Force of Nature

13-10-2021 • 36 mins

About the Episode

In the seventh episode of season two, We Need to Talk about Eco-Anxiety, Clover rifles through the world of fast fashion to discover the true extent of its impact on the climate crisis, and how this accentuates global eco-anxiety.

First up, Clover sits down with environmentalist blogger, Aditi Mayer, to track the origins of fast fashion, and understand how our disposable culture has unravelled our sense of what is, and what is not art. Later in the show, our resident psychotherapist, Caroline Hickman, explains why our definition of beauty has been corrupted by our disregard for nature; and finally, Clover chats to Michael Doughty, co-founder of Hylo Athletics, to learn about the companies redesigning our fashion and textiles industries for a more sustainable future.


Top Quotes

"Traditionally, we had four fashion seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. With fast fashion, it became 52 seasons a year." - Aditi Mayer

"Fast fashion has caused us to see clothes as a disposable commodity rather than the art that it is." - Aditi Mayer


About the Guests

Aditi Mayer is a sustainable fashion blogger, photojournalist, labour rights activist, and frequent speaker on topics of social and environmental justice. Her work looks at fashion and culture through a lens of intersectionality and decolonisation.


Michael Doughty is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Hylo Athletics. Hylo is a sustainable footwear and athletics manufacturer with a number of sustainability goals and pledges at the heart of their business.


Caroline Hickman is a psychotherapist and Climate Psychology Therapist in Education at the University of Bath. Her research specialises in children and young people's relationships with nature, and their feelings about the climate and ecological crisis.


Resources

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