Fashion Politics Podcast content will be built on mind-stretching perspectives designed to hone your insights so you can develop the kind of empowerment that will aid you in navigating the complexities and opportunities in the fashion innovation space.
As always, we're here to delve deep into the interplay between the fashion industry and the ever-evolving world around it, shedding light on the key issues, challenges, and solutions that are shaping the future of fashion.
In episode 3, we are privileged to host a truly inspirational guest who embodies the change we strive for in the fashion industry, Rachel Castillo. Rachel has become a beacon for ethical business practices in the fashion world, tirelessly advocating for a fashion ecosystem that respects both human rights and the environment. With a rich background in non-profit organisations and corporate responsibility management, Rachel’s journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to human rights. From the hustle and bustle of factories in India and China to boardrooms advising global fashion brands, she has experienced the industry's intricacies first-hand, and she uses this knowledge to bridge the gap between ethical aspirations and practical realities.
Now, as a consultant, she works alongside businesses, not as a critic from the outside, but as a partner from within. Rachel helps them devise actionable strategies and achievable goals that respect human rights across their operations and supply chains. By sharing her invaluable knowledge about responsible business practices and change management, she nurtures a culture of impact-oriented change within organisations she works with.
In this episode, we’re going to dive into Rachel's inspiring work, learning how she leverages her passion and expertise to create meaningful, lasting change in the fashion industry. Stay tuned as we explore how she translates theoretical aspirations into strategic action plans, how she promotes respect for human rights in business operations, and her unique approach to tackling the many complex issues that the fashion industry faces today.
This is going to be an enlightening conversation that will change how you think about the fashion industry and the potential for ethical and sustainable practices within it. So sit back, relax, and join us for this journey with Rachel Castillo.
This month we take time to learn from Hilary Jochmans, founder of PoliticallyinFashion.com.
With the fashion industry undergoing significant changes, it has reached a critical point where understanding legislative and regulatory issues is vital to taking responsibility.
In this episode, Hilary and I delve into the fascinating crossroads of fashion, public policy, and sustainability. We explore the significant impact that understanding upcoming legislation and engaging in conversations about the evolving landscape can have on empowering fashion brands.
Hilary breaks down the current landscape of fashion x policy and the impact that new legislation will have fashion industry and its role in promoting sustainability.
Besides Hilary’s mission is to educate individuals on public policy; and empower them with knowledge; PoliticallyInFashion has also played a role in spearheading advocacy for the creation of a Fashion Czar in the US and a Call to Action for the Federal Trade Commission to update the Green Guides, a federal regulation designed to assist businesses in making lawful environmental marketing claims and the public in understanding and appreciating these statements.
These endeavors have been featured in WWD, Marie Claire, British Vogue and Fashionista, among others.
Exploring the Intersection of African Fashion, Policy and Sustainability with Sinmisoluwa Adesanya
This month of May 2023, we take time to learn from Sinmisoluwa Adesanya, Legal and Policy Lead at the Council for International African Fashion Education.
In this episode, Sinmisoluwa Adesanya and host Muchaneta ten Napel discuss the African fashion industry, the second-hand market, and the importance of including Africa in the sustainability conversation taking place in the West. Sinmisoluwa brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the discussion, having spearheaded several initiatives aimed at promoting sustainable fashion in Africa.
In our conversation, we delve into the complexities of the African fashion industry, exploring the unique challenges faced by designers, producers, and consumers. We also examine the impact of the second-hand market on the African fashion industry and how it has contributed to the growth of the industry while posing challenges at the same time.
Additionally, we discuss why it is essential to include Africa in the sustainability conversation that is taking place in the West, highlighting the critical role that African fashion can play in promoting sustainability on a global scale.
Join us as we explore the intersection of fashion and politics in this insightful conversation with Sinmisoluwa Adesanya, and gain new perspectives on the African fashion industry and its role in promoting sustainability.