Are you wanting to learn more about sustainable fashion? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best sustainable fashion podcasts of 2021.
We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.
We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, Twitter us Pretty Progressive (Twitter) and we will check it out!
Best Sustainable Fashion Podcasts 2021
With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.
Ethical Fashion Podcast
- Publisher: Ethical Fashion Initiative
- Total Episodes: 18
How can fashion be a force for good? Goodbye fast fashion! Hello to a better way focused on social and environmental justice, inclusivity and sustainable development. The UN’s Ethical Fashion Initiative acts as a bridge, connecting marginalised artisan communities, often in challenging and remote locations, with some of the biggest names in international fashion. Explore the issues driving the ethical fashion conversation with your hosts UN officer Simone Cipriani and sustainable fashion journalist Clare Press.
Recloseted Radio // Sustainable Fashion Podcast
- Publisher: Recloseted
- Total Episodes: 78
Welcome to Recloseted Radio! Get resources to launch a sustainable fashion brand, scale your slow fashion company, and make your apparel brand more environmentally friendly. Together, let’s right the harmful fashion industry!
Sustainable Fashion by Gaia & Dubos
- Publisher: Leonie from Gaia & Dubos
- Total Episodes: 12
This podcast is all about sustainable fashion, with a twist of compassionate mindfulness. Our weekly episodes are hosted by mom boss Leonie, founder of the Canadian sustainable fashion brand Gaia et Dubos. Together, we CAN change the fashion industry. And we’ll do it one garment at a time, one person at a time.
Conscious Chatter with Kestrel Jenkins
- Publisher: Kestrel Jenkins
- Total Episodes: 236
An inclusive audio space, Conscious Chatter opens the door to conversations about our clothing + the layers of stories, meaning and potential impact connected to what we wear. Hosted by Kestrel Jenkins, Conscious Chatter reimagines the narrative around sustainability, explores the importance of resourcefulness, questions conscious consumerism, and works to deconstruct how oppressive systems impact the sustainable fashion space.
- Publisher: Gemma Styles
- Total Episodes: 13
Welcome to Good Influence with Gemma Styles! This is the podcast where each week we’ll meet a guest who’ll help us pay attention to something we should know about, but maybe don’t. So if you want to learn more about climate change, therapy, food waste, sustainable fashion, mental health and so much more, now you have a place to start. Get involved and join in the conversation: Follow @gemmastyles and send in your messages and questions to [email protected]
Disruptors for GOOD | Social Entrepreneurs
- Publisher: Causeartist
- Total Episodes: 115
Presented by Causeartist, Disruptors for GOOD explores social entrepreneurs around the world who have dedicated their lives to ethical fashion, impact investing, sustainable travel, and businesses that impact the world in a positive way. The founder of Causeartist, Grant Trahant, does one-on-one interviews with some of the most creative and impactful startups and brands around the world.
A vision of a world built with integrity.
- Publisher: Other day
- Total Episodes: 105
Join us to explore what it takes to create a world built with integrity. Our founder, Jodi Muter-Hamilton talks to the people behind the ideas and brands who are making fashion, beauty and lifestyle business more sustainable, innovative and human-centred.
Style With Substance
- Publisher: The Vendeur, Lucy Kebbell
- Total Episodes: 25
Series one explores greenwashing and the myths that surround sustainable fashion. Each week we’ll explore a new topic, joined by an industry insider guest to discuss clothing recycling, renting your wardrobe, thrifting and fashion that gives back to the planet.
The Nakd Podcast
- Publisher: Emma Hyslop
- Total Episodes: 15
Stripped back real + raw conversations with some of the most inspiring individuals in the wellness, health, and the sustainable fashion industry.
Daughter of a Hoarder
- Publisher: Daughter of a Hoarder
- Total Episodes: 20
Daughter of a Hoarder is a podcast show created by Ruby Fern that promotes conscious consumption, sustainable fashion and wardrobe wellness. Ruby invites guests and friends to talk all topics surrounding consumerism and how the fashion industry is impacting society and our planet. Entertaining and informative, this light hearted approach aims to get listeners to become more closet conscious. Ruby’s dad’s house was always kept meticulously clean and tidy under the rein of her step-mum, but her mum’s house was a chaotic swamp with every bedroom, corridor and bathtub filled with clothing. Ruby’s mum is a self confessed hoarder. After closing her second hand designer store back in 2014, all of the stock was then brought back home, and the donations kept on coming. Ruby’s mum is forever promising that she will eventually sell it all ‘one day’, but until then Ruby has begun selling this stock on Depop. Growing up in these contrasting surroundings, Ruby has become obsessed with tidying, organising and living clutter free whilst also having a natural interest in clothing, sustainable living and second hand commerce. Depop @daughterofahoarder Instagram @daughterofahoarder Twitter @DaughterHoarder TikTok @daughterofahoarder
- Publisher: Together Group
- Total Episodes: 75
Innovators is a weekly conversation with leaders pushing for change through the lens of innovation. Each episode is a frank conversation about the challenges and opportunities faced by the visionaries, executives and entrepreneurs driving the world’s leading fashion, beauty, retail and tech businesses forward. From sustainable fashion pioneers to the inventor of Amazon Alexa, tune in with our host, Liz Bacelar, to hear behind-the-scenes revelations and insights from the world’s top innovators.
Thrive By Design: Business and Marketing Strategy for Fashion, Jewelry and Creative Brands
- Publisher: Tracy Matthews
- Total Episodes: 141
Is making beautiful jewelry your passion, yet you struggle to juggle the business side of your brand? Find out what makes an independent brand truly remarkable and profitable to stand out from your competition. Tune in to Thrive by Design with host, Tracy Matthews. She’s an award winning jewelry designer, Chief Visionary Officer of Flourish & Thrive Academy and Champion for Visionaries at Creatives Rule the World. More importantly, she’s been in your shoes and loves to share her experiences, successes and failures so you can build a business grounded in what you value most. Each week, she delivers in-depth shows with sales and marketing strategies that consistently work to attract your perfect customers and keep them coming back for more. Plus, she dives deep into the systems and best practices that build a sustainable, profitable business for the long haul. Regardless if your a jewelry designer or a fashion and accessories brand, subscribe and tune in every week. So, join us as we interview major players in the jewelry industry and beyond, and learn how to start, scale and grow your brand from the biggest players in the industry.
REV On Air – Sustainable Stories
- Publisher: Rêve En Vert
- Total Episodes: 37
Every week, the REV podcast – “REV On Air” – will explore conversations and address key questions around sustainable fashion, natural beauty, wellness, organic food, politics, and conservation and discuss how we can all be living more consciously within these realms. The podcast will be a forum for honest dialogue, which will maintain its independence from the e-commerce platform and will welcome esteemed guests, who are passionately and progressively breaking down conventions, pushing boundaries and inspiring a new breed of thinking and being that is in harmony with the natural world.
Dirty Laundry with Tara Stewart
- Publisher: RTÉ
- Total Episodes: 15
2FM DJ Tara Stewart explores the world of sustainable fashion – looking at the way we currently approach buying clothes, assessing what the future holds for style influencers, and looking at how big brands are handling the climate crisis.
Big Closets Small Planet
- Publisher: Michael Schragger
- Total Episodes: 35
Fashion and apparel. It touches nearly everyone. When its at its best, fashion and apparel is not only functional, but also fun, expressive, sexy, and for some businesses, very profitable. But when it is at its worst, fashion and apparel is superficial, exploitative, polluting and extremely wasteful – in other words the essence of unsustainable consumption. And while it is argued that the industry’s rapid growth has created employment opportunities for more than 300 million people worldwide, especially for women in poorer countries and those in extreme poverty, many garment workers still struggle to earn enough to pay to meet even their most basic needs. More alarming is the fact that as the industry grows – by 2030 more than 8 billion people will live on the planet, and nearly 5 billion of these will be part of the global middle class – its negative environmental impacts may become unmanageable, potentially undermining its social benefits and contributing to ecosystem degradation on local, regional and global scales. Who would have thought garments could be so destructive? The fashion industry must change now, but will we manage in time? Join Mike Schragger, founder of the Sustainable Fashion Academy, as he explores the challenges, incentives and disincentives and emerging solutions needed to rapidly transform the industry. Listen in as he talks with the business leaders, activists, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs, investors, legislators, consumers and citizens – who are racing against the clock to find solutions that will transform the industry, thus ensuring it truly operates for the benefit of people and the planet. www.sustainablefashionacademy.org/podcasts/big-closets-small-planet
The Futurist Podcast
- Publisher: Jo Linehan
- Total Episodes: 38
Hosted and produced by lifestyle journalist and GAFF-co founder Jo Linehan, The Futurist uncovers some of the most exciting sustainable lifestyle brands and leaders in Ireland today. From long-standing sustainable fashion labels to the new beauty and homewares companies being built with sustainability in mind, Jo unravels the ethos and methods behind some of the most admireable goods and practices in the country and discusses the challenges and triumphs of building a business with the environment in mind. Episodes so far feature Tipperary and Dublin-based beauty brand Nunaiai, Katie O’Riordan from Theo & George, Sadie Chowen of the Burren Perfumery, Reuzi founder Pat Kane and design duo Jill & Gill.
Breakfast & Beyond
- Publisher: Tia Tamblyn
- Total Episodes: 4
In each episode of Breakfast & Beyond Tia Tamblyn welcomes a guest from within the Cornish community to talk, over breakfast, about the steps they are taking within their work and home lives to embrace sustainability. Through the series Tia’s guests cover a broad range of topics from food to floristry, homewares, fashion, skincare, agriculture, wellbeing and much more. I hope the conversations within this podcast inspire positive shifts towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Episodes are released at the end of each month taking us on a seasonal journey through the year. The breakfast Tia prepares for each guest is vegetarian, based on fantastic fresh produce sourced from within Cornwall. Tia shares recipes along with details of growers and producers with each episode, and information about her guest for those who wish to dig a little deeper into the topics discussed. Find out all about the podcast, including links to episodes, via: www.tiatamblyn.com/podcast Please do subscribe to Breakfast & Beyond, and episodes will arrive you with as they are released.
The World to Come
- Publisher: Bank of America
- Total Episodes: 5
Every day, work is happening all around us to reimagine our future. Visionaries are working to solve challenges of every size – from sustainable fashion to how to harness solar energy from space. In this series, we talk to people from around the world – scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs – to explore how today’s innovations can give us the power to reimagine the world to come.
Fashion Tech Forum: In The Studio
- Publisher: Fashion Tech Forum
- Total Episodes: 11
Fashion Tech Forum: In The Studio continues the themes, ideas and conversations introduced at Fashion Tech Forum, the annual conference that brings together leaders and visionaries shaping the future of these intersecting industries. This podcast will provide perspective and valuable insights from the minds of world-class talent, global leaders and brand visionaries. We also present discussions with cultural and business luminaries who are making a significant difference for women, sustainable practices and our communities in need. These conversations focus on sharing personal journeys and pivotal experiences and dig deeply into how these leaders see the future. “The Space Between” is an especially relevant conversation during this time of turbulent change, where quieting the mind is essential for determining the best way forward. We bring into focus the practice of awareness, which translates to all aspects of our daily life. Our guests are extraordinary leaders who embrace this practice and are able to bring greater clarity to how they think about innovation, new ways of working, and creating culture. Hosted by Karen Harvey. Karen Harvey is CEO and Founder of The Karen Harvey Companies, an ecosystem of services, brands and platforms. KHC brings talent, strategy, vision and culture together to create world class brands through executive search, advisory services and workshops. FTF creates a space for visionaries, innovators and those driving the conversation across industries and culture. INDX connects emerging creatives with progressive brands for employment opportunities and knowledge sharing partnerships. A Zen student for more than 30 years, Karen integrates her practice across all of her businesses. Karen is a graduate of the OPM Program of Harvard Business School.
Wear your values
- Publisher: ECHTE
- Total Episodes: 5
There’s a new sustainable brand in town: ECHTE. Whether you’re just beginning to learn about sustainable fashion, or you’re a fashion-conscious veteran, it can be difficult to determine just what sustainability or other buzz words like transparency, eco-friendly, fair fashion, or even ethical, mean within the context of fashion. For that reason, we created the ‘Wear your values’ podcast.