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What is the true cost of your latest fashion purchase?

Beyond the price tag are the factory workers barely making a living wage. Then there’s the environmental impact – the thousands of litres of water being used to make a single pair of jeans and toxic dyes that end up in river systems.

It’s a problem, but one that can be improved. SBS presenters Jan Fran and Marc Fennell look at how established fashion companies can strive for sustainability.

Spell and the Gypsy Collective co-founded by sisters who were set on a new path towards sustainability because of Instagram.

Conner hats was moved to innovate after founder Will took to the sea and was compelled to experiment… with algae.

The Few Who Do with CGU Insurance. Two hosts, one problem, two possibilities.

 

Featured guests:

Lizzy Abegg, co founder and Chief Brand Officer, Spell and the Gypsy Collective

Will Conner, founder, Conners Hats

By
SBS
Presented by
Marc Fennell, Jan Fran
File size
43.4 MB
Duration
31 min 38 sec

 

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Credits: 

Producer: Sarah Mashman

Podcast consultant: Lea Redfern

Editorial oversight: Fiona Williams

Research: Pauline Ernesto

Audio engineer: Jeremy Wilmot

Theme music composer: Simeon Bartholomew

 

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