EP. 34 Unraveling the Journey of a Garment with Maxine Bédat

Published: Sept. 27, 2021, 4 a.m.

Do you ever think about the full life cycle of your clothes? This week we’re unraveling the journey of a garment with the wonderful Maxine Bédat, author and founder of the New Standard Institute.

We chat with Maxine about the lifecycle of our clothes, the cycle of trends and seasons, the fascinating research for Maxine’s new book, and what shoppers and brands need to do to build a more equitable fashion system.

Buy Maxine’s book ‘Unraveled: The Life and Death of a Garment’ here. Follow the work of the New Standard Institute on Instagram and Twitter, and visit its website for independent, science-backed analysis of sustainability claims.

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Madeleine Welsch. Music produced by Feena McKinnell.