S05 Episode 217 | ETHICAL STYLE JOURNAL, DEEPENING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY + INFORMATION VS KNOWLEDGE

In episode 217, Kestrel welcomes Katie Pruett, the founder and editor-in-chief of Ethical Style Journal, back to the show to reconnect. A multimedia platform exploring fashion with a modern and mindful perspective, Ethical Style Journal is expanding the conversation surrounding ethics and sustainability in fashion.

“That’s the issue with sustainable fashion a lot of the times is that people want to do good, but they want to do good on the surface — they don’t really want to do good at the core, and that has become something that is too familiar in this space and it needs to be challenged at every corner.”
-Katie Pruett, Founder + Editor-In-Chief of Ethical Style Journal

On this week’s show, Katie shares an update on what she has been working on since we last chatted, and how her approach to sustainability and fashion has evolved since then.

We also discuss a couple of the articles currently available on ESJ, and get into some of the nuances connected to cultural sustainability — the origin of natural dyes, the co-opting of ideas from BIPOC communities, the entitlement present in the sustainable fashion movement, the importance of getting beyond diversity and inclusion, beyond accountability and so much more.

The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:

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