S04 Episode 187 | DANA THOMAS + FASHIONOPOLIS: THE PRICE OF FAST FASHION AND THE FUTURE OF CLOTHES

In episode 187, Kestrel welcomes Dana Thomas, the author of Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes, to the show. A regular contributor to The New York Times Style section, Dana has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar, among others. She was recently named the editor-at-large for Vogue Business, which is based out of London.

“They’re saying from day 1 — no, we’re going to start our company with this zero-waste idea, as opposed to trying to change it. And I think that they’re the ones that are going to survive and the old dinosaurs who are stuck in their ways — they’re going to go down, they’re going to go down hard — big and hard.”
-Dana Thomas, Author of Fashionopolis

On this week’s show, Dana shares more on how she got started in the fashion industry working as a model in the 1970s. After leaving modeling to get an education to pursue a career in journalism, Dana found herself back in the fashion industry, working under Nina Hyde at The Washington Post.

Kestrel asks Dana to describe what she tells people when they ask her the question, “what should I wear?”. Also, we learn about some of the fashion changemakers that Dana included in her newest book, Fashionopolis.

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