Steps to sustainability with Nécessaire and The Wardrobe Crisis

In this episode of MECCA Talks, Kate and Zara are joined by sustainability educator Clare Press, as well as Randi Christiansen, the co-founder of cult body care brand Nécessaire.


As the fashion and beauty industries become more conscious and sustainable, we thought we’d bring in the professionals to share the steps they’re taking to leave a smaller footprint on the Earth (and a brighter impact on our day-to-day), as well as the tweaks we can make to be kinder to our planet via our wardrobes and beauty routines.

From 03:42, Clare shares her experience becoming Vogue Australia’s first sustainability editor (a role she held from 2018 – 2020), discovering – and uncovering – the fashion supply chain, and going on to educate and empower others to better understand their wardrobes.


Then from 32:44, Randi talks Kate through her career as an executive in the beauty industry, and how that – alongside her Scandinavian origins – led her to develop the climate-neutral, plastic-neutral, vegan, recyclable-packaged, skin-loving and eminently Instagrammable ‘It’ brand that is Nécessaire.


Brands and products mentioned in this episode:

Nécessaire The Body Wash Eucalyptus

Nécessaire The Body Lotion

Nécessaire The Body Serum

Read more:

Terracycle at MECCA

The top 5 products from Nécessaire


Hosts: Kate Blythe, Zara Wong

Guests: Clare Press, Randi Christiansen

Producers: Kerri Gordon, Michael Liberale

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MECCA Talks wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this episode at our studio in Naarm: the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging. We recognise their ongoing connection to this beautiful country, with knowledge and stories that have been handed down since time immemorial.


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