Building A Justice-Led Circular Economy with Liz Ricketts

Liz Ricketts is an educator, designer and the co-founder of The Or Foundation, a USA and Ghana-based non-profit working at the intersection of environmental justice, education and fashion development.Working within the industry as a designer and stylist, Liz witnessed the toxicity of fashion’s disposable culture firsthand and has since been dedicated to transforming the industry. She holds a Masters in Education from Harvard University. Her upcycled garments have appeared in international magazines, film and TV. Her work as a researcher and advocate for a Justice-Led Circular Economy has been published widely.

Useful resources

Learn about The Or here:

New to the work of The Or Foundation? Start with this ATST podcast episode: Chloe Asaam on fast fashion's waste crisis

Watch this video with Chloe

Read Liz's piece for Atmos This Is Not Your Goldmine

Learn about the women carrying our clothing waste here

Read Chloe's op-ed for Teen Vogue here

Follow The Or on Instagram

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For accessibility reasons, a subtitled video version of this conversation is available here.

This episode was produced and hosted by Venetia La Manna. It was edited by Nada Smiljanic. The artwork was designed by Alex Sedano and the music was composed by William Haxworth.

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