#43 Talking Sustainability with Emma Slade Edmondson & Giorgina Waltier


This week we come to you from H&M Oxford Circus with two very special guests- Emma Slade Edmondson (sustainability consultant and creative director) and Giorgina Waltier (H&M's UK Director of Sustainability), to tackle the big ol' topic of sustainability. From breaking it down into bite size bits, and covering topics from greenwashing to how we can all do better in the day-to-day, we hope you enjoy this episode!

Find Emma here: @emsladedmondson (For more of the below and for tips around shopping second hand, sustainable style inspo, her favourite second hand fashion experts on Insta, great sustainable fashion brands and sustainability bite-size bits)

@ecowarriorprincess - For sustainability info on Instagram and longer in-depth educational articles on the blog 

@consciousstyle - For ethical fashion. I love her lists on sustainable and ethical brands available by location! 

@iamsamta - VP of @RedCarpetGreenDress (Sustainable fashion at the Oscars)

@LandofTomorrow_- Often showcasing new sustainable/ ethical brands. Great style and curation 

@lovenotlandfill - For London sustainable fashion events with a focus on waste reduction and extending the life of your clothes 

@mrspress - Editor at large - sustainability Vogue Australia and author or Rise and Resist. Super knowledgable - loves fashion forward brands but absolutely devoted to moving the sustainability conversation and movement forward.

@tollydollyposh - Ethical and sustainable fashion activist and blogger who creates the most fun + meaningful gifs! 

@fash_rev - A place to find all things sustainable and ethical fashion, and to be inspired to join the movement and to be the change. Check out their events calendar for the upcoming Fashion Revolution Week

@clothesandtherest - For super accessible podcast episodes with stalwarts and innovators of the sustainable fashion industry 

Care tips:

  • Wash on lower temperatures and less often to care for both your clothes and the environment. 
  • Use a guppy bag to prevent micro plastics getting into the water system and our seas. 
  • These things will get rid of these stains:

Blood - salt 

Grass - Vinegar 

Sweat - Lemon Juice 

Stain on soft leather - warm water and soap (super sparingly) and drying in a well aerated

 room is the key

If you’re looking to get into charity shopping but you’re a newbie try following:

@shelterkingscross - these guys are so great at merchandising and choosing the stock, they have amazing current designer wear and they regularly post things they have in store so you can DM them if you’re interested in popping in to buy! 

@barnardosretail for daily inspiration and a feel for the style of fashion finds you’ll come across in their stores. They also have a great blog: ‘The Thrift’ which features guest posts from charity shop fashion fans that find all the best pieces and have all the best tips. 

H&M Sustainability: https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/sustainability.html


Line of Duty

30 Rock


BGT & The Voice

Don't Forget The Driver

Daisy Jones & The Six


See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.