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  • Wednesday, 25 March 2020

    Podcast: The price of sustainability - $300bn

    WAKEFIELD – Katrin Ley from Fashion for Good and Catharina Martinez-Pardo from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the authors of a new report on what it will cost to meet the industry's sustainability goals, join Mike Schragger from the Sustainable…
  • Wednesday, 11 March 2020

    Podcast: Why fashion should not reinvent the wheel Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Lewis Perkins, president of the Apparel Impact Institute (AII), joins Mike Schragger from the Sustainable Fashion Academy, to outline his vision for accelerating change in the garment industry. Speaking in the first episode of a new…
  • Wednesday, 27 November 2019

    Podcast: textile innovator transforms upcycled cotton Premium Article

    BARCELONA – As part of this year’s Planet Textiles sustainability summit Spencer Null, director of product development at Natural Fiber Welding, sat down with the Sustainable Fashion Academy’s Michael Schragger to discuss how his company upcycles…
  • Wednesday, 13 November 2019

    Podcast: Lenzing CEO talks up environmental prospects Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Stefan Doboczky, the CEO of wood-based fibre supplier Lenzing, sat down with Mike Schragger from the Sustainable Fashion Academy to give a largely optimistic view of the big social and environmental challenges the textile industry faces…
  • Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Podcast: Shining a light on unseen workers Premium Article

    BARCELONA – “When you look at the supply chain of an average retailer, when you look at how many workers are registered in that supply chain as a hypothetical example, you can factor in that there’ll be five times more invisible workers than visible…
  • Wednesday, 16 October 2019

    Podcast: Financing sustainable textile production Premium Article

    BARCELONA – Impact investor Tanvi Karambelkar, of the newly-launched Good Fashion Fund, and Abhishek Bansal, of Arvind - a vertical manufacturer based in India, discuss some of the challenges of funding the technological innovations needed to make…
  • Wednesday, 02 October 2019

    Podcast: Textile microfibre pollution, an urgent problem? Premium Article

    BARCELONA – Though research continues to shed new light on the problem of textile microfibres in our oceans, Sophie Mather, board chair of the Microfibre Consortium, questions whether the proliferation of other micro-particles is muddy the waters of…
  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019

    Podcast: here come the robots! Premium Article

    Advances in robotics and automated technology could potentially reduce the impact of textile and garment manufacture, but how does this play out for impoverished workers in developing nations? In our latest Planet Textiles Podcast, former…
  • Wednesday, 04 September 2019

    Podcast: Chemicals, climate change and greenwashing Premium Article

    BARCELONA - “More of the same is not going to get us to where we need to go,” said the ever-outspoken global fellow for the Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs Linda Greer at the recent Planet Textiles in Barcelona where she sat down…
  • Wednesday, 24 July 2019

    Overheard saying… quotes from the Planet Textiles Pod Premium Article

    BARCELONA – Planet Textiles 2019 saw the return of our Pod, in which leading industry commentators sat down to speak with the Sustainable Fashion Academy’s Mike Schragger. The videos and podcasts will be released over the next few months, and…
  • Wednesday, 05 June 2019

    Podcast: Subcritical water – a boost for textile recycling? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – The Sustainable Fashion Academy’s Mike Schragger recently sat down with Luke Henning, founder of Tyton BioSciences, who explained how his company stumbled upon a new use for its technology that could shape the future of textile…
  • Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    Podcast: H&M climate positive by 2040? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Series Two of the Big Closets Small Planet podcast, run in partnership between Ecotextile News and the Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA), is now in full swing. Innovation in Climate Action is this week’s focus. More specifically, host…
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    Podcast: mobile banking to save the planet Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the third podcast of our new series, Mike Schragger speaks to Johan Pihl and Jacob Odqvist of Doconomy, who have developed a ‘mobile banking service for everyday climate action’ which they say makes it easier for consumers to join the…
  • Wednesday, 08 May 2019

    Podcast: “The era of living in denial is over” Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In the second podcast of our new series, Mike Schragger speaks to Edwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles & Apparel (HKRITA), about his views on how the fashion and apparel sector is still playing catch-up with…
  • Wednesday, 28 November 2018

    Podcast: Finance & textile innovation: show me the money! Premium Article

    VANCOUVER – Perhaps for the first time, sustainable solutions are starting to be scaled-up in the textile industry, but is there really enough investment capital available to ensure they succeed? Mike Schragger talks with Fashion for Good’s Rogier…
  • Wednesday, 14 November 2018

    Podcast: Citrus textile fibres? Biodegradable glitter? Who knew?! Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Did you know that fruit waste can be used to create clothing? Or that glitter can be made from sources that are better than traditional plastic? Well they can. And in today’s podcast, Mike Schragger talks to Enrica Arena and Saba Gray,…
  • Wednesday, 31 October 2018

    Podcast: NRDC challenges claims that circularity is a cure for fast fashion Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Today’s podcast features Linda Greer, Senior Scientist at the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) who joins Mike Schragger online from her office in Washington, D.C. to hear about her initial ideas on creating a climate roadmap for…
  • Wednesday, 17 October 2018

    Podcast: Biochemist aims to change how polyester is recycled Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – In our latest podcast released today, Mike Schragger talks to Akshay Sethi about the science behind polyester recycling, the rapid development of his company Moral Fiber, the steep learning curve he has faced when starting a company…
  • Wednesday, 03 October 2018

    Podcast: Can the apparel sector mitigate climate change? Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Today we launch the second in a series of our new podcasts in partnership with Michael Schragger, Founder of the Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA), which this week talks about the impact the textile and apparel industry has on climate…
  • Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    New podcast series: Big Closets – Small Planet Premium Article

    WAKEFIELD – Today we launch the first in a series of new podcasts from Michael Schragger, Founder of the Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA) and Ecotextile News, which looks at two new innovative platforms that aim to accelerate sustainable fashion…

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