Sustainable reads and more
I recently listened to a podcast about Sustainable fashion and then ordered a book by Lucy Siegle because of it. I’m also currently reading a book about Yeonmi who was born in North Korea and escaped. These little snippets of my day to day discoveries and finding are something I want to share with you all but wasn't sure how.
Today I thought I would start a little section on my blog to share things like this and more it could range from an article about Sustainable fashion to a new app I’m loving. I was inspired by Liv from What Olivia Did and her weekly email of Sunday duvet reading. I feel like it is great to share stuff like this because you never know a book you recommend could really impact someones life in some or way or another. Right enough of me rambling, lets get into this...
The High Low - I have been listening to the fabulous Dolly and Pandora on their amazing podcast for a while now and always find they have interesting things to say! I float in and out of listening to podcasts, sometimes I can go for ages without listening to one. But I always come back to The High Low, which is essentially about the high brow and low brow news of the week, which means you can be laughing your arse off one minute and be listening to a serious conversion about feminism the next, which I think is the perfect balance. IF you haven't listened to the show before then I highly recommend!
Fashion No Filter - Created by Camille Charriere and Monica Ainley, a podcast that goes behind all things fashion. The one episode I wanted to specifically highlight to you was called Eco Warriors, and was one of the reasons I decided to right this post in the first place! In the episode, they talk to Lucy Siegle author of To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World, which I will discuss more below. As well as the VP of Operations and Sustainability at my favourite sustainable brand ever Reformation, Kathleen Talbot. It was such an interesting listen and I downloaded an app and bought a book straight after listening to it which is definitely a good sign! (Both are below as sharing is caring)
In Order To Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - Written by Yeonmi Park, she tells the chilling, true story of how she and her family fled North Korea. This is the book we chose at a book club I recently joined. I am only 5 chapters in but I am already captivated by Yeonmi's description of what it is really like in North Korea and her story. I have never read anything like this and I am not usually one to read non-fiction, but this book is definitely changing my view!
To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World - So as I mentioned earlier, this book was recommended via Fashion No Filter and is written by Lucy Siegle. I have only had a flick through so far ( I am one of those people who can't read too books at the same time) but I definitely think it will be an interesting read. I wanted to add it to the list as I thought if any of you were interested in becoming more sustainable (which I hope you are as your reading my blog) then it would be a good piece to read.
Not my Style - One app to recommend this month and again I discovered it when listening to that episode from Fashion No Filter. It is basically an app that uses your location to share with you how much the clothes shops around you share about the women and men who make our clothes. It rates fashion brands on how transparent their supply chain is, including if they share information about their factories, how much they pay the staff who make the clothes, and what ways they are improving working conditions. The brands are rated ranging from a star being the best to red being the worst. Now that I work in Covent Garden it is actually so interesting and insightful to see which brands come out on top!
That's all I have to share with you guys this month, but I am hoping to make this a monthly section and include all of the above plus any new sustainable brands I discover or any interesting news pieces/blog posts that I have read.