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Fashion in a time of Covid
Join Amanda and co-host Beatrice as they talk to writer and fashion consultant Aja Barber alongside Sarah Ditty, Global Policy Director at Fashion Revolution about the future of fashion post Covid-19The fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. From the water-heavy production processes, the carbon emissions and the huge amount of waste it produces, with 300,000 tonnes of clothing sent to landfill in the UK in 2016. The current model of mass production and rapid turnaround plays into the consumer’s constant desire for something new and is having detrimental effects on both people and planet. We ask who bears the cost of the clothes we wear and the exploitative nature of the fashion industry, why it needs to change and what Covid-19 means for the industry and its workers. We also explore the responsibilities and brands in considering the environmental and ethical consequences of our actions and how we can call for change. This episode is going live in #Digitalfashionrevolutionweek, a week that commemorates the Rana Plaza factory collapse in 2013 in Bangladesh. This tragically killed thousands of workers and exposed the horrific working conditions of garment factories supplying clothing retailers in the UK and around the world.
The art of doing nothing - practical wildlife friendly gardening
How to create an ecological garden that is people and nature friendly with Matt Rees Warren and Brigit Strawbridge Howard share their tips and advice for a friendlier gentler approach to gardening.Perfectfor no mow May!This episode has been produced with generous sponsorship from Chelsea Green Publishing
We discuss the new Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill with Caroline Lucas MP and Dr Richard Benwell from the Wildlife & Countryside LinkThis episode of Planet Pod is supported by leading international law firm Eversheds Sutherland
No more ploughs – farming in the 21st Century
We discuss barn owls and beetles, tractors, ploughs and policies, economics and farmers markets.How can rethinking how we manage and live alongside the land and our approach to better stewardship help restore health to the soil, ensure continued productivity and bring back the birds and wildlife?[Owl photo credit: Keith Mullings]