Garmology: Unpicking sustainability – With Melissa Watts (S03 E12)


This week my guest, sustainability and fashion writer Melissa Watts, takes me down the primrose path of fast fashion and the problem of sustainability. We talk about the fast fashion pulled a fast one with their Higgs index, how the science of marketing is making consumers take on the industry’s guilt, the problem of agreeing on some actual numbers and…

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Garmology: The joy of clothes – with Ragnhild Brochmann (S03 E11)


In a quest to lighten the mood a bit, fashion historian and national esthetician Ragnhild Brochmann visits the pod this week to talk about historical peacockery, why teens have more fun, revisiting your younger self, the codes of accessories, how the 1940s had the best garment, why finding your style isn’t the way to go and much more! Ragnhild writes…

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Garmology: You’ve worn that before! – With Professor Andrew Grove


Andrew Grove is Professor of Fashion Design at the University of Westminster, London and curator of their menswear archive. He pops by to talk about moving to London as a young man, working with Alexander McQueen, being a  student while working in a sex shop, moving into academia as a lecturer, the one-upmanship of terrace culture, why bad taste needs…

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Garmology: A slow fashion chat – With Sam Binstead (S03 E05)


This week, Sam Binstead is back for a laidback chat about the world of slow fashion, local makers, mending, vintage, bond villains, the outdoorsy life, promoting the susty message on Instagram, the real way forward and making shoes from odd materials. You can find Sam Binstead on Instagram as @SamBinstead and on YouTube here. Nick Johannessen is the host of Garmology, the editor of…

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