Garmology: Small is beautiful – With Leigh of The:REDIRECTORY (S03:E07)

This week my guest is Leigh of The RE:DIRECTORY. After 20 years in High Street retail, Leigh reached a point where she could no longer stand behind the values they worked to, mainly going for a quick profit and short-term gains. As an experienced buyer she has seen the inner workings of the fashion business, from top management to the shop floor. She now promotes small, ethical businesses through her web platform, The RE:DIRECTORY. Topics include how fast fashion played Pied Piper to the traditional fashion business, the lies we are told through marketing, how quickly items go from shop floor to secondhand platforms and how the concept of retail therapy needs to be thrown out. Oh, and the problem with slow fashion. And a lot more, naturally!

You can find The RE:DIRECTORY on the web here and on Instagram as @the_redirectory

Nick Johannessen is the host of Garmology, the editor of the WellDressedDad blog and WellDressedDad on Instagram. You can email Nick as Garmology (at)

And remember, while you can listen to the episode right here on the webpage (all episodes on the Garmology page), for the best experience, the podcast is also available on all the usual podcast sites, like Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcasts etc., just search for Garmology. This is very handy for listening via your phone while walking the dog, driving, cooking, or whatever activity you do where you want to listen to people talk about stuff.

1 Comment

  • VBM 26/10/2021 at 11:29

    Brilliant session. Authenticity.
    Thank you.


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