Tag Archives : fashion

Garmology: Round and round – With Dr Lynn Wilson, the Centre of Circular Design (S05 E05 #104)


We’re staying in Scotland for this week’s episode, with Dr Lynn Wilson, currently of the Centre of Circular Design. Lynn has had an incredibly long and varied career in the clothing industry, including working in vocational art and textile training in a high-security prison, helping communities in Africa build a textile business, public policy and Zero Waste Scotland. There is…

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Garmology: Still buying shoes in a world on fire – With Alec Leach, former editor of Highsnobiety (S05/E02 #101)


This week’s guest on the pod is Alec Leach, former editor of the product hype website Highsnobiety and author of the book “The world is on fire and we@re still buying shoes”. We talk about how he got started in Highsnobiety and what the work there involved, how streetwear brands have changed the way brands market their goods and how tough…

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Garmology: Authenticity: Reclaiming reality in a counterfeit culture – With Alice Sherwood, author (#95 S04/E22)


Today’s guest is Alice Sherwood, author of the new book “Authenticity: Reclaiming Reality in a Counterfeit Culture”. We have a fascinating chat about the counterfeit goods and how brands are actually helping the fakers, storytelling in marketing, how almost all fashion design is an incremental process, influencer culture and how AI is making is both enabling the theft of information…

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Garmology: From Hackney with love – With Barbara and Nick, A State of Nature (S04/E13)


Today’s guests are Barbara and Nick, the due behind the small Hackney-based brand, A State of Nature. Heavily into the small-scale, well-crafted, detail-oriented, natural fabrics and direct sales school of business, building the business from the ground level with a focus on longevity and happy customers. We talk about the joys and frustrations and how coming from luxury fashion means…

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Garmology: It gets better with wear! – With Patrick Grant (S04/E11)


This week I have the pleasure of talking to someone I’ve enjoyed countless hours of seeing on tv, Patrick Grant. Known to many as one of the judges of The Great British Sewing Bee, Patrick has many more things going on, such as owning a traditional Savile Row tailor and a Lancashire garment factory. He’s also working to revitalise manufacturing…

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