Tag Archives : slow fashion

Garmology: Slowly and properly made – With Niamh Carr of NemCee


After graduating with a Masters’s Degree in Fashion and Business, Niamh wanted to start her own company, based on her own principles, values and way of doing things. We talk about studying fashion, how the obvious path goes into fast fashion, the difference between making things quick and easy versus taking your time to do it properly, how a career…

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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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Garmology: Three garmsmen return – With Shaun, Jon and Nick (S03/E16)


By popular demand, the garmsmen gather again for the now traditional Yuletide festive episode. Shaun and Jon join Nick for a wide-ranging chat about men’s (lack of) fashion, bungled costumes in TV drama, finding rare tweed in Russia, Jons obsession with leathergoods, Shaun’s obsession with comfy shoes, when a brand loses its way, what real farmers vs faux country gents…

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Garmology: We need to talk about wool – With journalist Tone Skårdal Tobiasson (S03 E15)


Today Norwegian journalist and sustainable fashion advocate Tone Skårdal Tobiasson guests the pod to talk about wool, other fibres, the issue at hand and the initiatives pointing forward. Tone’s career has seen her quite dramatically change sides of the fashion table, going from being a fashion magazine editor to being one of the countries most vocal critics of the industry.…

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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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Making a waistcoat from a vintage army tent


Sewing is not something I’m doing all the time, it’s a passion that can flail up, burn strong and then go back into dormancy. Really I’m more about the ideas than actually the actual cutting, assembling and sewing. Not to say I don’t enjoy it, there is a huge amount of satisfaction in seeing a project through from idea to…

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