Tag Archives : sustainability

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: Getting Higgy with it – With Philippa Grogan, Eco-Age (#99, S04/E26)


In the season finale of season 4, I’m visited by Philippa Grogan, sustainability consultant in Eco-Age, an agency for sustainable business strategy. Since graduating, Philly has been on a fascinating journey (literally) through the garment industry of Asia, before working in Eco-Age to help companies lower their impact on people and the planet. Our conversation covers the recent developments in…

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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: Living in Tokyo – With Ian Haydock (S04 / E08)


Following up on last week’s Japanese theme, this week I’m joined by Ian Haydock, Lancashire born, Tokyo resident. We talk about his family history in the Lancashire textile industry, the joy of sifting through the Tokyo second-hand shops, especially finding forgotten British brands, how the ecosystem of vintage and secondhand garments works in Tokyo and the collector mentality. You can…

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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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