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Khandiz is a registered Chartered Environmentalist and an accomplished international creative and sustainability strategist who helps businesses and individuals to transform their vision into one that stimulates social, environmental and economic cohesion. Today, Khandiz runs her business, Vujà Dé (meaning: approaching old problems with a new persp…
 
The realisation of motherhood could be described as the moment when everything falls away and is replaced by something that will change your life forever, in ways that you could never have imagined. The awakening of motherhood and becoming climate aware feel incredibly similar and in fact are intrinsically linked. The desire to protect, love and en…
 
If you’re longing to discover a beautifully curated selection of fashion by designers and artisans who are located in out-of-reach places, then Cult Mia is your destination. How we feel and react when we discover something new to us can be extremely powerful. The feeling of surprise, anticipation, novelty and newness trigger the release of dopamine…
 
Faith, Claire and Florence have come together in a beautiful triangle formation to bring to life, creative ethics consultancy, CogDis. Their mission is to ease cognitive dissonance. Which is the discomfort felt when we behave in contradiction to our beliefs. And in doing so it’s their aim to rewire the future. Blending their unique talents and expe…
 
Sara Sozzani Maino is a curious seeker of emerging creative talent. As head of Vogue Talents, deputy director of Vogue Italia and international brand ambassador at Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Sara supports creativity to be recognised in an increasingly competitive fashion landscape. Sara began her fashion career in 1991, alongside her mot…
 
I’m delighted to welcome you to our the first of our two special podcast episodes which accompanies our Defining Success report. For this first podcast we tackle a tricky subject for creatives: money. In search of expert guidance around what makes a creative venture attractive to financial investors and how we should plan for our personal financial…
 
Wilson Oryema is an Artist, Writer, and Entrepreneur. His endeavours are primarily concerned with “Human consumption and its effects on Human behaviour and the planet”. As part of SHOWstudio x Fashion Roundtable takeover our founder Jodi Muter-Hamilton spoke with Wilson and Jamie Windust about Fashion Activism. This left us intrigued to find out mo…
 
In order to turn an idea into a business, there are several exercises that entrepreneurs need to undertake to assess if their idea has the chance of success. A key element is to solidify the product-market fit by conducting competitor analysis. Imagine if you found there’s currently little competition for your amazing business idea. Then seemingly …
 
Making diamonds from mum’s cake, recycling precious metal to forge new memories and turning discarded abattoir waste into something beautiful useful. Meet three contemporary designers who are exploring the concept of value by repurposing meaning. What object do you value most? Is it something that evokes a deep-rooted joyful memory? Is it some we d…
 
Making the switch from chemically straightened hair to natural curls, wasn’t as easy as Winnie Awa had hoped. This experience coupled with her expertise working at companies including LVMH, Net-a-Porter and ASOS, led to Winnie founding, Antidote Street. A digital destination for all things textured hair that not only offers a highly curated selecti…
 
Since his late teens, George MacPherson has worked hard to hone his communications craft. Starting out in public relations (PR) in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, George worked his way to London via Leeds University and later worked for world-renowned fashion brands and PR agencies including STARWORKS Group. George has made it his business to not onl…
 
Less than a week ago Charlotte Horler launched Nula Carbon, the climate action platform that aims to bring carbon offsetting into the mainstream. Before founding Nula Carbon, Charlotte witnessed first-hand the positive impact that carbon offsetting can bring to the planet, people and wildlife. For the past 3 years, she has worked for the ethical ma…
 
Ivana Bartoletti is a Technical Director at Deloitte, the Co-founder of Women Leading in AI network, an international lobby group of women advocating for responsible AI and Chair of the Executive Committee of the Fabian Society. In 2019 Ivana was awarded ‘Woman of the Year’ 2019 in the Cyber Security Awards in recognition of her growing reputation …
 
Karinna Nobbs approaches her life in fashion with three guiding pillars; investigation, conscious innovation and education. Someone whom we may consider a Futurist, she has recently felt the need to turn her attention to the present rather than striving to create the future. So, it stands to reason that Karinna recently entitled herself a Nowist, r…
 
We first came across Steve Lidbury, Executive Principal at Eight Inc. on stage at FashionTech Berlin in 2018 where he shared ‘How luxury brands can remain relevant in a millennial world’ (available on YouTube), and for us, this was one of the standout sessions of the event. Since then, Steve joined us for our London Tech Week panel ‘Why human conne…
 
Atmos Magazine is beautiful, eloquent and inspires action. The biannual publication delivers a culturally-led luxury fashion feel with the substance of the National Geographic. Atmos was founded by Jake Sargent, who previously managed Monocle’s retail and product collaboration development before taking up the position of joint Creative Director alo…
 
Having left school at 15 to work in a chemist then later moving on to the Clinique beauty counter in Debenhams in Croydon at 18, to recently stepping down as CEO for Aromatherapy Associates, Tracey Woodward’s career to date has been a story of sheer determination and passion. Rising above a challenging upbringing and being illiterate till almost 15…
 
Towards the end of last year, we had the pleasure of working with a really great client, Puig (a third-generation family-owned fashion and fragrance business based in Barcelona and Paris, that owns brands including Dries Van Noten, Paco Rabanne and Christian Louboutin (beauty), to explore lots of topics close to our heart. It also gave us the oppor…
 
It’s January! New year new ...nothing. I should’ve already started on my journey towards self empowerment last year! I’m late..whateva. Let’s talk about procrastination and adulting with have zero will to do much of anything. Lastly, let’s not forget my broken heart torn by the same person again, cause I’m the smartest most forgiving gal around.…
 
It’s now hard to imagine luxury fashion without online retail. However, it was not that long ago that we started to see the names of founders and companies emerging that would change the fashion landscape forever. In June 2000 Natalie Massenet launched NET-A-PORTER. Matchesfashion launched its e-commerce website in 2006 to complement to its offline…
 
With the year and decade coming to a close we open the way for a new time and new ideas. Aiming to take the best of the past with us and move forward in a positive way. For our last podcast of 2019 we wanted to gather all our previous guests together in one place. I also wanted to use this opportunity to ask you, How can we help you find what you a…
 
Looking in from the outside Grace Woodward appeared to ‘have it all’. Her fashion career encompasses raising cult lingerie brand Agent Provocateur into the spotlight as their PR agent, working with leading clients and magazines as a stylist, a judge on Britain’s Next Top Model, as Fashion Director at X-Factor and as Brand Director, reviving the fas…
 
We are living in unusual times, with access to a wealth of information, yet increasing levels of confusion and diminishing levels of trust. We are told our viewpoint and opinions count, however, we do not feel they are reflected in what we see in front of us. In striving to take control of our own destiny we end up working around the clock, our liv…
 
Human interaction can appear unrelated to processes and technology systems yet, they are in fact inextricably linked. I have been told previously in relation to fashion supply chains and transparency tools that ‘people are messy and you can’t make them conform’. However, I believe with the right tools, support and motivation people can enjoy workin…
 
Sunshine Bertrand designs eyewear for world-renowned luxury fashion brands including Chloé, Givenchy, Kenzo and Lucy Folk. Leading creative direction and trend forecasting alongside showing the way for responsible design and supporting sustainable materials innovation, Sunshine Bertrand balances aesthetics and commerciality for their clients. Sunsh…
 
Caryn Franklin M.B.E. MSc (Psych) MBPsS is a fashion icon who guides the British fashion industry in remarkable ways. A Fashion and Identity Commentator, Agent of Change and Professor of Diverse Selfhood at Kingston School of Art, we feel honoured to talk to Caryn for this special podcast episode. At iD magazine as Fashion Editor and Co-Editor, Car…
 
Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones graduated from Ravensbourne University and Central St Martins respectively. They met in Italy whilst working for British fashion brand, John Richmond, and since founding Teatum Jones in 2009 have been recognised worldwide for their emotionally connected approach to fashion. An approach that respects people and their ‘…
 
Exploring the value that apprenticeship schemes bring to the fashion industry we spoke with Jenny Holloway CEO, Fashion Enter for our latest podcast. Apprenticeships are an essential part of maintaining hands-on skills (often passed on from one generation to the next) and providing the fashion industry with the manufacturing capability needed to br…
 
Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, campaign consultant, Ashoka Changemakers fellow and founder of Craftivist Collective who has helped change government laws, business policies, hearts and minds. Sarah discovered Craftivism (a term coined by American writer and crafter Betsy Greer in 2003) but with no other projects or groups available to …
 
Within the sustainable fashion movement, Fashion Revolution needs no introduction. However what still intrigues me is how some people who work in fashion and consumers haven’t heard of Fashion Revolution, the Fashion Transparency Index or their worldwide campaign #whomademyclothes With more time and funding this will certainly change. I was introdu…
 
When Bozena Jankowska started her 16-year career in finance, sustainable investing was a relatively new concept. Starting as the one and only ethical analyst at Allianz Global Investors to years later leaving as Head of Environmental, Social and Governance to pursue building her own luxury fashion brand, Bozena had seen the sustainable finance indu…
 
A nation’s wealth and it’s attraction to work and live is determined by Gross domestic product (GDP), which is the market value of all final goods and services from a nation in a given year. This means that as an economy we want to be productive, work hard, and make money. To make money we have to have conditions in which businesses are supported b…
 
First podcast ever! Probably the only one that will be an hour long. Ari talks about Tinder, and her past relationships. While Seben discusses his family issues with alcohol and his questions on sex and porn. Ari also discusses the law of attraction and how to build your vibration and attract new things in your life. Follow me on youtube Ari Davis/…
 
Digital knitwear designer, Diagnostic radiographer within the NHS, Material scientist producing biodegradable materials, Co-director of Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency (BRIA), FashionTech writer for the Huffington Post, KPMG's Shift 100 list for retail technology entrepreneurs in 2017, The Hospital Club 100 list of the most influential and innovat…
 
Community building has become a frequently used term in branding exercises and marketing plans. But what does it really mean to build a community, to share a common interest, to aim for something and grow together. Han’s story is one that makes you believe there is a bright future for fashion. Blackhorse Lane focus on making the best pair of jeans …
 
How do we navigate the complex world of fashion supply chains and brand marketing? How do we know who’s opinion to trust so we can feel confident we know #whomademyclothes? Imagine if evidence rather than opinion gave the ability to trust. Not the evidence of a certificate or stamp of approval, but evidence provided by technology to track garments …
 
Having the courage to speak up and question the way things are done is something Charlotte Instone founder of Know The Origin completely understands. Whilst studying Buying and Merchandising at London College of Fashion Charlotte was so moved by the Rana Plaza collapse (the deadliest garment factory accident in history) that she not only questioned…
 
With London Fashion Week only a few days away attracting visitors and business opportunities from all over the world, we have to ask; What will the fashion industry look like post-Brexit? How do we make our fashion industry sustainable? One in 74 people in the UK work in the fashion industry, employing over 800,000. The creative industries contribu…
 
Ultimately it all comes down to friendship or perhaps simply love and respect. ​​​​​​​Love and respect is what binds Alicia Taylor and Steph Hogg together in their journey from school friends to co-founders of Gather&See, the online ethical fashion boutique founded in 2014. Love and respect are the guiding principles that are used to select product…
 
Following 7 years working in buying and merchandising roles at three of the biggest names in British luxury fashion; Mulberry, Matchesfashion.com, and Anya Hindmarch, Bethany Rowntree has taken the jump and gone solo, launching Studio B just 6 weeks ago (at the time we recorded our podcast). Statement not basic, this is certainly a phrase that can …
 
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