Season 2 Finale! - Climate & Fashion episode!

Published on 2019-08-21

Hello Drip Community, 

We are so excited to bring you the Season 2 Finale of Mothers of Invention! 

Episode 8 Notes:

As a result of long supply chains and energy intensive production, the fashion industry is now the fifth-largest polluting sector in the world constituting 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In this week’s episode, we take a look at the $2.5 trillion dollar industry to explore the potential of a triple bottom line: people, profits and planet. This week’s guest host is Vietnamese-born, Thao Vu, an eco-fashion designer and founder of label, Kilomet109. Her return to traditional dying practices, handmade silk production and waste management is opening up conversations on how to rethink what we expect from our clothing. And Céline Semaan is a Lebanese-Canadian sustainability literacy consultant and educator for the fashion industry based in New York. She talks us through the concepts of slow fashion and circularity, and whether it really can affect change in the industry.

This week’s Mothers of Invention are:

Thao Vu

Eco-fashion designer based in Cao Bằng, Vietnam. Founder of fashion label Kilomet109 working with local women artisans to preserve and develop natural dyeing, silk production, and fabric weaving techniques derived in the area.

Celine Semaan

Celine Semaan is the founder of The Library Study Hall, a forum used to educate the fashion industry on sustainability literacy, and Slow Factory, a research and development lab helping fashion brands commit to a circular approach to production waste.

Happy listening! 

Love, 

The Mothers of Invention Team