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The ANIMA ANIMUS Podcast

The ANIMA ANIMUS Podcast

By CHELSEA, from ANIMA ANIMUS
The AA Podcast is on a mission to bring the conversation of sustainability to the forefront of the fashion industry. Join Chelsea & her guests in learning and growing; unravelling the issues that fashion has caused on both our planet and its people. Expect topics including: streetwear, arts, youth culture, sustainability, ethics & more. // If you’re unsure where to start, sign up as an AA member to access our safe discussions forum & resources to help you get started: www.animaanimus.co.uk. // A single conversation can drive great positive industry change – so, are you tuning in yet?
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Ep19. How do sustainable brands market their transparency? With Erica Larson.

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Ep 42. Running a circular, slow-fashion streetwear brand, with Evie from Daines Atelier.
What is circular fashion? Why is slow-fashion important? These are the fundamentals pillars to this week’s awesome guest, Evie Daines; Founder of conscious streetwear brand Daines Atelier. Evie is on a mission to bring “cool” back into sustainable fashion, creating one-of-a-kind pieces using remnants of old textiles and deadstock fabrics. Tune in for great vibes all round, as Chelsea and Evie debunk many sustainable fashion myths, and chat about Evie’s latest fashion collection and inspirations. // Follow Evie at @dainesatelier & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
01:03:25
July 26, 2021
Ep 41. Improve your quality of life through “sustainable & intentional living”, with Kat aka Sweet Sustainability.
Join Chelsea as she sits down with Kat, aka Sweet Sustainability, who is a slow-living, ethical and sustainable fashion blogger and advocate. This week, we explore the benefits and what it means to “live an intentional lifestyle,” offering green-washing tips, easy lifestyle swaps and more conscious fashion suggestions. From two young people to another, this episode aims to help you break down common barriers, so that you can become the best global citizen you can be. Everyone has a role to play to solve the climate crisis; it’s not a core career path but finding ways to incorporate this within our lives is so necessary. So, how are you gonna get involved? // Follow Kat at @sweet.sustainability & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
39:50
July 21, 2021
Ep 40. How can we all engage in a low-waste lifestyle today? with Elizabeth Teo.
With SO much production waste and packaging created globally, isn’t it inevitable to just create waste even if we don’t want to? What do these zero-waste / low-waste lifestyles entail? There’s no better person in mind to join our AA family this week, to help demystify all these areas, than the zerowastecutie herself - yep I’m going by her IG handle which I’m sure some of you may recognize… it’s Elizabeth Teo! Environmental justice educator and sustainability advocate, tune in for an awesome chat jam packed with tips and advice to overcome common barriers associated with affordability, accessibility, or just general knowledge about the current global waste situation. // Follow Elizabeth at @zerowastecutie & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
51:55
July 12, 2021
Ep 39. Veganism & Ethical Fashion: Finding your favourite Pinterest fits through thrifting! With Bhavini Patel.
So honoured to introduce this week’s ethical fashion advocate, Bhavini Patel, who’s an absolute queen with incredible style. Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to be boring, and you can definitely find your next favourite Pinterest inspired fits, by simply scrolling through Bhavini’s feed! This week, Bhavini shares her experiences and learnings thus far in striving for an all-round conscious lifestyle. As we remind ourselves of the importance of ethics in everything we choose to do, Bhavini shares some super useful tips and advice, to help us find ways we can align our actions with our values; in fashion, food and beyond. // Follow Bhavini at @bhavpat & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
59:23
July 5, 2021
Ep 38. Top 5 tips to spot green-washing in fashion, with Shirley aka Classified Closet.
Every day is Earth day for us, so on this episode, we dedicate this space to exploring what green-washing is, what it looks like within fashion, how to spot it and some actionable solutions that both brands and consumers can implement. Chelsea is joined by a familiar face within the sustainable fashion remit, Shirley aka Classified Closet, as they embrace their advocacy for this matter. Tune in for an easy listen - promise it’s not a lesson! // Follow Shirley IG: @classifiedcloset and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
46:01
June 28, 2021
Ep 37. Building a sustainable fashion community through collaborations, with Nadine Banks.
Introducing: Nadine Banks, Fashion and Climate Justice Activist, Graphic Design and Founder of Re_Archive, an online journal space which connects and opens discussions about the fashion industry. From moving to London from New Zealand, Nadine drops some useful networking tips (for introverts like myself!) on how she started to build up her fashion network, into the ever-growing community of Re_Archive. We talk about inspirational figures, designing creative content, and the importance of collaboration to push sustainability messaging. // Follow Nadine at @nadinebanks & our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
41:35
June 14, 2021
Ep 36. Hemp for Fashion: “Can you smoke your hemp t-shirt?!” Featuring, Kelly McDowell.
Introducing this week’s guest: native New Yorker, but now based in Vermont, Kelly McDowell is an educator and sustainable fashion advocate, with a passion for agricultural landscapes, specifically the hemp industry. This week’s chat is a super easy listen if you’re interested in finding out more about the pros and cons of the hemp fibre and its potential to drive the sustainable fashion industry forwards. Expect some cool facts (like, did you know hemp fibre is fire-retardant and anti-microbial?!) and other nuggets of interesting information about how industrial hemp grows and it’s many other uses beyond the fashion industry. // Contact Kelly at: kellysgreenery@gmail.com and follow our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
53:52
June 7, 2021
Ep 35. The Fashion Start-up Checklist: manufacturers, resilience & creativity. With Fashion Insiders & Co.
Calling all passionate and purpose driven fashion entrepreneurs! This week, Chelsea welcomes Dessy Tsolova, founder and business strategist behind Fashion Insiders & Co, who helps budding fashion creatives break through business challenges. How will e-commerce compete as people become more eager to spend time outdoors? How has the pandemic disrupted consumer trends and behaviors in fashion? Tune in for a fashion business twist! // Follow Dessy on IG: @fashioninsidersco and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
42:34
May 31, 2021
Ep 34. Discovering global talents & artisanal brands who fight for social justice, with My Brother’s Friend.
Introducing our first 3-way conversation! Joined by fellow podcast hosts Nisha and Sofia, from My Brother’s Friend Podcast (and aspiring marketplace for artisanal brands!). Nisha & Sofia are two college seniors based in Boston, with a passion for discovering global artists, activists, talents and more. If you’re into streetwear, youth culture, and have a general interest in digging deeper into different art forms to learn about all the layers of conversational depth – MBF will be the most fulfilling space for you! // Follow MBF’s IG: @mybrothersfriend and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
40:48
May 24, 2021
Ep 33. “My fashion addiction got me into an $100,000 debt,” with Isabel Varela.
How does one go from being a fast-fashion addict to a sustainable fashion advocate?! This is the incredibly inspiring journey of Isabel Varela, who now dedicates her life to empowering others, helping them build better relationships with themselves and their clothing for a more sustainable future. We take a deep dive into the details that accumulated the $100k debt; finding help to overcome a self-destructive addiction, and her amazing art work and exhibitions, in which she now uses as a medium to curate, express and share her fashion journey. This is a conversation you don’t want to miss. // Follow Isabel IG: @iamisabelvarela and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
55:33
May 17, 2021
Ep 32. Making the climate cool again, with sustainability consultant Sara Miltenberger.
Is it just me, or does the conversation of climate change and sustainability can sometimes feel too ‘doom and gloom,’ since we’re facing such an environmental crisis? This is why I think it’s so important, especially within the fashion and beauty space, to inject some fun and hope back into the conversation! Join me as we welcome Sara from the Make Climate Cool Again Podcast, where we explore some key trends and ideas that brands could utilise to improve their sustainability practises. // Follow Sara at @makeclimatecool // Follow our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
51:60
May 10, 2021
Ep 31. Microplastics with macro impacts: how does fashion play a part in this?! With Sara Longo.
Did you know, we may be ingesting a credit card’s worth of micro-plastics in our bodies EVERY WEEK?! Some absolutely insane facts and findings on this week’s episode, as we sit down with the lovely Sara Longo, an entrepreneur and sustainability consultant with a love for the ocean! Tune in to hear more about what micro-plastics are, how they’re formed and what easy and realistic solutions we can all take to minimize micro-plastic impacts. // Follow Sara at @sararenaynay // Follow our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
45:54
May 3, 2021
Ep 30. Clothing, Climate Change & Crops - what do these all have in common? With Climate-Change Adaptation Specialist, Ntaba Francis.
If you’ve ever wondered about how and where your food is produced, this episode will definitely be up your street, as we sit down with Ntaba Francis, a Climate Change Adaptation Specialist, talking about the current Grenadian agricultural landscape, to what happens when the country experiences climate-change shocks. A super fun & engaging conversation, as we touch upon how the fashion industry could also take a note from the food industry, to encourage a more transparent supply chain, both being beneficial for the producer and consumer. // Follow our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
01:10:33
April 26, 2021
Ep 29. The indigenous fashion designer that’s shaking up the streetwear scene; decolonising fashion with mobilize.
What does the ‘decolonisation of fashion’ even mean?! What does this look like in practice? These social topics are often overlooked within the fashion sustainability space, and for one, an area I didn’t truly understand myself… that’s why it was an absolute blessing to be joined by Dusty this week, founder of Canadian based streetwear brand ‘mobilize,’ who opened my eyes to a whole different walk of life. With mobilize bringing the ever-needed representation of ingenious people within fashion, Dusty also aims to empower, educate and help others find their identity. I learnt a tonne about the “indigenous way of living,” and was so inspired by not only the richness in culture, but the incredibly mindful approaches into how resources are used, and the overall harmonic way of living. This was no doubt one of the most insightful, engaging and inspiring conversations I’ve had, and I know you guys will really vibe with Dusty too. // Follow Dusty IG: @m.o.b.i.l.i.z.e and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
55:34
April 19, 2021
Ep 28. What does inclusion look like within Sustainable Fashion? With Jessica Evans, model & founder of NOAGE Label.
Many of us are aware that fashion’s marketing campaigns, representations and even its systems, are not as diverse and inclusive as we would hope it to be. Jessica Evans is our featured guest this week, fashion model and founder of NOAGE Label, designed for the modern woman who cares about the world’s welfare. A super inspiring conversation which touches upon: fashion’s diversity and inclusion problem; how this is interlinked with the industry’s beauty standards, and how she uses this as fuel, to drive NOAGE as the conscious brand that it is today! // Follow Jessica on IG: @noagelabel and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
01:00:07
April 12, 2021
Ep 27. There’s the trash we produce, the trash we consume & the trashy ways we treat each other… featuring Ungarbage Magazine.
Join Chelsea as she welcomes MP Guillot, founder of Ungarbage Magazine, which is a Toronto based, quirky, fun (and your new favourite) conscious magazine! The purpose of this new fashion publication is to actively seek and inspire new ways of living, freeing us all from the societal pressures, discrimination and oppressions within the systems we live in. Tune in, as we talk about the importance of collaboration, the fashion media, and finding ways to improve our conversations. // Follow MP on IG: @ungarbagemag and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
54:41
April 5, 2021
Ep 26. The brand taking “wearing your boyfriend’s shirt” to a whole new level: Re-think Recycling with LOTI.
This week’s guest is about to make you re-think your idea of re-cycling and up-cycling drastically; this is not the dreadful cliché DIYs that you found on Pinterest – na uh! Based in Los Angeles, and crafted in Peru, LOTI is about to launch to the world their stunning, elevated every-day wear, made from up-cycled men’s shirting. Join us as we discover how LOTI tackles fashion’s over-consumption problem, with angelic, feminine dresses today! // Follow Lottie IG: @shoploti_ and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
42:26
March 29, 2021
Ep 25. In the face of a global crisis, how should the global fashion industry move forwards? with Fashion Forward.
Fashion Forward is the industry’s up and coming global think tank that you need to know about. This exciting New-York based, not-for-profit was founded by Sara Bernat and Doris Domoszlai-Lantner, to challenge the conventional discourses around the fashion system. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, join Chelsea as she sits down with Sara this week to discuss how Fashion Forwards unravels unexpected data into intelligent insights and accessible media for all. Sustainability is a global effort, so how can we ensure our adored fashion industry can also consciously move forwards, within the hardships of this pandemic? // Follow Fashion Forward on IG: @fashionforward_thinktank and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
56:33
March 22, 2021
Ep 24. "Good design is sustainable design," so how can we mindfully design for fashion? With Radina Radeva.
Ok – QUESTION! Have you guys ever thought about or wanted to change a specific graphic on your t-shirt… or have ever thought to yourself before buying something: “ah damn I wish that skirt was available in a black version… or blue version”?! Well what if I told you, you could pick the colour-ways you wanted and get a reversible skirt made just for you? Yep, this is exactly what our guest this week specialises in: multi-purpose and highly functional fashion pieces. Join Chelsea as she sits down with London based fashion designer, Radina Radeva, as they discuss how sustainability can be interweaved into fashion design, right from the initial, conceptual planning stages. // Follow Radina on IG: @radinaradeva_ and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
58:44
March 15, 2021
Ep 23. Picking brains with Fashion Designer & Fashion Buyer: Should the fashion industry adopt a season-less buying cycle? Part 2 with Chloe Baines.
Welcome back to part 2 of Chloe and Chelsea’s sustainability conversation, as they pick each other’s brains on the intersection of Fashion Design and Fashion Buying. Normally, it can be difficult to have such open discussions within a business context, so it’s great to be able to have a candid conversation between designer and buyer. Main topics of discussion includes: the dynamics of the current production cycle; fashion week deadlines; the concept of seasons; fashion consumerism and designing with conscious. An insightful conversation you don’t want to miss! // Follow Chloe on IG: @chlobaines and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
49:04
March 8, 2021
Ep 22. Is sustainable fashion just a huge paradox? Part 1 with Chloe Baines.
So thrilled to have Chloe Baines, a London based fashion designer and stylist, join the AA family this week. Her success with “In Tents: The After Part,” proves to be a continual success, as she transforms festival waste into stunning, wearable fashion pieces. If there’s something I can leave you to think about… it’ll be this quote: “There’s a real conflict between the two things that I do, in the sense where I want the fashion industry to be sustainable and ethically conscious, and then on the other hand, I want to sell my pieces, so there’s definitely an interesting relationship between sustainable practice and consumption.” – Chloe. // Follow Chloe on IG: @chlobaines and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
56:39
March 1, 2021
Ep21. Our favourite F words: fashion, feminism & female empowerment. With Cabrini Roy.
Calling all female boss babes! This week, Chelsea welcomes Cabrini Roy, founder of eponymous slow-fashion label, who aims to empower women from all around the world through her hand-made, luxurious, contemporary pieces. Though based in London, she takes influence from her Filipino culture, creating unique designs which contrast bold masculine silhouettes with feminine details. This week is an exploration of the importance of female empowerment, especially within the fashion sustainability space, what the “made-to-order” process is, and what it’s like to run a slow-fashion brand. Ready to feel inspired & empowered? // Follow Cabrini on IG: @cabriniroy and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
48:01
February 22, 2021
Ep20. Who’s passionate about streetwear fashion & sustainability like us?! With Lianne Wing-Martins of RePurpus.
I have always viewed ANIMA ANIMUS as the middle section of a Venn-diagram; the intersection between streetwear fashion and sustainability… and it was my quest to find others who have the same passions as me… are there?! Luckily yes!! Because this week, we’re joined by the lovely Lianne Wing-Martins, founder of up-cycling fashion brand RePurpus, as we discuss what it’s like to be females within the streetwear world, Toronto’s streetwear scene and how we aim to influence the wider community about sustainability through our streetwear passions. // Follow Lianne on IG: @repurpus and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk. //
55:46
February 15, 2021
Ep19. How do sustainable brands market their transparency? With Erica Larson.
Transparency… a big buzzword for impact-driven businesses. But how do brands communicate and market their sustainability initiatives creatively and effectively? This week, Chelsea welcomes Erica Larson, Founder and Creative Director of Pixel Power, where they explore exciting new content ideas within the future of the digital marketing space. // Follow Erica on IG: @pixelpowercle and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
50:32
February 1, 2021
Ep18. How to engage with the dis-engaged, to tackle the UK’s air pollution emergency problem, with Katie English.
Did you know, Ella-Kissi Debrah was the first person in the UK to have air pollution as her cause of death? Ella was only 9 years old. The UK is experiencing an air pollution & national waste emergency. Join Chelsea and UCL’s Masters graduate Katie English, as they explore the intersections of air quality, racial injustice and the climate change crisis. // Find Katie at: katiescralettenglish@gmail.com and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
01:09:14
January 25, 2021
Ep17. Fighting for future’s sake by connecting sustainable brands to eco influencers, with Cornelia Kangur from 4futusake.
Chelsea welcomes Cornelia Kangur, founder of newly launched marketplace, 4futusake, a platform connecting sustainable brands to eco-influencers. Cornelia shares her goals for the platform, what it’s like being a girl boss, and the current fashion scene in Estonia. // Contact Cornelia at: cornelia@4futuressake.com and follow our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
43:22
January 11, 2021
Ep16. ESG, SDG, ESMS – what?! Understanding environmental, social and corporate governance with Anna Chashchyna.
Chelsea welcomes Anna Chashchyna; a sustainability consultant, writer, and podcast host of the ‘Sustainability Explored’ podcast. Over the last 5 years, Anna’s consultancy has helped link the corporate world with environmental & social governance, through investment projects in renewable energy. // Follow Anna on IG: @achashchyna and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
01:05:05
January 4, 2021
Ep15. What were your 2020 fashion sustainability learnings & un-learnings?
To celebrate the New Year, join Chelsea as she reflects on her top 10 learnings and un-learnings of 2020! What were yours? We'd love to hear it, either at our IG: @_animaanimus // or join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk. Happy New Year!!!
32:59
December 28, 2020
Ep14. Why quit fast-fashion & Black Friday? with Teresa Maria from Outlandish.
Chelsea welcomes Teresa Maria, founder of Outlandish, a blog which shares her fashion sustainability journey as a recovering shop-aholic. This week, they’ll be dissecting the problem and ugly truth about Black Friday… whilst offering some tips and advice to help you lead a more conscious lifestyle too! // Follow Teresa on IG: @the_teresamaria and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
49:52
December 14, 2020
Ep13. Circular fashion: What does ‘regenerative fashion’ mean? With Fortunale.
Chelsea welcomes Melania Grandolfo, Marketing Lead behind Italian eco-brand Fortunale. With ‘Fortunale’ meaning wind/storm, the brand’s mission is to be the pivotal wind that changes the course of fashion, creating the world’s best natural wool sweaters. // Follow Fortunale on IG: @fortunale_nature and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
28:56
December 7, 2020
Ep12. Social media activism and the environment: How can we harness trends to make friends? With Jacqueline Ouellette.
Chelsea welcomes Jacqueline Ouellette, currently a Sustainability Management Ph.D. Student. Jacqueline is incredibly pro-active, from developing sustainability policies in the workplace, to being a Fashion Revolution Ambassador... Join them in discussing Jacqueline’s recent thesis publication, SDGs, the education system and how we can “harness trends to make friends.”// Follow Jacqueline on IG: @0uellette and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
54:46
November 30, 2020
Ep11. Interactive-solo episode: I’ve got an announcement!!
Yay!! Our first 10 episodes down already, what?! To celebrate our first mini milestone, join Chelsea in today’s fun, interactive episode - where a special, exciting announcement will also be made!! *hint…* we’ll be talking a lot about brand transparency… ;) // Follow us on IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
30:24
November 23, 2020
Ep10. The science behind natural dyes, with Sanctuary Innerwear.
Chelsea welcomes Anna Luckai, founder of Sanctuary Innerwear. With over 50 years of experience, Anna developed her slow-fashion lingerie brand which aims to be as transparent as possible with its practises and materials. Join them in learning about how Anna goes from growing all her ingredients in her garden, to creating her final healthy herb-infused innerwear. // Follow Anna on IG: @sanctuaryinnerwear and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
42:04
November 16, 2020
Ep9. Can we still share and rent clothing in a post-pandemic world? With PALANTA.
Chelsea welcomes Sara Toth, founder behind The Netherland’s latest fashion rental marketplace, PALANTA. By tackling the short-life span problem associated with maternity-wear and baby-wear, join Chelsea and Sara in exploring: the rental business model, the concept of ownership and the sharing economy within a post-pandemic world. // Follow Sara on IG: @palanta.co and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
38:32
November 9, 2020
Ep8. Let’s save the elephants! With The Elephant Room.
Chelsea welcomes Emily Gorski, the self-taught seamstress behind loungewear label, The Elephant Room. From launching in lockdown, to now sponsoring her first Elephant in Thailand, Emily will be sharing the importance of animal welfare and some easy life hacks to help us make more conscious choices within our everyday lives. // Follow Emily on IG: @the.elephantroom and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
35:24
November 2, 2020
Ep7. How can fashion illustration be sustainable? With Anna Keo.
Chelsea welcomes Anna Keo, who is the bubbly fashion illustrator behind her eponymous brand. Anna is a sustainability and mental health advocate, creating fun artwork, custom illustrations and quirky greeting cards, in aim to spread joy and positivity to those around her. Join us to discover how Anna interweaves the values of sustainability into her illustrations. // Follow Anna on IG: @annakeo_design and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
52:21
October 26, 2020
Ep6. Are charity shops as sustainable as you think? Tackling fashion waste with Lydia Bolton.
Chelsea welcomes Lydia Bolton, who is the innovative fashion designer behind her eponymous label which upcycles unwanted textiles into covetable womenswear. With a successful collaboration with NICCE and being featured in many leading magazines, this is only just the beginning of Lydia making waves. Join us in discussing all things: streetwear, disposable culture and tackling industry waste. // Follow Lydia on IG: @ lydia__bolton and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
36:01
October 19, 2020
Ep5. Do men care about sustainable fashion? With the Eco-Stylist.
Has fashion sustainability become too “feminine” of an issue for men to care about? Are men even interested in sustainability at all? Join Chelsea in welcoming Garik Himebaugh, founder and Chief Stylist behind the Eco-Stylist, which is an online marketplace for ethical and sustainable menswear clothing, as they deep dive into the mind of the male shopper. // Follow Garik on IG: @yourecostylist and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
42:09
October 12, 2020
Ep4. What is a sustainable photographer?! With Ethic Co!
Chelsea welcomes Emily Lavarello, founder and photographer behind Ethic Co Photography. Emily empowers and supports emerging and impact-driven brands, with narrating their visions and stories through enticing photography. An amazing visual story teller; tune in to discover how Emily advocates ethics, sustainability and transparency through her work. // Follow Emily on IG: @ethicco.photography and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
33:45
October 5, 2020
Ep3. Making sustainability cool through streetwear, with acia Studios.
Chelsea welcomes her 3rd guest: Suril, founder and creative mind behind acia Studios, a UK-based streetwear brand with a vision for “conforming against the masses.” They’ll be exploring the mergence between the luxury and streetwear market, the underground scene and the importance of community and collaboration. With Suril keeping things super real, he also shares what it’s really like as an independent designer during lockdown, why young people are not aware about the true cost of fashion, and his latest work with integrating innovative technology to develop his upcoming new, sustainable streetwear pieces. // Follow Suril on IG: @aciastudios and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
34:10
September 28, 2020
Ep2. Building a sustainable & COVID-resistant brand as an independent designer, with Rockett Fashion.
Chelsea welcomes her 2nd guest: Eleanor Rockett, founder of Rockett Fashion, which is a London based consultancy service with a mission to help independent designers launch, build, and manage their fashion brands ethically and sustainably. They’ll be turning the tables to explore sustainability through a business perspective, and enlighten you from the recent covid-media of fashion doom & gloom. Eleanor will be sharing her views on the possible opportunities that she sees in a post-covid world, how independents can adapt to this new climate, and the different innovative business models that can be adopted to stay covid-resistant. // Follow Eleanor on IG: @rockettfashion and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
40:14
September 21, 2020
Ep1. Upcycling & finding potential in old materials with The D’eco Life.
Chelsea welcomes her 1st guest: Joana Correia, founder and jewellery designer behind The D'eco Life, which is a Portuguese jewellery brand with a mission to open up our minds to the creative world of upcycling. Join them, as they break down the reasons as to why we have become so unaware and un-able to see the potential of second-hand and unwanted materials; how our educational experiences may have impacted the way we view things; the stigmas associated with second-hand items, and the secret to getting into the upcycling world without a design background. // Follow Joana on IG: @thedeco.life and our IG at @_animaanimus // You can also join the rest of the AA Fam in continuing the conversation at www.animaanimus.co.uk.
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September 14, 2020
Intro: Welcome to The AA Family!
Welcome to The ANIMA ANIMUS Podcast! I’m Chelsea, founder of ANIMA ANIMUS, which is a London-based lifestyle brand with a vision for bridging the gap between streetwear fashion and sustainability. This podcast is an extension to the brand’s values, so I thought it would be a good idea to kick off the show with a little intro about myself, explain the visions and values behind AA, and why I started this podcast! Would love to connect with all you game-changers either on our IG, or join the rest of the AA Family on our website, which hosts a safe forum area for members to discuss, exchange ideas & get exclusive access to other sustainability goodies. www.instagram.com/_animaanimus/ www.animaanimus.co.uk Mad love, Chelsea x
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September 11, 2020