Skip to main content
Pulling The Threads

Pulling The Threads

By Jancy Quinn

Pulling the threads is a podcast dedicated to learning more about our clothes; and sharing ideas to make and buy "Beautiful Things without Harm" through education and ideas for more mindful apparel choices. Pulling the Threads is a part of It Matters Wear consulting, both created by and brought to you by Jancy Quinn.
Listen on Spotify
Where to listen
Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Ep#2: Cashmere comes from goats?! // Boyette Clothing + Lonetree Ranch Wyoming

Pulling The Threads

1x
#6: Living a Fashionably Sustainable Life - Chelsey Evans (ETSY - Senior Manager, Sustainability)
#6: Living a Fashionably Sustainable Life - Chelsey Evans (ETSY - Senior Manager, Sustainability)
Have you ever wondered what 2 sustainability and fashion junkies talk about when their together? Then you'll love this episode. And if not...it's a great conversation about caring about both style and sustainability, and a whole lot more! Chelsey Evans is a good friend, and someone I've long admired for her career in Impact + Sustainability. Until recently, Chelsey was the Sustainability lead at Nordstrom; and she just embarked on an equally juicy role with Etsy as Senior Manager, Sustainability.  Join us as we talk about all things sustainable apparel, going green during COVID and how to carve a career path in sustainability.  Thanks for listening in! Please give it a share/like/review! Recorded: January 2021 (yes, a bit delayed to publish... but worth the wait!!) 
01:01:50
April 07, 2021
Ep #5, PART 2: A Sustainable Career - Jenn Swain (BURTON - Head of Sustainability)
Ep #5, PART 2: A Sustainable Career - Jenn Swain (BURTON - Head of Sustainability)
RECORDED April 23, 2020.  Join us for PART 2 of our conversation with Jenn Swain, Head Sustainability at Burton. In Part 1 we dove into everything that Burton is doing around environmental and social responsibility and all of the initiatives that Jenn and her team are leading. In this episode we get to talk about Jenn's career, her intentional and interesting career path as well as ideas for your own personal habits and choices in making a more sustainable life.  Learn more about Burton's sustainability initiatives here: https://www.burton.com/us/en/sustainability-people And follow Burton on Instagram @Burton: https://www.instagram.com/burton/ **************** Pulling The Threads, is a part of It Matters Wear, a consulting company dedicated to "Beautiful Things Without Harm" - created by me, Jancy Quinn. Visit our Instagram page (It Matters Wear) for photos from this podcast episode and to follow along for future stories: Instagram @ItMattersWear Thanks for listening and if you like the episode please give it 5 stars wherever you listen to podcasts - I really appreciate your support and please know that your review and follow or subscribe really helps me!  Thank you! Jancy https://www.instagram.com/jan.c.y/
16:08
July 07, 2020
Ep #5: PART 1: Actively Sustainable - Jenn Swain, Burton Head of Sustainability
Ep #5: PART 1: Actively Sustainable - Jenn Swain, Burton Head of Sustainability
RECORDED April 23, 2020. Join us for PART 1 of our conversation with Jenn Swain, Head of Sustainability at Burton. In this episode we talk about Burton's environmental and socially responsible path, and the initiatives that Jenn and her team are leading.  Stick around and join us for PART 2 where we get to talk about Jenn's career, as well as ideas for your own personal habits and choices in making a more sustainable life. Learn more about Burton's sustainability initiatives: https://www.burton.com/us/en/sustainability-people And follow Burton on Instagram @Burton: https://www.instagram.com/burton/ *************************** Pulling The Threads, is a part of It Matters Wear, a consulting company dedicated to "Beautiful Things Without Harm" - created by me, Jancy Quinn. Visit our Instagram page (It Matters Wear) for photos from this podcast episode and to follow along for future stories: Instagram @ItMattersWear Thanks for listening and if you like the episode please give it 5 stars wherever you listen to podcasts - I really appreciate your support and please know that your review and follow/subscribe really help me! Thank you! Jancy https://www.instagram.com/jan.c.y/
31:50
July 07, 2020
Ep#4: Small & Mighty // PUBLIC HABIT co-founders, Sydney & Zakhar: challenging traditional apparel production
Ep#4: Small & Mighty // PUBLIC HABIT co-founders, Sydney & Zakhar: challenging traditional apparel production
This week's episode is a conversation with the co-founders of Public Habit, a beautiful clothing line that not only utilizes responsibly sourced natural fibers, BUT is also working to challenge the traditional apparel production process. They have partnered with factories, that they have scrutinized to meet their ethical and sustainability standards, to produce on-demand clothing. Meaning they only make what a customer orders - eliminating waste in production and forecasting. Recorded remotely on March 7, 2020. Due to coronavirus, we had a virtual chat from the safety of our homes. I met Syndey & Zakhar in 2019 and have had the chance to work with them in navigating the sustainable apparel landscape and messaging/branding ideas. I visited one of their pop-up retail sales in December 2019 to see the actual products in-person and was blown away by the quality and prices. They are making luxury natural fibers accessible and sustainable.  I love this conversation as it walks through a fascinating entrepreneur journey and path to creating a mindful apparel company, challenging every traditional production model along the way.  Learn more & checkout the clothing at Public Habit: https://www.publichabit.com/  and on Instagram @PublicHabit Pulling The Threads, is a part of It Matters Wear, a consulting company dedicated to "Beautiful Things Without Harm" - created by me, Jancy Quinn. Visit our Instagram page (It Matters Wear) for photos from this podcast episode and to follow along for future stories: Instagram @ItMattersWear Thanks for listening and if you like the episode please give it 5 stars wherever you listen to podcasts, thank you!
44:46
May 04, 2020
Ep#3: Eileen Fisher RENEW \\ Taking responsibility for the full life of every product
Ep#3: Eileen Fisher RENEW \\ Taking responsibility for the full life of every product
This episode took me to the Eileen Fisher Renew sorting facility, located near downtown Seattle. This is one of two of their renew facilities, where they process all of the clothing that they take back from customers when they are done with the items. This takeback program begin in 2009 and was one of the first of its kind.  I toured the facility, learned about the processes and talked with three incredible women that work for Renew. This episode was recorded in the Spring of 2019 but is more relevant now than ever, as we sit in the midst of this global pandemic and see companies rethinking business as usual. Join me in learning about an innovative company and a few tips for how you can help to reduce the impact of your own apparel decisions.  Recorded March 2019 at the Eileen Fisher Renew sorting facility in Seattle, WA. To learn more about the company, Eileen Fisher, visit their website: https://www.eileenfisher.com/ Follow the Renew team and latest updates their Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/eileenfisherrenew/ Pulling The Threads, is a part of It Matters Wear, a consulting company dedicated to "Beautiful Things Without Harm" - created by me, Jancy Quinn. Visit our Instagram page (It Matters Wear) for photos from the headquarters visit and to follow along for future stories: Instagram @ItMattersWear Thanks for listening and if you like the episode please give it 5 stars wherever you listen to podcasts, thank you! 
35:21
April 27, 2020
Ep#2: Cashmere comes from goats?! // Boyette Clothing + Lonetree Ranch Wyoming
Ep#2: Cashmere comes from goats?! // Boyette Clothing + Lonetree Ranch Wyoming
Episode 2 takes us on an adventure to a ranch in Wyoming, pairing a Seattle fashion designer with an organic cattle rancher. I love this episode because it brought together 2 of my good friends and gave us the chance to get up close and personal with cashmere goats and help understand two very different but intersecting industries.....  Let's jump in and pull this thread to learn more about where cashmere comes from, trying to produce fibers & apparel in the U.S. and two women on their own meaningful missions. Happy listening, and if you like this please subscribe, rate and review! This episode interview was recorded April, 2019 at LoneTree Ranch in Wyoming. Learn more about Boyette Clothing and see the beautiful items at: https://www.instagram.com/boyette_clothing/ and their website at https://shopboyette.com/. See the goats and learn more about Lonetree Ranch and their sustainable ranching practices at: https://www.instagram.com/lonetreeranchwyo/ or visit their website at https://www.lonetree-ranch.com/.  See photos from this episode and follow along on all of our adventures: Visit our Instagram page (It Matters Wear) for photos from the ranch visit and to follow along for future stories: Instagram @ItMattersWear
49:12
March 27, 2020
Ep#1: The Renewal Workshop founder Nicole Bassett \\ Diverting clothing from landfills
Ep#1: The Renewal Workshop founder Nicole Bassett \\ Diverting clothing from landfills
Thanks for checking out the first episode of Pulling the Threads, this adventure took me to The Renewal Workshop headquarters in Cascade Locks, Oregon for a week of learning about their business. My week of shadowing, working various jobs and studying their company ended with a conversation with the co-founder, Nicole Bassett. The Renewal Workshop is the leading provider of circular solutions for apparel and textile brands. They are organized around the idea that businesses have multiple responsibilities for generating positive, lasting value. The interview in this episode was recorded August 2019 at The Renewal Workshop headquarters in Cascade Locks, OR. Pulling The Threads, is a part of It Matters Wear, a consulting company dedicated to "Beautiful Things Without Harm" - created by me, Jancy Quinn.  Learn more about The Renewal Workshop and checkout their renewed items for sale here: https://renewalworkshop.com/ Visit our Instagram page (It Matters Wear) for photos from the headquarters visit and to follow along for future stories: Instagram @ItMattersWear
30:59
March 27, 2020