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Style & Sustain - The podcast

Style & Sustain - The podcast

By Amma Aburam
“If you wear clothes and want to make the world a better place, this is for you.”
Hi, I’m Amma, founder of Style and Sustain. Join me for conversations championing change in the fashion industry and beyond. I’ll be sharing about my journey from fast-fashion addict to sustainable fashion advocate, plus interviewing trailblazers that have inspired me online and offline.
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Style & AvantRunway with Beatrice Oboh
In this episode, I’m chatting to Beatrice Oboh, a friend and fellow sustainable fashion enthusiast. Beatrice has a background with multiple interests but her love and curiosity about what goes on behind the scenes in the fashion industry led her to create Avant Runway, a conversation led space that brings to light solution-driven individuals who are changing the face of fashion. We talk about how the sustainable fashion journey began for Beatrice, being black women in the industry and her hopes for the future of fashion. Take a listen!
36:20
January 23, 2022
3 reasons individual actions against climate change are key to a better world
According to a Guardian article written in 2017, 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global emissions. Topping that list of companies are fossil fuel companies. Over the past few years, conversations around which global actors are the biggest culprits of the climate crisis have increased - slowly moving the narrative from individual actions like recycling and living sustainably to mitigate climate change to holding the biggest culprits like fossil fuel companies accountable for their above-average contribution to the destruction of our planet and human livelihoods. Despite all this, individual action is essential. In this episode, I give three reasons why I believe individuals/consumers should still make changes to live greener lifestyles even if they are not the biggest and definitely not the only culprits of climate change. Let's dig in. 
30:09
December 24, 2021
Style & Revolution with Fernanda Simon of FashRev Brazil
Fernanda Simon is the Director of Fashion Revolution Brazil, as well as Sustainability Editor of Vogue Brazil. The movement now brings together thousands of people passionate about seeing change in the industry in the country and beyond. Fernanda is an empathetic powerhouse and I love this conversation with her. We talk about her spiritual transformation that led to her passion for bringing forth a new fashion industry to her current role as Vogue Brazil Sustainability Editor, as well as the important part that the indigenous people of Brazil play in the future of the country, the environmental and economical impact of fast fashion and more...we cover it all in this inspiring conversation. Listen for yourself.
47:49
September 19, 2021
5 ways to spot brands with authentic sustainable and ethical practices...but also eco-anxiety...
In this episode, I start by sharing my current heightened state of eco-anxiety post the publication of the IPCC report, how I cope with it and some key resources we can all use to tackle the climate crisis together.  I then dive into tips around 5 Indications that a brand/company has authentic ethical & sustainable practices. It's a greenwashing minefield out there these days and these 5 tips I picked up along the way have helped me identify the brands I should engage with and support versus the ones to avoid and hold accountable for their actions.  Resources mentioned in the episode:  Earth Rise Studio: https://www.earthrise.studio/ #stopcambo: https://linktr.ee/StopCambo Paid To Pollute Campaign: https://paidtopollute.org.uk/?ltclid=1984a11a-9233-468a-83ba-f467c5f0578f
36:43
August 24, 2021
Style & Psychology with Shakaila Forbes-Bell
In this episode, I’m talking to Shakaila Forbes-Bell a Fashion Psychologist and founder of the Fashion is Psychology platform based in London. You may be wondering, what is Fashion Psychology? Simply put the clothes we wear impact the way we live our lives, Fashion Psychology is the research and study of that impact. Shaikaila and I chat about what exactly fashion psychology is and how this up and coming field can transform how we relate to our clothes, be it as a brand or as a consumer. Fashion psychology is about the journey we go on with our clothes in our lifetime, and how wielding their power positively can be transformative for us as individuals and as a society at large.  Shakaila shares some deeply emotional journeys with her clothes, and about how her profession is seeing a rebirth for the better.
45:04
May 22, 2021
3 ways to inspire people to dress more consciously
In this episode, I'm answering a question I get a lot: how do you inspire others to dress more consciously? I share three DOs and DON'Ts based on my experiences. Take a listen! 
23:39
April 15, 2021
Style & Panafrica - Shoes consciously made in Africa
This episode, I chat to Helene Lucas, one of the key initiators of Panafrica shoes. She takes me through the incredible origin story of the brand and how the amazing shoes are uniquely made ethically and consciously across Africa- from Ivory Coast to Morroco, they are proof that Made in Africa can truly embody sustainable and ethical practices that take into account economical and environmental impact of production. Have a listen!
40:16
February 02, 2021
5 lessons not shopping for 3 months taught me
Back in 2016, I stopped shopping cold turkey...for 3 months. Which was quite the feat for me at that time. In this episode I'll be sharing 5 lessons I learnt about conscious fashion during that time, I hope it inspires you on your journey too. Have a listen. 
40:01
January 14, 2021
Style & Omi Na-Na with Esha Ahmed
Esha Ahmed, founder of fabulous sustainable and ethical brand Ominana is the definition of #bosslady.  Omi Na-Na is authentic, cool and flaunts stunning statement dresses. We talk about how her Indian heritage shaped her journey into sustainable fashion and inspired the craftsmanship behind her brand. The at-times hidden realities of garment workers in India and the lack of representation of people from that part of the world in sustainable and ethical fashion and so much more. Enjoy!
45:25
December 15, 2020
An introduction. A journey. A sneak peek.
This is the story of my past as a fast fashion addict, my transition to sustainability and a sneak peek about what this podcast will be about. Hope you enjoy it! Don't hesitate to share comments, ideas or questions by emailing me at amma@styleandsustain.com. 
19:48
November 22, 2020