A full list of podcasts, books, campaigns and organisations to support. Use the contact page (top right) to send me your recommendations - especially if it's your own work!

Fun fact: the photo below, and used in the thumbnails for all my ‘Weekly Reading’ posts, was taken in the Klementinum Library in Prague. This real-life ‘Beauty and the Beast’ library holds more than 20,000 books and the fact it’s in Prague, my first European city and one dear to my heart, is just the cherry on top!


Wardrobe Crisis with Clare Press

Clare is Vogue Australia's Sustainability Editor, and she hosts this incredible podcast that 'unzips fashion's issues'. Weekly podcasts feature interviews with international trailblazers, entrepreneurs, scientists, policymakers and anyone working to reshape the global industry. I'm constantly inspired - and Clare's book is of course on this list too! 

Conscious Chatter with Kestrel Jenkins

Weekly podcast series with business owners and designers in the fashion industry. Kestrel's podcasts regularly give me tips and tricks for running this business, and the US focus aside, it's also a great way to learn the origin stories behind new ethical brands. One of my favourite episodes features Dominique Drakeford from Melanin & Sustainable Style, on the role of race in sustainable fashion. 

Copenhagen Fashion Summit

The world's leading event on sustainability in fashion now broadcasts their panels and plenary sessions. Interviews with top industry experts, scientists, researchers and designers - there's so much to learn and this is a great place to start. One day I'll make it there in person! 

Fashion Revolution Podcast by Tamsin Blanchard

Explores the hidden stories behind the clothes we wear - through interviews and investigations with garment workers, activists and supply chain experts. Turn up the volume because Tamsin has a soft voice - and enjoy!

Love to Sew by Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos

A weekly podcasts for sewing enthusiasts by sewing enthusiasts! Guests do everything from running their own business to working with other entrepreneurs and suppliers. A great way to learn tips and tricks, and find your tribe. 

Stitcher's Brew by Gabby Young and Megan Valero

A UK-based show (where Tilly Walnes has become a drinking game!) featuring weekly interviews with exciting sewing enthusiasts who run their own businesses. The hosts' energy is infectious, and it feels like you're listening to your friends having a chat with an exciting new friend. Guests often start their business as a hobby so there's a lot to learn for aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone looking for new brands or inspiration should definitely check this out. 

Sustainability Defined by Jay Siegel and Scott Breen

Their summary is so much better than anything I could write: the podcast that defines sustainability, one topic (and one bad joke) at a time

The Circulate Podcast

Hosted by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, who pioneered the model of a circular economy. Thought-provoking interviews with industry giants and guaranteed to inspire you!


Al Jazeera  |  Made in Bangladesh

CBC News  |  Made in Bangladesh

The Guardian  |  Sustainable Fashion: How to Bring Sustainability Into the Apparel Industry

NPR  |  The World Behind a Simple Shirt in 5 Chapters

TED Talks  |  Sustainable Fashion is a Shared Responsibility

Detox  |  How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion

Islam TV  |  Bangladesh in Crisis [Part 1] [Part 2]

The Story of Stuff  |  How Things Work

BBC Radio  |  Fast Fashion – Affordable or Exploitative [broadcast]

BBC Radio 4  |  What Price Cheap Clothes? [broadcast]

Fairtrade Foundation | Cotton impact video
Short (3:00):
Long (11:00):


Kassia St. Clair | The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History 2018

Sandy Black  |  The Sustainable Fashion Handbook 2012

Michael Braungart and William McDonough  |  Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things 2009

Sass Brown  |  ReFashioned: Cutting Edge clothing from Recycled Materials 2013

Elisabeth Cline  |  Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion 2012

Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose  |  Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change 2012

Alison Gwilt and Timo Rissanen  |  Shaping Sustainable Fashion: Changing the Way We Make and Use Clothes 2011

Tansy Hoskins  |  Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion 2014

Naomi Klein  |  No Logo 1999

Safia Minney  |  Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution 2012

Dara O’Rourke  |  Shopping for Good 2012

V. Ann Paulins  |  Ethics in the Fashion Industry 2009

Pietra Rivoli  |  The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy 2009

Lucy Siegle  |  To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? 2011

Rachel Louise Snyder  |  Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade. 2007

Henrietta Thompson  |  Remake It: Clothes2012

Kelsey Timmerman  |  Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories and People That Make Our Clothes 2012

Frances Corner  |  Why Fashion Matters

Clare Press  |  Wardrobe Crisis 2014

Ellen Kohrer + Magdalena Schaffrin  |  Fashion Made Fair 2016

Campaigns and Organisations

Clean Clothes Campaign

Ethical Fashion Forum

Fair Trade Foundation

Environmental Justice Foundation

The Good Guide

Greenpeace Detox Campaign

Labour Behind the Label

Nordic Initiative, Clean and Ethical


Traidcraft’s Justice Campaign

Key Reports

United Nations Global Compact/BSR  |  A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains

Clean Clothes Campaign  |  Tailored Wages

Labour Behind the Label  |  Tailored Wages UK

Ethical Fashion Forum  |  Value Chain Call to Action

Baptist World Aid Australia  |  Behind the Barcode

International Labor Rights Forum  |  Deadly Secrets

UN Global Compact  |  The Global Corporate Sustainability Report 2013

Fair Trade Foundation  |  Impact of Fairtrade Cotton

Deloitte  |  Fashioning Sustainability 2013

Greenpeace  |  A Fashionable Lie, Detox

WRAP  |  Valuing Our Clothes

Centre for Sustainable Fashion  |  Steps Towards Sustainability in Fashion: Snapshot Bangladesh

University of Cambridge  |  Well Dressed?

BSR  |  Sustainable Fashion Design: Oxymoron No More?

Rank A Brand  |  Feel Good Fashion: Transparency & Corporate Social Responsibility 2014

Traidcraft  |  Material Concerns: How responsible sourcing can deliver the goods for business and workers in the garment industry

Interesting Articles


Vogue UK  |  How the World Has Changed Since Rana Plaza

NY Times  |  Fast and Flawed Inspections of Factories Abroad

NY Times  |  U.S. Flouts Its Own Advice in Procuring Overseas Clothing

Take Part  |  This Girl Walked Through Fire So We Can Get Jeans for $9

The Guardian  |  A Sustainable Model for Fashion

The Guardian  |  10 Things That Have Changed Since the Bangladesh Factory Collapse

The Guardian  |  Fashion is seen as frivolous but it’s at the heart of contemporary culture

The Guardian  |  Why Sustainable Supply Chains Make Business Sense

Business of Fashion  |  Preventing Another Rana Plaza

Business of Fashion  |  Stripped Bare: Brands Move Towards Transparency and Traceability

Quartz  |  The Case For Fewer – But Better – Clothes

Research Institutions

Centre for Sustainable Fashion

MISTRA Future Fashion

Sustainable Clothing Action Plan: Clothing Knowledge Hub

Textiles Environment Design

Textile Futures Research Centre