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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dana Thomas. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dana Thomas, often where they are interviewed.

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12 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Dana Thomas. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Dana Thomas, often where they are interviewed.

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Sustainability In The Time of Covid 19 with Journalist Dana Thomas

REV On Air - Sustainable Stories
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We speak to journalist and author of the amazing book Fashionopolis Dana Thomas about how fashion is being impacted by Covid 19, and where we might be on the other side of this pandemic. We also talk about the rise, and perhaps now the fall, of fast fashion, and why we should be thinking about what we purchase and where from, particularly in the lead up to Fashion Revolution Week. 

Apr 08 2020

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044 Dana Thomas - Fashion's Leading Investigative Journalist

Fashion Your Seatbelt
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Dana Thomas is a dyed in the wool, true blue journalist. She lives it, breaths it and consumes it every day. She is the Woodward and Bernstein or the Ronan Farrow, if you will, of the fashion industry. Her deep dive, investigative books into the inner workings of the fashion world have earned her the respect of her peers and I am sure, when she comes knocking, a few shivers of fear down the spine of at least a couple of CEOs during her career.

In 2007 she published the New York Times bestseller, "Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster" which explored the dark side of the multi-billion-dollar business and exposed the hidden secrets that luxury brands didn’t want to have see the light of day. Then in 2015 she published “Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano”. In that book, Thomas explored how two of the most creative and influential designers of the past 30 years cracked under the pressure of the 24/7 incessant demands of a business built on always coming up with the next big thing, must-have accessory and the designer as superstar approach to creating a global fashion powerhouse.

And now Thomas is back with another timely and on-point book called “Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes”. This time she examines the damage wrought by the global clothing industry and the role that sustainably, accountability, fair trade and transparency must take if the world of fashion wants to stay viable in the coming decades as the needs of the consumers and the climate both change.

After a year in Paris working as a model, Thomas moved back to the United States to start her award-winning career by cutting her teeth in journalism writing for the Style section of The Washington Post. She then returned to Paris and was, for fifteen years, a cultural and fashion correspondent for Newsweek in the city of light. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and Architectural Digest, just to name a few. And in 2016, the French Minister of Culture named her a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.

I met up with Thomas in her home in the 7th arrondissement in Paris. There, surrounded by her collection of rare and out of print fashion books, with her dog Daisy at her feet and her daughter Lucie studying in the next room, we talked about her new book, her life long love of fashion and her ability to spot a seminal story before anyone else.

Mar 20 2020

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The award-winning, best-selling fashion journalist and author talks to Danielle Radojcin about the future of sustainable fashion, exploring contemporary concepts like circularity and even futuristic ones like buying a fashion item as a printable link. She also looks back at her stellar career, from her early days modelling for Azzedine Alaïa, to working at The Washington Post under legendary editor Ben Bradlee, and how she learned to always ‘get the story’.

Mar 11 2020

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S04 Episode 187 | DANA THOMAS + FASHIONOPOLIS: THE PRICE OF FAST FASHION AND THE FUTURE OF CLOTHES

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In episode 187, Kestrel welcomes Dana Thomas, the author of Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes, to the show. A regular contributor to The New York Times Style section, Dana has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar, among others. She was recently named the editor-at-large for Vogue Business, which is based out of London.

“They’re saying from day 1 — no, we’re going to start our company with this zero-waste idea, as opposed to trying to change it. And I think that they’re the ones that are going to survive and the old dinosaurs who are stuck in their ways — they’re going to go down, they’re going to go down hard — big and hard.” -Dana Thomas, Author of Fashionopolis

On this week’s show, Dana shares more on how she got started in the fashion industry working as a model in the 1970s. After leaving modeling to get an education to pursue a career in journalism, Dana found herself back in the fashion industry, working under Nina Hyde at The Washington Post.

Kestrel asks Dana to describe what she tells people when they ask her the question, “what should I wear?”. Also, we learn about some of the fashion changemakers that Dana included in her newest book, Fashionopolis.

The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:

Feb 23 2020

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The best-selling author, Dana Thomas, discusses her most recent book, Fashionopolis - The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes. This is a compelling history of fast fashion and, expanding on her research, Dana reveals some shocking findings about its manufacture and consumption. She also recalls the experiences which contributed to her writing the books which preceded Fashionpolis – namely, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster and the dual biography, Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.

Jan 17 2020

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Fashionopolis, an interview wtih Dana Thomas

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This week we speak with Paris-based fashion journalist Dana Thomas about the rise of fashion fashion and its true cost.

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Nov 19 2019

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Fast Fashion's High Price and Dana Thomas' Book of Hope

She's Got Flair
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As Dana says, “What Should I Wear?” is one of the fundamental questions we ask ourselves every day. But choosing what to wear and where to shop can have consequences. Dana’s her third book Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes, brings to light the uncomfortable truths we often ignore or don’t know about when we buy, say, that cute t-shirt, just because. Thankfully she also talks to people creating innovative solutions that look to the future of fashion. If you love fashion like I do, this is a must listen. 

Oct 10 2019

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Sustainable Fashion with Dana Thomas Author of Fashionopolis

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#32 Dana Thomas is the author of the new book Fashionopolis: The price of Fast Fashion & The future of clothes. Together we discuss Sustainable Fashion and what we should do for a better fashion.

The average garment today is worn 7 times before its thrown away so it’s time we became aware of the impact of fashion and that we act for a better fashion. We discuss on how fashion can become sustainable, what consumers should do to be more sustainable, if you can be sustainable buying fast fashion, the impact of Instagram an the influencers on our shopping habits and what they should do to change it and also about the future of fashion jobs related to sustainability.

Fashionopolis Book: https://rstyle.me/+GQaonYVTag3Ckzs62fQmMA

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Questions? Email me at giada@glamobserver.com

Oct 03 2019

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Ep 289:The Secret Past Of Your Wardrobe and Sportswoman of the Year with Dana Thomas and Rebecca Myers

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The amount we are buying is rising and rising and fast fashion is only benefiting from our consumeristic habits but somewhere in the system someone is paying the price. So is lab grown leather the answer?


As Harriet takes a week off Claudia-Liza Armah is taking the job of hosting this week and is joining Natalie and Emma.


Dana Thomas is talking all things fast fashion and sustainability in her new book “Fashionopolis” 


Having been fashion writing for 30 years she admits she wasn’t that aware of the state of fashion industry and the truth of sweat shops until she began digging and researching, she shares exactly what she found.


With the Sportswoman of the Year Awards approaching the ladies are joined by journalist Rebecca Myers together they are reflecting on what a year it has been for women sports, with both the football and cricket world cups they are debating who will win.


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Natalie Campbell

Emma Sexton

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Sep 24 2019

34mins

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Dana Thomas' 'Book of Hope' | Inside Fashion

The Business of Fashion Podcast
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The acclaimed fashion journalist discusses "Fashionopolis," a seething indictment of the industry's hugely damaging environmental and social impact that concludes with a glimmer of optimism.

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Sep 13 2019

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