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E.S.NOW

The A-Z of Environmental Style. With expert guests on all that is sustainable fashion. Hosted by Courtney Barriger.

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EP12: Protecting your Pets from Fast Fashion Pollution with Karyn Bischoff - Cornell University

This is one to put an ear to!  Today we are with Karyn Bischoff, Director of Analytical Toxicology in the Vet Population Medicine and Diagnostic Services Department in the College of Veterinarian Medicine at Cornell University.  Her research is in clinical toxicology and wants to share what she has learned about how house hold apparel can harm your pets. 

49mins

17 May 2021

Rank #1

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EP:11 Decolonizing Storytelling with Manpreet Kalra

In this episode of E.S.Now, we sit with Manpreet Kalra to find out why we need to decolonize storytelling in the ethical marketing landscape.  Manpreet is the founder of Art of Citizenry, where she works with clients globally in impact consulting through a marketing lens. She focuses on incorporating cultural humility in brand narratives and is particularly interested in how businesses in the Global North communicate impact about their work with producer groups in the Global South.www.artofcitizenry.com

43mins

4 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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EP10: Emma Riley with Lonely Whale

On this episode of E.S.Now, today I am with Emma Riley of Lonely Whale - here to discuss sustainable strategies in ocean conservation. Today we are with Emma Riley is the director of strategic partnerships of award-winning Lonely Whale, an incubator for courageous ideas that drive impactful, market-based change on behalf of our ocean. In her role, Emma serves as a brand strategist focused on building cross-industry and cross-culture partnerships and spearheading radically collaborative efforts that strengthen Lonely Whale’s global presence and impact.   

27mins

7 Feb 2021

Rank #3

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EP9: Fast Fashion Animal Toxicology with UC Davis Professor Wilson Rumbeiha

On this episode of E.S.Now, our special guest is Wilson Rumbeiha, Professor of Veterinary Toxicology at UC Davis, here to tell us his thoughts about the link between animals and fast fashion pollution.  Born and raised in Western Uganda. He obtained his PhD in Biomedical Sciences with a focus on Toxicology at Ontario Veterinary College, then moved to the US where he finished his Residency/Post Doc across the country.  He is a Fellow in the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and he is here to tell us his insight into how fast fashion pollution effects animals. 

40mins

3 Jan 2021

Rank #4

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EP8: A Better Way to Make Clothes with Fair Wear's Lotte Shuurman

On this Episode of E.S.Now, we have guest Lotte Shuurman, Marketing and Communications Director at Fair Wear: an organization that looks over the welfare of garment workers globally, by partnering with over 140 brands who have agreed to let Fair Wear oversee factory floors, connect with NGOs, and governments to ensure a safe workplace and living wage.

38mins

6 Dec 2020

Rank #5

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EP7: Why Vegan Fashion is the Best for the Environment with Sienna Martz of PETA

On this episode of E.S.Now, we are going to hear from Sienna Martz of PETA to find out why we should all consider going vegan with our fashion consumption.  Sienna Martz, a campaign coordinator for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals widely known as (PETA) coordinates corporate campaigns, ad campaigns, fashion brand collaborations, runway shows, and sustainability panels to encourage businesses and consumers to choose vegan and sustainable fashion. Thanks in part to her work, Chanel, Victoria Beckham, and Jil Sander have recently banned exotic animal skins.  California has banned the sale of fur and most exotic skins; scores of designers and retailers, including Prada, Chanel, Balmain, and Macy's, have banned fur; retailers such as H&M and ASOS have banned cashmere and mohair;You can keep up with her work on her instagram @siennamartz.art and of course @petawww.peta.org

30mins

13 Nov 2020

Rank #6

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EP6: Luxury Sustainable Fashion with Samata of Red Carpet Green Dress

On this episode of E.S.Now we have Samata of Red Carpet Green Dress - a women-lead platform for sustainable fashion design that brings eco fashion to the Oscars, and then some.  Their goal is to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion and be part of bringing those solutions to the global market.Today our guest Samata, CEO of Red Carpet Green Dress is here to tell us all about what her organization is up to, and give us insight into why luxury design is important in the sustainable fashion realm.  Samata is a British born Ghanian entrepreneur working across fashion, media and entertainment.  She is the author of two books - The Tribe Empowerment Journal  and The Fashion Designer’s Resource Book and is a contributing writer for Vogue, Huffington Post and The Guardian.  She’s also one of the faces of Lancome’s Tient Idole #Shade my Power campaign.  It’s an honor to have her as a guest!  

1hr 4mins

25 Sep 2020

Rank #7

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EP5: Radical Activism With Extinction Rebellion's Bel Jacobs

On today's episode of @e.s.now - we have fashion activist and coordinator at Extinction Rebellion, Bel Jacobs.Metro’s former fashion editor-turned-activist Bel Jacobs helps coordinate Extinction Rebellion Boycott Fashion, a campaign encouraging people to stop buying new fashion for a year. Here, she provides an insight into how she helped mobilize a funeral march during London Fashion Week and how to change your buying habits to stop fashion's contribution to the climate crises.   @ExtinctionRebellion @Bel_Jacobs EXTINCTION REBELLION

30mins

7 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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EP4: Ocean Conservation & The Need for Change with Actor-Activist Adrian Grenier

On this episode of E.S.Now actor-Activist Adrian Grenier is here to talk about the dire need for ocean conservation, and what we can do to realign our relationship with the environment. With over twenty years in environmental advocacy, Adrian Grenier is a champion of ocean conservation, and co-founder of the non-profit Lonely Whale.Lonely Whale is an award-winning incubator for courageous ideas that drive impactful market-based change on behalf of our ocean. Founded in December 2015 by Adrian Grenier and Lucy Sumner, Lonely Whale is inspired by the power of community to create the change needed to ensure a healthy planet. Lonely Whale is working towards a new era of radical collaboration, together facilitating the creation of innovative ideas that push the boundary on current trends in technology, media and advocacy that positively impact the health of our ocean. Lonely Whale’s work has been recognized by Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas, the Shorty Awards, and the ADDY Awards. Lonely Whale is a proud supporter of the UN Environment’s #CleanSeas campaign. @lonelywhale @adriangrenierwww.lonleywhale.com

21mins

16 Aug 2020

Rank #9

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EP3: Fabric Toxin Report by Biohacking Expert Dr. Sam Shay

The history of the dye industry, the toxic nature of dyes and synthetic fabrics and more with Dr. Sam Shay.Dr. Sam Shay, helps Biohackers, entrepreneurs, and mom-preneurs who have behavioral and food addictions to increase their energy, resilience, and creativity, so they can create and sustain a great business to create more personal freedom. Dr. Shay walked his own health journey from being chronically unwell from age 6-18 and overcoming sugar and video game addiction. He dedicated his life to natural medicine get himself and others well, which led him to functional medicine and functional testing.  Dr. Shay helps his clients with custom nutrition and lifestyle plans with his “10 Pillars of HealthTM" framework, the TAME the BEAST® of addiction framework, health coaching, and functional testing. www.drsamshay.com

45mins

5 Jul 2020

Rank #10