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Hello! Welcome to The Ethical Conversations Podcast, hosted by Jess Rigg. If you're looking to live a more sustainable life, this is the podcast for you! The podcast focuses on everything sustainable, eco & ethical. Covering topics from slow fashion to affordable veganism to plastic-free periods, it aims to be an accessible and non-judgemental space for people to learn about issues affecting our planet. FIND US:IG - @ethicalconversationspodcasthttps://jessrigg.com/the-ethical-conversations-podcast/

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Hello! Welcome to The Ethical Conversations Podcast, hosted by Jess Rigg. If you're looking to live a more sustainable life, this is the podcast for you! The podcast focuses on everything sustainable, eco & ethical. Covering topics from slow fashion to affordable veganism to plastic-free periods, it aims to be an accessible and non-judgemental space for people to learn about issues affecting our planet. FIND US:IG - @ethicalconversationspodcasthttps://jessrigg.com/the-ethical-conversations-podcast/

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The Ethical Conversations Podcast

Latest release on Jul 17, 2020

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Rank #1: Let's Chat About What Makes an Ethical Fashion Brand // With Ruth MacGilp

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ABOUT RUTH
Ruth is an Ethical fashion writer and digital marketer who focuses on copywriting, social media, email marketing, SEO, websites, PR etc. for purpose-driven brands, mostly sustainable fashion & lifestyle. Ruth has written articles for publications like Eco Age & Eco Warrior Princess and on her own blog. Ruth’s been blogging since about 2015 and is passionate about bucking the trend of influencers + fast fashion with second hand style, outfit repeating, caring for clothes and education/activism on issues that matter. Alongside this, Ruth’s volunteered with Fashion Revolution since 2017 through community events.
Recently, Ruth started an Ethical Fashion newsletter which I urge you to support here: ruthmacgilp.substack.com
Ruth is on socials @ruthmacgilpblog and her own site, ruthmacgilp.com
FOLLOW JESS
Blog - https://jessrigg.com
Instagram - @jessrigg_
The Podcasts' Instagram - @ethicalconversationspodcast
ABOUT THE EPISODE
In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Ruth and I discuss what makes a brand ethical, the problems with fast fashion, how important ethics is in sustainability and a whole lot more!
Ruth’s Cosmo Article: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/fashion/style/a30243970/fast-fashion-toxic-relationship/
Fashion Revolution’s Website: https://www.fashionrevolution.org
READ MORE: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-what-makes-an-ethical-fashion-brand

Jul 17 2020

32mins

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Rank #2: Let's Chat About Transparency in Sustainability, Fashion Revolution & Green Washing // With Melissa Watt

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FOLLOW MELISSA:

Blog - https://melissawatt.co.uk

Instagram - https://instagram.com/melissawattt

Newsletter - https://notwhatitseams.substack.com


FOLLOW JESS: 

Blog - https://jessrigg.com

Instagram - https://instagram.com/jessrigg_

Podcast Instagram - https://instagram.com/ethicalconversationpodcast


ABOUT THE EPISODE:

In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Melissa and I discuss what transparency actually is and why it’s so important in sustainability and fashion. We also delve into the controversy that the Fashion Revolution Index caused and how we can avoid being greenwashed by fast fashion brands.

The blog post that inspired the episode: https://www.melissawatt.co.uk/post/let-s-talk-about-that-h-m-score

READ MORE: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-with-melissa-watt

Jul 10 2020

36mins

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Rank #3: Let's Chat About Sustainable Travel // With Natasha of Mindful Feet

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FOLLOW NATASHA:

Blog - https://mindfulfeet.com

Instagram - https://instagram.com/natasha_re

FOLLOW JESS: 

Blog - https://jessrigg.com

Instagram - https://instagram.com/jessrigg_

Podcast Instagram - https://instagram.com/ethicalconversationspodcast

ABOUT THE EPISODE

In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Natasha and I chat about sustainable travel & it’s accessability, overtourism, the pros and cons of Air BNB and how we can make our travels more eco-friendly.

READ MORE: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-sustainable-travel

Jul 03 2020

31mins

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Rank #4: Let's Chat About Eco-Friendly Living // With Rae Ritchie

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FOLLOW RAE:

Instagram - @rae_ritchie_

Website - https://raeritchie.com

Newsletter - https://raeritchie.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=f09e9a1ce10b6a548a658b7ca&id=9084273bb6


FOLLOW JESS:

Instagram - @jessrigg_

Blog - https://jessrigg.com

Podcast Instagram - @ethicalconversationspodcast


ABOUT THE EPISODE: 

In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Rae and I chat about eco-friendly living, minimalism and actionable steps we can all take to live more sustainable lives.

READ MORE: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-eco-friendly-living

Jun 26 2020

35mins

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Rank #5: Let's Chat About Environmental Activism, Modelling & Female Empowerment // With Brana Dane

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Follow Brana:

Website: https://branadane.com 

Instagram: https://instagram.com/branadane.

Follow Jess:

Blog: https://jessrigg.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jessrigg_

Podcast Instagram: https://instagram.com/ethicalconversationspodcast

ABOUT THE EPISODE:

In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Brana and I discuss her environmental activism, female empowerment, the model mafia and being a sustainability advocate.


Read More: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-environmental-activism-modelling-female-empowerment

Jun 19 2020

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Rank #6: Let's Chat About Consumerism, Culture & Climate Change // With Eugenia Chow

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FOLLOW EUGENIA:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/eugreenia
Blog: https://www.veganhkblog.com Her Podcast: The Everyday Activist
FOLLOW JESS:
Instagram: https://instagram.com/jessrigg_
Blog: https://jessrigg.com
Podcast Instagram: https://instagram.com/ethicalconversationspodcast
ABOUT THE EPISODE
In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast,  Eugenia and I discussed her time backpacking in Nepal and what she learnt about consumerism, sustainability and other cultures. We talk about community, whether climate change is the consumers issue and what is actually essential.
Eugenia’s blog post that inspires this conversation: https://www.veganhkblog.com/blog/2020/2/9/climate-change-and-culture-1
Ted Talk on Bhutan: https://www.ted.com/speakers/tshering_tobgay

Read More: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-consumerism-culture-climate-change-with-eugenia-chow

Jun 12 2020

22mins

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Rank #7: Let's Chat About What Happens To Our Old Clothes // With Amelia Easley from Sustainability Of Podcast

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FOLLOW AMELIA:

Instagram - https://instagram.com/sustainabilityofpodcast

Blog - https://sustainabilityofpodcast.com

Podcast - Spotify & Apple.

FOLLOW JESS:

Instagram - https://instagram.com/jessrigg_

Blog - https://jessrigg.com

Podcast Instagram - https://instagram.com/ethicalconversationspodcast

ABOUT THE EPISODE

In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Amelia and I talked about whether shopping second-hand is the most sustainable and ethical way to buy clothes, what actually happens to our clothes when we donate and recycle them, the impact that the second-hand clothing industry has on LEDCs, why some companies incinerate their stock and the impact this has, if our clothes actually get recycled when we send them off to be & much more on this super educational and informative episode!

READ MORE ABOUT THE EPISODE & GUEST AT: https://jessrigg.com/what-happens-to-our-old-clothes-with-amelia-easley

SOURCES MENTIONED:

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HuffPost – We Buy A Staggering Amount Of Clothing, And Most Of It Ends Up In Landfills.

The Atlantic – Where Does Discarded Clothing Go?

BBC – Where Do Your Old Clothes Go?

Oxfam’s Study – The impact of the second-hand clothing trade on developing countries

Business Of Fashion – Africa vs the USA: A Secondhand Clothing Showdown

BBC – Burberry Burns Bags, Clothes and Perfume Worth Millions

Newsweek – Luxury Brands Prefer to Burn Millions of Dollars’ Worth of Clothes To Letting ‘Wrong’ Shoppers Buy Them At Discount

Ellen MacArthur Foundation – Make Fashion Circular

Ellen MacArthur Foundation – A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning fashion’s future 

Jun 10 2020

43mins

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Rank #8: Let's Chat About Coronavirus' Impact On Nature // With Camilla Bertolini

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FOLLOW CAMILLA:

 Instagram - https://instagram.com/stenella90

 Blog - https://holisticfish.weebly.com

 FOLLOW JESS: 

Instagram - https://instagram.com/jessrigg_ 

Blog - https://jessrigg.com 

ABOUT THE EPISODE

 In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Camilla and I talked about the impact of Coronavirus on nature, marine animals, habitats and our daily lives. We also discussed changes in pollution and what we think will happen once the crisis is over – will people actually slow down? There’s also some information about her activism with groups in Venice to help conserve the lagoon and reduce waste in the city. If you’re an ocean lover like me, then this is a super fun and interesting episode!

 READ MORE AT: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-coronavirus-impact-on-nature-with-camilla-bertolini

May 29 2020

29mins

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Rank #9: Let's Talk About Textile Waste // With Tatty Moo

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FOLLOW JULIA:

Instagram - https://instagram.com/tatty_moo

Blog - https://whatawastecollective.wordpress.com

Website - https://tattymoo.com

FOLLOW JESS:

Instagram - https://instagram.com/jessrigg_

Blog - https://jessrigg.com

ABOUT THE EPISODE

In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Julia and I chatted about how Julia got into making clothes and sustainable fashion, what deadstock fabric is and why there’s so much of it, some upcycling tips, changing the fashion industry and if social media is the best way to educate people on sustainable fashion.

READ MORE: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-textile-waste-with-tatty-moo/

May 28 2020

26mins

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Rank #10: Let's Chat About Veganism // With SustainablyChar

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FOLLOW CHARLOTTE:

Instagram - https://instagram.com/sustainablychar

Blog - https://sustainablychar.wordpress.com

FOLLOW JESS:

Instagram - https://instagram.com/jessrigg_

Blog - https://jessrigg.com

ABOUT THE EPISODE

In this episode of The Ethical Conversations Podcast, Char and I discussed her veganism journey, the impact that the meat industry has on the planet, how people react to veganism as an environmental act over an ethical one, being a vegan on a budget/as a student and other simple ways to have an impact. This episode is a great listen for anyone worried about veganism costing more – Char’s shopping rundown soon helps that fear!

READ MORE AT: https://jessrigg.com/lets-chat-about-veganism-with-sustainablychar/

May 28 2020

37mins

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