Episode 162 | SARAH SPELLINGS OF THE CUT ON GOING FAST FASHION FREE
In episode 162, Kestrel welcomes Sarah Spellings, a fashion writer for New York Magazine’s The Cut. Having been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and CBS New York, among others, Sarah’s recent writing about sustainable fashion and going fast fashion free in 2018 has generated an array of interest.
“A lot of my friends were like, ‘you’re no fun to shop with anymore.’ And she was like, ok, it’s the end of the year — basically, are you going to be fun again? And I was like ‘no, it’s a lifestyle change.’ And that’s what I realized is that it is more of a lifestyle change.”
-Sarah Spellings, writer for New York Magazine’s The Cut
On this week’s show, Sarah shares more on what she learned throughout her fast fashion free year. She talks about how she started the pledge writing about “what she was wearing instead”, but quickly realized that it wasn’t actually about buying — it was more about not buying, buying less, reusing and recycling.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
“People are more inclined to read a sustainability story when it feels personal to them. I think that my advice for people wanting to write about sustainability in mainstream media is to break it down and make it personal.”
Maggie Marilyn, made the pajamas Sarah wore to a Met Gala event
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