Episode 177 | NEW YORK TIMES STYLE + SUSTAINABILITY WITH ELIZABETH PATON
In episode 177, Kestrel welcomes Elizabeth Paton, a reporter for The New York Times Styles section, to the show. Covering the fashion and luxury sectors in Europe, Lizzie’s writing focuses on business, tech and sustainability, along with Fashion Week coverage from London, Milan and Paris.
“For me, it’s about being fair in my reporting, but it’s also about not being afraid of blowback from a brand for writing the truth.”
- Elizabeth Paton, Reporter For New York Times Style
NEW YORK TIMES STYLE
On this week’s show, Lizzie shares more on her background, and how she originally planned to be a lawyer, but the recession among other events led her to become a fashion journalist.
Kestrel + Lizzie also dive deeper into some of her articles on The New York Times, including her writing about whether using prison labor in fashion supply chains can be ethical, and her questions around the new Fashion Pact.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director for The New York Times, who reached out to Lizzie about joining their team
“The Biggest Fake News In Fashion”, one of The New York Times most successful stories last year, debunking the “fashion is the 2nd most polluting industry in the world” statement
Extinction Rebellion, organized several events around London Fashion Week (an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimize the risk of social collapse)
“Made On The Inside, Worn On The Outside” - story by Lizzie focused on fashion and prison labor
Carcel, Danish company that uses prison labor, featured in Lizzie’s above article
“Will A ‘Fashion Pact’ Make Fashion Greener?” - story by Lizzie on the unveiling of the new Fashion Pact at the end of August 2019
40% of consumers now consider the resale value of an item before buying it (via thredUp Resale Report 2019)
“Fashionopolis” by Dana Thomas, Book Review by NPR, mentioned in introduction
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