Aug. 30, 2020

S3 E4 Ethical Apparel with Ilka White

S3 E4 Ethical Apparel with Ilka White

In this episode I am speaking with Ilka White, an artist and textiles worker who has been investigating ways to make wearing clothing more sustainable.  We talk about fast fashion and its antidote - the fibreshed movement - and everything in between.  Ba...


In this episode I am speaking with Ilka White, an artist and textiles worker who has been investigating ways to make wearing clothing more sustainable.  We talk about fast fashion and its antidote - the fibreshed movement - and everything in between.  Basically, what considerations come into play when you want to choose clothing ethically.

Saltgrass is produced in Castlemaine, on Djaara country, home of the Dja Dja Wurrung people.  We pay respects to elders past, present and emerging.

 

Resources and links:

 

Ilka White's homepage for her art, classes and textiles projects

 

Fibreshed movement's home in California

Fibreshed Melbourne 

Look for a Fibreshed group near you, they are all over the world!

 

Have a listen to a previous episode about conscious clothing with Wonderpants maker Kathryn McAllister and textiles up-cycler Linnet Good.

 

Hear Ilka talk about her art practice in this episode about art and sustainability.