Lucy Siegle and Livia Firth launch Fashion Critical: An Emergency Podcast for Times of Crisis

Longstanding sustainable fashion pioneers Lucy Siegle and Livia Firth have reunited for the first episode of Fashion Critical: a new emergency podcast which looks into the impact of Covid-19 on the global fashion industry, from Bangladesh to the UK. 

Hosted by longtime sustainable fashion campaigners, Lucy Siegle and Livia Firth, Fashion Critical gets to grips with frontline fashion issues in the wake of Covid-19. 

Talking to Kalpona Akter, founder and executive director of the Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity (BCWS), author and journalist Tansy Hoskins and Rosalind Studd from Repair What Your Wear, this podcast delivers a wake up call to our complacency about fashion. 

As major brands cut and run on their orders, what is the reality for two million garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, how can we support as we lockdown at home? Should we be sewing masks, how can we re-skill quickly and effectively and what does a hopeful future look like? Join Lucy and Livia as they investigate the true cost of fashion in a time of crisis, and keep your inner activist alive and effective in a time of lockdown. 

Listen to the full episode:

Learn more about how Lucy Siegle and Livia Firth came together to start the Green Carpet Challenge.

Read Sophie Benson’s interview with Mostafiz Uddin, founder of the Denim Expert Ltd factory in Bangadesh

Discover Fashion Roundtable CEO Tamara Cincik’s take on Covid-19 and the British fashion industry