Working in Regenerative Technology, Stacy Flynn, Evrnu, Podcast #60
You can also listen to the podcast on iTunes here.
Stacy Flynn is the co-founder and CEO of Evrnu – a textile company that recycles discarded cotton garments to create premium, renewable fibers that are tackling the rampant pollution and labor exploitation issues in the current fast-fashion market. She is actively reinventing the textile and apparel business model to preserve the future of apparel. Stacy and I talked about everything from polyester to LED light bulbs and the lessons learned in between.
I will listen on the plane tomorrow.The fashion industry is hugely influential. And while there is (and I applaud) the big moves towards banning fur, materials and third-world labor have not, to my knowledge been addressed.I am clueless for the most part of where, how, of what most of what I buy is made of. Backstory of these AG jeans I’m wearing–no idea!
It is amazing how much waste particularly water and the pollution caused by making fabric.
I’m sure.And it is an interesting balance when standard brands or even startup brands weave an environmental message into who they are and the reason to buy.Environmental on its own right for clothes I question will work as a reason to buy. Never crafted this message but would be interesting.
Watch the True Cost documentary and weep. https://truecostmovie.com/. If Consumer Ed was still a thing, this would be part of the curriculum.I love, love, love what Stacy Flynn is doing. But the consumer education hurdle is sooooooo high and soooooo global, even though this over-production and over-consumption is an environmental emergency. How do I join the cause? How do we spread the word? How do we make these manufacturers accountable?