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Podcast Show Notes Ep 010: “Making Fashion Recycling Easy and Rewarding for Parents” with Sarah Garner, Founder of Retykle

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Within the first 6 months of my son’s life I’m sure I had at least 100 items of outgrown clothes, and it was a problem I can create a solution for.

Sarah Garner, Founder of Retykle

For those of you with young children, it can be frustrating to have barely worn baby clothes piling up at your house from your kids having rapidly outgrown them.

In the last of our mini series featuring sustainable brands, I talked to Sarah Garner, Founder of Retykle, who started the company to take the hassle out of resale of second hand children’s clothes to make life easier for parents. In this episode, Sarah shares with me more about the environmental issues caused by fast fashion, some exciting innovations and trends that are happening in the fashion industry, how Retykle enables parents to make money while offering a solution for conveniently recycling kids clothes, and her own entrepreneurial challenges as a non technical founder.

Key talking points:

  • How her personal frustration with going through baby clothes quickly as a new parent led to her starting Retykle
  • The definition of ‘Fast Fashion’ and how media and brands play a part in generating the demand for it
  • How Retykle enable parents to make money while providing a convenient solution for recycling kids clothes that no longer fit
  • Challenges of being a non technical founder when optimising and scaling efficiency without a playbook
  • Local consumers’ changing attitude to second hand clothing
  • Growing trend of fashion resellers and brands incorporating sustainability
  • Innovations enabling sustainability happening in the consumer space, rental/reseller business models, and within fashion brand supply chains
  • Simple habits that you can incorporate into daily life with kids to be more sustainable as a parent and cut down on waste
  • Creating a brand community with influencers that stand for values they believe in in order to change consumer mindset at scale

Sarah’s tips for creative entrepreneurs who want to make a difference:

  • Be constantly learning and stay curious
  • Find something that you feel extremely passionate about and a problem that’s worth solving

Links

Retykle

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Ep 001: “Should your brand be podcasting?” with Sam Book & Surmayee Tetarbe, Sassy Media Group

Ep 002: “Innovation in Hong Kong – where are we heading?” with Patti Hung & Kate Okrasinski, MAKE Studios

Ep 003: “The Business of Fine Art” with Jaime Lau, The Spectacle Group

Ep 004: “Making of the real life Marvel Tesseract and the artist entrepreneurial journey of a world renowned cold glass sculptor” with Jack Storms, The Spectacle Group

Ep 005: “Discovering the Uncharted Territories of Helicopter Aerial Hyperphotography – a story of chance and serendipity” with Antoine Gaussin, The Spectacle Group

Ep 006: “How can brands adopt sustainability and scale positive impact on the environment? ” with Sonalie Figueiras, Green Queen

Ep 007: “When Creativity meets Sustainability” with Diana Chen, The Purpose Business & Creative Mornings HK

Ep 008: “Will Fashion ever be Sustainable in the Future?”with Kate Padget-Koh and Kanch Porta-Panjabi, Fashionable Futures

Ep 009: “Reducing Fashion Waste and Pollution at Scale” with Christina Dean, Founder & Chair of Redress, Founder & CEO of The R Collective

Ep 010: “Making Fashion Recycling Easy and Rewarding for Parents” with Sarah Garner, Founder of Retykle

For those of you with young children, it can be frustrating to have barely worn baby clothes piling up at your house from your kids having rapidly outgrown them.

In the last of our mini series featuring sustainable brands, I talked to Sarah Garner, Founder of Retykle, who started the company to take the hassle out of resale of second hand children’s clothes to make life easier for parents. In this episode, Sarah shares with me more about the environmental issues caused by fast fashion, some exciting innovations and trends that are happening in the fashion industry, how Retykle enables parents to make money while offering a solution for conveniently recycling kids clothes, and her own entrepreneurial challenges as a non technical founder.

Key talking points:

  • How her personal frustration with going through baby clothes quickly as a new parent led to her starting Retykle
  • The definition of ‘Fast Fashion’ and how media and brands play a part in generating the demand for it
  • How Retykle enable parents to make money while providing a convenient solution for recycling kids clothes that no longer fit
  • Challenges of being a non technical founder when optimising and scaling efficiency without a playbook
  • Local consumers’ changing attitude to second hand clothing
  • Growing trend of fashion resellers and brands incorporating sustainability
  • Innovations enabling sustainability happening in the consumer space, rental/reseller business models, and within fashion brand supply chains
  • Simple habits that you can incorporate into daily life with kids to be more sustainable as a parent and cut down on waste
  • Creating a brand community with influencers that stand for values they believe in in order to change consumer mindset at scale

Sarah’s tips for creative entrepreneurs who want to make a difference:

  • Be constantly learning and stay curious
  • Find something that you feel extremely passionate about and a problem that’s worth solving

Click here for full show notes and links for this episode.

Ep 009: “Reducing Fashion Waste and Pollution at Scale” with Christina Dean, Founder & Chair of Redress, Founder & CEO of The R Collective

In this episode, we have the very inspiring Christina Dean who runs not just one but two very successful companies in her mission to combat fashion pollution. Christina is the Founder & Chair of Redress, a charity working to reduce waste in the fashion industry, as well as the Founder & CEO of The R Collective, a sustainable women’s fashion brand that rescues luxury waste fabric and work with award winning emerging designers to turn them into beautiful garments.

Christina’s own career journey has been incredible, having been a dentist and a journalist before venturing into the world of fashion. We talked about her inspiration and motivation for running two companies simultaneously, growing her fashion brand into a media empire to make a difference at scale, and her thoughts on how slow fashion and sustainability will play a big part in the future of fashion.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Christina’s career path going from dentistry and journalism into fashion
  • How it became her mission to combat fashion pollution and waste
  • Why she decided to run two businesses simultaneously
  • Christina’s biggest challenge, inspiration and motivation for running The R Collective and Redress
  • Whether Sustainable Fashion is a good business to be in
  • How she leverages media to scale positive impact and the reach of her brand’s message
  • Cultural influence on consumers attitudes towards second hand clothing and sustainability in fashion
  • The importance of educating emerging designers about sustainability
  • How brands can change fashion consumers’ behaviour to become more sustainable
  • Her thoughts on the future of fashion – Will slow fashion remain niche? Would High street brands integrating sustainability into core business convince small fashion boutiques to do the same?

Click here for full show notes and links for this episode.

Podcast Show Notes Ep 009: “Reducing Fashion Waste and Pollution at Scale” with Christina Dean, Founder & Chair of Redress, Founder & CEO of The R Collective

Listen to the full episode on your favourite podcast player:

80% of the environmental impact of a product is laid down at the design stage.

Dr Christina Dean, Founder & Chair of Redress, Founder & CEO of The R Collective

In this episode, we have the very inspiring Christina Dean who runs not just one but two very successful companies in her mission to combat fashion pollution. Christina is the Founder & Chair of Redress, a charity working to reduce waste in the fashion industry, as well as the Founder & CEO of The R Collective, a sustainable women’s fashion brand that rescues luxury waste fabric and work with award winning emerging designers to turn them into beautiful garments.

Christina’s own career journey has been incredible, having been a dentist and a journalist before venturing into the world of fashion. We talked about her inspiration and motivation for running two companies simultaneously, growing her fashion brand into a media empire to make a difference at scale, and her thoughts on how slow fashion and sustainability will play a big part in the future of fashion.

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Christina’s career path going from dentistry and journalism into fashion
  • How it became her mission to combat fashion pollution and waste
  • Why she decided to run two businesses simultaneously
  • Christina’s biggest challenge, inspiration and motivation for running The R Collective and Redress
  • Whether Sustainable Fashion is a good business to be in
  • How she leverages media to scale positive impact and the reach of her brand’s message
  • Cultural influence on consumers attitudes towards second hand clothing and sustainability in fashion
  • The importance of educating emerging designers about sustainability
  • How brands can change fashion consumers’ behaviour to become more sustainable
  • Her thoughts on the future of fashion – Will slow fashion remain niche? Would High street brands integrating sustainability into core business convince small fashion boutiques to do the same?

Links

The R Collective

Redress

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Help us keep the podcast up and running at a high quality.

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Other podcast interviews from The Innovate for Growth Podcast you might like:

Ep 001: “Should your brand be podcasting?” with Sam Book & Surmayee Tetarbe, Sassy Media Group

Ep 002: “Innovation in Hong Kong – where are we heading?” with Patti Hung & Kate Okrasinski, MAKE Studios

Ep 003: “The Business of Fine Art” with Jaime Lau, The Spectacle Group

Ep 004: “Making of the real life Marvel Tesseract and the artist entrepreneurial journey of a world renowned cold glass sculptor” with Jack Storms, The Spectacle Group

Ep 005: “Discovering the Uncharted Territories of Helicopter Aerial Hyperphotography – a story of chance and serendipity” with Antoine Gaussin, The Spectacle Group

Ep 006: “How can brands adopt sustainability and scale positive impact on the environment? ” with Sonalie Figueiras, Green Queen

Ep 007: “When Creativity meets Sustainability” with Diana Chen, The Purpose Business & Creative Mornings HK

Ep 008: “Will Fashion ever be Sustainable in the Future?”with Kate Padget-Koh and Kanch Porta-Panjabi, Fashionable Futures

Podcast Show Notes Ep 008: “Will Fashion ever be Sustainable in the Future?”with Kate Padget-Koh and Kanch Porta-Panjabi, Fashionable Futures

Listen to the full episode on your favourite podcast player:

The new luxury has to be sustainable.

Kate Padget-Koh, Co-founder of Fashionable Futures

Did you know that fashion is one of the largest contributors to pollution?

Continuing our exploration into sustainable businesses, we have Kate Padget-Koh and Kanch Porta-Panjabi, co-founders of Fashionable Futures, a Hong Kong based consultancy committed to making positive impact on the future of the fashion industry around sustainability through innovation and partnerships. In this episode Kate and Kanch will be sharing more about the various innovations and initiatives happening in sustainable fashion to combat fashion pollution, and how we as fashion consumers can be more environmentally friendly.

  • What’s required for fashion brands to become more sustainable?
  • Biggest challenge when it comes to starting a fashion brand and scaling its environmental sustainability impact
  • Interesting innovations in fashion
  • Integrating sustainability into luxury, sports and high street brands
  • Interesting fashion brand initiatives in sustainability
  • How consumers can start becoming more sustainable
  • Rental and second hand fashion brands that encourages sustainability disrupting high street brands

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Is your brand interested in exploring podcasts as a marketing channel?

Brand sponsorship is a great way for your brand to reach and engage with its target audience in a relevant way while adding educational value. For more information, please email us at hello@internetofstories.com

If you’d like to support us on an ongoing basis:

Become a Fan:

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Help us keep the podcast up and running at a high quality.

Become a Super Fan:

Get exclusive access to in person Q&A sessions with selected guests each month.

Other podcast interviews from The Innovate for Growth Podcast you might like:

Ep 001: “Should your brand be podcasting?” with Sam Book & Surmayee Tetarbe, Sassy Media Group

Ep 002: “Innovation in Hong Kong – where are we heading?” with Patti Hung & Kate Okrasinski, MAKE Studios

Ep 003: “The Business of Fine Art” with Jaime Lau, The Spectacle Group

Ep 004: “Making of the real life Marvel Tesseract and the artist entrepreneurial journey of a world renowned cold glass sculptor” with Jack Storms, The Spectacle Group

Ep 005: “Discovering the Uncharted Territories of Helicopter Aerial Hyperphotography – a story of chance and serendipity” with Antoine Gaussin, The Spectacle Group

Ep 006: “How can brands adopt sustainability and scale positive impact on the environment? ” with Sonalie Figueiras, Green Queen

Ep 007: “When Creativity meets Sustainability” with Diana Chen, The Purpose Business & Creative Mornings HK