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Podcast: Francois Souchet On Making Denim Circular

Wardrobe Crisis is the podcast that unzips fashion's issues, presented by Vogue Australia's Sustainability Editor-at-Large, Clare Press. In it she interviews industry leaders to talk ethics, sustainability, and the business and madness of fashion - from who made your clothes to how they impact on the environment, to the politics of personal style.

Denim is ubiquitous. According to the British anthropologists Daniel Miller and Sophie Woodward, we wear jeans on average 3.5 days a week. In 2017, the global jeans market was worth USD 57 billion. Almost two billion pairs were sold around the world in the same year. That is a lot of jeans…

It’s also a lot of jeans waste.

According to The New Textiles Economy report, less than 1% of used clothing is recycled into new clothing. We’re landfilling and incinerating discarded, unloved clothes at i…

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Clare Press

Sustainability Editor-at-Large at Vogue Australia