Podcast: Rebecca van Bergen On The Handwork Economy

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.

This week’s guest is Rebecca van Bergen, founder of New York-based NGO Nest

Their aim is to: “build a new hand-worker economy to increase global workforce inclusivity, improve women’s wellbeing beyond factories, and preserve important cultural traditions around the world.”

Artisan: the word is everywhere. But when it can be used to describe supermarket jam or hummus, has it lost its true meaning? 

What we talk about 

“That word is splashed around quite a bit” says Rebecca. “We’ve starte…

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Clare Press

Sustainability Editor-at-Large at Vogue Australia