Updated: Feb 24
We're honoured to be a guest on David Bollier's highly regarded podcast investigating the world of the commons. Bollier is an author, activist and consultant who has been exploring the commons as a alternative paradigm of economics for the last 20 years. He has written countless books and articles on the commons and is at the forefront of commons discourse.
On the podcast, he talks to Sandra Niessen and Sara Arnold, founding members of Fashion Act Now about busting "the myths of fashion," and the need for system change.
"When you think about clothing, do we really need that sense of 'cool'? That's exactly what the fashion system does, and that's how it co-opts [everything] all the time. When you think about it, fashion is planned obsolescence. It's the movement from one design to the next to the next, and the faster that happens, the greater profits a company can accrue. If you don't have advertising and consumers running after the next thing, you don't have capitalist fashion any more."