Welcome to episode 7 of season 2 of the Change Troubleshooter
The Sustainability Season.
In today’s episode “From Fast Fashion to Something Else” Nina is joined by Sofia Kenyon.
Sofia left university in 2017 with a business degree and seamlessly went straight into her dream job in fashion.
Or was it?
Four years and one global pandemic later, Nina asks if the industry is all she thought it would be…
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Four years ago I graduated from University of Leeds with a business degree and no idea what to do with it. I wasn’t the slightest bit interested in my degree topic, BUT.. there was one glimmer of hope..the glamorous world of fashion.
I secured a merchandising role at a fashion supplier, from the first interview I'd stepped into since graduating, I thought it was fate. I had just magically stumbled upon my dream career and I was on the road to success.
The dream job I imagined is no longer that. I always thought fashion would be at the forefront of my career but I'm becoming increasingly exposed to things which don’t merge well with the person I am trying to be. I'm now ready to embrace a new adventure. @sokenstyle is an online portfolio showcasing my love of interior design, fashion and lifestyle. There will be a heavy influence on how interiors and fashion merge and a need to focus on more sustainable approaches. I will always be on the lookout for key brands and businesses to feature who I think deserve some extra special attention.
I am excited to see where this takes me. When you step out your comfort zone it makes it that much more rewarding!
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Last year Nina realised that she wasn't really paying much attention to the subject of sustainability and the growing noise around the subject, so she went on a course. Having completed Cambridge University's Sustainability Management Course earlier this year, she decided to dedicate a whole podcast season to the subject of sustainability.
Nina got in contact and set up Zoom conversations with a varied bunch of great people here in the UK but also in Canada and Los Angeles.
Recorded on Zoom, due to social distancing, all episodes will be available as videos on Nina's Youtube channel.
We hope you enjoy listening to/watching them as much as we enjoyed making them!
- 2:1 - What can you expect from season 2?
- 2:2 - Does Sustainability Start at Home?
- 2:3 - L. A A Green and Pleasant Land?
- 2:4 - A Thought for Food
- 2:5 - Can We Be Sustainable With or Without Data?
- 2:6 - Achieving a Sustainable Digital Thrad
- 2:7 - From Fast Fashion to Something Else
- 2:8 - What does an Activist look like?
- 2:9 - What is a Transition Village?
- 2:10 - Sustainable You - A Thinking Sabbatical