In this episode, we pull back the curtain on fast fashion with Aaron Jacobson, the creator of faan, a Cleveland-based clothing company. Aaron designs and creates low-waste, locally-made, unisex clothing that supports the philosophy of true circular fashion. Circular fashion is the opposite of fast fashion, which accounts for 10% of global CO2 emissions and exploits workers and the environment worldwide. Hear how fast fashion works as we travel around the world in Diane and Greg's closets and talk about becoming more conscientious consumers. This is the first of several episodes we devote to this topic as we hear from people in our community that help us rethink how we clothe ourselves.
Aaron Jacobson, Designer | Director FAAN Clothing
Ellen MacArthur Foundation -Fashion and the Circular Economy
A History of Cleveland's Garment Industry - Belt Magazine
Good on You - Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Ratings
Reading Recommendation: Consumed by Aja Barber