TEASER

 

This teaser includes the following professors in order of vocal appearance: Peter Brickman, Melissa Halvorson, Jackie Chiquoine, Jennifer Finn, Amy Hall, Caroline Rider, Sonia Roy, Richard Feldman, Richard Kramer, Ann Davis and Michael Panzer.

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EPISODE ONE

 

 

EPISODE ONE: WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE FASHION?

This episode presents an introductory overview of how sustainability and fashion weave together to form a new model for the industry. The definition of sustainable fashion is discussed and defined, as well as its foundational pillars; the environmental, economic, social and emotional. The inception behind the podcast is explored, leading to the call to action which emphasizes the benefit in organizing one's closet, to raise awareness of the volume of goods he or she may own; as well as to watch The True Cost documentary, which highlights most of the issues and topics addressed within the season.

This episode of Behind The Seams was produced by Micaela Albright, Anne Preis and Emily Burns. We would like to thank Wayne Preis for our original song, Michael Guarino and Marist College IT for Website Development, Melissa Halvorson for Capstone Advising, the Participating Students of Marist College and the Marist College Fashion Department and Capstone Advising Committee.

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EPISODE TWO

 

EPISODE TWO: OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND

The episode begins with a historical staging of events leading up to the age of globalization. The discussion of labor and its effects on economies is explored, highlighting many of the reasons Western countries can be found outsourcing labor today. The episode moves further into the bi-products of outsourced labor, i.e. environmental pollution and increased consumerism. Hence, the concept that consumers' are psychologically removed from global issues due to physical distance and minor education is considered. Solutions to the problems with outsourcing are discussed in terms of the intangible future: molding our industry from a fast fashion model to a slow fashion model. The call to action for this episode asks consumers to print a map of the world, and locate and mark as many countries as they know, to gauge their level of global consciousness. The second call to action is to watch the documentary series "Deadly Fashion", where a group of Norwegian students travel to Cambodia to observe working conditions in fast fashion factories.

This episode of Behind The Seams was produced by Anne Preis, Micaela Albright, and Emily Burns. For this episode, we would like to thank our showcased contributors in order of appearance Dr. Michael Panzer, Dr. Ann Davis, Dr. Caroline Rider, Peter Brickman, Dr. Richard Feldman, Richard Kramer, Dr. Kristin Bayer, Sonia Roy, and Amy Hall. A special thank you to Wayne Preis for the original song, Melissa Halvorson for capstone advising, and the Marist College Fashion Department and capstone advising committee.

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EPISODE THREE

 

EPISODE THREE: THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG?

This episode focuses on the often presented question, "who is to be held accountable?." Not just in blame, but in solution. Is the industry to be held accountable for their rampant production, or the consumer for their rampant consumption? Who is responsible for beginning the redesign? The episode opens with a summary of how fashion has adapted and capitalized on consumers' wants, feeding the need to make the greatest profit possible. We further discuss the concept that the pace of the industry reflects the pace of the economy, and the benefits behind slowing it all down. As the title, The Chicken or The Egg, suggests, the fashion industry is not the only party to be held responsible. We present the accountability of the marketing industry, government and consumer advocacy groups in enacting change within society. The call to action for this episode asks consumers to watch the TEDTalk of Sheena Matheiken: The Uniform Project, which discusses the possibilities of reducing consumption and increasing innovation as a means to foster change. The second call to action is to visit the Learn More tab on our website to read up on activist movements and initiatives made by sustainable companies.

This episode of Behind The Seams was produced by Anne Preis, Micaela Albright, and Emily Burns. For this episode, we would like to thank our showcased contributors in order of appearance Radley Cramer, Jackie Chiquoine, Dr. Ann Davis, Dr. Thomas Lynch, Richard Kramer, Sonia Roy, Jennifer Finn, Misti Martin, Dr. Michael Panzer, Dr. Richard Feldman, Dr. Caroline Rider, Peter Brickman, and Melissa Halvorson. A special thank you to Wayne Preis for the original song, Melissa Halvorson for capstone advising, and the Marist College Fashion Department and capstone advising committee.

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EPISODE FOUR

 

EPISODE FOUR: CONSUMER CONNECTION

This episode focuses on how fashion affects the consumer; the emotional connections formed between consumers and their clothing as well as a connection formed by the industry through marketing and advertising. Why do we choose to wear what we wear? Who influences us to wear what we do? Is it our choice, or someone else's? These questions, among others, are discussed within episode four. The call to action for this episode asks consumers to rethink how they view and dispose of their clothing by rating items in their closet and re-selling clothes that do not support them through apps such a Poshmark, to ensure their clothing ends up somewhere positive, instead of a landfill.

This episode of Behind The Seams was produced by Anne Preis, Micaela Albright, and Emily Burns. For this episode, we would like to thank our showcased contributors in order of appearance Richard Kramer, Dr. Ann Davis, Peter Brickman, Dr. Caroline Rider, Jennifer Finn, Sonia Roy, Jackie Chiquoine, Dr. Richard Feldman, Misti Martin, Anne Davis, and Dr. Thomas Lynch. A special thank you to Wayne Preis for the original song, Melissa Halvorson for capstone advising, and the Marist College Fashion Department and capstone advising committee.

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EPISODE FIVE

 

EPISODE FIVE: THE FUTURE OF FASHION

The last episode, The Future of Fashion, touches upon all concepts previously discussed throughout the season. It opens with the connection we once had to domestic production and the disengagement globalization has introduced to our world. The episode delves deeper into the environmental and economic factors of fast fashion. Opportunities for future models of sustainable production are presented, as well as the relation of sustainable fashion to recycling. The Future of Fashion addresses a necessary shift in the industry, away from collective consumerism towards individualism. The episode ends with a compilation of guiding ideologies for the future of fashion, reassuring the simplicity of sustainability. The last call to action involves spreading the message and for the listeners to continue their involvement in this movement. It is our goal that eventually, sustainability will be a concept understood by everyone and demanded by all.

This episode of Behind The Seams was produced by Anne Preis, Micaela Albright, and Emily Burns. For this episode, we would like to thank our showcased contributors in order of appearance Dr. Kristin Bayer, Peter Brickman, Sonia Roy, Misti Martin, Dr. Ann Davis, Melissa Halvorson, Jennifer Finn, Amy Hall, Dr. Michael Panzer, Jackie Chiquoine, Anne Davis, Dr. Caroline Rider, and Dr. Richard Feldman. A special thank you to Wayne Preis for the original song, Melissa Halvorson for capstone advising, and the Marist College Fashion Department and capstone advising committee.

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