Much is said about the environmental impact and sustainability of our clothes. Which fibres are good, which are not so good. Should we upcycle, recycle, downcycle, send to landfill or wear them threadbare? What role do chemicals play, and are they all good? In this episode, I talk with Norwegian Research Professor Ingun Grimstad Klepp at Oslo Metropolitan University. Ingun researches sustainable textiles, clothing, laundry and leisure consumption and has written numerous articles and books of these themes. The answers to the questions above are both startling and uncomfortable!
Garmology is a podcast about menswear, old and new, from a perspective of buying, wearing, collecting, evaluating and appreciating. With regular co-hosts and interesting guests, the aim is to provide a non-fashion view of what men might wear if they knew more about it. Expect plenty of opinions, but pretty much no mention of tailoring or pocket squares. The pod is an offshoot of the WellDressedDad blog, established in early 2013. The reasoning behind adding the pod to the lineup is to allow a different venue for the all-important garment info to become available to garmsmen worldwide.