Have you ever really thought about where your clothes come from? Who makes them and what conditions are they working in? What happens to all the material waste from unwanted garments? These are the thoughts and questions that inspired Dublin fashion designer Laura Egan to launch Studio Minti, a sustainable online fashion hub & preloved clothing store. Leaving behind a career in London, Egan now sells vintage and second-hand clothes, upcycles and alters existing outfits and educates her customers on sustainable fashion. In this episode, the designer speaks to Róisín Ingle about her early creative influences, the best ways to reimagine the items already in your wardrobe, and as we emerge from lockdown and begin dressing ourselves again, why we should all be considering a move away from fast fashion.
Also just a reminder to please join us tonight, Thursday May 6th, on Facebook LIVE as we celebrate 500 episodes of The Women’s Podcast. We’re hosting a storytelling event called Older and Bolder to mark this mega milestone with guests including Olivia O’Leary, Allie O’Rourke, Hilary Fannin, Dr Catherine Motherway, Angela Scanlon, Rosaleen McDonagh and Yara Alagha.