Show #362 Clare Press Asks "Wear Next" As We Talk Fashion Into The Future

Show #362 Clare Press Asks “Wear Next” As We Talk Fashion Into The Future


About this show:

Clare Press has a way with fashion, a way with words and a passion for finding the threads required to weave a new story for fashion and clothes into the future with her new book “Wear Next” – a fashion world that is kind, just, regenerative, innovative and inclusive – ditching the dark underbelly of exploitation and microplastic-filled materials currently at play in most stores around the world. 

We explore

  • How buying less, upping quality and reusing clothes and fabrics in fashion can practically play out and not lead to job losses en masse
  • We explore what’s changed – has fashion’s sustainability got worse or better? 
  • How can we create a more ethical and sustainable fashion future?
  • What is the role of technology in fashion’s future? 
  • The divide between celebrity ‘art’ fashion and everyday  people’s choices 
  • Why did you write this new book, focused on solutions?
  • The challenge of books and important work in a fast-info, head-linings-only world

I also read the first couple of pages of Clare’s book in the intro for you to get a taste of the book’s journey and now want to start a new career in audiobook reading – it was so fun! 

I hope you enjoy it and remember – buy books. They matter –  authors are awesome! 


Your host and founder of the Low Tox Life



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Title show track, by LIOR.

Love the podcast music? You will hear excerpts from Lior’s track “Caught Up”  – go check it out on iTunes or Spotify if you want to hear the whole song or album, Scattered Reflections. Co-written with Cameron Deyell, it’s a great song and I love the reflective energy of it – perfect for the show, right? Enjoy. Lior is always touring, so do check out his website. It is wonderful to hear him sing live, trust me.

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About Clare Press:

Clare Press is the founder of THE WARDROBE CRISIS. A Sydney-based sustainability communicator, filmmaker, author and presenter, she created the Wardrobe Crisis podcast in July 2017. Clare also produces and co-hosts the Ethical Fashion podcast with UN officer Simone Cipriani.

Clare was the first ever VOGUE  Sustainability Editor (Vogue Australia, 2018-2020) – a pioneering role in international media.

She was also the first Global Ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative, and has been a member of Australian advisory board of Fashion Revolution since 2014. She sits on Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Sustainability Advisory Board, and is part of Fashion Roundtable in the UK. In 2019, she won the a Sustainability Champion Award from the New South Wales government.

An international speaker, Clare has moderated events and delivered talks in nine countries. She regularly appears on radio and TV news sharing sustainable fashion insights.

Clare studied politics at Sheffield University, and began writing for Rolling Stone before moving into fashion magazines, including stints as a Vogue features director and a writer for Marie Claire. Her Sustainable Style column ran on Sydney Morning Herald’s Daily Life for two years, and Clare’s byline has appeared in: The Guardian, The Times (UK), Vogue Italia, AnOther, Nylon, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Fashionista, Business of Fashion and more. She has interviewed everyone from Beyoncé and Pharrell to Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.  

Her fourth book, WEAR NEXT, Fashioning the Future (Thames & Hudson) was published in Australia in October 2023. The UK edition lands February 2024. Previous titles include Wardrobe Crisis, How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion (Nero), and Rise & Resist, How to change the world (Melbourne University Press).

Once upon a time, she ran a vintage store.

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