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S04 Episode 208 | THE ROOT | Episode 4 | The Future Of Fashion: THE ROOT | Episode 4 | The Future Of Fashion with Dominique Drakeford, Aditi Mayer, Terumi Murao, Kimberly Jenkins, Whitney McGuire, Akilah Stewart, Ibada Wadud, Ify Ike and Ayesha Barenblat

S04 Episode 208 | THE ROOT | Episode 4 | The Future Of Fashion: THE ROOT | Episode 4 | The Future Of Fashion with Dominique Drakeford, Aditi Mayer, Terumi Murao, Kimberly Jenkins, Whitney McGuire, Akilah Stewart, Ibada Wadud, Ify Ike and Ayesha Barenblat

FromConscious Chatter with Kestrel Jenkins


S04 Episode 208 | THE ROOT | Episode 4 | The Future Of Fashion: THE ROOT | Episode 4 | The Future Of Fashion with Dominique Drakeford, Aditi Mayer, Terumi Murao, Kimberly Jenkins, Whitney McGuire, Akilah Stewart, Ibada Wadud, Ify Ike and Ayesha Barenblat

FromConscious Chatter with Kestrel Jenkins

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129 minutes
Released:
Sep 22, 2020
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Podcast Episode

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The Root Episode 4: The Future Of Fashion is broken down in 4 lightening talk segments, hosted by Dominique Drakeford. Part 1 discuses Marketing with Aditi Mayer & Terumi Murao. Part 2 hones in on Education with Kimberly Jenkins and Whitney McGuire. Part 3 dives into Small Business Entrepreneurship with Akilah Stewart and Ibada Wadud. Lastly, Part 4 contextualizes the landscape of Policy with Ify Ike and Ayesha Barenblat. Terumi Murao is a sustainable stylist and model who works in the fashion and commercial advertising industry. She has worked previously in scientific research, luxury hospitality, and marketing for design & technology. Her curiosity and creative restlessness continually drive her to imagine and iterate on new human-centered, sustainable solutions. She cares deeply about fashion as a tool for personal growth, and a platform to elevate underrepresented voices and advocate for justice. Links to Terumi’s work: Terumi’s Website Follow Terumi on Instagram Aditi Mayer is a sustainable fashion blogger, photographer, and journalist whose work explores the intersections of style, sustainability, and social justice. Seeing fashion's disproportionate effects on communities of color globally, she began her blog, ADIMAY.com, after the Bangladesh Rana Plaza factory in 2014. She has become a frequent speaker on topics of social and environmental justice, with recent collaborators including Human Rights Watch, Timberland, Planet Home, Vegan Fashion Week, and more. Currently, she is working with the Garment Workers Center to elevate stories of labor exploitation in LA. Links to Aditi’s work: ADIMAY.com, Aditi’s Blog Aditi’s Photojournalism Portfolio  LA Garment Worker COVID Relief fund Follow Aditi on Instagram Whitney McGuire is an attorney for creative entrepreneurs. She is also a co-founder of Sustainable Brooklyn, and co-founder of the record label swiMMMers ear with her husband. She became an emerging leader in the field of Fashion Law and is former chairperson of Fashion Law Week, the first week-long symposium dedicated to educating the community about legal issues impacting the fashion industry. Through her work, she champions the sustainability of those hailing from targeted communities including artists and advocates. Links to follow Whitney’s work: "In The Future, Black People Are..." Whitney’s Website Sustainable Brooklyn Website Vogue Article  Follow Whitney on Instagram Kimberly Jenkins is Assistant Professor of Fashion Studies at Ryerson University, lecturing previously at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute. Kim became best known for designing a course and exhibition called Fashion and Race, and has shared her insights globally in industry forums and institutions. Her expertise on fashion history and infusing 'race' into fashion theory education has led to consulting work for Gucci, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, the Centraal Museum along with other corporate brands and organizations. Kim is the founder of The Fashion and Race Database, an online platform filled with open-source tools that expand the narrative of fashion history and challenge mis-representation within the fashion system. Links to follow Kimberly's work: Kimberly’s Website The Fashion and Race Database (founded by Kim) Donate to The Fashion and Race Database  Kimberly's 3-part exhibition, 'Fashion and Race: Deconstructing Ideas, Reconstructing Identities,' hosted by Google Arts & Culture  Kimberly featured in Vogue Kimberly featured in The Guardian Kimberly featured in The Washington Post Follow Kimberly on Instagram Follow The Fashion and Race Database on Instagram Akilah Stewart is a sustainable lifestyle RE-programmer, community organizer and the founder of FATRA. Focusing on creative waste management, FATRA is known for transforming single use plastic and dead stock material into the“Recycled Bottle Bag” -- RE-inventing the way we define traditional luxury products by incorporati
Released:
Sep 22, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode