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Saving Clothes from Landfill - Fiona Lily

May 11, 2020

For episode 26, I chat to Fiona from All Things Fiona Lily about re-imagining clothes destined for landfill and setting up her own zero waste coffee shop in Donegal.

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We chat about:

  • [4:43] When Fiona became more eco-aware.
  • [07:55] The journey from working in fast to slow fashion.
  • [10:20] How much unsold clothes are sent to landfill.
  • [11:30] How Fiona finds her stock.
  • [16:05] How the 'faulty' jumpers are repaired.
  • [16:55] The conflicting worry that stock might dry up.
  • [18:30] Where the positive designs come from.
  • [21:00] The setting up of her café Simply Green.
  • [33:30] Quick guide to washing clothes with polyester in them.

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