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Let’s Talk About Sustainability

While we have been recycling for years, trying to conserve energy and water, it seems that sustainability has upped its game recently. With leading names like Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg shining a light on the reality of the damage we as humans are doing to our planet, we are all making even more of an effort to do our part. It can be really overwhelming to think about all the things you “should” be doing but we are all about small changes - - - doing what you can, when you can. Little things can make a big difference, like choosing one of our sustainable fabrics for your new made to measure curtains and made to measure blinds. There is a huge amount of information out there on how to make your home more eco-friendly so we have compiled this list of our top podcasts to listen to, to get you informed and motivated!

1. Style Matters by Zanda

This wonderful podcast, hosted by Zandra, touches on many different topics from Slow Style to how to buy art, how to declutter and how not to get overwhelmed while decorating. Yes Please! It’s a light-hearted, chatty show, always interesting, charming and with a wide range of experts to offer advice and tell their design stories. Zandra is a fabulous host, really listening to and engaging with her guests, and not just ticking the boxes of questions to ask.

Recommended Episode: 226: Small Steps Toward A Sustainable Home

2. Getting in the Loop

A super interesting podcast which explores circular economy. There are many topics, from business development to IT as well as fashion and textiles. Hosted by Katie Whelan, the creator of In the Loop games, which teaches players the basics of circular economy like systems thinking, remanufacturing and critical materials. Choosing well thought out questions, and sometimes playing devil’s advocate, Katie is an engaging host who gets the most out of her guests. Our recommended episode is about Mi Terro, the company using milk waste to make fabric that is then used to make bedclothes and even pyjamas. Yep. Sour milk bedsheets. Give it a listen, it’s incredible!

Recommended Episode: How to Use Innovation to Reduce Food Waste and Circular Economy Start-ups with Robert Luo

3. Make Space with Cara Newhart

Interested in learning how to upcycle/reuse/make your own pieces? Then this is the podcast for you! While host Cara, an interior designer and influencer, speaks to many different experts about their areas of expertise, she also has her own tips and tricks for her listeners to start their own projects. Inspirational and entertaining, this podcast is sure to get your creativity flowing and empower you to take control of your own space.

Recommended Episode: Episode 29 Thrifting your way to a dream home + redefining your dream home with Charlotte Smith

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4. Sustainable(ish)

A very chilled podcast with the wonderfully non-judgemental Jen Gale who aims to give her listeners “Easy ideas and tips to do our bit for the planet and the future”. It really is that, all delivered in a really unassuming and unpretentious way. Highly recommended!

Recommended Episode: Episode 022 Stylish Sustainable Living with Pebble Magazine

5. The Great Indoors

Prepare yourself for some of the best interior design chat around. Presented by the wonderful Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth, these two industry experts share their thoughts and knowledge on all sorts of topics. With a natural rapport, difference of opinions and with real advice you can take onboard and use in your own home. This is definitely one not to miss.

Recommended Episode: Series 2: Episode 2 Ban White Paint, Conscious Shopping, Open Plan Spaces

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Need more tips?

Head to our blog for more tips on how to be more sustainable.