Interviews & podcasts with Eliza Edwards, host of SARDIN Talks, and editor of Slow Exposure

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AGNES ZELEI (LOPPIS VINTAGE): Interview

There is a danger of the market for second-hand clothing in Berlin becoming oversaturated. I sat down with Agnes Zelei to discuss why she chose to enter into the fray of selling vintage and where one draws the line at the pieces that make you smile and those that don’t.

Read the full interview here.

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KIM TRAGER (OAR BASICS): Interview

Speaking to Kim Trager, it’s clear from the offset that his experiences within the fashion industry have exposed him to how damaging and fast-paced the industry can be. In creating OAR basics, Kim believed he  could “contribute something better and more long-term orientated”.

Read the full interview here.

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CARRIER COMPANY: Interview

On the surface, Carrier Company appears to be simply a family run brand in Norfolk, employing a local team to manufacture its clothing, but really it’s much more than that. Speaking to creative director Sienna Cilenti, it became clear to me that they are passionate about providing their customers with beautiful, conscious clothing for a lifetime.

Read the full interview here.

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NICOLE HANA KIM: Interview

Nicole Hana Kim’s recently launched brand is a small but mighty force to be reckoned with; the pieces are delicate, and subtly accent any ensemble. An appreciation for the Korean aesthetic manifests itself in Kim’s designs, where her influences from her childhood permeate each new work.

Read the full interview here.

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MATTHEW WILLIAMS (1017 ALYX 9SM): Podcast

1017 ALYX 9SM, the luxury brand formed in 2015 by designer Matthew Williams, was born from a desire to create emotionally provocative clothing through impeccable design. FW last year the house launched ALYX Visual, a line pioneering new technologies and sustainable innovations in garment production. 

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SPENCER PHIPPS: Podcast

With the launch of his first collection in 2018, Spencer Phipps etched his namesake brand onto the landscape of luxury sustainable fashion. After cutting his teeth at Dries van Noten and Marc Jacobs, Phipps became intent on creating a space for environmentally conscious production practices. Within this space, Phipps’ first priority is always to design beautiful statement pieces that last the test of time.

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JAMES MONNINGTON: Podcast

SARDIN Talks visited James Monnington in East London last week, a free diving photographer and expert in marine ecology. James provides a unique insight into how important it really is to protect our oceans and all that resides under the surface.

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VERONICA D SOUZA & LOUISE VAN HAUEN: Podcast

Danish brand Carcel presents a beautiful range of knits, created exclusively for SARDIN. Carcel’s 100% baby alpaca knitwear is designed in Copenhagen and produced by women in prison in Cusco, Peru. Learning new skills and earning fair wages, these women are provided with an opportunity to create lasting social change.

ANNA FOSTER – E.L.V. DENIM: Podcast

E.L.V. Denim gives new life to deadstock jeans. Each pair is uniquely sourced and stitched, a phoenix from the ashes of unloved denim across the UK. This sustainable method of production means every ELV Denim garment is completely original, and cannot be reproduced. 

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RUTH HICKMAN (REX VINTAGE): Podcast

Handpicked out-of-date womenswear, Rex celebrates the unknown vintage garment in the realm of eclectic British style. Each piece of this collection is individually sourced from across the UK, showcasing a unique approach to partywear.

ELLISS SOLOMON: Podcast

Elliss Solomon wants to empower women inside and out. From her print references and tongue-in-cheek placements to her use of organic and recycled jersey, her namesake brand is underwear and layer-wear for today's smart girl.