Reducing our fashion footprint to protect the planet
Meg Black is the founder of Robe & Crown, a beautifully curated collection of high-quality, pre-loved clothing, that’s among a growing number of businesses offering fashion lovers an eco-friendly alternative.
If you’ve ever spent a lazy day in Brunswick Heads, just north of Byron Bay in NSW, you may have found yourself scouting Meg’s wares at the secondhand treasure trove known as Clem’s Cargo. Her pieces are also stocked at Vend Marketplace in Brisbane, which is the city where she now lives with her beloved cat, Vinnie.
Meg started her career as a jewellery designer, making bespoke pieces for well-known jewellers in Australia and New Zealand, before the company she worked for – for more than 18 years – decided to close down its bespoke offerings in 2017.
With an opportunity for change suddenly on the cards, Meg decided to take the leap and follow her passion for style and sustainability – and she’s now a proud advocate for the ‘slow fashion’ movement to reduce our carbon footprint and be a little gentler to our planet.
In this episode, Meg talks about her pathway into a long and successful career as a jewellery designer, the turning point that saw her step away from that career, how she found the courage to make such a big change as well as why sustainability is so important to her.
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