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Are Your Clothes Killing You? With Fashion Designer Lydia Wendt

May 29, 2024

In a world where petrochemicals and other toxins pervade our clothing and impact our health, we’re thrilled to welcome Lydia Wendt, the visionary Founder and Design Director of California Cloth Foundry, to the show. Throughout her remarkable career, Lydia has worked with iconic designers and brands like Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, and Jones New York. A true pioneer in regenerative fashion, she launched CCF in 2014 to revolutionize the fashion industry through eco-friendly and ethical practices. Tune in to hear about Lydia’s inspiring journey, her innovative approaches to creating sustainable clothing, and practical tips to protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of conventional fashion.

Listen to Episode 284 with Lydia Wendt

What we discuss in this episode:

  • Microplastics and dangerous chemicals lurking in places you might not expect. 
  • Why 100% cotton clothing might not be as safe as you think.
  • Lydia’s career turning point.
  • What differentiates CCF from other clothing brands?
  • What petrochemicals are doing to our waterways?
  • How the rise in fast fashion is causing a rise in toxicity.
  • The difference between slow, fast, and natural fashion.
  • How to get safe, quality clothes on a budget.


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