Could the clothing in our closets be secretly harming our health? In this compelling episode, our guest Alden Wicker, author of 'To Die For: How Toxic Fashion is Making Us Sick and How We Can Fight Back', unveils the shocking reality of the harmful chemicals used in the fashion industry and their link to various health problems, including cancer, autoimmune diseases, and fertility issues. We also discuss the importance of being informed about our clothing, including its origins and manufacturing process, to create a more sustainable and ethical fashion industry.
Alden also shares her career journey as founder of EcoCult, a leading sustainable style website, and offers career tips on balancing freelancing, leveraging networking, and accelerating serendipity through curiosity and connection.
What You’ll Learn:
- Hidden health hazards in everyday clothing and home textiles
- How the fashion industry promotes toxicity through misleading marketing
- Ways to reduce your exposure through informed shopping habits
- The importance of ingredient transparency and chemical regulations
- How Alden built her career as an independent writer and expert on sustainable fashion
- Networking and developing authentic professional relationships
- Balancing productivity, passion, and overall well-being as a freelancer
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Alden Wicker is an award-winning independent journalist and author of To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick — and How We Can Fight Back (Putnam). She splits her time between managing her internationally recognized website EcoCult.com and contributing to publications like The New York Times, Vox, Wired, The Cut, and more. She’s made expert appearances on the BBC, Al Jazeera, NPR, CBC, and MSNBC, and has been cited by The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Complex, and Nylon as a leading voice in the movement.