“Life is a mental game. You need to push yourself through the pain barrier.” Over coffee at Violet bakery in East London, Danielle Radojcin talks to the founder of Redress, an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry. They discuss how you can dress and shop in a more environmentally-aware way, her work with fashion’s top editors, universities and designers to raise awareness, and her new book, Dress with Sense, as well as her life as a working mother in Hong Kong and the merits of doing a striptease for your husband when you’re nine months’ pregnant. – Danielle Radojcin 

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The writer, Plum Sykes, talks about working for Vogue, the English aristocracy, having her wedding dress designed by Alexander McQueen, being a 90s It Girl and what it’s like having Anna Wintour as a mentor. She also discusses her new book, the writing process and what it feels like to have a book on the New York Times bestseller list. Recorded with Danielle Radojcin and Claire Ptak at Violet bakery in East London. – Danielle Radojcin 

You can listen to the full conversation here and subscribe to the Violet Sessions podcast here.

Photo credit: Robert Fairer