Sartorial hosts J'Amy Tarr and Lisa Anderson Shaffer share over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry. Together they dish on the warm fuzzies, big wins, huge losses, and all the bad behavior (theirs included) encountered during their time in business. Stop by for the real juice on what it takes to run an indie brand in the big, badass fashion biz.
In this episode, J’Amy and Lisa talk with sustainability expert and concierge, Friday Apaliski. They discuss sustainability basics in business and at home, what makes a brand and purchase ethical, and what must come next for the fashion industry to clean up its act.
Friday Apaliski is a Bay Area native, who graduated from the University of Oregon. After a successful career in advertising she took her expertise to the San Francisco Department of the Environment where she worked for 6 years with the unofficial title of Chief Translator. This experience gave her deep knowledge and empathy for people who want to do right by the environment but just don't know where to start. Three and a half years ago she started her own business as a Sustainability Concierge where she has made it her mission to help others live sustainably, both as a personal guide and an implementation guru.
J’Amy Tarr is a Bay Area designer and founder of J’Amy Tarr Outerwear.
Lisa Anderson Shaffer is a Bay Area jewelry designer and founder of Zelma Rose.