with Tara Donaldson, WWD
Ep. #213 of The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast
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Tara Donaldson is the Executive Editor at WWD (Women’s Wear Daily), Founder of The Diversity List, and former Editorial Director of Sourcing Journal. She has been covering the business of fashion from textiles to retail, bringing light to important issues, speaking to sustainable fashion, more impactful fashion, and a more inclusive and equitable fashion industry since the early 2000s.
This conversation is another important piece to our series on the Impact of Fashion, with our partners at Dhana. To see the full series and all the list of other conversations that we’ve had with leaders of a sustainable fashion movement, visit here.
Make sure to check out our links to the Diversity List, WWD, and other resources below.
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Last week on the podcast, I was joined by Tara Donaldson, the Executive Editor of Women’s Wear Daily.
There’s no fashion industry without the people who make fashion.
There’s no fashion media without the people who make fashion.
And as Tara tells me on our latest podcast, it’s not just about “telling stories,” so much as pushing those with power and influence in the industry to take care of everyone who makes fashion possible.
Tara and I cover plenty in this conversation, from fashion’s biggest mandates moving forward, to her hope for the industry and those it most affects.
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“As much as [fashion] is an industry filled with beauty, there are less beautiful things that happen and I think it’s important for people to know about that and for the industry to address those things so it can continue to be something that’s positive.”— Tara Donaldson, WWD
Links & Resources Mentioned
- Tara Donaldson
- Tara Donaldson on LinkedIn
- Tara Donaldson on Twitter
- Tara Donaldson on Instagram
- Unless Collective
- Eric Liedtke on LinkedIn
- Shelly Xu Design
- The Diversity List
- Bonnie Cashin: Chic Is Where You Find It by Stephanie Lake
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