With fashion’s obsessive focus on new materials, we question what happens when we reinvent materials that have existed locally for centuries. In conversation with founder of CQ Studio, Cassie Quinn we unravel her research on diversifying the use of flax as a material and her journey into regenerative practices. Flax is traditionally harvested and spun into linen and has a strong connection with Ireland. In this episode, we talk about the hidden benefits of natural materials; the big issue with misinformation (aka greenwashing); whether we will achieve biodegradability in fashion and more. A bountiful future can be made possible through past intricate methods, in Cassie’s view.
Hosted by Reanar James and Aamina Jung.
This podcast includes the following chapters…
1:30 – Cassie Quinn on Greenwashing
3:58 – Cassie’s point of action for CQ Studio
7:04 – Introducing the use of flax material – The priority process of sustainable materials
13:46 – The Biodegradability of Flax
17:13 – Cassie Quinn on workshops and education
19:43 – Scaling and the future of flax and other biomaterials
21:50 – Natural dyes vs Synthetic dyes
26:34 – The significance of a sustainable supply chain
29:42 – Reflection Section