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Terra Informa

This week on Ter­ra Infor­ma Dylan Hall ven­tures into the world of fash­ion. Dylan caught up with Jess Mont­gomery at the 2019 Con­gress of the Human­i­ties and Social Sci­ences held at the Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia cam­pus. Mont­gomery holds a BFA with Dis­tinc­tion in Art His­to­ry from Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­si­ty, and a MA in the His­to­ry and The­o­ry of Con­tem­po­rary Art from the San Fran­cis­co Art Insti­tute, where she wrote her the­sis on the role that fash­ion can play in per­pet­u­at­ing or chal­leng­ing overconsumption.

She is also the founder of a not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion called Think the World Dif­fer­ent­ly that focus­es on rais­ing aware­ness about the envi­ron­men­tal impacts of cloth­ing con­sump­tion. She also writes for Not Just a Label, a glob­al fash­ion indus­try platform.

Dylan and Mont­gomery chat­ted about the entan­gled envi­ron­men­tal and social impacts of fash­ion and the tex­tile indus­try, fast fash­ion and the whole sys­tem alike. She also speaks to her ten­u­ous per­son­al rela­tion­ship to the fash­ion indus­try as some­one who loves fashion.