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My Mission Is… Live with COS

My Mission Is… Live with COS

February 12, 2020

This week we share the Mission x COS panel, recorded last week at the COS 5th Avenue store to launch the Restore collection, created in partnership with The Renewal Workshop, who helps provide circular solutions for apparel and textile brands. 

Moderated by Mission’s EIC Karina Givargisoff, the panel featured Nopor Stuart, Head of Sustainability at COS, Abrima Erwiah, Co-Founder and President of Studio One Eighty Nine, and Marie Geneviève Cyr, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, Parsons School of Design + International Speaker & Creative Consultant.

This panel discusses various stakeholders' responsibility in doing their part to change the fashion industry for the better, and their role in moving towards circular and renewable fashion. Humanizing the process by decoupling the layers and understanding the story of the supply chain was an overarching theme, as well as the importance and sacredness of craftsmanship.

It also sheds light on the partnership between COS x the  Renewal Workshop. As part of the brand’s commitment to longevity and product care, COS wanted to re-imagine the lifecycle of damaged garments by investing in the restoration of COS pieces, sourced from their own supply-chain or returned by customers. 

Tune in to hear more about the launch of the trial as well as from experts in the sustainability field and what they believe is the most important thing in driving the industry forward. 

FIND NOPOR

Instagram: @cosstores

Website: cosstores.com


FIND ABRIMA

Instagram: @abrimaerwiah

Website: studiooneeightynine.com


FIND MARIE

Instagram: @marie_genevieve_cyr

Website:mariegenevievecyr.com


FIND MISSION HOSTS

Karina: @missionmagazine

Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri

Website: missionmag.org 

My Mission is…Fisher Stevens & Ethan Novek

My Mission is…Fisher Stevens & Ethan Novek

January 29, 2020

Our sixth episode, which was our first live recording of “My Mission is…” is a conversation between Fisher Stevens, director of award-winning climate change documentary Before the Flood (co-produced with Leonardo DiCaprio for Nat Geo) and Ethan Novek, chemical engineering student at Yale who made the Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018 and holds 12 patents for CO2 technologies. 

Both cynical and optimistic, this engaging and thought-provoking discussion between two generations, offers some insight into how the fighting spirit of individual action needs to be supported by the synergy of businesses, technological innovation, and policy all working together if we want to solve climate change. Is it possible? Who knows...but have a listen now and see for yourselves. 

This fascinating panel, moderated by Mission founder, Karina Givargisoff was open to the public and features a Q&A. Hosted by Public Hotels.

Like what you heard? Help us spread the word by rating and reviewing in iTunes to help others find us or share about the show on social media. 

FIND FISHER

Instagram: @fisherstevens

Website: beforetheflood.com 

 
FIND ETHAN

Twitter: @ethannovek

Website: innovatorenergy.com

FIND MISSION HOSTS

Karina: @missionmagazine

Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri

Public Hotels: @publichotels

Website: missionmag.org 

My Mission Is… with Dylan Jones

My Mission Is… with Dylan Jones

January 8, 2020

This week we speak with Dylan Jones, editor-in-chief of British GQ and the chair of London Fashion Week Men’s who is often credited for being integral to its success.  In this raw, humorous and multi-dimensional conversation you’ll hear about the nostalgia of growing up in the late 70 early 80s, as Dylan fondly remembers being obsessed with pop culture and drawn to London as the nucleus for self-expression and the ability to reinvent yourself.  

We discuss everything from the sounds of his youth, his perspective on fashion and history, his connection to writing as a force for good, and how the desire of self-expansion is embedded in human nature. Let’s not forget to mention when he tells us about the time in 1984 when his ex-girlfriend chopped up five bags of his designer clothes!

Dylan’s career began in I-D magazine in 1983, following other notable positions at Arena, The Face,The Observer Magazine and The Sunday Times. With all conversationalists engaged with writing as part of their career, Dylan sheds light on the fact that writing, like anything is a learnt skill, which when harnessed is incredibly powerful. 

This is a conversation you want to tune into and end by feeling inspired. 

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FIND DYLAN

Personal: @dylanjonesgq

Website: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/

 

FIND MISSION HOSTS

Karina: @missionmagazine

Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri

Website:www.missionmag.org/ 

“My Mission is…” with Francisco Costa

“My Mission is…” with Francisco Costa

December 11, 2019

This week’s guest of “My Mission is…” features Francisco Costa, founder of Costa Brazil; a lifestyle brand with a mission to innovate in sustainability and reinterpret what beauty is all about. 

Costa first entered the fashion industry 30 years ago when he left Brazil at the age of 19 not knowing any English. Surrounded by fashion from an early age, with his mother owning a children’s wear factory, he is renowned for working with some of the most prominent fashion brands including Oscar de la Renta, Tom Ford, Gucci and his iconic 13 year stint as creative director at Calvin Klien.

Tune in to hear his inspiring story where Costa dives deep into his personal mission of protecting Mother Earth through the spirit of beauty, as well as his journey of reconnecting with his Brazilan roots in the Amazon. 

Like what you heard? Help us spread the word by rating and reviewing in iTunes to help others find us or share about the show on social media. 

Photo credit: Weston Wells

FIND FRANCISCO 

Personal: https://www.instagram.com/costafrancisco

Brand: https://www.instagram.com/costabrazil/?hl=en

Website: https://livecostabrazil.com/

FIND MISSION HOSTS

Karina: @missionmagazine

Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri

Website:www.missionmag.org/ 

“My Mission is…” with Lauren Bush Lauren

“My Mission is…” with Lauren Bush Lauren

November 25, 2019

This week, we speak to Mission’s first supporters, Lauren Bush Lauren. Former model and actress, Lauren is a social entrepreneur, hunger activist, Earth lover and mama of two young boys. 

She founded the bag company, FEED in 2007, which creates products that make a tangible impact on the life of a child. Through their on the ground partner, the World Food Programme, FEED has provided over 107 million meals to children and families globally to date. 

Lauren is mission-driven, ambitious, and focused on doing good in all her endeavors. She talks to us about the inception of FEED, her travels to Africa as a student, the power of community, and the FEED Supper program. She also gives us insight into her upcoming projects, inspired by her Father in Law, Ralph Lauren. 

Like what you heard? Help us spread the word by rating and reviewing in iTunes to help others find us or share about the show on social media. 

FIND LAUREN

Personal: https://www.instagram.com/laurenblauren/

Brand: https://www.instagram.com/feed/

Website: https://feedprojects.com/

 

FIND MISSION HOSTS

Karina: @missionmagazine

Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri

Website:www.missionmag.org/ 

“My Mission is…” with David de Rothschild

“My Mission is…” with David de Rothschild

November 13, 2019

In this episode, we speak to respected explorer, eco-warrior and entrepreneur, David de Rothschild, who puts nature at the forefront of everything he does. From working professionally with horses as a teenager (an experience he believes began his partnership with nature) to graduating from computer science, owning and selling a successful merchandising company by the time he was 20, and, becoming the youngest Briton to reach both geographical poles. He also sailed around the world in The Plastiki, a custom-built 60-foot catamaran built from a recyclable material Seretex, and 12,500 recycled bottles for buoyancy. He founded The Lost Explorer in 2015, a lifestyle brand “owned by nature” where everything is built to last, in small batches and engages sustainable initiatives. 

Despite this impressive list of ventures, David is humble, insightful, smart, and down to earth. His love for nature shines through this conversation and it was an absolute pleasure having him on the show. 

Tune in, be inspired, find your mission. 

Like what you heard? Help us spread the word by rating and reviewing in iTunes to help others find us or share about the show on social media. 

Photo credit: James Wright 

FIND DAVID

Personal: https://www.instagram.com/david.de.rothschild/

Brand: https://www.instagram.com/thelostexplorer/

Website: https://thelostexplorer.com


FIND MISSION HOSTS

Karina: @missionmagazine

Sharleen: @sharleenspiteri

Website:www.missionmag.org/ 

“My Mission is…” with Sharleen Spiteri

“My Mission is…” with Sharleen Spiteri

June 27, 2019

Welcome to the first episode in the series "My Mission is..." by Mission. A brand new series where old friends Karina Givargisoff (Founder and Editor in Chief of Mission) and Sharleen Spiteri (Lead singer and songwriter of Scottish band Texas) chat to different guests about their purpose and what drives them. This is an authentic, honest, down to earth and often playful insight into what motivates some of today's most influential people. 

In this episode we learn about our hosts along with their 20 year history and friendship. Most importantly why they do what they do, how they got here and their personal mission. 

Keep up to date with Karina and Sharleen on Instagram; @missionmagazine @sharleenspiteri and visit www.missionmag.org/ for a library of meaningful, inspiring content. 

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