The #FashionRevolution Wants You!

It’s Spring and once the rain rain goes away, some of us will be clearing out our closets and stocking up on new clothes that have the sun in mind! But when was the last time you asked yourself #WhoMadeMyClothes? This simple question can move you even closer to gettin’ down with the movement that incorporates combatting pollution, promoting sustainability and gender equity, all while still slaying on the runway of life. Press play now for a lil’ spring cleaning inspiration and also hear news headlines and the Top 5 events around the Bay Area that you should know about. Let’s go!

Guest Profiles

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Kimberly Almeida, Senior Program Manager, Levi Strauss & Co.

With a Master of Pacific International Affairs from UC San Diego, Kim Almeida leads Levi Strauss Foundation’s commitment to improve the wellbeing of people working in clothing factories around the world. From Haiti to Sri Lanka, she has listened to the needs of the women who make Levi Strauss & Co. products and set up programs to help address the challenges faced by factory workers, be it access to reproductive health information or reducing harassment and gender inequity in the workplace. Hailing from Guatemala and fluent in Spanish and German (with proficiency in Portuguese), Kim loves working across a truly global team on an issue she cares deeply about: the wellbeing of the people who make our clothes. Her advice to anyone interested in a sustainable career: “Be patient, embrace every opportunity as a chance to grow and be humble but ambitious in your career. . . . Also, find something that you’re passionate about. For me, my personal and professional interests are one and the same.”
Twitter | LinkedIn | Website

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Jennifer Hammock, Entrepreneur, Women’s Director, New Life Community Church

Jennifer, better known as Lady Jenn, is an award winning servant leader, empowerment coach, author, and sought-after speaker, with a sincere heart to uplift women. She is known as “The Press Play motivator” for her ability to press play on her personal dreams while inspiring others to do the same. She prayerfully inspires, encourages, and challenges women to live a life beyond comfort zones, possess active faith, and become the whole person God created them to be. Jennifer also serves as the Women’s Director of New Life Community Church, where she serves alongside her husband, founder and lead pastor, Darnell Hammock. Together, they lead a life-changing and thriving congregation in the city of Oakland. In addition to being a supportive wife, Jennifer is a mother of two sweet boys and one destined girl. Twitter | Instagram | Website

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Kristine Vejar, Owner, A Verb For Keeping Warm

Kristine Vejar is the owner and founder of A Verb for Keeping Warm, a 1700 square foot space in Oakland consisting of a shop dedicated to yarn and fabric, an indoor and outdoor natural dyeing studio, and an indoor and outdoor classroom. Kristine has two main goals: to help people cultivate the skills to make their own clothing through a series of classes offered at Verb. And to create the most ethical and conscious materials possible for people to make their clothing from. She is engaged in every step of the process of making materials - from farming to natural dyeing. Kristine believes that making one’s own clothing is an act of resistance and alternative to purchasing clothing made from large clothing chains.
Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | Pinterest | Facebook | Website

Show Notes

Sponsor messages donated to Remake by The Ambassadors Circle

Time For Some Action: Reach out to your favorite clothing retailer or brand and contact the customer service department and ask them #WhoMadeYourClothes?! Ask "Who is the woman behind your clothes, what can you tell me about her, and what are the working conditions like for her." If more of us ask these questions of our favorite retailers, we can hopefully ensure they are working to get the answers for us!

What’s the 411? Local headlines from around the Bay Area!

 

The Top 5 Events that Caught Our Eyes!

  • CAAMFEST (Celebrating Asian American Film, Music, and Food) March 9-19 at various venues in San Francisco and Oakland. The nation’s premier event showcasing and celebrating bold and vibrant Asian American stories and storytellers.
  • The 2017 Poetic Address to the Nation on March 11 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In collaboration with U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, a grassroots action network inciting creativity and social imagination to shape a culture of empathy, equity, and belonging, The 2017 Poetic Address to the Nation will be emceed by one of our country’s most provocative, original voices, Chinaka Hodge
  • “Without Mercy” at Off Broadway West through March 25 at the Phoenix Theater in San Francisco. World premiere by playwright Patricia Milton, Without Mercy explores the passions and complications around the death penalty. Tickets- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/279229
  • BRAZA! Brazilian Funk Dance Party on Sat, March 25 at The Chapel in San Francisco, featuring featuring Antonio Guedes & The Chillaquiles, Pleasuremaker, Zebuel, and DJ Smash.
  • The Power of Her Brunch, on April 8 at the Mira Visita Golf Club in El Cerrito, hosted by Jennifer Hammock. The brunch will featured speakers, including former 360BayArea guest RyanNicole

 

Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace, Production Assistance by Jen Huynh with Hosts Christianne Harder, LT and j-

360BayArea Intro Music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT

Featured Music:
BigB & Courtney Grace “Feel It All Around
DD Sakora “Bill Gates”, “3 Pointer”, “Wanna Be Us”, “Malibu”, “All We Got”, “Outta This World”, “El Diablo”, “One Chance
John Blaze “New Pajamas
Bensound “Moose”, “Funky Suspense”, “House
Danny Swain “Oh My”
Illfigure “Only If Your Heart In It”
Griot “Everyday
Courtney Grace “Hip Hop Piano Beat”

Featured Quick clips:
Mary J Blige “What’s the 411
Drake ft Future “Grammys
Redman “Time 4 sum Aktion
Organic Cotton Patagonia
Emma Watson on Sustainable Fashion
E-40 “Choices (Yup) Warriors Edition
A$AP ROCKY “Fashion Killa
Lady Gaga “Fashion
Mason “Fashion Killa ft. Stefflon Don
Brazil Party Samba Dance Music

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