UA-171643620-1 Josefin Wanner Working Hours Interview - Working Hours

Episode 49

Published on:

24th Feb 2023

Work is Value Added

Josefin Wanner recorded on 06/04/2022

Tråd Collective was born so people could easily shop for sustainable clothes in Leeds. The idea came from owners Jo and James, who after making a New Year’s resolution to only shop sustainably, realized how difficult that actually was to do in Leeds. There were very few options for sustainable fashion that weren’t second-hand and it was hard to find what you were looking for without spending hours going through piles of clothes. They also realized just how much research was needed to finding out if brands are actually sustainable or not.

So, Jo and James started out selling items from Jo's upcycled clothing brand Wanner Label and curated second-hand clothes in markets around Leeds. From there they started building connections with other small local brands and began learning what their customers actually wanted and needed.

After much careful consideration, they decided to open up a shop in Headingley. Combining all the different aspects of sustainability Tråd Collective are a sustainable clothing and lifestyle shop supplying everything from pre-loved to upcycled to responsibly and ethically made items.

In their shop in Headingley, Leeds they have their own in-house studio making their own garments under their Wanner Label brand, but also offer tailoring services to customers. From mendings to alterations to made-to-order garments Tråd Collective have got you covered!

To find out more about Tråd Collective go to:

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About the Podcast

Working Hours
The Story of Work in Leeds in the 2020s
What do you do?
Western Studios, Leeds presents Working Hours: a podcast series surveying the people of Leeds on their thoughts and feelings on the topic of work. I want to talk to my city about work. Why do we do it? Do we like it? What could we do differently? What will we? How does work change and how does it change us?
Leeds, the largest city in the largest county on the UK mainland, is a former imperial textile centre and is now a major UK financial centre. This series will document the city’s experiences through Lockdown, Brexit, creeping technological unemployment, new and continuing resource wars, the ongoing dismantling of the welfare state and our accelerating ecological emergency.
If you are in Leeds or from Leeds then help me to reach my target of interviewing 1000 Loiners over the 2020s. Let me ask you, what do you do?
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