As revenue models have changed, merchandise has become increasingly important to the livelihoods of many musicians.
But fashion is also a big polluter and can be massively wasteful. British metal band Architects take a responsible approach. With their online merch store they release limited drops to reduce overstock, carefully select materials and manufacture in the UK to cut down on distribution.
Singer Sam Carter joins hosts Fay Milton and Greg Cochrane to discuss how and why they've taken these steps. Plus, he chats about his work as an ambassador for Sea Shepherd UK – a non-profit marine wildlife organisation dedicated to end the destruction of ocean habitats – whose profile was raised by Netflix's recent Seapiracy documentary.
Sounds Like A Plan series 2 is supported by Festival Republic. They put on festivals including the legendary Leeds Festival, being at Bramham Park, Leeds on August 26-28th 2022. Weekend tickets are available now:
Links to things discussed in the podcast:
Onto – flexible electric car subscription
Massive Attack, Dale Vince and Bill Posters launch eco-bot.net
COP26: Watch Julie’s Bicycle's 'The Missing Link' Green Zone event
INSIDE: COP26 x Clyde Built Radio – listen to radio episodes
UMA Entertainment's COP26 event, featuring Aurora, Nick Mulvey + more
This episode was partly recorded at Pirate studios. Pirate have modern and affordable recorded locations around the UK available to book 24/7.
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