Happy 4th of July! I hope you are all relaxing somewhere with hotdogs, watermelon and fireworks today, enjoying a day off to play in the summer sun. I’m honored to present an interview this week with the founder/editor of a new project I’m very excited about: a sustainable fashion publication called Sumzine. Jamie Ortega launched the magazine earlier this year, as a conversation-changer in the world of traditional fashion media. It’s a welcome, refreshingly sophisticated bi-annual publication that offers interviews, op-eds, and photo spreads that highlight the work being done to better the industry from the inside. On today’s show, Jamie will talk about the experiences and ideas that led her to launch Sumzine, why she chose to produce a print product in the digital age, the challenges and costs of producing and distributing an independent publication, Sumzine’s Kickstarter campaign, some of her hopes and plans for the future of the magazine, and more.
Plus, all new music today! A wide variety of styles and artists in the mix, including songs from Swiss-Ghanian duo OY, Midwestern trio Secret Cities, nomadic Australian troubadour Stu Larsen, former Walkmen bassist/organist Peter Matthew Bauer’s new solo project, and more.
So join us now and celebrate your independence with some indie fashion & music, here on BreakThru Radio!