There are a lot of fashion design podcasts out there. And some of them are really good!
If you google “fashion design podcast,” you’ll get a ton of “Top 10 Fashion Design Podcasts” lists and articles. They’re even often curated by top publications like Vogue and InStyle.
So I started clicking through to these top Google search results to see what “best fashion design podcasts” they were recommending.
And I was a little startled…
Sure, they had some good podcasts on there.
Shows that hadn’t published in a couple years, yet they were listed.
I don’t know about you, but I wonder…
How is a podcast that hasn’t published since 2020 being included on a list of “top 10 fashion design podcasts in 2023”?!
Or even worse, a show that has 4 episodes and hasn’t published since 2017?!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I loved…LOVED…the Fashion Revolution podcast episodes.
But it was a small series, and then it was done!
So it makes me wonder…
How can I trust a list like this?
How can the writer recommend fashion design podcasts that aren’t published anymore?
Are these recs worth anything?
On a selfish level, I was a little peeved.
And humble brag, I’ll tell you that it’s GOOD. Like reeeeally good!
Almost 300 people on Apple Podcasts think it’s a reeeeaally good fashion design podcast too!
So back to the “top fashion design podcasts” lists…
I’m not on any of them. Yikes!
Which is why I decided to write this lil’ article to, well, yaknow, rank in the SEOs for “fashion design podcast.”
Alright, my passion around top fashion podcast lists aside, I’d love to tell you a little more about my fashion design podcast. Cool?
Fashion Designers Get Paid is a podcast for burnt out fashion designers (and TDs, PDs, textile designers, and beyond) who want more flexibility while still doing work they love..
You’re sick of the rat race and 80 hour a week grind in fashion.
You’d love to have more freedom in your day (instead of being tied to a desk), but you don’t see it happening in the industry.
Because working in-house means long hours, low pay and toxic offices.
You believe that to work in fashion, you have to put up with the eternal abuse…
Or you have to start your own brand.
Your own fashion brand…
The promise of creative freedom and working for yourself sounds good!
But you’re a little skeptical.
Because the time, money and grit required seem like a lot (you know what goes into a brand).
Still, you’re not willing to give up on your dream of working in fashion.
In the Fashion Designers Get Paid podcast, I show you a different way of doing things in this industry.
The show goes against what everyone says, “brands don’t accept remote freelancers,” and teaches you that it actually IS possible to be a real freelancer in fashion, in control of your own business (and life).
And, well, GET PAID!
FDGP takes you behind the scenes to share real-life stories of freelancers who’ve done it and how they’ve gotten there.
More and more fashionistas are taking the exciting (and sometimes scary) leap to work for themselves and call their own shots as freelancers.
We don’t need more people putting up with the rat race that is the fashion industry.
We need people like you who are willing to stand up, command a fair rate and fair work ethics while doing the work you’re passionate about.
If any of this resonates with you…
You’ll love the Fashion Designers Get Paid podcast.
Click below to listen on any of the major platforms, or search “Fashion Designers Get Paid” wherever you get your podcasts.
Thanks for reading, and much love.
P.S. Oh right, I should probably include my own list of “top 10 fashion design podcasts,” right?!
Well here’s the thing…
The knowledge, resources and information you need to build a successful freelance career in the fashion industry don’t come from inside the fashion industry.
Which is why I don’t listen to many fashion podcasts!
So, I curated 2 lists for you. One of the top “fashion design podcast episodes” from my show that I’d highly recommend, and a list of the top podcasts I listen to.
Here you go!
Top episodes from my fashion podcast:
My favorite podcasts*:
*I am a big believer in looking outside your specific industry for ideas and inspiration. The lessons learned in these shows can all be applied to being a freelance fashion designer. You may have to extrapolate a little more, but there’s brilliant marketing and business advice in all these shows. And! Unless specifically mentioned, all of these shows have been recently active as of publishing this article (June 2023)!