In this episode, Kim and her co-founder, Jessie Li, talk to researcher Dr. Divya Jyoti about her crossover moments. Divya is currently a lecturer at Lancaster University, but once envisioned a path in factory management. As a close collaborator of Manufactured for several years, Divya once saw supply chain challenges as mere technical puzzles—codes of conduct and capacity hiccups. However, her transformative moments stem from a shift in perspective that recognises deeper systemic issues. She eventually comes to realise that sometimes things done in the name of sustainability can actually have a dehumanising effect.
This episode is part of the “Crossover Moments” miniseries, where we explore key moments of personal transformation that led people to question and ultimately reject conventional approaches to sustainable fashion.
Guest : Dr. Divya Jyoti
This is a Maed in India production.
Creative Director: Mae Mariyam Thomas
Project Manager: Shaun Fanthome
Producer: Nikkethana Kamal
Sound Editor & Mix Engineer: Sarthak Ray