Q & A With Jessie Atkins of Berg + Betts

YAM spoke with Jessie Atkins all about her favourite podcast, slow fashion and her love of Vancouver Island summertime.

By Athena McKenzie

A Berg + Betts original. Photo provided by Berg + Betts.

Your favourite place to travel?

Italy, for sure — the food, the wine and the people are all amazing. But right here exploring Vancouver Island is where I love to be during the summer.

What film or book do you relate to?

I’m currently hooked on a podcast called “Conscious Chatter.” For anyone interested in learning more about the good, the bad and the ugly in the fashion industry, they interview everyone from designers and entrepreneurs, to farmers and factory workers.

Where do you look for inspiration?

When I need inspiration, I’ve learned to step back and give myself a mental break. It’s my quietest moments that provide me with unexpected sources of inspiration.

Your favourite social media account to follow?

@marielle.elizabeth — An advocate of slow fashion and size inclusivity, Marielle is someone every woman should be following.

What item/tool/product is on your wish list?

I am always on the lookout for ways to expand our commitment to sustainability, so we would love to find a consistent supply of recycled metals for our watch faces without sacrificing the quality of the timepiece.

This article is from the September/October 2019 issue of YAM.