Loose Threads — Consumer, retail, fashion and commerce

Loose Threads — Consumer, retail, fashion and commerce

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The Loose Threads Podcast explores the new consum…
Smile, You’re on Camera — with Rachel Silver of Love Stories TV
Sep 19 • 46 min
#88. Love Stories TV broadcasts wedding videos and the filmmakers, venues and vendors that make them possible. We talk with founder Rachel Silver about how the company identified a missed opportunity in wedding videos, rather than photography, and how it…
Money Grows on Trees — with Eliza Blank of The Sill
Sep 12 • 44 min
#87. The Sill reimagines how younger generations can interact with plants, buy plants and keep plants alive. We talk with founder Eliza Blank about growing a modern-day gardening center both online and offline. The Loose Threads Podcast features in-depth…
Roasted — with Kara Cohen of Dripkit
Sep 5 • 43 min
#86. Dripkit makes artisan drip coffee accessible both at home and on the go. We talk with co-founder Kara Cohen about how her company is filling the void between instant coffee and retail coffee without sacrificing quality for convenience. The Loose…
Raising the Bar — with Rachel Winard of Soapwalla
Aug 22 • 46 min
#85. Soapwalla is raising the bar on clean skincare. We talk with founder Rachel Winard about staying true to her origins and growing her business organically, but not recklessly. The Loose Threads Podcast features in-depth discussions with leaders across…
Ringleader — with Bouchra Ezzahraoui of AUrate
Aug 15 • 43 min
#84. AUrate is creating a new gold standard for accessible and direct-to-consumer fine jewelry. We talk with co-founder Bouchra Ezzahraoui about building an international supply chain that aims to change the way and frequency that women buy accessories.…
Small Footprint, Big Steps — with Barry Beck of Bluemercury
Aug 8 • 41 min
#83. Bluemercury took cosmetics out of department stores, pioneering small-format beauty retail. We talk with co-founder Barry Beck about starting the company with his wife Marla and navigating through various retail cycles to grow their business to more…
Kiddie Cup — with Miki Berardelli of Kidbox
Aug 1 • 50 min
#82. Kidbox personalizes shopping for kids. We talk with CEO Miki Berardelli about how the company is improving kids’ and parents’ lives with its try-before-you-buy model, evolving offerings and social mission. The Loose Threads Podcast features in-depth…
Grab Bag — with Melissa Mash of Dagne Dover
Jul 25 • 43 min
#81. Dagne Dover creates bags and accessories that stand the test of morning commutes, happy hours and overseas flights. We talk with co-founder and CEO Melissa Mash about building a brand—and a mentality—that doesn’t compromise on performance or design.…
Singin’ in the Rain — with Jackie De Jesu of SHHHOWERCAP
Jul 18 • 49 min
#80. SHHHOWERCAP is not your grandma’s shower cap. We talk with founder and CEO Jackie De Jesu about reinventing an antiquated product for use both in and out of the shower—a cross between fashion-forward headwear and waterproof functionality. The Loose…
Circle of Life — with Ariane Goldman of Hatch
Jul 11 • 46 min
#79. HATCH is a maternity brand that serves women before, during and after pregnancy. We talk with founder Ariane Goldman about creating apparel that celebrates fashion and comfort equally and how HATCH is forging a community for women in its retail…
Organic Growth — with Holly McWhorter of PLANT Apothecary
Jun 27 • 50 min
#78. PLANT Apothecary is a fully organic skincare brand that has a big focus on environmental friendliness and bold design. We talk with co-founder Holly McWhorter about her research-minded process and how she’s scaling a company that nurtures her…
Soft and Soulful — with Michelle Toney and Stephanie Cleary of Morrow Soft Goods
Jun 20 • 45 min
#77. Morrow Soft Goods makes luxury textiles and soft products for the home. We talk with co-founders Michelle Toney and Stephanie Cleary about building a brand that marries high-end materials with design that has a soul. The Loose Threads Podcast…
Pillow Talk — with Ashley Merrill of Lunya
Jun 13 • 42 min
#76. Lunya makes luxury sleepwear that puts equal emphasis on function and aesthetics. We talk with founder Ashley Merrill about how her business is breathing new life into a frequently forgotten, but everyday apparel category. The Loose Threads Podcast…
Full Circle — with Jeff Denby of The Renewal Workshop
Jun 6 • 51 min
#75. The Renewal Workshop partners with apparel brands to recycle and resell surplus inventory and damaged products. We talk with co-founder Jeff Denby about building a circular business model, as well as the factory and the technology necessary to…
Trick or Treat — with Gabby Slome of Ollie
May 30 • 48 min
#74. Ollie delivers human-grade pet food straight to the dog bowl. We talk with co-founder Gabby Slome about how she and her team created a nutritious alternative to the dog food already on the market and how the company is expanding to serve a growing…
Joy Bomb — with Natalie Mackey of Winky Lux
May 23 • 46 min
#73. Winky Lux is a quickly growing beauty brand built around accessible and fun products. We talk with co-founder Natalie Mackey, who started the company after realizing the mass market opportunity around drugstore-priced cosmetics that embody…
Power Suits — with Eleanor Turner of Argent
May 16 • 43 min
#72. Argent makes smart workwear for women. We talk with co-founder Eleanor Turner about creating function-driven and aesthetically-minded womenswear—which have been priorities in menswear for decades—and creating a community that empowers women. The…
Agency — with Tony King of King and Partners
May 9 • 45 min
#71. King & Partners is a creative and technology agency that works with leading brands. We talk with founder Tony King about his long career in helping brands embrace ecommerce and what it’s like working with a new crop of brands while maintaining…
All-Inclusive — with Fran Dunaway of TomboyX
May 2 • 48 min
#70. TomboyX makes underwear and other essential products for everyone, regardless of gender, size, geography or economic status. We talk with Fran Dunaway, who founded the company with her partner Naomi after struggling to find a brand that spoke to…
Kidproof — with Rachel Blumenthal of Rockets of Awesome
Apr 25 • 42 min
#69. Rockets of Awesome creates modern children’s clothes, conveniently delivered to busy parents. We talk with Founder and CEO Rachel Blumenthal, who started the company after running a previous business that made mothers’ lives easier, and has gone on…
Thread Journeys — with Carolyn Yim of Ply-Knits
Apr 18 • 34 min
#68. Ply-Knits is a knitwear label that marries a modern, direct-to-consumer approach with a high level of technical development and refined aesthetics. We talk with Ply-Knit’s Creative Director Carolyn Yim about the lessons she has learned from her…
Globetrotting — with Sarah Nakintu of Kintu
Apr 11 • 38 min
#67. Kintu is an internationally inspired and produced handbag brand that works with artisans in Uganda and Kenya. We talk with Founder Sarah Nakintu about her impulse to create high-quality but aspirationally priced bags with a global image—a brand with…
Social(ism) — with Brian Schechter of SelfMade
Apr 4 • 44 min
#66. SelfMade provides Instagram-in-a-box for entrepreneurs, giving small businesses the tools and services they need to succeed on social media as conducting business online moves from websites to Instagram accounts. We talk with co-founder Brian…
Squad Goals — with Brian Watkins of Rep the Squad
Mar 28 • 48 min
#65. Rep the Squad lets passionate sports fans rent any jersey they want, giving them access to an infinitely-expanding collection. We talk with co-founder and CEO Brian Watkins about how Rep the Squad is joining the rental economy in a path pioneered by…
Passing the Baton — with Micky Onvural of Bonobos
Mar 21 • 50 min
#64. Bonobos was a healthy product-driven company, built on a strong vision and a small, but loyal audience. But since 2016, and Bonobos’ Walmart acquisition, co-president Micky Onvural has helped steer the company into a resonating brand. We had a great…
Blazers of Glory — with Jack Carlson of Rowing Blazers
Mar 14 • 49 min
#63. Rowing Blazers brings all the quirks of a blazer to life, quickly growing into a Supreme-meets-Brooks Brothers lifestyle brand. We talk with Founder Jack Carlson, about how the company sprung out of his rowing career and his years-long quest to…
Trending and Timeless — with Alex Fogelson of Taste Beauty
Mar 7 • 40 min
#62. Taste Beauty is a manufacturing company working at the forefront of the quickly evolving beauty industry. We talk with Co-Founder Alex Fogelson about how his company is bringing trend-driven products to more than 50,000 beauty retailers worldwide,…
Manufacturing the Moment — with Ben Kaufman of BuzzFeed
Feb 28 • 44 min
#61. BuzzFeed Commerce, the media company’s commerce and product arm, has proved in only a short span of time that it might be the most agile and prolific team in consumer products. We talk with its director, Ben Kaufman, who joined the company with his…
FaceTime — with Michael Pollak of Heyday
Feb 21 • 50 min
#60. Heyday unbundles the facial from the spa, opening it up to a whole new audience. We talk with Co-Founder Michael Pollak, about the company’s origins, the excitement of being a retail-first business, and how highly-trained and qualified employees take…
Creation over Commodities — with Joe Ferrara of Resonance
Feb 14 • 50 min
#59. Resonance is a venture-operating company that is helping designers scale their brands at record speeds. We talk with its co-founder, Joe Ferrara, who started the company with Lawrence Lenihan after spending close to a decade investing in consumer…
Tactical & Timeless — with Luc Lesénécal of Saint James
Feb 7 • 39 min
#58. Saint James is the French heritage brand known for its sweaters and stripes—and, the oldest brand we’ve had on the podcast. We talk with President Luc Lesénécal about the power of heritage brands, the opportunities and challenges of evolving them to…
Trend Trailblazers — with Mariah Chase of Eloquii
Jan 31 • 42 min
#57. Eloquii is turning into the destination for on-trend plus-size fashion. We talk with CEO Mariah Chase, who has led Eloquii along with members of its original team since The Limited shut it down. Together, they have revitalized the company as it…
Hyper-Value — with Ryan Babenzien of GREATS
Jan 24 • 40 min
#56. GREATS is the first digitally-native footwear brand that is hyper-focused on bringing extreme value to the sneaker market. We talk with Founder Ryan Babenzien about how GREATS has prioritized quality and simplicity and flourished into a booming…
The Gold Standard — with Karen Young of Oui Shave
Jan 17 • 46 min
On the 55th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Karen Young, the founder of Oui Shave, a direct to consumer shaving brand for women. Karen started the company after she grew tired of using…
Clothing Currents - with Eliza Brooke of Racked
Jan 9 • 52 min
On the 54th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Eliza Brooke, a senior writer at Racked, a publication that covers shopping from all different angles. Racked takes a consumer perspective to…
Denim Dynasty — with Alejandro Chahin of Mott And Bow
Jan 2 • 35 min
On the 53rd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Alejandro Chahin, the founder of Mott and Bow, a direct to consumer denim brand injecting some much-needed value into the denim market.…
Not So Small — with Jeff Hansen of Peter Manning
Dec 26, 2017 • 36 min
On the 52nd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Jeff Hansen, a co-founder of Peter Manning, a menswear brand for not so tall guys. Jeff joined Peter, the company’s eponymous designer, to…
Antiscale — with Charlie Ambler of Strike Gently Co
Dec 20, 2017 • 38 min
On the 51st episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Charlie Ambler, the founder of Strike Gently Co, a company that started off making pins and patches and expanding into a growing assortment…
Episode 50: Inception — with Charlie Giannetti of Giannetti Factory
Dec 12, 2017 • 59 min
For the 50th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Charlie Giannetti, who I ran a menswear line with for two years, which led to the creation of Loose Threads, the podcast and now the entire…
Shoes and SKUs — with Jodie Fox of Shoes of Prey
Dec 5, 2017 • 42 min
On the 49th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the new consumer economy, I talk with Jodie Fox, a co-founder of Shoes of Prey, a company that allows women to custom design their own shoes and get them delivered in two weeks. Jodie founded…
From Down Under — with Jonathan Shokrian of MeUndies
Nov 28, 2017 • 38 min
On the 48th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Jonathan Shokrian, the founder of MeUndies, one of the early direct to consumer subscription brands that is injecting some fun…
From the Earth to the Sun — with Vanessa Stofenmacher of Vrai & Oro
Nov 21, 2017 • 39 min
On the 47th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Vanessa Stofenmacher, the founder of Vrai & Oro, a direct to consumer jewelry company pioneering the use of sustainably grown…
Sleepless Nights — with Ariel Kaye of Parachute Home
Nov 14, 2017 • 42 min
On the 46th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Ariel Kaye, the founder of Parachute home, a direct to consumer brand bringing a new lifestyle to the home. Ariel founded the…
Specs and Specialization — with David Barton of David Kind
Nov 7, 2017 • 36 min
On the 45th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with David Barton, the founder of David Kind, an eyewear brand focused on high quality specs at an honest price. David founded the…
Spiders and Sustainability — with Dan Widmaier of Bolt Threads
Oct 31, 2017 • 45 min
On the 44th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Dan Widmaier, a co-founder of Bolt Threads, a biotech company engineering spider silk and a range of other fully sustainable materials from…
Decent Debt — with Max Levchin of Affirm
Oct 24, 2017 • 43 min
On the 43rd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the new consumer economy, I talk with Max Levchin, a co-founder of Affirm, a company redefining consumer lending, bringing much-needed transparency to a space that is usually riddled with…
Short Shorts and Long Attention Spans — with Kyle Hency of Chubbies
Oct 17, 2017 • 44 min
On the 42nd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Kyle Hency, a co-founder of Chubbies, a brand that started bringing back the short short that’s now trying to own the weekend. Kyle started…
Waking Up the Home — with Andres Modak of Snowe
Oct 10, 2017 • 36 min
On the 41st episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Andres Modak, a co-founder of Snowe, a company reinventing home essentials at a more affordable price point. Andreas and his…
Democratizing the Swimsuit — with Moshe Laniado of Swimsuits For All
Oct 4, 2017 • 39 min
On the 40th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the new consumer economy, I talk with Moshe Laniado, the founder of Swimsuits for All, the first company to focus on swimwear for women of all different sizes. Moshe started the business after…
Angularity and Optionality — with Jeff Johnson of The Arrivals
Sep 27, 2017 • 34 min
On the 39th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Jeff Johnson, a co-founder of The Arrivals, an outerwear-focused brand inspired by the form and function of architecture. Jeff…
For Your Eyes Only — with Eric Varady of Topology Eyewear
Sep 20, 2017 • 45 min
On the 38th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Eric Varady, the founder of Topology Eyewear. Eric founded the company after struggling to find a pair of glasses that worked for…
The Evolution of Influence — with Melissa Duren Conner of JBC
Sep 13, 2017 • 35 min
On the 37th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Melissa Duren Conner, a partner at JBC, a PR and communications firm helping modern brands tell their stories. Melissa started…
Feet First — with Alexa Buckley of Margaux
Sep 6, 2017 • 35 min
On the 36th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Alexa Buckley, a co-founder of Margaux, a brand making modern shoes for modern women. Margaux is home to a really interesting…
Back to Basics — with Brian Berger of Mack Weldon
Aug 30, 2017 • 37 min
On the 35th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Brian Berger, a co-founder of Mack Weldon, a company reinventing men’s basics with a modern shopping experience and technical…
Modernizing the Hidden World of Ecommerce Imaging — with James Ingram of Splashlight
Aug 23, 2017 • 38 min
On the 34th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with James Ingram, the CEO of Splashlight, a company at the forefront of ecommerce photography and video. Every time someone goes…
Pivoting the Pro Shop — with Nik Bando of Bogeybox
Aug 16, 2017 • 35 min
On the 33rd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Nik Bando, a co-founder of Bogeybox Golf Club, a company that helps golfers modernize their style. For many, golf apparel is one…
Reinventing Plus Size From The Ground Up — With Nadia Boujarwah of Dia&Co
Aug 9, 2017 • 38 min
On the 32nd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Nadia Boujarwah, a co-founder of Dia&Co, a company built with an exacting focus on serving the plus size market, which remains…
Leather, Data and Grit — with Evan Fript of Paul Evans
Aug 2, 2017 • 36 min
On the 31st episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Evan Fript, a co-founder of Paul Evans, a brand bringing the best luxury Italian footwear for men to the states at a contemporary…
Renting Out Your Underutilized Clothing — with Lona Alia of Style Lend
Jul 26, 2017 • 36 min
On the 30th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Lona Alia, the founder of Style Lend, a company pioneering peer to peer fashion rentals. Many people know of Rent The Runway, the…
Making Dumb Clothing Smart — with Janett Martinez of Loomia
Jul 19, 2017 • 38 min
On the 29th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Jannett Martinez, the CEO of Loomia, a company building the components and experience to make our clothing smart. Most clothing…
An Umbrella Obsession — with Dave Kahng of Davek
Jul 12, 2017 • 33 min
On the 28th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Dave Kahng, the founder of Davek, a luxury utility brand focused on making the best umbrellas in the world. Dave had been…
Challenging Unrealistic Standards of Beauty — with Carrie Hammer
Jul 5, 2017 • 40 min
On the 27th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce, I talk with Carrie Hammer, the founder of her namesake brand and the movement Role Models Not Runway Models. Carrie has been working to…
Rethinking the Purpose of a Store — with Alana Branston of Bulletin
Jun 28, 2017 • 36 min
On the 26th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Alana Branston, a co-founder of Bulletin, a company known as the WeWork for retail that gives brands flexible options for…
Performance & Perspective — with Yehua Yang of Pivotte
Jun 21, 2017 • 23 min
On the 25th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Yehua Yang, a co-founder of Pivotte, a brand creating performance apparel that women can wear in everyday life. Yehua started…
When the Social Mission Comes First — with Olivia Wright of Rallier
Jun 14, 2017 • 27 min
On the 24th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Olivia Wright, the founder of Rallier, a brand inspired by modern uniform dressing with a social mission that aims to decrease…
The Cross Country Opportunity — with Kevin Lavelle of Mizzen + Main
Jun 7, 2017 • 50 min
On the 23rd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Kevin Lavelle, the founder of Mizzen + Main, a company bringing performance fabrics to the workplace. Kevin founded Mizzen +…
Dusting off the Luggage Industry — with Josh Udashkin of Raden
May 31, 2017 • 42 min
On the 22nd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Josh Udashkin, the founder of Raden, an emerging smart luggage company that marries the best of luggage, hardware and software…
An Unexpected Journey to the Source — With Matt Scanlan of Naadam Cashmere
May 24, 2017 • 56 min
On the 21st episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Matt Scanlan, the founder of Naadam, a direct to consumer brand that is reinventing the cashmere supply chain. Matt started…
Pushing Wood to the Absolute Limit — with Giancarlo Paternoster of Giancarlo Studio Furniture
May 17, 2017 • 57 min
On the 20th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Giancarlo Paternoster, the founder of Giancarlo Studio Furniture, a workshop that is pushing wood to the absolute limit.…
The Amorphous Evolution of Retail — with Rachel Shechtman of Story
May 10, 2017 • 47 min
On the 19th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Rachel Shechtman, the founder of Story, a company that has the point of view of a magazine, that changes like a gallery and…
Monopolies & Opportunities — with Andrew Lipovsky of Eponym
May 3, 2017 • 45 min
On the 18th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Andrew Lipovsky, the founder of Eponym, a company that designs, manufactures and sells eyewear for a range of fashion and…
Leveling the Playing Field for Independent Designers — with Amanda Curtis of Nineteenth Amendment
Apr 26, 2017 • 48 min
On the 17th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Amanda Curtis, a co-founder of Nineteenth Amendment. Her company is leveling the playing field for independent designers by…
Keys To The Closet — with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson of Fitz
Apr 19, 2017 • 43 min
On the 16th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, the founder of Fitz, a company that starts by helping people organize their closets. From there, it…
Saying a Lot with a Little — with Matt Orley of Orley
Apr 12, 2017 • 48 min
On the 15th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Matt Orley, a co-founder of Orley, a knitwear brand based in New York City that Matt runs along with his wife Sam and his…
Data and Details — with Seph Skerritt of Proper Cloth
Apr 5, 2017 • 52 min
On the 14th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Seph Skerritt, the founder of Proper Cloth, a company using tons of data and technology to make customized men’s apparel…
The (Invisible) Long Tail of Packaging — with Stephan Ango of Lumi
Mar 29, 2017 • 46 min
On the 13th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Stephan Ango, a co-founder of Lumi. Stephan’s company is simplifying the process of designing and producing all sorts of…
Getting Better, Not Just Bigger — with Steven Alan
Feb 2, 2017 • 41 min
On the 12th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Steven Alan, the founder of his eponymous brand that started as a retail store in 1994 and grew into the international empire it is today. We had an awesome talk about how Steven got started;…
Focusing on the Rules of Business, Not the Glamour — with Vishaal Melwani of Combatant Gentlemen
Jan 11, 2017 • 54 min
On the 11th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Vishaal Melwani, CEO and co-founder of Combatant Gentlemen, about the brand’s founding; how the team decided to build a suiting essentials brand meant to scale; how they incorporated technology…
Pioneering Wholesale in a Direct to Consumer World — with Garrett Leight
Dec 14, 2016 • 46 min
On the 10th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Garrett Leight, the founder of his eponymous optical brand. We had an awesome talk about the founding story of Garrett Leight; the path towards building a wholesale-first brand in a…
The Fashion Industry Is Not Exactly Broken — with Marc Bain of Quartz
Nov 30, 2016 • 40 min
On the 9th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Marc Bain, the fashion reporter at Quartz, about his path to covering the fashion industry, which included working for a fashion brand in New York; how he found his reporting beats and how the…
By Hand, Not by Machine — with Tull Price of FEIT
Nov 16, 2016 • 58 min
On the 8th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Tull Price, the founder of FEIT. The episode covers the evolution of Tull’s career that led him to start FEIT; why Tull is mostly interested in making the best products from the best materials…
Building the Future of Clothing and Unlocking Social Mobility — With Abe Burmeister Of Outlier
Sep 27, 2016 • 40 min
On the seventh episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Abe Burmeister, one of the founders of Outlier, a New York label that set out to build the future of clothing. What started as a brand aimed as casual urbanists who used bicycles as their…
Creating a Shopping Street on the Internet — with Chris Morton of Lyst
Aug 8, 2016 • 47 min
On the sixth episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Chris Morton, the founder of Lyst, the fashion platform that acts as a shopping street on the internet. We talked about Chris’ previous career as an investor; how Lyst was started and how it…
Building the Knitwear Platform of the Future — with Ben Alun-Jones of UNMADE
Jun 7, 2016 • 53 min
On the 5th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Ben Alun-Jones, CEO and co-founder of UNMADE, a fascinating fashion tech company based in London. UNMADE is building a platform that brings legacy knitwear machines into the 21st century, and…
Navigating the Legal Complexities of the Fashion Industry — with Doug Hand of HBA, LLP
May 16, 2016 • 57 min
On the fourth episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Doug Hand of HBA, LLP about navigating the complexities of the fashion industry. We discussed Doug’s journey to become a leading fashion lawyer; the reactivity of the law; how IP protection…
3D Printing a Personalized Future with Jon Schwartz of Voodoo Manufacturing
Apr 11, 2016 • 48 min
On the third episode of Loose Threads, I talk with Jon Schwartz, co-founder of Voodoo Manufacturing, about the recent advances in 3D printing; how 3D printing has evolved since his last startup; the growth of bridge manufacturing; Voodoo’s work with…
The CFDA Report, Zara’s innovations, and Kanye’s fluidity with Adam Wray of fashionREDEF
Mar 28, 2016 • 56 min
On the second episode of Loose Threads, I talk with the always astute and articulate Adam Wray of fashionREDEF about the CFDA Report, the under appreciated aspects of Zara, the pioneering release of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo, innovating our way out…
Pins, Patches and the Post Office with Charlie Ambler of Strikegently.co
Mar 19, 2016 • 31 min
On the inaugural episode of Loose Threads, I talk with the founder of Strike Gently, Charlie Ambler, about why he started a pin company and where it fits within the fashion world. — Show Notes — http://www.strikegently.co — About Loose Threads — Inside…