Heddels Blowout

Heddels Blowout

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The interview and culture podcast associated with the world of useful, authentic, and lasting goods on Heddels.com.


4 - NYC Garment District with Blluemade’s Alex Robins
Jul 28 • 67 min
In the early twentieth century, it’s estimated that 70%-95% of all clothing worn in America was made in a small section of midtown Manhattan. In 2020 it’s less than 3%, but NYC’s Garment District is still one of the most crucial communities in the entire…
3 - Ruedi Karrer aka Swiss Jeans Freak
Jul 15 • 64 min
The man, the myth, the legend. We’ve got an hour with the most passionate man in denim, a Swiss geographer named Ruedi Karrer who also has one of the largest private collections of denim in the world. Since the early 1970s, Ruedi has grabbed up nearly…
2 - Veganism in Denim, Jaime Wong of Raggedy Threads Vintage
Jul 8 • 120 min
We’re back this week with another two discussions. First we chat with our editor James Smith about a recent article of his documenting his journey buying clothes as a vegan and avoiding all animal products…
1 - Introducing Blowout, Corona Closures, Mohsin Sajid
Jun 29 • 173 min
We’re back! Unfortunately a lot of other brands and retailers aren’t. In this Heddels podcast reboot, David talks with writer Albert Muzquiz on his articles following the fallout of Covid-19 on the clothing business (spoiler: it hasn’t been great). Then…
Episode 6: Tanya Fleisher and Roy Katz of Winter Session
Jun 7, 2017 • 71 min
We sit down with husband and wife team Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher as they discuss the start of their brand, Winter Session and it’s evolution from an architectural side project to a full fledged business with a full time staff.
Episode 5 - Dave Himel of Himel Bros.
Mar 1, 2016 • 70 min
We sit down with Dave Himel of Himel Bros., arguably the finest leather jacket maker working today. Dave takes us through his start as a vintage clothing dealer through the founding of his eponymous brand. Also a new treat, two minutes in takes you inside…
Episode 4 - Karl Thoennessen of Rogue Territory
Jun 28, 2015 • 55 min
In this episode we sit down with Karl Thoennessen, the founder of denim and lifestyle brand Rogue Territory. Hear all about the early days of RgT and how he grew a small custom jeans business into one of the most beloved raw denim brands around.
Episode 3: Christian McCann of Left Field NYC
Mar 19, 2015 • 59 min
We talk with the founder of Left Field NYC and twenty year industry vet Christian McCann about everything from the start of his brand, to the difficulties of manufacturing in the United States, to how the denim game has changed in the last two decades.
Episode #2: Andrew Chen of 3sixteen and Self Edge
Dec 10, 2014 • 57 min
On the second episode of the Rawr Denim Podcast, we sit down with Andrew Chen, the co-owner of lifestyle and denim brand 3sixteen as well as the co-owner of denim boutique Self Edge NY.