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Fashion Is Your Business - a retail technology podcast

Fashion Is Your Business - a retail technology podcast

Author: MouthMedia Network

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Fashion Is Your Business is a weekly show about FASHIONTECH, the intersection of fashion business and fashion technology. The podcast is produced through MouthMedia Network. Guests include the world's foremost fashion technology pioneers, discussing textiles to retail and everything in between, it covers business news from startups to conglomerates, and the show has a fun and accessible morning radio vibe.
213 Episodes
As businesses in the fashion industry and beyond strategize their next move, how they will navigate the new business climate, and possibilities for growth and success ahead, we’re reminded of wisdom from one of our 2019 conversations with Matt Kaden of MMG Advisors. It still rings true and may be the kind of thing we need to think about right now -- especially Matt’s points on being attentive to the realities of industry evolution, the importance of being always exceptional, and why you must truly try. This look at the current retail landscape and why brands and retailers must evolve to stay relevant features Matt Kaden, Managing Director for MMG Advisors (providing investment banking, strategic and financial advisory services to clients in the retail, fashion, textile, home, jewelry and beauty sectors),who joins Marc Raco, Rob Sanchez, and Nataliya Makulova on location at The Lead Summit in Brooklyn, NY.
With the visions of disrupting the luxury shopping space, beginning with childrenswear, Venezuela-born CEO/Founder of The Collective Child Sandra Makarem has over a decade of experience in the fashion space, including nearly eight years working as a buyer and a planner at Bloomingdale’s where she managed the performance of several omni-channel departments and led the development of new brands, including launching several successful multi-million dollar departments and private label brands to address the emerging millennial market segment. She launched The Collective Child as a side hustle and has helped members discover emerging limited distribution labels from around the world through an unparalleled personalized service to thousands. Her passion, knowledge, and experience come through in every box shipped. With guest host Rebecca Fitts.
As we look ahead to growing, or perhaps rebuilding businesses in this new business climate, one thing is clear: we cannot simply go back to what we did before. Smarter, more thoughtful approaches may be necessary, and gathering insights on how we best connect to the state of mind of the consumer in this moment is crucial. In that spirit, we’d like to share with you an extraordinary conversation  that offers insights into dialing into "neuroeconomics"—or why people make decisions. Dr. Paul Zak, scientist, entrepreneur and author of several books including "Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performance Companies.", joins Ritesh Gupta, a host of another MouthMedia Network podcast, Content Is Your Business. We think you’ll get a lot out of this, and we’re delighted to share it with you, in its entirety.
In the new business climate, brands must seek new opportunities to save money, intelligently relocate waste, and be able to access real-time supply chain and sustainability data. Queen of Raw CEO and Co-founder Stephanie Benedetto discusses why enabling fashion brands and retailers to buy and sell unused inventory (from raw materials to finished goods) in the face of the new business realities can provide businesses a quick and easy way to secure discounted inventory based on real-time location and availability while generating revenue and offloading excess stock. She also offers thoughts on why this may be an important moment in setting a tone for the future
Mark Kohlenberg, CEO and Founder of WDM Footwear and Accessories, which is a premium leather footwear and accessories company offering turnkey development for private label production, discusses how the company's footwear and accessory production is all vertically integrated and 100% at their own factories in India. This has uniquely positioned them away from any fallout due to the coronavirus outbreak and, in fact, has led to them being inundated with many retail, wholesale, and DTC brands looking for assistance. With dozens of name brand clients, WDM’s capabilities include licensing, design and development, sourcing, packaging and full EDI capabilities and integration. WDM also owns its own DTC brand Moral Code, offering premium leather footwear and accessories for men.
Special report on how Nineteenth Amendment is playing a leadership role in arming healthcare workers and first responders, and well as the general public, with personal protection equipment during the COVID-19 crisis, how others in the fashion industry can and should similarly activate, and why Nineteenth Amendment was a natural match for this need. With CEO/Co-founder Amanda Curtis.
Shelly Socol, Co-founder of 1R,  co-founded a leading ecommerce agency experienced in creative design and technical solutions for lifestyle, fashion and beauty brands, including L’Oreal, Trish McEvoy, Mara Hoffman, Farm Rio, Marc Cross, Le Sportsac, ABC Carpet & Home.  It's all at the intersection of brand, business and consumer, and lives by the belief that creativity powers commerce, growing a business, and establishing an understanding of what clients need and how to get them there. Shelly's strong background in fashion and online retail, including previously as Creative Director of Accessories at Theory, where she oversaw the design, production and launch of the brand’s accessories collection, makes her an invaluable resource on all aspects of ecommerce -- guiding clients on creative, sales, merchandising, brand extension, marketing and public relations. Shelly offers insights into all of this on "Fashion Is Your Business" podcast, as well as the guidance she’s offering during  the current COVID-19 crisis.
The final episode of "The Adventures of Stitch O'Malley: Fashion Detective"  --  a fun example of creative marketing content we are publishing for the first time ever. We really would love to hear how you are doing and also what you think, so reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook at @mouthmedianetwork or email us at!
We hope you love listening to the three episodes of "The Adventures of Stitch O'Malley: Fashion Detective" as much as we loved making them. Here is episode No. 2! To offer you some entertainment, and perhaps inspire you with a fun example of creative marketing content, we thought we'd pull something very different out of the vault that we haven't shared before. We really would love to hear how you are doing and also what you think about them, so reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook at @mouthmedianetwork or email us at!
A few years ago MouthMedia co-founder Rob Sanchez had been building a new kind of concept for an apparel business named Ralph and Remington, offering a novel approach to transparency, including a groundbreaking look behind the scenes as the business was developing. Because the brand was inspired by the ethos of the 1940's, we worked together to create an old-time radio style show reminiscent of that time, which was intended to be one of the unique ways to bring attention to the brand. Although Rob decided to put the project aside for a while to give full attention to MouthMedia, we had already completed three unreleased episodes of the podcast serial. So this week we have decided to pull them out of the vault, dust them off, and share them with you. We know pretty much everyone is going through a tough time now and trying to make the best of the current new realities at home. To offer you some entertainment, and perhaps inspire you with a fun example of creative marketing content, we thought we'd pull something very different out of the vault that we haven't shared before. We really would love to hear how you are doing and also what you think about them, so reach out to us on Instagram or Facebook at @mouthmedianetwork or email us at! We hope you love listening to the three episodes of "The Adventures of Stitch O'Malley: Fashion Detective" as much as we loved making them. Here is episode No. 1!
Ryan Mario Yasin, Founder of Petit Pli, joins Pavan Bahl in London to share how he has made use of his aeronautical engineering experience to develop technical garments that grow size along with your children.
Jason Schulweis, SVP and Head of Brand Partnerships and Integrated Marketing for Morning Brew,  offers crucial insights about current trends within media and marketing due to the impact of COVID-19, how marketers can authentically connect with consumers, and the importance of brand purpose in the face of this new reality.
Aside from the physical health risks stoked by COVID-19, there's another byproduct of the pandemic that's potentially terrifying: the social impact of isolation and quarantines. Given the number of people directed and electing to work from home, social distancing becomes both a personal challenge as well as an important business concern. From London, Julia Hobsbawm (social entrepreneur and author of The Simplicity Principle) shares important insights, strategy, and perspective, along with useful plays, for business leaders facing the realities of social distancing amongst their workforce and customers.
How do you protect on-demand or gig workers, their fleets, and their customers, during the COVID-19 crisis? How can companies like Postmates, which rely on going workers for their business model, succeed and survive, what particular concerns and considerations are in play, and what happens as restaurants and other suppliers close and face hard times? Vikrum Aiyer, Vice President of Public Policy & Strategic Communications at Postmates and Former Obama White House Senior Advisor, joins from San Francisco with perspective, insights, solutions, and a go-to enter to the playbook.
If trying to keep the doors to a business open isn’t challenging enough, especially when you don’t know how long you have to do it for, diligent consideration of the productivity, safety, care, morale, and profitability of your employees may be even more daunting. Dr. John Sullivan (internationally known Human Resources thought-leader from the Silicon Valley and Professor at San Francisco State) and Celeste Thompson (Chief People Officer/Founder at TRIBE Human Resources Consulting) join from California and New Jersey to walk through some crucial Human Resources concerns and considerations in the new business realities of COVID-19.
SPECIAL REPORT: Wendy Liebmann, Founder, CEO, and Chief Shopper of WSL Strategic Retail, shares critical considerations for brands and retailers to manage the new realities of a retail landscape during and after the COVID-19 crisis.
American Fashion Podcast shares a panel discussion recorded as part of the Fashion Innovate program at the TexWorld USA 2020 trade show in New York City. (A big thank you to Eileen Small from TexWorld for coordinating all of this leading up to the event.)
At NRF Big Show, Michele Dupre' (VP for Retail at Verizon) offered insights on customer experience in retail and other retail trends.
Brother’s Director of Sales (Retail / Hospitality - Brother Machine Group) Mike Zolot, offers insights into Brother’s retail priorities for the first half of 2020 (and all of Brother’s innovative retail solutions), plus industry trends it is seeing including the continued growth of in-store pickup; retail customers are turning to Brother’s services to help them upgrade and prepare for in-store pickup, from the warehouse where the goods originate to coordinating their arrival in the store. Zolot joins Marc Raco, Rob Sanchez, and guest host Rebecca Fitts at NRF Big Show.
At CES, VR and AR are on full display. But what about full implications of XR (extended reality - all real-and-virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions generated by computer technology and wearables)? Raffaella Camera, Global Head of Innovation & Strategy, XR (Extended Reality) at Accenture Interactive (who leads global strategy, development of new solutions in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, direct and indirect sales, creation of ecosystem partnerships and opportunities for the Accenture Extended Reality group, globally), joins Marc Raco to explore the possibilities for fashion and other industries in the years ahead. Recorded on location at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.
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