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Fashion Is Your Business - a retail technology podcast

Fashion Is Your Business - a retail technology podcast

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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.
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As the largest young women’s media brand in the world, Cosmopolitan really knows their audience, which is why Nancy Berger (SVP and Publishing Director for Cosmopolitan, Women's Health and Seventeen) and team have looked closely at how their shopping habits have changed during this time. In addition, this past August, they have launched the first ever shopping event targeted to Gen-Z and Millennials called Hauliday. Nancy shares trends she has seen and offers insights into successful shopping events like Hauliday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Courser is the first supercharged, Hyper-luxe performance sneaker. Launched in December 2020, Courser is a radical departure from how most sneakers are built and produced. With Courser, husband and wife duo Michael Petry and Laurie Spiro hope to define a new frontier for footwear, combining athletic style and luxury to create a never before seen third space in the sneaker category: Hyper-luxe. Courser’s revolutionary first of its kind shoe is rebellious, exclusive, and innovative - for the gym and the street, valued at $825. Petry has a reputation as ‘The Brand Whisperer,’ known for growing brands such as Tumi, Prada, adidas and The Frye Company. It's an insightful, smart conversation on luxury-tech, entrepreneurship, the luxury footwear space and how it all interacts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The post-sales consumer experience is an area of the customer journey that's overlooked by many retailers. Tobias Buxhoidt, CEO and co-founder of parcelLab,  was recently on another Mouthmedia Network show “Retail is Your Business” with Marc Raco and retail expert Rebecca Fitts. Tobias has worked in logistics and warehouse operations for over 20 years and now helps over 500 retailers including Ikea, H&M, Puma, Farfetch, and Nespresso improve their post-sales operations and related consumer experience. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Endear is on a mission to change the way the retail industry thinks about driving and tracking sales. Co-founder Leigh Sevin tells how Endear is on a mission to change the way the retail industry thinks about driving and tracking sales; how as retail's first omni-channel CRM, Endear empowers salespeople to do their best work over remote channels like email and text when face-to-face selling is slow or simply not an option; and how, with Endear's messaging platform, sales teams can reach out to more customers without sacrificing personal touch while the app tracks how outreach converts into sales, both online and in-store, so brands can reward salespeople for their efforts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Lead’s Foremost 50 is the annual power list recognizing high-growth D2C brands that are reinventing and redefining the future of the fashion, retail, and consumer industries. Co-Founder & CEO, Noah Gellman and Chief Product Officer Sonal Gandhi offer insights into the Foremost 50 list, and The Lead’s mission to bridge the fashion, retail, and consumer industries with the global Silicon Valley through research, content and executive gatherings ranging from 35 people to 2,000. They share The Lead’s hyper-focus on innovation across the entire fashion-retail-commerce value chain including marketing, e-commerce, stores, supply chain, and more, and the work to reveal what is coming next and to help our community get ahead of it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Managing director of Cleo Capital and contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine Sarah Kunst has served as a senior advisor at Bumble where she focused on their corporate VC arm Bumble Fund and on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment. Sarah joins "Fashion Is Your Business" podcast and guest host Simeon Siegel to explore how the need for change is driving innovation. Sarah has been named a Future Innovator by Vanity Fair, Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 and a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting. She has been recognized for her work in Business Insider as a 30 under 30 Woman in Tech and Top African-American in Tech & Pitchbook Top Black VC To Watch and honored as a top woman in VC by the Wall St. Journal. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fashion sustainability initiative U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has welcomed new member global retailer Gap Inc (brands include  Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta). Alice Hartley, Director of Product Sustainability at Gap Inc. and Dr. Gary Adams, President of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. talk through how Gap Inc., which already sources 57% of its cotton from sustainable sources, is joining the Trust Protocol to enable it to progress towards its target of using 100% sustainably sourced cotton across all its products by 2025.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Founders and former Athleta designers, Nancy Taylor and Hannah Franco, who are committed to reducing the collective carbon footprint with their collection of well-edited, sustainable, and functional wardrobe essentials, share the inside story of epoque evolution. The company is all about providing well-edited pieces that can be worn 24/7, are easy to wash, quick to dry, and responsibly crafted with functional fabrics in solar power facilities, so women can live their life without having to shop or pack for it. Along with their latest FW20 Collection, epoque evolution chooses sustainable, organic, upcycled, deadstock and post-consumer waste recycled fibers, and works with mills that are committed to best practices. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For the first time, e-commerce will not just be a channel for transactions – people can now actually browse and shop online, just like they did in-store. In this episode of "Retail Is Your Business" podcast, Ben Rodier, Co-Founder & Chief Client Officer at Salesfloor, shares how the company offers a mobile application platform designed for store associates so they can personalize each interaction with consumers, whether that’s in-store, online, on social – any channel, helping clients get a 10x lift in online conversions and 47% increase in average order values, compared to traditional e-commerce metrics. Salesfloor is enabling store associates to go virtual where consumers are met on retailer and brand websites by an associate from a local store near the consumer and can help guide the shopping experience by offering product / apparel recommendations, can demo items via live video chat, etc. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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CEO, Board Member, Investor, Operating Partner & Retail Consultant Ken Pilot weighs in on how retail goes forward beyond the pandemic, the need for advancing tech for interactive ecommerce, and what's likely next. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Marci Zaroff coined the term “ECOfashion" in 1995 and is an internationally recognized ECOlifestyle expert, educator, innovator, author and serial ecopreneur. Founder/CEO of ECOfashion Corp - a "Greenhouse of Brands”—including B2B turnkey sustainable fashion manufacturer MetaWear, regenerative in-conversion-to-organic cotton farm project RESET, QVC organic lifestyle brands Farm to Home and Seed to Style (launching Jan 2021), and new D2C ECOfashion brand YES AND. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bringing his visionary outlook on the future of retail and wealth of knowledge and research in omni channel software and his expertise in innovation technology to his role at Powerfront, Scott Emmons offers insight into a real-time, personalized retailing platform that mirrors in-store luxury-level customer service online. He leverages his expertise to build and circulate ideas and design products that are at the forefront of customer service software. Scott’s motivation to help make magic for customers translates perfectly to Powerfront’s core mission, and his extensive involvement as a Powerfront customer have made him the perfect ambassador. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Go-to retail expert Melissa Gonzalez, founder of The Lion’esque Group, an award winning firm of experiential retail strategists and pop-up architects as well as a Principal and Shareholder in global architecture firm MG2, reveals the journey to and through acquisition, navigating leadership through a pandemic, and likely paths of the retail frontier. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Founder Albert Saniger offers a look inside nate, a digital assistant which transacts online on behalf of consumers, making it the first universal accelerator for mobile checkout. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The TackHack in Williamsburg MI is on a mission to fuel people's passion for horses by offering their favorite equestrian brands at discounted prices. Founder Lauren Garvey offers a look into why and how the business has grown into a blend of new and pre-used apparel and tack. With guest host Alex Batdorf. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Karinna Nobbs joins from Berlin and covers the current state and the future of digital fashion, where and how to find those renegades, the current state of CGI influencers, and why some people have a resistance to getting fashion recommendations from them, how blockchain technology is going to be married to the future of digital fashion as an authentication tool in an industry where exclusivity can be key, and why digital fashion may be the next big thing on Zoom. With guest host Simeon Siegel. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Technology that brings the personalization and convenience of eCommerce shopping to physical stores is exactly in exactly the right moment, and President/Co-Founder Di Di Chan offers a detailed look into why FutureProof Retail is exactly the right company to deliver, as an industry leader in providing retailers frictionless scan and go mobile checkout applications. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Daftboy is an unapologetically bold, provocative fan company inspired by the LGBTQ community and featuring apparel including an array of light-up face masks, for everyone who is tired of the normal, the acceptable, the P.C.; for those who want to define their destiny instead of being defined by another. and a bit social media, politics, street fashion and history with an engaged meaningful community. CEO Timothy Cochran shares a look in, how the company found a path through the pandemic, what makes successful commerce, and how having a relationship with community has been a driving force. With guest host Alex Batdorf. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Imagine an end to end platform solution enabling the fashion industry to harvest the full potential of 3D across channels, including a complete range of X-Reality digital commerce Apps (AR, VR, MR, etc.) for fashion using 3D CGI content. Change of Paradigm CEO Henri Mura joins from Paris to share the amazing possibilities and implications which can come from these innovations. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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