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The Loose Threads Podcast explores the new consumer economy. Hosted by Richie Siegel, the founder of Loose Threads, each episode features an in-depth conversation with one guest that spans a range of topics, lasting about an hour. The unifying threa...Show More

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The Loose Threads Podcast will be back soon with a whole new slate of episodes and shows. Thanks for tuning in to our first 100 episodes featuring in-depth discussions with leaders across the rapidly changing consumer economy.

A Handmade Tale — with Frederick Bouchardy of Joya Studio

59:16 | Dec 19th, 2018

100. Joya Studio creates candles, perfumes and soaps with design at the forefront. We talk with founder Frederick Bouchardy about his path to building a design manufacturing company that’s collaborated with everyone from A24 to Katz’s Deli. The Loose...Show More

Face ID — with Ming Zhao of Proven Beauty

47:02 | Dec 12th, 2018

#99. Proven Beauty customizes skincare by uniting customer reviews with machine learning. We talk with co-founder Ming Zhao about building a comprehensive database of clinical ingredients that ultimately grew into a vertically integrated company prod...Show More

Universole — with Billy Price of Billy Footwear

47:55 | Dec 5th, 2018

#98. BILLY Footwear exchanges laces for zippers. We talk with co-founder Billy Price about how the adaptive shoe brand spiraled out of a personal need, only to grow into a solution for a wide swathe of customers in search of both convenience and desi...Show More

Support System — with Chat Razdan of Care+Wear

49:37 | Nov 28th, 2018

#97. Care+Wear creates apparel and accessories for medical patients and providers by merging function with style. We talk with co-founder Chat Razdan about how the company was founded to give clinicians and patients a better experience, working along...Show More

Drips and Drops — with Zak Normandin of Dirty Lemon

36:45 | Nov 14th, 2018

#96. Dirty Lemon quenches thirst with direct-to-consumer beverages. We talk with co-founder Zak Normandin about how the company uprooted the antiquated beverage industry to rapidly develop products and communicate with customers via text message. The...Show More

Artistic License — with Tze Chun of Uprise Art

40:48 | Nov 7th, 2018

#95. Uprise Art revolutionizes art collecting and discovery for the digital age. We talk with founder Tze Chun about how she built an online-first gallery that connects emerging artists with collectors. The Loose Threads Podcast features in-depth dis...Show More

Global Roots — with Carmen Tal of Moroccanoil

44:47 | Oct 31st, 2018

#94. Moroccanoil took a single product and gave it a global footprint. We talk with co-founder Carmen Tal about how she popularized oil-based hair care through traditional distribution methods after making a discovery of her own. The Loose Threads Po...Show More

Bootstrapped — with Paul Hedrick of Tecovas

42:17 | Oct 24th, 2018

#93. Tecovas is taking Westerns online with direct-to-consumer cowboy boots. We talk with founder Paul Hedrick about the innovations and challenges behind crafting and selling high-quality, timeless and affordable leather goods in the digital age. Th...Show More

Gut Feel — with Tom Patterson of Tommy John

44:27 | Oct 17th, 2018

#92. Tommy John doesn’t take underwear too seriously, as long as it moves with you. We talk with co-founder Tom Patterson about starting a wholesale-driven men’s basic brand and later maneuvering into direct-to-consumer and physical retail—all withou...Show More

Short Stories — with Sam Alston of Big Lives

48:54 | Oct 10th, 2018

#91. Big Lives brings together emerging designers and showcases them in unique and ephemeral retail experiences. We talk with co-founder Sam Alston about applying the best lessons of customer relations to harness the power of high-touch and narrative...Show More

Counter Culture — with Eunice Byun of Material

51:03 | Oct 3rd, 2018

#90. Material designs modern kitchen tools for the modern cook. We talk with co-founder Eunice Byun about Material’s quest to become the go-to, trusted brand in the kitchen, selling curated fundamentals to cooks of all calibers. The Loose Threads Pod...Show More

Breathing Room — with Ellie Burrows of MNDFL

48:00 | Sep 26th, 2018

#89. MNDFL's studios make meditation accessible. We talk with co-founder Ellie Burrows about why she gave the mindfulness practice a physical footprint and how the company differs from the fitness and yoga business. The Loose Threads Podcast features...Show More

Smile, You're on Camera — with Rachel Silver of Love Stories TV

46:40 | Sep 19th, 2018

#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 ho...Show More

Money Grows on Trees — with Eliza Blank of The Sill

44:23 | Sep 12th, 2018

#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-d...Show More

Roasted — with Kara Cohen of Dripkit

43:31 | Sep 5th, 2018

#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...Show More

Raising the Bar — with Rachel Winard of Soapwalla

46:06 | Aug 22nd, 2018

#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 a...Show More

Ringleader — with Bouchra Ezzahraoui of AUrate

43:09 | Aug 15th, 2018

#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 accessori...Show More

Small Footprint, Big Steps — with Barry Beck of Bluemercury

41:39 | Aug 8th, 2018

#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 ...Show More

Kiddie Cup — with Miki Berardelli of Kidbox

50:18 | Aug 1st, 2018

#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-d...Show More

Grab Bag — with Melissa Mash of Dagne Dover

43:15 | Jul 25th, 2018

#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 des...Show More

Singin' in the Rain — with Jackie De Jesu of SHHHOWERCAP

49:30 | Jul 18th, 2018

#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 Lo...Show More

Circle of Life — with Ariane Goldman of Hatch

46:23 | Jul 11th, 2018

#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 ...Show More

Organic Growth — with Holly McWhorter of PLANT Apothecary

50:00 | Jun 27th, 2018

#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 cu...Show More

Soft and Soulful — with Michelle Toney and Stephanie Cleary of Morrow Soft Goods

45:42 | Jun 20th, 2018

#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 fe...Show More

Pillow Talk — with Ashley Merrill of Lunya

42:28 | Jun 13th, 2018

#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 Podc...Show More

Full Circle — with Jeff Denby of The Renewal Workshop

51:07 | Jun 6th, 2018

#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 b...Show More

Trick or Treat — with Gabby Slome of Ollie

48:07 | May 30th, 2018

#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 growi...Show More

Joy Bomb — with Natalie Mackey of Winky Lux

46:59 | May 23rd, 2018

#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 playf...Show More

Power Suits — with Eleanor Turner of Argent

43:03 | May 16th, 2018

#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...Show More

Agency — with Tony King of King and Partners

45:34 | May 9th, 2018

#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 i...Show More

All-Inclusive — with Fran Dunaway of TomboyX

48:19 | May 2nd, 2018

#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...Show More

Kidproof — with Rachel Blumenthal of Rockets of Awesome

42:31 | Apr 25th, 2018

#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...Show More

Thread Journeys — with Carolyn Yim of Ply-Knits

34:56 | Apr 18th, 2018

#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 ...Show More

Globetrotting — with Sarah Nakintu of Kintu

38:44 | Apr 11th, 2018

#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 ...Show More

Social(ism) — with Brian Schechter of SelfMade

44:59 | Apr 4th, 2018

#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 Sc...Show More

Squad Goals — with Brian Watkins of Rep the Squad

48:49 | Mar 28th, 2018

#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 pioneere...Show More

Passing the Baton — with Micky Onvural of Bonobos

50:56 | Mar 21st, 2018

#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 g...Show More

Blazers of Glory — with Jack Carlson of Rowing Blazers

49:55 | Mar 14th, 2018

On the 63rd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Jack Carlson, the founder of Rowing Blazers, a brand that started during Jack’s rowing career and after his years-long quest to underst...Show More

Trending and Timeless — with Alex Fogelson of Taste Beauty

40:39 | Mar 7th, 2018

On the 62nd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Alex Fogelson, a co-founder of Taste Beauty, a manufacturing company working at the forefront of the quickly evolving beauty industry. ...Show More

Manufacturing the Moment — with Ben Kaufman of BuzzFeed

44:33 | Feb 28th, 2018

On the 61st episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Ben Kaufman, the head of BuzzFeed Commerce, the media company’s commerce and product arm. Ben and his team joined BuzzFeed in the fall ...Show More

FaceTime — with Michael Pollak of Heyday

50:39 | Feb 21st, 2018

On the 60th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Michael Pollak, the co-founder of Heyday, a company that is unbundling the facial from the spa and opening it up to a whole new audienc...Show More

Creation over Commodities — with Joe Ferrara of Resonance

50:16 | Feb 14th, 2018

On the 59th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Joe Ferrara, a co-founder of Resonance, a venture-operating company that is helping designers scale their brands at record speeds. Joe ...Show More

Tactical & Timeless — with Luc Lesénécal of Saint James

39:53 | Feb 7th, 2018

On the 58th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Luc Lesénécal, the president of Saint James, the french heritage brand known for its sweaters and stripes. This was the oldest brand I’v...Show More

Trend Trailblazers — with Mariah Chase of Eloquii

42:19 | Jan 31st, 2018

On the 57th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Mariah Chase, the CEO of Eloquii, a company turning into the destination for on-trend plus-size fashion. After The Limited shut it down,...Show More

Hyper-Value — with Ryan Babenzien of GREATS

40:38 | Jan 24th, 2018

On the 56th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Ryan Babenzien, the founder of GREATS, the first-digitally-native footwear brand that is hyper-focused on bringing extreme value to the...Show More

The Gold Standard — with Karen Young of Oui Shave

46:34 | Jan 17th, 2018

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 u...Show More

Clothing Currents - with Eliza Brooke of Racked

52:41 | Jan 9th, 2018

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 perspecti...Show More

Denim Dynasty — with Alejandro Chahin of Mott And Bow

35:08 | Jan 2nd, 2018

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. ...Show More

Not So Small — with Jeff Hansen of Peter Manning

36:20 | Dec 27th, 2017

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, ...Show More

Antiscale — with Charlie Ambler of Strike Gently Co

38:11 | Dec 20th, 2017

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 assortm...Show More

Episode 50: Inception — with Charlie Giannetti of Giannetti Factory

59:28 | Dec 13th, 2017

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 en...Show More

Shoes and SKUs — with Jodie Fox of Shoes of Prey

42:54 | Dec 5th, 2017

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 fou...Show More

From Down Under — with Jonathan Shokrian of MeUndies

38:31 | Nov 29th, 2017

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 f...Show More

From the Earth to the Sun — with Vanessa Stofenmacher of Vrai & Oro

23:56 | Nov 22nd, 2017

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 grow...Show More

Sleepless Nights — with Ariel Kaye of Parachute Home

42:32 | Nov 15th, 2017

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 th...Show More

Specs and Specialization — with David Barton of David Kind

36:07 | Nov 8th, 2017

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 th...Show More

Spiders and Sustainability — with Dan Widmaier of Bolt Threads

45:25 | Oct 31st, 2017

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 f...Show More

Decent Debt — with Max Levchin of Affirm

43:12 | Oct 24th, 2017

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...Show More

Short Shorts and Long Attention Spans — with Kyle Hency of Chubbies

44:31 | Oct 18th, 2017

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 star...Show More

Waking Up the Home — with Andres Modak of Snowe

36:57 | Oct 11th, 2017

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...Show More

Democratizing the Swimsuit — with Moshe Laniado of Swimsuits For All

39:44 | Oct 4th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Angularity and Optionality — with Jeff Johnson of The Arrivals

34:43 | Sep 28th, 2017

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. Je...Show More

For Your Eyes Only — with Eric Varady of Topology Eyewear

45:28 | Sep 21st, 2017

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 worke...Show More

The Evolution of Influence — with Melissa Duren Conner of JBC

35:49 | Sep 14th, 2017

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 start...Show More

Feet First — with Alexa Buckley of Margaux

35:44 | Sep 7th, 2017

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 interestin...Show More

Back to Basics — with Brian Berger of Mack Weldon

37:37 | Aug 31st, 2017

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 technica...Show More

Modernizing the Hidden World of Ecommerce Imaging — with James Ingram of Splashlight

38:25 | Aug 24th, 2017

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 go...Show More

Pivoting the Pro Shop — with Nik Bando of Bogeybox

35:52 | Aug 17th, 2017

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...Show More

Reinventing Plus Size From The Ground Up — With Nadia Boujarwah of Dia&Co

38:52 | Aug 10th, 2017

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 remai...Show More

Leather, Data and Grit — with Evan Fript of Paul Evans

36:03 | Aug 3rd, 2017

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 contemp...Show More

Renting Out Your Underutilized Clothing — with Lona Alia of Style Lend

36:18 | Jul 27th, 2017

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...Show More

Making Dumb Clothing Smart — with Janett Martinez of Loomia

38:49 | Jul 20th, 2017

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 cloth...Show More

An Umbrella Obsession — with Dave Kahng of Davek

33:53 | Jul 13th, 2017

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 me...Show More

Challenging Unrealistic Standards of Beauty — with Carrie Hammer

40:35 | Jul 6th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Rethinking the Purpose of a Store — with Alana Branston of Bulletin

36:19 | Jun 29th, 2017

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...Show More

Performance & Perspective — with Yehua Yang of Pivotte

23:40 | Jun 22nd, 2017

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 sta...Show More

When the Social Mission Comes First — with Olivia Wright of Rallier

27:22 | Jun 15th, 2017

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 dec...Show More

The Cross Country Opportunity — with Kevin Lavelle of Mizzen + Main

50:25 | Jun 8th, 2017

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 Mizze...Show More

Dusting off the Luggage Industry — with Josh Udashkin of Raden

42:05 | Jun 1st, 2017

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 sof...Show More

An Unexpected Journey to the Source — With Matt Scanlan of Naadam Cashmere

56:27 | May 25th, 2017

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 start...Show More

Pushing Wood to the Absolute Limit — with Giancarlo Paternoster of Giancarlo Studio Furniture

57:31 | May 18th, 2017

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. ...Show More

The Amorphous Evolution of Retail — with Rachel Shechtman of Story

47:53 | May 10th, 2017

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 a...Show More

Monopolies & Opportunities — with Andrew Lipovsky of Eponym

45:48 | May 4th, 2017

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...Show More

Leveling the Playing Field for Independent Designers — with Amanda Curtis of Nineteenth Amendment

48:01 | Apr 26th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Keys To The Closet — with Alexandra Wilkis Wilson of Fitz

43:58 | Apr 19th, 2017

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,...Show More

Saying a Lot with a Little — with Matt Orley of Orley

48:52 | Apr 13th, 2017

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...Show More

Data and Details — with Seph Skerritt of Proper Cloth

52:44 | Apr 5th, 2017

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 ...Show More

The (Invisible) Long Tail of Packaging — with Stephan Ango of Lumi

46:24 | Mar 30th, 2017

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 ...Show More

Getting Better, Not Just Bigger — with Steven Alan

41:53 | Feb 2nd, 2017

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 start...Show More

Focusing on the Rules of Business, Not the Glamour — with Vishaal Melwani of Combatant Gentlemen

54:47 | Jan 12th, 2017

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 techn...Show More

Pioneering Wholesale in a Direct to Consumer World — with Garrett Leight

46:41 | Dec 15th, 2016

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 direct...Show More

The Fashion Industry Is Not Exactly Broken — with Marc Bain of Quartz

40:03 | Dec 1st, 2016

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 ...Show More

By Hand, Not by Machine — with Tull Price of FEIT

58:22 | Nov 17th, 2016

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 materi...Show More

Building the Future of Clothing and Unlocking Social Mobility — With Abe Burmeister Of Outlier

40:24 | Sep 27th, 2016

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 the...Show More

Creating a Shopping Street on the Internet — with Chris Morton of Lyst

47:02 | Aug 9th, 2016

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...Show More

Building the Knitwear Platform of the Future — with Ben Alun-Jones of UNMADE

53:51 | Jun 7th, 2016

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, a...Show More

Navigating the Legal Complexities of the Fashion Industry — with Doug Hand of HBA, LLP

57:14 | May 17th, 2016

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 protect...Show More

3D Printing a Personalized Future with Jon Schwartz of Voodoo Manufacturing

48:52 | Apr 12th, 2016

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 ...Show More

The CFDA Report, Zara's innovations, and Kanye's fluidity with Adam Wray of fashionREDEF

56:00 | Mar 27th, 2016

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 ...Show More

Pins, Patches and the Post Office with Charlie Ambler of Strikegently.co

31:15 | Mar 16th, 2016

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 —...Show More