027 – Crispin Argento, founder of Portland Apparel Lab – The American Fashion Podcast


ep_027_smallA talent-based industry. Crispin Argento, founder of Portland Apparel Lab, has been traveling around the world trying to understand what designers need in terms of business support to grow their brands. This episode covers much of what he has been studying, from process to investment. In an exclusive clip from the Initiatives In Art and Culture Fashion Conference, Naeem Khan weighs in on the story about Ralph Rucci leaving his own company and how designers need to think about owning and selling their brand identities. In other clips from the same conference, Charles Beckwith argues with an Under Armour executive about textile waste, and interviews MJSA education director Peggy Jo Donahue about Made In USA issues for jewelry producers.