L.A.-based brand Strapped was founded by creative director and television personality Jordan Wiseley, who finds inspiration in the culture around motorcycles and vintage Americana. With a cult and celebrity following already built on the release of a single leather jacket, Jordan discusses his plans for Season One of his show, or brand, or business empire. Really, it’s all of those things, and you don’t want to miss this interview.
Malia Mills celebrates her company’s 25th anniversary this year. She is in the studio with her production director, Libby Mattern, talking about how she has run a small business, launched her own stores, operated her own factory, and made a post-9/11 strategic withdrawal from wholesale. Libby discusses her non-profit sewing school, Course of Trade.
A discussion of ideas from two new sustainable fashion books, Sustainable Fashion: Governance and New Management Approaches, a collection of essays edited by Sarah Margaretha Jastram and Anna-Maria Schneider, as well as Eco-Friendly and Fair: Fast Fashion and Consumer Behaviour, also a collection of essays, edited by Mark Heuer and Carolin Becker-Leifhold.
In the studio, we have Mark A. Heuer, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, Susquehanna University; Prof. Dr. Sarah Jastram, Hamburg School of Business Administration, Dr. Jürgen Meyer Chair of International Business Ethics and Sustainability, Department of Strategy & Leadership; and Zara Berberyan, Research Assistant, Hamburg School of Business Administration, Department of Strategy.
Links to the books:
- Eco-Friendly and Fair: Fast Fashion and Consumer Behaviour
- Sustainable Fashion: Governance and New Management Approaches
Accessories Council President Karen Giberson discusses the devastating effects of Washington’s new trade policy, and what you need to know about it.
A lingerie brand and an accessories brand, both relatively new companies, both selling some wholesale and some direct to consumer, both making a name for themselves in the marketplace. This is a conversation with Aaron Luo, CEO of Caraa (which is designed by Carmen Chen Wu), and Thistle and Spire founders Lily Chen and Maggie Bacon. Their approaches to the redefined marketplace and new selling dynamics, despite existing in relatively disparate product sectors, are remarkably aligned.