The series was designed
to function as a community
radio station for the
fashion industry and
has found an audience
in precisely this direction.
The majority of our listeners work in the fashion industry. The show gets average downloads of 60,000-80,000 per month. In total, the show has been downloaded well over 2.5 million times. AFP frequently ranks in the top 20 fashion podcasts worldwide, beating out hundreds of consumer-facing shows from much larger brands.
- 96% of AFP listeners responding to audience surveys work in the fashion industry
- 38% of AFP listeners are fashion startup founders
- 18% of AFP listeners are lead designers or creative directors
- 18% of AFP listeners work in technical design and product development
- 18% of AFP listeners work for major fashion companies
- 11% of AFP listeners work in marketing or public relations
- 11% of AFP listeners work with accessories
- 5% of AFP listeners are buyers for a major retailer
- 4% of AFP listeners work in e-commerce operations
If you want to reach people in the fashion business there are simply no other outlets which reach so many people at so many different levels of the industry. Other publications target only the business leaders, but our listeners include designers, garment workers, CEOs, CFOs, CTOs, the directors of industry associations, major influencers, and so many others. To reach the full spectrum, you simply must work with AFP.
MISSION: Our objective with the series since the beginning has been to help people in the fashion business understand our industry and how it works in a more holistic way, allowing people in various niches to see both the other niches and the larger picture. We enable people across the industry to be proactive about progressive change.
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Cathy Schepis advises luxury brands on strategy. She was most recently the President at the vertically integrated direct selling company Doncaster. Prior to that she was a Vice President of Design and Merchandising at Kate Spade & Company, Director of Design and Merchandising at Anne Klein Collection, and managed research and product for Federated Department Stores. She joined the show as co-host in 2016.
Charles Beckwith is an expert in the intersection between fashion, media, and technology. He created the American Fashion Podcast as a way of promoting local sustainable fashion while Executive Director of the Fashion Media Center. Prior to that, he was the editor and publisher of the online fashion magazine modaCYCLE and worked in film and television. He currently serves as Director of Communications for the non-profit Save The Garment Center, and a Co-Founder and the Director of Innovation at MouthMedia Network.