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023 – Juliette Donatelli – sustainable fashion

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Fair trade Juliette. Fashion sustainability expert Juliette Donatelli talks local and global fashion issues. Lots of brands to check out in our references section below. Photos from the Reem Acra Bridal show accompany this episode.

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022 – Lisa Padovani – Boardwalk Empire, Gotham, Mad Men costume designer – The American Fashion Podcast

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gothampenguinThe dark bow tie rises. Special guest, costume designer Lisa Padovani, known for her work on television shows such as Boardwalk Empire, Gotham, and the Mad Men pilot, as well as feature films like I’m Not There, The Notorious Bettie Page, Factory Girl, and The Departed. After the interview, the hosts dive into a pile of recent WWD issues and discuss current events in the fashion industry.

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021 – What happened to Barneys? – The American Fashion Podcast

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ep_021_400wWhat happened to Barneys? Seth talks about his recent visit to a new garment factory in New Jersey with international ties. Lisa turns to PBS for inspiration after a bad day shopping on Madison Avenue.

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020 – Taking Liberty – Manufacture New York moves to Brooklyn – The American Fashion Podcast

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ep_20_ole_s_.fwTaking Liberty. Manufacture New York moves its headquarters into the (cavernous and echoing) facility where it will eventually build a massive 160,000 square foot manufacturing innovation center. The gang discusses why collaborative factories make sense for small and medium-sized fashion brands, the dangers of taking venture capital and relying on apps and services from startup companies that could close or change in an afternoon, and a Made In USA web site where t-shirt graphics are crowd-sourced from one of the strangest communities on the Internet.

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019 – Christopher Grayson – wearable tech – Chindōgu Internet of Things – The American Fashion Podcast

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Chindōgu Internet of Things. Charles and Lisa attended Swissnex Boston’s Zero Power Smart Fashion conference recently, heard a lot about the “Internet of Things,” and met this episode’s guest Christopher Grayson, who announced his new product, the Smart Jewel, at the Swissnex event near the end of the most recent New York Fashion Week. Joining the discussion this week, Manufacture New York chief strategy officer (and technology enthusiast), Rob Sanchez. Topics discussed cover everything from the usefulness of 3D body scanning technology for custom fit clothing, to issues with consumers pre-funding designs.

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