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Alison Lowe

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Dismantling white supermacy, one statue at a time w/ Alison Lowe

Well Spoken Tokens

Alison Natalie Kay Lowe is a British Labour politician. She was the first black woman Leeds City Councillor, serving from 1990 to 2019, and has served as the Chief Executive of Touchstone, a mental health charity based in Leeds, since 2004. Lowe won the 2014 Forward Business Woman of the Year award and Stonewall Senior Champion of the Year in 2015. Intersectional GLAM conference tickets available: https://lglam2020.eventbrite.com# Online Courses: https://intersectionalglam.org/online-courses/ Tip Jar: https://intersectionalglam.org/podcast-well-spoken-tokens/

50mins

3 Aug 2020

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#Ep4: Fashion On Lockdown: Guest: Alison Lowe MBE, Fashion & Brand Guru

The Trend Academy Podcast

Alison talks frankly how lockdown has impacted her life and her business, how she is helping herself and her fashion clients to stay resilient, why mental health in fashion is more important than ever, and why she believes its time to throw out the rule book and choose new ways of thinking so the fashion industry can shift, transform and revolutionise for the better.

50mins

22 May 2020

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048 Alison Lowe - Budding Fashion Brands Go-To Guiding Hand

Fashion Your Seatbelt

Now more than ever start-up fashion labels are in need of a guiding hand when it comes to best practices for the new normal corona economy the world is entering. That is why it made perfect sense to speak with one of the industry’s leading experts in the field, Alison Lowe. For close to two decades Alison has traveled the world consulting emerging fashion labels about how to make it in an industry saturated with competition. Most of it with bigger budgets, wider reach, and international awareness. Her calm, plan talking guidance and overall positive attitude has helped countless labels carve-out practical and sensible approaches to running a business. One that is able to find that sweet spot balance between creativity and commerce. Alison isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and do the heavy lifting if it means helping someone fulfill their life long goal of becoming a designer and running their own business. It's something she can relate to on a personal level as well, seeing as she currently owns and runs not one, but two fashion support agencies she started from scratch.Her commitment to lifting up budding fashion labels earned Alison a meeting with HRH Queen Elizabeth, who awarded her an MBE for Service to the Fashion Industry in 2017. After years of public speaking, lecturing at fashion universities, and consulting clients Alison finally decided to publish a book last year that pulls together all of her institutional knowledge in one handy tome. Aptly titled “How to Start Your Own Fashion Label”, the book is a step by step guide for those wanting to follow their fashion dreams. Already a best-seller, the book has quickly become a bible for designers wanting to wade into the volatile world of fashion while holding onto a level headed lifeline.Just on a technical side note, I did want to let all you listeners know that Alison and I did our interview over Zoom Video. So don’t be surprised by a couple of very minor audio issues. And if you happen to be more of a visual learner, feel free to head over to my signature YouTube channel to watch the video version of this podcast in action.Now let’s listen to Alison’s advice for young brands trying to break into the business in 2020. I think you will be encouraged by her vision.

36mins

12 May 2020

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048 Alison Lowe - Budding Fashion Brands Go-To Guiding Hand

Fashion Your Seatbelt

Now more than ever start-up fashion labels are in need of a guiding hand when it comes to best practices for the new normal corona economy the world is entering. That is why it made perfect sense to speak with one of the industry’s leading experts in the field, Alison Lowe. For close to two decades Alison has traveled the world consulting emerging fashion labels about how to make it in an industry saturated with competition. Most of it with bigger budgets, wider reach, and international awareness. Her calm, plan talking guidance and overall positive attitude has helped countless labels carve-out practical and sensible approaches to running a business. One that is able to find that sweet spot balance between creativity and commerce. Alison isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and do the heavy lifting if it means helping someone fulfill their life long goal of becoming a designer and running their own business. It's something she can relate to on a personal level as well, seeing as she currently owns and runs not one, but two fashion support agencies she started from scratch.Her commitment to lifting up budding fashion labels earned Alison a meeting with HRH Queen Elizabeth, who awarded her an MBE for Service to the Fashion Industry in 2017. After years of public speaking, lecturing at fashion universities, and consulting clients Alison finally decided to publish a book last year that pulls together all of her institutional knowledge in one handy tome. Aptly titled “How to Start Your Own Fashion Label”, the book is a step by step guide for those wanting to follow their fashion dreams. Already a best-seller, the book has quickly become a bible for designers wanting to wade into the volatile world of fashion while holding onto a level headed lifeline.Just on a technical side note, I did want to let all you listeners know that Alison and I did our interview over Zoom Video. So don’t be surprised by a couple of very minor audio issues. And if you happen to be more of a visual learner, feel free to head over to my signature YouTube channel to watch the video version of this podcast in action.Now let’s listen to Alison’s advice for young brands trying to break into the business in 2020. I think you will be encouraged by her vision.

36mins

12 May 2020

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# 5 - Alison Lowe

Shades Of Blue Podcast

Awarded an MBE for Services to the Fashion Industry in HRH The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017, Alison was also nominated and awarded as one of the Maserati 100 for 2016 for the support she gives the next generation of entrepreneurs. Alison has built a reputation as one of the leading supporters of emerging fashion talent. She is renowned for her practical, realistic approach to running a creative business and is constantly in demand to share her knowledge and advice, which has led her to writing her new book, How to Start Your Own Fashion Label - the Definitive Guide, which is available on Amazon. She acts as a consultant to brands across the globe from start-ups to established fashion businesses, supporting fashion brands, retailers, manufacturers and training providers. Alison is a serial entrepreneur and has founded two fashion agencies, Felicities and Start Your Own Fashion Label. Alongside her businesses, Alison is active in supporting next generation entrepreneurs. She mentors entrepreneurs and business leaders, teaches on business courses at leading international colleges and is a regular guest speaker at global conferences, events and universities. Alison's new book:amzn.co.uk/dp/B07X9NFSGZLearn more at:startyourownfashionlabel.com@startafashionco music by @petebill

28mins

24 Sep 2019

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Celebrating difference with Alison Lowe (Touchstone)

Leadership worth sharing

Transcription available here: https://acevoblogs.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/leadership-worth-sharing-episode-1-alison-loweFor our first ever episode, ACEVO CEO Vicky Browning travels to Leeds to meet Alison Lowe. Alison is the CEO of mental health and well-being charity Touchstone, as well as a local councillor. They talk about celebrating difference, mental health, co-production and how leaders need to give themselves permission not to be perfect.

30mins

16 Apr 2019

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Alison Lowe MBE, CEO of Felicities - New Retail and Fashion

Gaule's Question Time

Andrew discusses with Alison the changing fashion industry, new retail and how experience on the high street and online is changing. We hear from many years of experience of working with designers and retailers.

23mins

14 Nov 2018