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Eileen Fisher

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Want Change? Engage the System: The EILEEN FISHER Story

Conscious Culture Cafe

In 2012, the skeptical executives of iconic fashion brand EILEEN FISHER spent three days at a Buddhist retreat center to form a new vision for company sustainability. Most had never worked closely together previously. And they weren't prepared to go out into the woods to contemplate! Yet the meeting organizers insisted they leave their electronics behind, give up their tinkering and siloed approach to change, and analyze the entire product-related system from concept to manufacturing to closet and back again. And guess what happened? They not only created a clear vision complete with audacious goals, they crafted a plan for making it real.  Fast forward to year 2021.  They succeeded in reaching their goals and are helping transform the entire  industry.  Amy Hall, former VP and current advisor to  the Social Consciousness group in EILEEN FISHER, and Sara Schley, the Co-founder of Seed Systems and Amy's outside partner in guiding the journey, share stories, lessons learned and the secrets to the company's success in their sustainability work. Their advice is both revolutionary and practical, unusual and intriguing, and it works. Leaders of companies in any industry and of any size can succeed by adopting their systems approach to change.  

53mins

8 Jun 2021

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Eileen Fisher: Designers want to do meaningful work

The Future of Fashion by Vogue Business

On this episode of The Future of Fashion: The Innovators podcast, Eileen Fisher and Fibershed executive director Rebecca Burgess, who works with brands to help them incorporate more sustainable materials into their businesses, join executive Americas editor Hilary Milnes and senior sustainability editor Rachel Cernansky for a conversation on how companies can navigate sustainability priorities at a faster pace.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

20 Apr 2021

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REV On Air With Eileen Fisher: Building a Legacy Brand & Sustainable Fashion Today

REV On Air - Sustainable Stories

Today on REV On Air we are having a conversation on sustainability, female entrepreneurship and the challenges and opportunities of truly ethical fashion with the iconic Eileen Fisher. Eileen started her fashion brand in 1984 in the most organic of ways, with $350 of her own money, and has now turned it into a company of over 1000 people and more than 65 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Throughout this time, Eileen has remained true to her vision of the company and in recent years has redoubled her efforts to make the company a beacon of sustainability as one of the bigger fashion players. When I first spoke to her, I was shocked at how humble, committed and passionate she remains about everything they do at the company. Nearly 30 years from it’s inception, Eileen remains an active, intrinsic part of the day to day running of the brand and is constantly seeking new and better ways of doing things.  We found Eileen’s passion for what she does and what she believes in infectious, and she has done things her own way since the beginning. We also discuss how the pandemic has made her consider how to truly leave the brand as sustainable as possible. This episode covers recycling and innovative fashion, ethical business practices and female entrepreneurship.

1hr 9mins

6 Apr 2021

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Episodio 17: Creando una economía circular para textiles a través del upcycling, elevando prendas de posconsumo con Carmen Gama, diseñadora de soluciones circulares en Eileen Fisher y cofundadora de MAKE ANEEW

Moda Circular

En este episodio de Moda Circular, entrevistamos a Carmen Gama, diseñadora de soluciones de moda circular en Eileen Fisher y cofundadora de MAKE ANEEWComo inició su carrera en el diseño Como crear valor a partir de residuos de textiles Habilidades para hacer upcycling como elevar los materiales a traves del diseñoHabilidades para el upcycling Upcycling con ropa vintageComo pensar en los ciclos de vida de los productosCuales son los primeros pasos para crear un sistema de retornos y responsabilidad extendida para productos de indumentaria y textiles Programa de take-back de  Eileen Fisher Puedes conectarte con Carmen Gama en:Pagina webhttps://www.makeaneew.com/ Instagram de Carmen Gama https://www.instagram.com/gamacarmen/Instagram de MAKE ANEEW https://www.instagram.com/makeaneew Puedes mantenerte al tanto de las últimas novedades en moda sostenible y circular siguiéndonos en los siguientes canales: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/circular.fashion/ Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/circulrfashion/Twitterhttps://twitter.com/CirculrFashionTik Tokhttps://vm.tiktok.com/3gHyFv/Carme GamaBioCarmen Gama es una diseñadora nacida y criada en México, trabajando desde  Nueva York.  Carmen se graduó de Parsons The New School for Design y fue seleccionada como finalista para el premio 'Designer of the Year', Clase de 2015. Carmen se graduó con , la tesis 'Sustainable Urban Outerwear' , la cual le hizo merecedora de la beca inaugural Eileen x CFDA Social Innovator. Durante su beca, Gama trabajó en colaboración para diseñar un sistema de fabricación de economia circular para EILEEN FISHER Renew. Gama es un diseñadora basada en soluciones especializada en soluciones de diseño circular. Ella está constantemente desafiando sus valores de diseño esforzándose por diseñar ropa con el potencial de durar toda la vida y diseñar soluciones para los recursos textiles postconsumo.  A través de sus experiencia en la implementación de programas take back o de logistic inversa, Gama cofundó MAKE ANEEW  en 2021. MAKE  ANEEW  es una cadena de suministro preparada que recupera valor, a escala, desde prendas desechadas hasta reparación, remanufacturación y fibra hasta reciclaje de fibra.Gama ha aparecido en numerosas publicaciones incluyendo Womens WearDaily, The New York Time, The Wall Street Journal,  Vogue  y  Harper's Bazaar

44mins

29 Mar 2021

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Eileen Fisher on the Allure of Timeless Clothing

Time Sensitive Podcast

For 37 years, Eileen Fisher has faithfully followed a vision: to create simple, timeless clothes for women that make it easy to get dressed. Soft-spoken, polite, and a self-described introvert, the 70-year-old Fisher is the unlikely CEO of an approximately $500 million fashion company that bears her name. The operation is owned by 42 percent of its largely female staff, and is praised for its longtime environmentalism and progressive business model. Headquartered in Irvington, New York, the brand embodies Fisher’s view of what a contemporary clothing business should be, and acts as her way of giving back to the world.Though Fisher prioritized natural materials in her designs from the beginning, she didn’t fully understand how making clothes affects the planet until a 2012 trip to China, where she visited the company’s factories and saw the severity of the water crisis firsthand. Upon returning home, she created an internal “Sustainable Design Team,” composed of representatives from key departments, including supply-chain management and production, with the goal of minimizing their work’s environmental impact. Today, the brand uses organic cotton and linen almost exclusively, and between 2015 and 2018, it offset all of its carbon emissions when transporting garments between its factories and distribution center. Seventy-nine percent of its wool is responsibly sourced or recycled. The company’s initiative that buys and sells vintage Eileen Fisher pieces, called Renew, has collected more than a million and a half garments, and Waste No More, an in-house studio that uses a felting machine to transform leftover fabric into home decor, accessories, and art, nods toward Fisher’s goal of creating a circular production system. She’s constantly looking for ways to reduce the brand’s environmental footprint. “The whole industry has a very long way to go,” Fisher says of fashion’s contribution to global economic and climate crises. But solving the problem, she adds, is a “huge opportunity.” On this episode, Fisher describes her efforts to build a clothing business that serves women and the environment, talking with Andrew about collaboration as a preferred modus operandi, solving the fashion industry’s pollution problem, and the remarkable effects of staying true to one’s vision, and to oneself.

1hr 7mins

24 Mar 2021

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20210320 Radio Night Live Eileen FIsher Mandy Harvey Hour 2

Kevin McCullough Radio

20210320 Radio Night Live Eileen FIsher Mandy Harvey Hour 2 by Kevin McCullough Radio

53mins

21 Mar 2021

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02: Are there untapped opportunities in clothing take back? Lilah Horwitz from EILEEN FISHER Renew shares her thoughts

The Impact Fashion Podcast

In this episode of the Impact Fashion Podcast, Chidubem speaks with Lilah Horwitz, Creative/Marketing at EILEEN FISHER Renew about the untapped potential of take-back schemes, using data in the design process and adopting new, innovative circular ideas. During our chat, Lilah mentions a "hyper sustainable cleaning process" delivered in partnership with a company called Tersus.  If you enjoyed this conversation, please share with your friends or others who might enjoy it Find me on twitter and instagram: @impactfashionUK

34mins

5 Mar 2021

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Global Designer Eileen Fisher Built a Fashion Empire From Literally Nothing

Entrepreneur Network Podcast

Eileen is the Founder of EILEEN FISHER, Inc, the design company known for creating simple, timeless garments, where she also serves as the Chairwoman. Eileen ventured into clothing design in 1984. Her story and how she broke into the world of fashion is inspiring for any entrepreneur just starting out. It all started with her original concept—pieces that work together to help women get dressed easily.

49mins

18 Nov 2020

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Global Designer Eileen Fisher Built a Fashion Empire From Literally Nothing

How Success Happens

Eileen is the Founder of EILEEN FISHER, Inc, the design company known for creating simple, timeless garments, where she also serves as the Chairwoman. Eileen ventured into clothing design in 1984. Her story and how she broke into the world of fashion is inspiring for any entrepreneur just starting out. It all started with her original concept—pieces that work together to help women get dressed easily.

48mins

18 Nov 2020

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MKT 540 — EILEEN FISHER: Repositioning the Brand

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Article: EILEEN FISHER: Repositioning the Brand 

57mins

28 Oct 2020

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