An inclusive audio space, Conscious Chatter opens the door to conversations about our clothing + the layers of stories, meaning and potential impact connected to what we wear. It's a venue that allows us to continue to learn more about the garment industry and how we can all be a bigger part of positive change in the industry.
An inclusive audio space, Conscious Chatter opens the door to conversations about our clothing + the layers of stories, meaning and potential impact connected to what we wear. It's a venue that allows us to continue to learn more about the garment industry and how we can all be a bigger part of positive change in the industry.
Stories, tips and advice from women at the intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability and tech. It's F.E.S.T., and it's the future. Hosted by fashion journalist Lorraine Sanders.
Rank #1: What happened next: how ANDIE went from scrappy startup to the fastest growing digitally native swimwear brand in two years with founder Melanie Travis.
In this week's episode, this New York startup founder is back to tell us what's happened since we first spoke, including how she's built a team and grown her company to hold the title of fastest-growing digitally native swimwear brand.
Rank #2: Scrappy Startup Strategies for Sustainable Brand Building with Andrea Seemayer of A. Lynn Designs.
It's easy to spend your life reading, researching and listening to savvy advice for your future entrepreneurial greatness. But putting it into action? That's where it's easy to fall short. But not for this week's guest, a FEST founder who's quickly building a sought-after collection of core wardrobe basics made using materials that incorporate eucalyptus and other plant fibers while sticking it out at her (very enviable, as it happens) day job working with a top New York-based fashion brand. Listen to the episode to hear how she's putting sage business advice from female entrepreneurs such as Nathalie Molina Niño into practice everyday to build a lean, yet oh-so-stylish startup from the get go. Meet this week's guest, Andrea Seemayer, Founder of A. Lynn Designs. Sign up for the PressDope weekly email to get DIY PR tips and The Dope List of media opps, calls for pitches, FEST events and more ways to raise your visibility. Resource(s) of the week One especially for startup entrepreneurs: Leapfrog by Nathalie Molina Nino. Andrea says this book gives advice on lots of startup topics, including raising capital and making the right decisions. Connect with Andrea Seemayer Website: alynndesigns.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/a.lynndesign Instagram: @a.lynndesigns Mentioned in this episode: Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs Zac Posen KettleSpace Alice + Olivia Rebecca Taylor Marc Jacobs Wix Shopify Squarespace Ralph Lauren Javits Center Dreamers and Doers Self Made ( FB Group) FedEx Fast Company Women's Wear Daily The San Francisco ChronicleFind more episodes featuring women at the forefront of FEST online at www.Spiritof608.com.
Fashion Revolution Podcast explores the hidden stories behind the clothing we wear. Through interviews and investigations, Fashion Revolution explores the intersection of sustainability, ethics and transparency in the fashion industry. International fashion journalist Tamsin Blanchard speaks to researchers, supply chain experts, garment workers, politicians and activists. Each episode takes you deep into fashion's social and environmental problems but leaves you with practical actions to help make a positive difference.
Rank #1: Who Made My Clothes: Garment Workers' Voices.
The first episode in the 3-part podcast series from Fashion Revolution - “Who Made My Clothes?” asks us to consider the stories behind what we wear, and introduces an ambitious research project that collects data from garment workers around the world. Tamsin Blanchard talks to Fashion Revolution’s Head of Policy Sarah Ditty, Dr Mark Anner, Penn State professor and Director of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, Ethical Trading Initiative’s Debbie Coulter and Kalpona Akter, former child garment worker and Bangladeshi union activist, to examine garment worker’s collective voice in affecting change, the obstacles that make unionisation a challenge, and the progress being made. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Rank #2: Who Made My Clothes: Working Together Towards Change.
This final episode in the 3-part series from Fashion Revolution: “Who Made My Clothes?” explores the practical ways that local, national and international players can help bring about justice for garment workers globally. Tamsin speaks to the co-founders of Fashion Revolution, Member of European Parliament Linda McAvan, and Jenny Holdcroft, the Deputy Secretary General of IndustriALL Global Union, to learn how positive change can happen from all angles; from workers themselves, from governments around the world, and from brands and consumers. Find out how you can get involved in Fashion Revolution and how to make your voice heard in the movement towards a cleaner, safer, fairer and more transparent fashion industry. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
WARDROBE CRISIS is a sustainable fashion podcast from VOGUE's sustainability editor Clare Press. Join Clare and her guests as they decode the fashion system, and dig deep into its effects on people and planet. This show unzips the real issues that face the fashion industry today, with a focus on ethics, sustainability, consumerism, activism, identity and creativity.
Rank #1: What Will it Take to Fix Unsustainable Fashion? British MP Mary Creagh.
Why do we need to "fix" fashion? Try because textile production contributes more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined and consumes lake-sized volumes of fresh water. If current consumption levels continue the industry could account for 25% of the world's carbon budget. Because our wardrobes are full of clothes we don't wear, yet we keep buying more and more garments, most of which are made from polyester and shed tiny plastic microfibres every time we wash them. Because we buy fashion to throw it away. This week’s guest is Mary Creagh, chair of the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) and the Labour MP for Wakefield - the woman responsible for raising all these things with the British parliament this year. But this is not just relevant in the UK because the EAC’s report, Fixing Fashion, made headlines globally when it was published in this year. In this frank insider conversation, we discuss the power of the shopping detox, how Brits got to the point where they’re consuming - and disposing of - twice as many clothes as the Italians and Germans, and just what we ought to be doing about it. Oh and we talk about cycling too. Come join us. Don't forget to hit subscribe!
Rank #2: Sass Brown - Clothing Ethics.
Is sustainable fashion elitist? Does fashion contribute to poor body image and eating disorders by perpetuating a single, unattainable beauty ideal? What can we do about fashion's diversity problem? How do we, as consumers of fashion, navigate all this? "You can’t do it all at the moment,” says this week's guest. “You have to make choices based on your values and those are your personal ethics.” Sass Brown is an English designer, educator and the author of Eco Fashion. For many years, Sass taught at FIT in New York. She was the Founding Dean of the Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI). She has purple hair, is a dedicated thrifter and has her shoes made by hand. But actually, this is not an interview about a life in fashion... In this conversation, we focus on how fashion shapes our collective image, and how and why we allow it to dictate culture, and often get it so wrong.
Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.
Rank #1: 004: Storytelling, shopping, and simplifying with Erin Boyle of Simple Matters & Reading My Tea Leaves.
Get to know author and blogger Erin Boyle. Erin’s first book, Simple Matters, wasreleased on January 12, 2016 and her blog Reading My Tea Leaves is an ode to simplicity and small-space living. Erin speaks with Erin & Rita about starting a blog,her focus on simplifying her life, her approach to shopping, and the process of writing a book as a new mom!
Rank #2: 019: Listening to your instincts to build a business that you love, with artist and textile designer Caroline Z. Hurley.
Get to know Caroline Z. Hurley, an incredible artist in New York who is known for beautiful block printed textiles. Caroline and Rita talk about the different experiences that led hear to her current career, about following and listening to your instincts, and about embracing change and opportunities as they come your way. Thank you to Wright Bedding for sponsoring Why Do We Have Things? and this bonus episode of the podcast. Use code “theamericanedit” for 15% off any purchase at www.wrightbedding.com
If we're headed down a path that's leading us to environmental degradation, dehumanization, and disconnection from the things that matter most, simultaneously endangering our earth's clean water, clean air, and biodiversity, then we must ask boldly: What for?Illuminating our paths to ecological regeneration, intersectional sustainability, and true abundance and wellness for all, Green Dreamer with Kamea Chayne is a podcast and multimedia journal for those who are yearning to live with vitality and fulfillment and who are dreaming of a thriving planet to call home.Subscribe and listen to inspiring conversations featuring changemakers including Adrian Grenier of Lonely Whale Foundation, zero waste pioneer Bea Johnson, Earthjustice's Abigail Dillen, food waste activist Tristram Stuart, Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm, 1% For the Planet's Kate Williams, and more.If you’re new here and are unsure where to start, sign up to our EMBARK newsletter to get our top 21 episodes recommended to you: www.GreenDreamer.com/embark
Rank #1: 02) Bea Johnson on Launching the Global Zero Waste Movement and How We've Been Duped.
The woman who originally coined the term "Zero Waste Lifestyle," Bea Johnson, joins me to talk about starting this now-global movement. Thanks for bringing your light. Hit SUBSCRIBE, and together let's explore what it takes to bring our eco ideas to life and thrive in every sense of the word. Highlights: [2:55] "As soon as you adopt the zero waste lifestyle, you realize quickly that we've been duped." [3:35] What got Bea to reduce waste in the first place. [5:55] What motivated Bea to start a blog and share this lifestyle. [9:15] What Bea does to inspire people to take their first steps. [14:00] How Bea stays at peace knowing our world is still so wasteful. [19:15] Bea's thoughts on how we can reduce material consumption while supporting economic growth. Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in!
Rank #2: 126) 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste and introducing this idea to friends and family with Kathryn Kellogg.
What does it mean for us that plastic is actually in part a byproduct of the oil industry? How do we deal with the frustration of being around friends or family members with wasteful habits while we're working hard to reduce our personal waste? Sharing her wisdom here is Kathryn Kellogg, author of the new book 101 Ways to Go Zero Waste. Let's dive in! *Become a patron for bonus episodes, access to our Green Dreamer Network, and more: www.greendreamer.com/support HIGHLIGHTS [3:53] Explaining the concept of zero waste to someone learning about it for the first time. [6:32] Dealing with the frustration of being around friends or family members who may be very wasteful. [9:49] Kathryn: "People are so focused on what they can't do that they miss all of the awesome stuff that they already are doing or what they can do." [20:08] Kaméa: "Based on what you know, is plastic a byproduct of the oil industry, and if so, what does this mean in terms of plastic's place in our society today?" [24:21] Kaméa: "What are your thoughts on the practicality of bioplastics replacing regular plastics?" [30:51] What personal sustainability means to Kathryn. Thanks for bringing your light! Find the full show notes with links and resources at www.greendreamer.com/126, subscribe to our free weekly newsletter, and share your #1 takeaway from the episode tagging our featured guest and me @KameaChayne to spread the light and to let us know you're tuning in! *Become a patron for bonus episodes, access to our Green Dreamer Network, and more: www.greendreamer.com/support
The fashion industry is brutally competitive...and we're all trying to get ahead. The problem is that everyone's so tight lipped with their strategies and resources. The Successful Fashion Designer is an "all secrets revealed" show by industry expert designer and educator Sew Heidi to help you gain the confidence, skills and insights to make it in a cutthroat market. The show covers topics such as breaking into the industry, getting promotions and raises, launching your own label and becoming a successful freelancer. Every episode is packed full of actionable steps you can implement right away to get ahead. Now.
Rank #1: SFD080 Production & Manufacturing Processes for Small Batch Fashion.
Jessica Osborn is the CEO and founder of Privy Label, a company that help brands and boutiques create their own custom clothing lines from design to delivery. She works closely with small-batch manufacturers in the USA in order to cut down on the wasteful practice of overseas manufacturing. Jessica has six years of experience in the fashion industry, the first five of which she worked for a startup in New Orleans that went from being unknown to being carried in Nordstrom and REI across the country! After experiencing such amazing growth in just those five years, she learned a LOT about the production process and how small brand manufacturing works. Jessica saw an opportunity to give boutiques and brand the capacity to have an in-house design and development team who will work to make their brand more successful, and she took that opportunity and ran with it. In this episode, she talks about production models, pricing structures, and how to make your production more efficient and cost-effective. This episode truly is a must-listen for everyone! In the interview (which you'll love) we will cover: The difference between traditional and on-demand manufacturing What it’s like working in the on-demand manufacturing business model How competitive these prices are with other market prices The production process from idea to execution The timeline between the first idea and the first sample / proof of concept The (natural) disappointments that come with the first sample The (simple, “old-fashioned,” interesting things that clients do to have a successful launch How brands are funding / finding finances to get everything off of the ground Budget price ranges to get things off the ground and where that money comes from Cost differentials between sustainable and ethical manufacturers vs. other manufacturers The resources that have become available to designers in the last five years with US factories and suppliers The number one mistakes Jessica sees designers making during initial development and manufacturing practices The benefits of creating a smaller collection to market test Best advice Jessica has for fashion designers - where to start (hint: research, research, research!) FROM ZERO TO NORDY’S Jessica started her fashion career as a creative designer for an athleisure brand in New Orleans that was fairly unknown. In her five years working there, the brand went from unknown to being carried across the country at places like REI and Nordstrom. She picked up on a lot during her time there, working with factories overseas and exploring the production process. Then she decided it was time to start her own business. TIME FOR A BUSINESS Jessica started Privy Label one year ago providing innovative design to delivery solutions for brands starting their own private labels. She wears many hats during the process, helping her clients with sourcing, fabric, labels, trim, and finding local pattern-makers and seamstresses. She does sample development, fitting, and then sources manufacturers in the US that play nicely with small minimums. She has a large variety of clients, and her job is to think about all of the nitty-gritty details that the client probably hasn’t thought of (because there’s sooo much to think of!). Jessica touches on a few of the steps, like the initial design phase, fabric selection, tech pack creation, and sample development, then the always necessary changes that need to be made after the first sample (most clients don’t realize it’ll take two or three samples to hone in a design!). LOCAL, PLEASE One thing that’s important to Jessica is focusing on finding local vendors and suppliers. These are good for a few reasons, one of which is speed! She likes to find fabrics that use less water to produce, and other sustainable fabrics, while specifically focusing on reducing the carbon impact of shipping mass quantities overseas and reducing the amount of overstock created during mass production. So important. A FONT OF FASHION WISDOM Jessica has been at this for a while, and has experienced almost every facet of the fashion industry. She’s full of advice about every step of the way, and talks about the differences she sees in the industry already after 5-6 years of being part of it. There are more resources available to designers now than there were before--and she’s the place to find them! She talks about the biggest mistakes she sees new fashion designers making, how to get your samples into the hands of people making decisions (which may be “old-fashioned”--but they work!), and how to ensure your styles are cohesive. Oh, and make sure you test the market. Then retest. Then test, retest, and do it again. Get your customer the product they want! We loved having such an inspirational resource on the show this week--it’s such a breath of fresh air to hear Jessica’s take on the fashion industry after being in it for so long--her advice is for seasoned fashion industry veterans as much as it’s for the newbie just trying to find their place in the fashion world. Resources & People Mentioned Privy Label website Email: email@example.com Enjoy the show? Help us out by: Rating us on iTunes – it really helps! Subscribing on iTunes Subscribing on YouTube Subscribing on Stitcher Subscribing on Google Play Subscribing on Spotify
Rank #2: SFD070 Build a Fashion Brand with a Cult Following.
Seeing other fashion brands on social media with these crazy cult followings can be pretty intimidating. You see these fashion brands and think, “I can't possibly generate that much interest in my designs.” But it’s possible.! You can design products that people want to buy because they are obsessed! With the right consumer research and branding, you can fill a gap in the market. Create the right product for the right person? Can lead to a cult following. This is exactly what Aaron and Carmen of Caraa did. But not without the leg work it takes to build this kind of cult following. In the interview (which you’ll love) we cover: Starting your fashion career in a different field (finance) Finding a gap in the fashion market, and figuring out how to fill the gap Saturating the fashion accessories market with a unique product Learning how to lead with design, but sell based on function Launching with only one well researched fashion product Doing product research directly with your potential customer Wading through all the financial options for funding Working with big brands to collaborate Why one way pitching doesn't often work out Manufacturing locally until you’re ready to manufacture overseas. Press the orange play button below to listen here, or listen on Apple Podcasts: Aaron Luo and his partner Carmen Chen Wu, are innovators in the fashion accessories world. They noticed a gap in the market for a bag that would meet the needs of the multifaceted woman. The working woman, the mom, and yogi who needed the right bag to transition throughout all those roles without switching her bag, or worse carrying three of them at once. They have generated a cult following because of their unique, fashion focused, function driven line of bags. Like you, Aaron started his fashion career from an unlikely field. With 20 years in finance for a company that specializes in clothing production he gained an understanding of the fashion market from a unique perspective. When he and his partner Carmen (designer for many years) discovered a major gap in the market they decided to embark on this exciting new adventure together. Being a designer, it’s not as sexy as TV makes it out to be. Aaron shares the ins and outs of designing a brand new fashion product. Most people think, “I designed this product, how can I fit it into the current market place?”. But Arron tells us about discovering a gap in the marketplace, then designing a product around what that consumer wants and more importantly what this customer needs. Resources & People Mentioned Caraa Website Caraa Instagram Athleta Collaboration Caraa At Nordstrom
Want to find an audience online for your creative work? Hashtag Authentic is a weekly podcast exploring the secrets to online success for dreamers, makers and creatives. With practical tips and inspiring stories, Sara Tasker of 'Me & Orla' (Instagram: @me_and_orla) guides you through the lessons and strategies she used to grow her 300k+ audience and six-figure business online. Tune in every Wednesday for analysis and interviews with trailblazing creatives, for an insider's view of all things Instagram, blogging, social media and beyond. Hashtag Authentic will equip you for the online world, dose you up on inspiration & information, and help you find your online tribe.
Rank #1: Why Your Audience Isn't Growing.
This week on Hashtag Authentic, it's just me! For this solo episode, I'm chatting about some of the reasons why your audience has either stopped growing, or why you've plateaued. We are fortunate to have an online creative community that allows us instant gratification , i.e. feedback, and this sort of social media interaction be used as an amazing tool for either gaining or losing followers. In this, I also list 10 tips for refining your content to hit the mark each and every time.
Rank #2: Why Great Photos Are Still the Key to Making It Big On Instagram, With AllThatIsShe.
This week I chat with Dominique, better known as AllThatIsShe on Instagram. In the last 12 months she has gained over 100k followers from scratch, simply by sharing her uniquely beautiful, fresh and innovative content. We talk about how she did it, finding a balance when sharing her family life, and her go-to photo staples for Instagram success.
A podcast with a focus on fashion history.Featuring cohosts Jasmine, Joy, and Dana
Rank #1: 77. Roundtable: Minimalism in Fashion, Part I.
In part one of this Roundtable, Joy, Dana and Jasmine discuss minimalism in fashion. They talk about the history of minimalism and "define" what a minimalist lifestyle is and how applies to fashion and clothing.Sources & Useful Links:https://www.theminimalistwardrobe.com/minimalist-fashion-beginners-guide/ https://www.thissimplebalance.com/the-downside-to-minimalism-that-no-one-likes-to-talk-about/ https://www.dismantlemag.com/2019/01/07/closet-analysis/?fbclid=IwAR3S5ahlWd2kSlj480aEM4gHvPR4J8aTBgIV2bymjRFYwz12ut_KrOVCQSs https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/these-are-the-6-types-of-minimalists-which-one-are-you-250532 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/magazine/the-oppressive-gospel-of-minimalism.html https://www.theminimalists.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Life-Changing-Magic-Tidying-Decluttering-Organizing/dp/1607747308 https://blackminimalists.net/Learn more: Website: www.unravelpodcast.comPatreon: www.patreon.com/unravelpodcastPayPal: www.paypal.me/unravelpodcastInstagram: @unravelpodcastTwitter: @unravelpodcastFacebook: www.facebook.com/unravelpodcast/Pinterest: Unravel: A Fashion Podcast www.pinterest.com/afashionpodcast/Stitcher: www.stitcher.com/podcast/unravel-podcastWaller Gallery Website www.wallergallery.com/ Waller Gallery Instagram: @wallergalleryJasmine's Nicaragua Instagram: @recuerdosdenicaragua@recuerdosdenicaragua blog: https://www.jasminechelm.com/recuerdosdenicaragua-blog
Rank #2: 21. Drag History, Kim Chi, & RuPaul’s Drag Race: Interview with Eric Zhang.
Joy talks to independent fashion scholar and Drag Race expert, Eric Zhang about the history of drag and ball culture, the legendary RuPaul, and the presence and presentation of the Korean-American drag queen Kim Chi in season 8 of the TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race.Eric recently published an article with the Fashion Studies Journal: “Kim Chi and Me”Visit us below for images and fashion:www.unravelpodcast.comInstagram: @unravelpodcastTwitter: @unravelpodcastFacebook: www.facebook.com/unravelpodcast/
Beth Kirby—the creative entrepreneur, educator, author, and social media influencer behind the award-winning lifestyle brand with a reach of over 1.2 million, the Local Milk blog—hosts Raw Milk, the Instagram filter-free podcast with business smarts & creative heart where she gets raw, real, and sometimes ridiculous about what it really takes to build a life and business you love, live slow, travel more, change the world, and make money while you do it. For years Beth has taught social media, branding, and visual storytelling at creative retreats around the world, and now she’s bringing those workshops to the airwaves. She gets vulnerable & real in interviews with other successful entrepreneurs, small business owners, and experts to teach you practical information about their day to day systems, creative processes, wins, and fails. You’ll learn step-by-step, actionable advice on how to build a truly fulfilling life and thriving business from the people who’ve done it. If you’re dying to know how to build an email list, how to start an online business, how Instagram influencers & bloggers actually make money, how to turn your art into a small business, how to publish a book, how to use social media marketing to generate profit, how to turn your followers into loyal customers, how you can be a digital nomad and work from anywhere in the world, how to build out a team & scale up, how to launch your product or brand, how to make six figures, how to create a sales funnel with integrity, how to find your creative voice, how to boost productivity, or just plain how to start & find your calling—then this podcast is for you. But, most of all, Raw Milk is for you if you want to learn how to do it all with mindfulness, intention, and joy. Because Beth believes there can be abundance without busy, and happiness without hustle. Raw Milk will teach you the practical skills & mindset necessary to manifest the income & the impact without the overwhelm.
Rank #1: Scaling Your Creative Business Without Abandoning Your Values – with Elizabeth Pape.
How do you grow and scale a thriving business—without abandoning your values? Can you stay positive in the face of criticism around your price point? And how do you get past people co-opting your work and passing it off as their own? Elizabeth Pape is the designer and founder of Elizabeth Suzann, a women’s clothing label born out of a dislike for excess and a desire for quality. All of her garments are cut and sewn locally in Elizabeth’s Nashville design studio using only the highest quality, natural fiber cloth. Elizabeth is passionate about creating well-designed, long-lasting garments and promoting a minimalist approach to clothing that slows down the rate of consumption. Today, Elizabeth joins me to share her organic transition from making clothing as a hobby to running a team of 35 employees. She explains the ebb and flow of her role as a creative and a business owner and addresses the challenge of saying ‘no’ to growth and financial gain when it compromises her values. I ask her about the courage it took to be transparent with her pricing, and we discuss how Elizabeth Suzann serves as a ‘gateway drug’ to the minimalist, slow fashion culture. Listen in for Elizabeth’s insight on differentiating yourself as an aspiring maker, dealing with plagiarism and competition in the online space, and expanding your business in terms of depth rather than production. What You Will Learn How Elizabeth’s college hobby evolved to become Elizabeth Suzann The organic nature of Elizabeth Suzann’s growth Elizabeth’s approach to learning leadership and management The leadership skills that did and did not come naturally to Elizabeth The ebb and flow of Elizabeth’s role as a creative and a business owner How Elizabeth says ‘no’ to growth when it compromises her values Elizabeth’s bold approach to transparency around the pricing of her apparel How Elizabeth Suzann serves as a ‘gateway drug’ to the slow fashion culture Elizabeth’s advice for aspiring makers around differentiating your work The pros and cons of working with your husband as a business partner Knows well enough to bring vision to life Difficult to unplug, check in to each other Elizabeth’s insight on dealing with plagiarism and competition Elizabeth’s ultimate dream of an in-house supply chain Connect with Elizabeth Elizabeth Suzann Elizabeth on Instagram Connect with Beth Beth’s Website Beth on Instagram Beth on Pinterest Beth on Twitter Local Milk Blog Local Milk on Facebook Email firstname.lastname@example.org Resources Mentioned Books by Simon Sinek Elizabeth’s Money Talk Blog Post Tonic Site Shop Showit
Rank #2: When Quitting the Creative Dream Is NOT an Option – with Marte Marie Forsberg.
‘When you think like that, when quitting the dream … isn’t an option, you find solutions.’ Marte Marie Forsberg works as a food and lifestyle photographer for magazines around the world, and she regularly runs photography, creative business and cookery workshops and retreats across Europe. Marte grew up in the Norwegian countryside where her mother taught her how to cook from scratch with fresh produce from the garden. From that experience, Marte learned to be creative with food and to never stop exploring and venturing into unchartered food territory. Today, she is the published author of The Cottage Kitchen: Cozy Cooking in the English Countryside. Marte joins me to explain how writing down the words food, travel and design led to her career as a photographer. She shares her decision-making process around what facets of life to post on social media and offers insight on the realities of paying the bills as a creative entrepreneur. I ask her about the journey to become a published author, and she describes how The Cottage Kitchen became a story about ‘finding your way home.’ Listen in as Marte gets real about the logistics and financial realities of creating an event and learn how to avoid creating from a place of insecurity—and trust that you have an important story to share. What You Will Learn How Marte turned the words food, travel and design into a career Marte’s path to discovering her love of photography How being recognized by Bon Appetit led Marte to focus on Instagram How Marte makes decisions around sharing personal stories on social How to set boundaries regarding what facets of life you post online Marte’s insight on the reality of ‘paying the bills’ as a creative How Marte crafts several different revenue streams as a one-woman brand The impetus for Marte’s book, The Cottage Kitchen Marte’s insight on the logistics and financial realities of creating an event Marte’s learn-as-you-go approach to working as a new mom How Marte avoids creating from a place of insecurity Connect with Marte Marte Marie Forsberg Photography Marte Marie on Instagram The Cottage Kitchen Blog Connect with Beth Beth’s Website Beth on Instagram Beth on Pinterest Beth on Twitter Local Milk Blog Local Milk on Facebook Email email@example.com Resources Mentioned The Cottage Kitchen: Cozy Cooking in the English Countryside by Marte Marie Forsberg Tonic Site Shop Showit
Hosted by The Lifestyle Edit founder, Naomi Mdudu, the podcast is a candid weekly conversation with creative female entrepreneurs. Each episode is a narrative journey of the triumphs, failures and insights from boundary-pushing creative women who have made their mark.Expect honest conversations about the opportunities and challenges of starting a business and vulnerable accounts of how these founders have recreated a definition of success on their own terms.For more inspiring stories, head to www.thelifestyleedit.com.Our newsletter is brimming with insights and anecdotes that you won’t find anywhere else. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2rVZVzo
Rank #1: 73. What’s Working Right Now On Instagram With Sue B Zimmerman.
Today, we deep dive with Instagram expert, Sue B Zimmerman into what’s working right now to both grow your followers and engagement on Instagram and also convert them into paying customers and clients. We talk about how to beat the algorithm challenges; why you need to create content that builds a tribe before asking for the sale and how to read your analytics and optimise your content.Sue shares her personal Instagram strategy and what changes she thinks are coming for the platform. Join the Community· For more content, head to www.thelifestyleedit.com and click here to join thousands of female creatives in our newsletter community: http://bit.ly/2rVZVzo Work with Naomi:· Sign up for a complimentary coaching discovery call: http://bit.ly/2DjlR0X· Ready to raise your rates and double your income? Get the free guide: http://bit.ly/2W7hehhResources:Visit Sue’s website: http://bit.ly/2M0kx5fCheck out her YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2skLxn2Follow Sue’s business Instagram account: http://bit.ly/2ACIpap
Rank #2: 12. Michelle Adams On Creating a Life & Business On Your Own Terms.
Impressive is quite the understatement to describe Michelle Adams’ CV. She cut her teeth at Domino magazine, fresh out of college, only to return a few years resurrecting the interior’s magazine after its hiatus in the role of editor in chief – making her the youngest EIC in Condé Nast history. Michelle has always been entrepreneurial. Even during her first stint at Domino, she founded her own soft goods and upholstery company, Rubie Green, after she noticed that the eco-friendly textile market was undertapped while researching for Domino’s annual “green issue. She’s perhaps, most well-known for co-founding Lonny magazine before later selling to Livingly Media.After Domino she decided to leave her life in New York and move closer to home in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “It was a big decision for sure, but honestly, I haven’t looked back and I couldn’t be happier to have made that kind of life change. I was burnt out and had spent so many years focusing on my career that I had lost touch with the things that matter to me, like my family, friends, and my own health. Now that I’m all settled in my home and my new consulting career is firmly in place, I can’t imagine ever moving back to New York.” In today’s episode Michelle talks about what it was like at the helm of some of the most influential interiors titles in the world and why she had no regrets walking away from it all and starting again with the launch of her online store, The Maryn. We explore how she’s carved a definition of success on her own terms and break down what living her best life means now.www.themaryn.com Instagram: @themarynshopJoin the Community· For more content, head to www.thelifestyleedit.comand click here to join thousands of female creatives in our newsletter community: http://bit.ly/2rVZVzo Work with Naomi:· Sign up for a complimentary discovery call: http://bit.ly/2wttos2· Ready to raise your rates and double your income? Get the free guide: http://bit.ly/2W7hehh
The Glossy Podcast is a weekly show discussing the impact of technology on the fashion and luxury industries with the people making change happen.
Rank #1: Rebecca Minkoff: 'When people are inspired by a brand, they'll shop with you'.
Rebecca Minkoff wants more designers to share their experiments and their outcomes, even when they’re negative. While the fashion industry tries to come to terms with its ongoing existential crisis, she believes transparency is something that would benefit the overall designer community. Minkoff joined the Glossy Podcast to discuss what's behind her brand's current customer approach, why she doesn’t sell her products on Amazon and what’s going to happen when the dust settles.
Rank #2: Bando founder Jen Gotch: 'Retail is better when everyone wins'.
Bando, the e-commerce site selling kitschy office supplies and accessories designed for the Instagram generation, has struck a balance between mass and niche. The brand’s strong, mostly pink aesthetic, cult-like customer following and best-selling items — like agendas that say things like “I Am Very Busy” — have become its biggest signifiers, and the brand has grown to around 50 employees after a near-shutter in 2012. Instead of closing, it sold to licensing company Lifeguard Press, and grew a network of wholesale partners that included Anthropologie, Nordstrom and Macy’s. Those mass retail partners sell its agendas and other everyday items like tumblers and notebooks to a wide audience. That pays the bills. Bando’s online store, then, is an opportunity for co-founder and creative director Jen Gotch to experiment with her more wild design side, even if the results don’t sell as much. Gotch joined the Glossy Podcast to share how she grew a side business selling hair accessories into Bando, which has expanded to bags, accessories, art supplies and clothing.
Make It Happen is a podcast for big-hearted creatives who are ready to build an impactful, fulfilling, and sustainable creative life. Brought to you by Jen Carrington, a creative coach, this podcast is for you if you're ready to make things happen in your creative work and life on your own terms, in your own way, and by your own rules every step of the way.
Rank #1: Making Things Happen On Your Own Terms with Jen Carrington.
For the last episode of Season 3 I thought it would be fun to switch things up and for the first time ever on the show put me in the hot seat as the interview guest instead of being the interviewer. I have been asking some awesome creatives this season about how they make things happen in their business and I thought how better to end this season than answering those questions myself. And when I thought about who best to interview me I thought who better than my other half Alex, who is also the other half of this show too as behind the scenes he is the one editing and producing this show so it can actually be brought to life each week.Season 4 will be here in early 2017, but until then thank you so much for listening to the show this season and I hope you enjoy this last episode!
Rank #2: Instagram, Putting Yourself Out There, & Balancing Motherhood with Sara Tasker of Me & Orla.
In this episode of Make It Happen I’m joined by Sara Tasker of Me & Orla, a writer, photographer, blogger, and Instagram coach. We talk about her story and journey so far, her best advice for utilising Instagram as a platform, her approach to putting herself out there, and what she’s learning about balancing motherhood alongside her creative career.
Exploring fashion as an art and a business. American Fashion Podcast is the fashion show for fashion people, diving deep into the designing, making, and selling of garments and accessories through long-form interviews with people at all levels and in all corners of the business, with an emphasis on sustainability and innovation, since 2014. Hosted by Charles Beckwith and Cathy Schepis.
Rank #1: Fashionopolis - Ethical Fashion's New Bible.
Author Dana Thomas discusses her new book, Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes. Order Fashionopolis here: https://amzn.to/2QbslXn
Rank #2: Badgley Mischka.
Badgley Mischka founders Mark Badgley and James Mischka discuss their business and careers. With special guest co-host, Dana Thomas, author of the new book Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes. https://www.badgleymischka.com/
In this first podcast from Man Repeller, Filmmaker Jay Buim sits down with women in the arts, tech and beyond for one on one conversations about their life and work.Logo by Kelly Shami, http://legsny.com.
Rank #1: 019 - Alexa Chung - Style Icon, TV Personality & Co-Founder and Creative Director of Villoid.
In this week's extra special episode of Oh Boy (which is the extended audio version of an upcoming Chatroom episode), Alexa Chung chats with Leandra about her app, Villoid, getting dressed in cold weather, why splitting hairs may be the secret to winter hair and how to remedy the feeling of finding zero inspiration in your own closet.Want more Alexa? @alexachungWant more Jay? @beardwizardEdited by Jay BuimProduced by Kate Barnett"Covert Affair" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Rank #2: 009 - Amelia Diamond - Deputy Editor of Man Repeller.
Host Jay Buim chats with Man Repeller's Deputy Editor, Amelia Diamond, about being both a horse girl and bird kid, growing up in San Francisco, becoming a writer, and what it's like working at Man Repeller, particularly when one of your best friends is the founder. Want more Jay? @beardwizardWant more Amelia? Follow her on Instagram @amilli0naire or read what's inside her brain daily at www.manrepeller.com Edited by Jay BuimProduced by Kate Barnett
Funny, moving and insightful conversations with leading creative and business leaders from the world of Fashion, Culture and Design. Simon and his guests address current affairs, creativity and assorted topics far outside their own careers. Always looking for provocative ideas you can actually do something with, the Fashion Culture Design podcasts are inspired by the Unconference of the same name.Hosted by: Simon Collins
Rank #1: Ep. 09- Norma Kamali.
If you were a boy in the 70’s and 80’s did you have a picture of Farah Fawcett in that red swimsuit on your wall? (It’s in the Smithsonian now btw). So why haven’t you been following Norma Kamali more closely since then? What is wrong with you? She is a pioneer in so much that many people are only recently discovering. Online sales? Non-traditional retail? VR Collection launch? Shop at home like a celeb? Female empowerment? Wellness? All this and she was wooed by D J Trump when he first built his Tower. Saying no to his offer isn’t something she regrets. All this and more from the legend that is Norma Kamali.
Rank #2: Ep. 04 - Andrew Essex.
If Robert De Niro tells you you're hired then which of us would say no? Certainly not Andrew Essex, even if he'd had a couple of dream jobs--first as a Condé Nast editor and then as co-founder of boundary-breaking ad agency Droga5. But then Travis Bickle told him to become the CEO of TriBeCa Enterprises, home of the ubiquitous film festival. So why leave arguably the world's most interesting ad agency? Well, to begin with, according to Mr. Essex: "Advertising Is Dead." Or at least that's the title of his new book. From New York's media empires to the world's smartest ad agency and now New York's biggest film festival, Andrew Essex has created the best of what you read, what you buy, and now what you watch. Hear him open up, talk about his new boss, and swear a bit.