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fashion's favorite show The fashion industry's favorite show, a weekly conversation with designers, retailers, executives, photographers, writers, and sustainability advocates. AFP functions like a community radio station for the garment business. Hosted by Charles Beckwith.

fashion's favorite show The fashion industry's favorite show, a weekly conversation with designers, retailers, executives, photographers, writers, and sustainability advocates. AFP functions like a community radio station for the garment business. Hosted by Charles Beckwith.
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Brooklyn , NY

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fashion's favorite show The fashion industry's favorite show, a weekly conversation with designers, retailers, executives, photographers, writers, and sustainability advocates. AFP functions like a community radio station for the garment business. Hosted by Charles Beckwith.

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@afpod

Language:

English


Episodes

210 – Why Portland? FashioNXT CEO Tito Chowdhury Explains

3/13/2019
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Tito Chowdhury is the CEO of FashioNXT, a company fostering innovation in the fashion and technology industries out in Portland, Oregon. Why is this the home town of so many Project Runway winners? References: https://fashionxt.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tito-chowdhury/ http://garmentdistrict.nyc/ http://www.mikesnyctours.com/

Duration:01:01:47

209 – Can men dress sustainably and ethically and also dress well?

3/5/2019
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Garik Himebaugh is the founder of men's ethical fashion blog and curated shopping platform eco-stylist.com (aka ecostylist.co). References: Adalante Shoe Company Remake Evrnu Study Hall

Duration:00:30:43

208 – Sarah Flint Brings Comfort To Luxury Women’s Footwear

2/23/2019
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Sarah Flint is the designer, founder, and CEO of her namesake footwear label, Sarah Flint. In this interview, she discusses women's footwear, switching from wholesale to direct to consumer, and her adventures getting comfortable shoes made for women in Italy. Sarah Flint - https://www.sarahflint.com/

Duration:00:25:37

207 – Flagpole Dance-Inspired Swimwear Is Made In NYC

2/10/2019
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Flagpole swimwear brand founders Jaime Barker and Megan Balch talk about the path and growth of their dancewear-inspired Made In NYC swimwear brand. To find more episodes of the series or search for a specific guest, refer to our Episode Listpage. If you would like to be a guest on the show, there is a Be A Guest page. You can find press coverage of the show on our Press page. There is also a Media Kit if you’re interested in partnering with us or sponsoring the series. Our email address is...

Duration:00:34:25

206 – Rothy’s Weaves Shoes From Recycled Plastic Water Bottles

2/10/2019
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Kerry Cooper is the President and Chief Operating Officer at Rothy's, a footwear brand making an impact on recycling with technology and comfort. To find more episodes of the series or search for a specific guest, refer to our Episode List page. If you would like to be a guest on the show, there is a Be A Guest page. You can find press coverage of the show on our Press page. There is also a Media Kit if you’re interested in partnering with us or sponsoring the series. Our email address is...

Duration:00:35:32

205 – The New York Fashion Week Pregame Show With Lauren Sherman and Gary Wassner

1/30/2019
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New York Fashion Week will soon be upon us again, and it's best to be prepared. We've assembled a team of the world's top experts for The New York Fashion Week Pregame Show to help you navigate the confusion many often feel when Fashion Week is going on. Timecode for reference: 00:00 Intro and Design Flaw / 06:00 NYMD Designers / 16:26 Yeohlee / 22:23 Featured Guests This show was recorded with a live audience of American Fashion Podcast fans, friends, and fashion industry insiders at The...

Duration:01:11:59

204 – A Competition, NRF, Texworld, and The Met

1/25/2019
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What you’ll hear in this episode includes details of a big upcoming sustainable fashion competition, short interviews with executives from Toshiba, Wipro, and C2RO Technologies, whom Cathy Schepis and Charles Beckwith spoke with at the National Retail Federation’s “NRF Big Show” tradeshow last week, plus what and who Charles saw at the Texworld trade show earlier this week, and finally a bit about a fantastic exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum that Charles thinks a lot of...

Duration:00:43:57

203 – Finery.com Founders Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey

1/21/2019
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Brooklyn Decker (actress and model) and Whitney Casey (former ABC and CNN anchor) are the founders of Finery, a tech startup with a big edge on organizing your wardrobe. It's an innovative solution, and this episode gives a window into the lives and perspectives of two very intelligent and dynamic female tech startup founders. The Finery.co founders provide a must-listen episode for anyone thinking about e-commerce. Finery - https://www.finery.com/

Duration:00:54:47

202 – Jewelry Designer Tracy Matthews Teaches The Business

1/19/2019
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Tracy Matthews is the host of the Thrive by Design Podcast, the co-founder of Flourish & Thrive Academy. She has been an independent jewelry designer and entrepreneur for the past 25 years. Flourish & Thrive Academy - https://flourishthriveacademy.com/ Thrive by Design Podcast - https://www.flourishthriveacademy.com/podcast/ Tracy Matthews - https://tracymatthews.com/

Duration:00:41:02

201 – Donna Karan

1/11/2019
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The icon, Donna Karan, interviewed in the event space at her Urban Zen store in Greenwich Village, NYC, December 2018. Urban Zen - https://urbanzen.com/ Urban Zen Foundation - https://urbanzen.org/ To find more episodes of the series or search for a specific guest, refer to our Episode List page. If you would like to be a guest on the show, there is a Be A Guest page. You can find press coverage of the show on our Press page. There is also a Media Kit if you're interested in partnering with...

Duration:00:45:40

200 – Resonance Is Building Fashion Technology That Actually Matters

1/10/2019
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Speed to market, dead inventory, fabric minimums, inflexible machines and processes, disconnection from customer needs and wants... all solved? All solved in an ethical sustainable manner?! That's the assertion from Lawrence Lenihan and Joseph Ferrara, Co-Founders of Resonance Companies, and, yes, they have proof of concept. They've selected seven brands to test with so far, but what they're doing is scalable, and it's quite possibly going to change everything. We recorded this interview...

Duration:00:55:12

199 – The Retail Apocalypse Will Continue Until Morale Improves

12/18/2018
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Robin Lewis (The Robin Report) and Jan Rogers Kniffen (veteran retail executive and a regular contributor to CNBC) are back to weigh in on the continuing rapid bloodbath and rebirth cycle that defines the current retail environment. Recorded with a live audience at a Retail Marketing Society lunch and learn networking event. The Retail Marketing Society - http://www.retailmarketingsociety.org/ The Robin Report - https://www.therobinreport.com/ J. Rogers Kniffen Worldwide Enterprises -...

Duration:00:39:44

198 – Susan Hull Walker, Pilgrim of Textiles

12/6/2018
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Susan Hull Walker is the Founder of Ibu. We interview her about her global artisan textile network and mission to save the skills of distant artisan communities that are threatened by the pressures of global development.Ibu: http://www.ibumovement.com/

Duration:00:27:54

197 – Academy Award-Winning Costume Designer Ann Roth, with Giovanni Lipari

11/26/2018
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Ann Roth is the costume designer behind such celebrated films as The Hours, Cold Mountain, Mamma Mia!, The Birdcage, Postcards From The Edge, The Day of The Locust, and Midnight Cowboy. She received the Academy Award twice, for her work on The Talented Mr. Ripley and The English Patient. Ann has been a mentor to our other guest, Giovanni Lipari, who is currently the costume designer on the AMC Original Series Into The Badlands. This interview brings out the shared perspective of the veteran...

Duration:01:02:44

196 – Big Lives Puts A Merchant Back In The Driver Seat

11/21/2018
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Our guest, Samantha Alston is the founder of Big Lives, a company creating exclusive curated retail experiences that feature fantastic emerging designer brands. Big Lives - https://biglives.co/ To find more episodes of the series or search for a specific guest, refer to our Episode List page. If you would like to be a guest on the show, there is a Be A Guest page. You can find press coverage of the show on our Press page. There is also a Media Kit if you're interested in partnering with us...

Duration:00:32:47

195 – Jordan Wiseley Is Strapped Manufacturing In L.A.

11/13/2018
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L.A.-based brand Strapped was founded by creative director and television personality Jordan Wiseley, who finds inspiration in the culture around motorcycles and vintage Americana. With a cult and celebrity following already built on the release of a single leather jacket, Jordan discusses his plans for Season One of his show, or brand, or business empire. Really, it's all of those things, and you don't want to miss this interview. Strapped - https://strappedmfg.com/

Duration:00:39:08

194 – Malia Mills – Making Swimwear In New York City For 25 Years

11/12/2018
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Malia Mills celebrates her company's 25th anniversary this year. She is in the studio with her production director, Libby Mattern, talking about how she has run a small business, launched her own stores, operated her own factory, and made a post-9/11 strategic withdrawal from wholesale. Libby discusses her non-profit sewing school, Course of Trade. Malia Mills / https://www.maliamills.com/ Course of Trade / https://www.courseoftrade.com/

Duration:00:33:59

193 – Where Are We With Eco-Friendly and Fair?

11/5/2018
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A discussion of ideas from two new sustainable fashion books, Sustainable Fashion: Governance and New Management Approaches, a collection of essays edited by Sarah Margaretha Jastram and Anna-Maria Schneider, as well as Eco-Friendly and Fair: Fast Fashion and Consumer Behaviour, also a collection of essays, edited by Mark Heuer and Carolin Becker-Leifhold. In the studio, we have Mark A. Heuer, PhD, Associate Professor of Management, Susquehanna University; Prof. Dr. Sarah Jastram, Hamburg...

Duration:01:00:55

192 – Washington’s Sudden New 25 Percent Tariff On Handbags

10/24/2018
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Accessories Council President Karen Giberson discusses the devastating effects of Washington's new trade policy, and what you need to know about it.

Duration:00:21:53

191 – New Selling Dynamics for New Brands

10/13/2018
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A lingerie brand and an accessories brand, both relatively new companies, both selling some wholesale and some direct to consumer, both making a name for themselves in the marketplace. This is a conversation with Aaron Luo, CEO of Caraa (which is designed by Carmen Chen Wu), and Thistle and Spire founders Lily Chen and Maggie Bacon. Their approaches to the redefined marketplace and new selling dynamics, despite existing in relatively disparate product sectors, are remarkably aligned. Links:...

Duration:01:01:14