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Fashion Is Your Business is a weekly show about FASHIONTECH, the intersection of fashion business and fashion technology. The podcast is produced through MouthMedia Network. The hosts are entrepreneurial strategist Rob Sanchez, leading fashion technology consultant Pavan Bahl, and creative entrepreneur Marc Raco. Guests include the world's foremost fashion technology pioneers, discussing textiles to retail and everything in between, it covers business news from startups to conglomerates, and the show has a fun and accessible morning radio vibe.

Fashion Is Your Business is a weekly show about FASHIONTECH, the intersection of fashion business and fashion technology. The podcast is produced through MouthMedia Network. The hosts are entrepreneurial strategist Rob Sanchez, leading fashion technology consultant Pavan Bahl, and creative entrepreneur Marc Raco. Guests include the world's foremost fashion technology pioneers, discussing textiles to retail and everything in between, it covers business news from startups to conglomerates, and the show has a fun and accessible morning radio vibe.
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Fashion Is Your Business is a weekly show about FASHIONTECH, the intersection of fashion business and fashion technology. The podcast is produced through MouthMedia Network. The hosts are entrepreneurial strategist Rob Sanchez, leading fashion technology consultant Pavan Bahl, and creative entrepreneur Marc Raco. Guests include the world's foremost fashion technology pioneers, discussing textiles to retail and everything in between, it covers business news from startups to conglomerates, and the show has a fun and accessible morning radio vibe.

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Episodes

Dorie Smith of Of Mercer - Selling a Work/Life Balance By Women, For Women

10/22/2019
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Designed for women, by women, Of Mercer is an apparel brand building a community of women professionals whose combined voice is a very effective ambassador in the entrepreneurial world. Aligning with successful executives, business leaders, influencers, and innovators, Of Mercer has taken an effective and bold approach to the growth of the brand. Co-founder Dorie Smith offer insights into the brand's retail strategy so far and looking forward, and an episode of "Retail Is Your Business".

Duration:00:43:27

Dalia Lasaite of CGTrader - Leaping Forward with Augmented Reality

10/15/2019
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Dalia Lasaite, CEO of CGTrader, the world's largest source for licensable stock and custom 3D models, managing two interrelated business lines, shares how augmented reality models can change the fashion industry. Recorded on location at CommerceNext.

Duration:00:33:52

Sabba Nazhand of WorkGenius and Julian Kahlon of Project Verte - Engagement and People

10/8/2019
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Two things any brand needs to grow: the ability to grow and directly engage consumers, and a nimble workforce to grow at the pace the business does. Rob Sanchez talks with two companies filling those roles, recorded on location at eTail East in Boston. First, Sabba Nazhand, VP of Sales for WorkGenius (an AI powered marketplace for enterprises to engage freelancers - quality, pricing and compliance on enterprise standards), and then Julian Kahlon, CEO of Project Verte (a full circle...

Duration:00:44:47

Brian Fesen of Mack Weldon - Marketing Men's Basics

10/3/2019
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Underwear. Pretty much everybody wears it. It’s the basics. But for the underwear (and more) brand Mack Weldon, reinventing men's basics is keys. They believe in smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. And it’s the building of community and loyalty strategies that make this brand a perfect fit for more and more men. Brian Fesen, Head of Marketing, joins Marc Raco and Rob Sanchez on location at Commerce Next in New York.

Duration:00:53:45

Heikki Nousiainen of Aiven - Open Source Database and Messaging

10/1/2019
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Data is of growing importance for anyone running a brand in fashion. And commerce requires software and web development just to stay at pace with a fast marketplace. Managing that data can be an overwhelming and sometimes impossible task that can be costly and distracting. Aiven's mission is to allow developers to focus on building awesome applications without worrying about data infrastructure management, by hosting and managing an open-source database and messaging systems for business...

Duration:00:12:39

Shane Lenton of Cue Clothing and Social Robotics Expert Meg Tonkin - Robots vs. Humans

9/24/2019
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Let’s talk robots. Or, more broadly, next generation technology. Are you prepared? As we move into an era of AI and 'bots, the interface between human and machine is critical to get right. While many are still figuring out which AI tools to apply and what level of robotics will work, for some they are leading the pack and seizing these technological opportunities now. Shane Lenton, CIO of CUE Clothing and Meg Tonkin, Human-Robot interaction Researcher, Social Robotics, join Marc Raco on...

Duration:00:37:21

Retail Designer Ben Hawkins - Next-Level Customer Experience

9/17/2019
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Next-level customer experience is a goal for many brands. But creating innovative spaces for those next level customer experience is something else. Transforming retail physical platforms to become more impactful is high on most retailers' agendas. Though creating spaces that are unforgettable and that offer a seamless on- and off-line experience takes innovation and some out of the box ingenuity. Former Optus Director of Retail Design Ben Hawkins joins Marc Raco on location in front of a...

Duration:00:36:19

Jason Heap of Lowes - Success With People

9/10/2019
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New retail means new ideas, new technology, new leaders who are thinking with new strategies. In some cases, -that means strategies about people. Millennial workforces have created a cultural shift in the way retailers manage and cultivate their people. Last year Lowes, a leading Australian menswear, young menswear, and schoolwear retail chain offering well-made clothing at affordable prices, won Retail Employer of The Year. Jason Heap, Head of People at Lowes, joins Marc Raco on location in...

Duration:00:33:18

Julie Mathers of Flora and Fauna and Sarah Mullen of Adore Beauty - Initiating Sustainability

9/3/2019
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There’s no way around it: customers are paying attention to sustainability. Creating unique sustainable initiatives must be in the menu. Savvy consumers are demanding to know from where products are sourced and are looking for higher levels sustainability from brands. Julie Mathers (Founder/CEO of Flora and Fauna, Australia's largest cruelty free & vegan shop with exclusive eco friendly products) and Sarah Mullen (COO of Adore Beauty, Australia's online beauty boutique) join Marc Raco on...

Duration:00:34:27

Jessica Couch and Brittany Hicks - Diversity of Thought

8/27/2019
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It’s no secret diversity is on the minds of many founders and executives in all industries, including fashion. Two thought leaders in diversity in fashion, Jessica Couch and Brittany Hicks, who amongst many other things are the co-founders of the Women of Color FashTech Brunch, sat down with Rob Sanchez and guest host Lois Herzeca for a lively discussion about diversity — in the industry and in thought.

Duration:00:13:35

Raymond Ma of Alibaba Cloud - Empowering Global Ecommerce

8/27/2019
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There is no set formula to entering China’s retail landscape successfully, there are still many unknowns and risks to navigate. While the opportunity is huge, so too is the potential damage. Raymond Ma, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud (a major player in cloud solutions) joins Marc Raco on location in front of a live audience at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia to discuss the challenges and knowledge required to take the next step.

Duration:00:24:42

Eric Phu of Citizen Wolf - Staying Relevant Amongst Unique Brands

8/20/2019
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Most millennials are screening out brands that aren’t relevant, unique or ethical - this has created sharp growth in the rise of artisan and street brands. Eric Phu, founder of Citizen Wolf (a company that offers custom tailored t-shirts that are lauded as “the best fitting t-shirts on the planet”) joins Marc Raco in front of a live audience on location at Online Retailer in Sydney Australia to discuss how deep authenticity can be cultivated and how to remain relevant a growing marketplace...

Duration:00:25:17

Olivia Carr of Shhh Silk and Travis Wright of Esther and Co. - Communicating Brands Socially

8/13/2019
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Social marketing continues to surprise in its integration of innovation and creativity. Generating compelling, authentic and meaningful engagement is key for retail social success. While there is no set formula for any organization, it’s highly beneficial to hear from those who are raising the bar on impactful content creation. Olivia Carr, Founder and CEO of Shhh Silk (silk pillowcases), and Travis Wright, General Manager of apparel brand Esther & Co., join Marc Raco and guest host Oliver...

Duration:00:36:04

Mark Teperson of Accent Group Limited - Standing Tall In a Digital Evolution

8/5/2019
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The 2020 global consumer is likely to change, and that change is likely unpredictable. And in a tumultuous environment of constant change it’s imperative to gain clarity on the emerging forces. While there are obvious trends arising there are also unpredictable behavioral shifts expected that will have meaningful impact on the online and offline retail market place. Mark Teperson, Chief Digital officer for Accent Group Limited (a regional leader in the retail and distribution of performance...

Duration:00:38:05

Kasper Hulthin of Peakon - Insights on Employee Engagement

7/30/2019
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Kasper Hulthin, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Peakon (an employee engagement platform), joins Rob Sanchez on location at H.R. Retail. This is the 3rd of 3 in a series of conversations about hiring and retaining the right people.

Duration:00:22:20

Stephen Engdahl of Access Information Management - The Thing About Employee Documentation

7/23/2019
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Stephen Engdahl, Chief Product Officer and GM of Software and Conversion Services for Access Information Management, joins Rob Sanchez at H.R. Retail to discuss the considerations, solutions, and innovation of storage and protection of employee documentation for businesses. Part 2 of 3 of a series of conversations about hiring and retaining the right people in the right way.

Duration:00:18:05

Elizabeth McLean of GoodHire - The Right People, The Right Way

7/16/2019
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Retail --and all businesses — cannot run without their employees. Hiring the right people is just the first and important step. Retaining the right talent, navigating complex HR laws and regulations, and managing them efficiently and productively is another massive challenge, especially the larger the company. Rob Sanchez spoke with a few experts on this topic at HR Retail. This conversation with Elizabeth McLean, General Counsel and Compliance Counsel for GoodHire (the only company in the...

Duration:00:19:03

Sarmad Saghir of Adore Me - Next-Level Customer Acquisition

7/9/2019
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Acquiring and keeping customers in both online and physical environments is something Sarmad Saghir, VP of Acquisition for Adore Me (a sleepwear and activewear company offering a monthly lingerie subscription service), knows something about. He joins Marc Raco and guest hosts Joe Yakuel (Agency Within) and Catherine Schepis (American Fashion Podcast, and Lean Canvas Advisory). Recorded in the MouthMedia Network studios. To hear more from speakers like Joe and Sarmad, check out CommerceNext...

Duration:01:05:02

Allie Egan of Cynthia Rowley - Connecting with Consumers

7/2/2019
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How a women’s apparel brand like Cynthia Rowley adjusts with the identity of women in 2019, and also how they stay relevant and keep up with the conversations in consumers’ lives. President and CEO Allie Egan joins Marc Raco and guest hosts Joe Yakuel (Agency Within) and Catherine Schepis (American Fashion Podcast, and Lean Canvas Advisory). Recorded in the MouthMedia Network studios. To hear more from speakers like Joe and Allie, check out CommerceNext on July 31st & August 1st in NYC. In...

Duration:00:53:56

Tom Montgomery of Chubbies - No Shortage of Community

6/27/2019
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The very successful Chubbies brand (most radical shorts known to mankind have arrived to take men out of the "Capri" age of shortswear) has truly evolved over time, with thoughtful strategy in growth and marketing. Founder/CMO/CTO Tom Montgomery shares an inside look into the thinking, strategy, and ambition of Chubbies with Marc Raco and guest hosts Joe Yakuel (Agency Within) and Catherine Schepis (American Fashion Podcast, and Lean Canvas Advisory). Recorded in the MouthMedia Network...

Duration:01:03:22