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Sourcing Journal Radio is thought leadership brought to life. Each podcast episode provides apparel industry executives with a platform from which to showcase their personalities and share their perspectives on a range of engaging topics, enabling listeners to consider new points of view and plot their next steps.

Sourcing Journal Radio is thought leadership brought to life. Each podcast episode provides apparel industry executives with a platform from which to showcase their personalities and share their perspectives on a range of engaging topics, enabling listeners to consider new points of view and plot their next steps.

Location:

United States

Description:

Sourcing Journal Radio is thought leadership brought to life. Each podcast episode provides apparel industry executives with a platform from which to showcase their personalities and share their perspectives on a range of engaging topics, enabling listeners to consider new points of view and plot their next steps.

Language:

English


Episodes

Fashion in Focus: The Inventory Planning Puzzle

12/7/2021
Apparel demand has reached a new level of unpredictability. During the pandemic, the purchasing behavior pendulum has swung from weak sales amid early lockdowns to revenge spending in 2021. Historical data is therefore no longer a strong predictor of market performance. Retailers are also contending with supply chain disruptions, including expanded lead times and shipping schedules that threaten on-time arrivals of goods. The major risk has shifted from overstocks to understocks, and...

Duration:00:21:12

Fashion in Focus: Omnichannel Becomes Omnipresent

11/15/2021
Amid the retail disruptions of the pandemic, consumers began shopping online more than ever before. But escalating e-commerce sales are not solely a positive for retailers’ profitability. In AlixPartners and Sourcing Journal’s recent industry survey: “2021 Fashion in Focus: Investing in a Future Forged by Adversity,” respondents were largely split on whether the growth in online sales had an accretive or dilutive effect on their business, and a number were unclear on the impact. Serving a...

Duration:00:17:59

Fashion in Focus: Managing Supply Chain Risks

10/7/2021
For sourcing professionals, the pandemic has served up a seemingly never-ending series of logistical quagmires. Factory shutdowns, transportation capacity constraints and cost spikes, and raw material shortages forced companies to adopt plan B, C or even D. Outside of the direct effects of Covid-19, environmental disasters and geopolitical upheaval threaten to abruptly cut off supply or derail shipments. And when time is of the essence, it pays to have planned ahead. “Companies have to start...

Duration:00:25:42

Rivet 50 Radio: Robert McMillan

3/12/2021
Robert McMillan of Dearborn Denim discusses the appeal of Made in America denim, and how it makes for a more sustainable product. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:36

Rivet 50 Radio: Han Ates

3/12/2021
Blackhorse Lane Ateliers founder Han Ates discussed the ways in which his brand is practicing social sustainability and creating a London aesthetic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:04

Rivet 50 Radio: Tony Tonnaer

3/12/2021
Kings of Indigo’s Tony Tonnaer discusses how his sustainable foundation helped him navigate the pandemic, and what he has in store for 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:01

Rivet 50 Radio: Enrique Silla

3/12/2021
Jeanologia’s CEO Enrique Silla discusses the company’s contributions during Covid-19 and what it learned from the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:52

Rivet 50 Radio: Alberto de Conti

3/12/2021
Rudolf Group’s Alberto de Conti discussed Hub 1922’s latest innovations launched during Covid-19 that will have a lasting impact on the denim industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:14

Rivet 50 Radio: Maurice Malone

3/12/2021
Maurice Malone of Williamsburg Garment Company talks about the state of diversity in denim and the benefits of DTC beyond a pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:07

Sustaining Voices Podcast: What is the Fashion Industry Getting Wrong About Transparency and Traceability?

10/27/2020
The fashion supply chain is infamously opaque, but brands and retailers are increasingly heeding calls for greater transparency and traceability that gets to the heart of their social and environmental impact. The shift can’t come soon enough. According to a 2019 survey by Ipsos MORI, four in five Americans want fashion brands to provide more information about their environmental commitments and the measures they are taking to curtail pollution in their supply chains. Roughly three quarters...

Duration:00:30:02

Sustaining Voices Podcast: Is "Carbon Neutrality" in Fashion Green or Greenwashing?

9/14/2020
Carbon neutral. Climate positive. Carbon negative. Net zero. Today, it's no longer enough for an environmentally conscious brand or retailer to simply be "sustainable." And no wonder: The fashion industry is responsible for anywhere between 4 percent to 10 percent of the world’s carbon emissions, depending on the source—too much, no matter how you look at it. But what do these terms mean, exactly? What is this "hierarchy of mitigation" companies like Gucci are talking about? And are...

Duration:00:21:03

Sustaining Voices Podcast: What Should a Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Look LIke?

7/27/2020
The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a period of unprecedented upheaval for the retail industry, which has fielded a battery of hits due to shuttered storefronts, retreated foot traffic, shrinking discretionary incomes and mounting economic uncertainty. Brands and retailers have to contend with collapsing revenues, rent payments and mountains of unsold merchandise. Does something need to change? In this episode of the Sustaining Voices podcast, Sourcing Journal reporter Jasmin Malik Chua...

Duration:00:30:39

Biosynthetics vs. Natural Fibers: What Makes a Sustainable Material Sustainable?

7/22/2020
Sustainable sourcing begins with raw materials. Experts agree that a “sustainable materials mix” should be a priority for the fashion industry because they can reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, pare back water and carbon footprints and pose less of a burden at the end of their lives. But what makes a material sustainable? And should we look to the past or the future for answers? In this episode, Sourcing Journal reporter Jasmin Malik Chua speaks with Rebecca Burgess, executive director,...

Duration:00:36:21

Rivet 50 Radio: Adriana Galijasevic

7/5/2020
G-Star RAW's denim and sustainability expert, Adriana Galijasevic, has a wealth of knowledge she wants to share with the industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:30

The Pandemic Demands 'Immediate and Bold' Action

6/30/2020
While the ultimate impact of COVID-19 won’t be known for years, apparel has already begun to assess the damage, as businesses across the value chain chart a course through the pandemic. From a rocky start filled with cancelled orders and fractured relationships, the industry is now looking ahead to the initiatives, technologies and culture shifts that could finally transform it. In this episode of Sourcing Journal Radio, Steve Hoffman, partner at McKinsey, discusses the results of an...

Duration:00:19:57

Sustaining Voices Podcast: Biosynthetics vs. Natural Fibers: What Makes a Sustainable Material Sustainable?

6/11/2020
Are biosynthetic materials made from engineered yeast or pineapple skins hype or hope for the fashion industry?

Duration:00:36:46

Rivet 50 Radio: Roian Atwood

6/1/2020
Kontoor Brands senior director of global sustainable business Roian Atwood is somewhat of a wonk for denim sustainability. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:31

Rivet 50 Radio: Sarah Ahmed

6/1/2020
Warp + Weft founder Sarah Ahmed talks inclusivity and building a direct-to-consumer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:34

Rivet 50 Radio: James Bartle

5/19/2020
Outland Denim founder James Bartle dishes about his decision to dabble in crowdfunding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:39

Rivet 50 Radio: Jason Denham

5/19/2020
Jason Denham, founder of Denham, talks quality, premium jeans and preparing for pandemics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:15