Episode 40: Making a Business Out of Scraps
When Jessica Schreiber first appeared on Magnifeco Radio (Episode 5) she had just launched FABSCRAP, a fabric pickup and recycling business in New York City. Almost one-year later, she rejoins Kate to discuss the growth of the business, the current state of commercial textile waste and life as an entrepreneur.
Episode 39: Magic Mushrooms
In a world drowning in plastic, today's guest co-founded a mycelium-based product that can be used for everything from insulation to furniture. Eben Bayer of Ecovative joins Kate to discuss following your passion and creating a sustainable product with endless uses and how to share it with the world.
Episode 38: The Crisis of Stuff
It's not just the fashion industry, we are making and buying 'stuff' at unprecedented rates. But what happens to it when we are done? Steven Bethel has been creating innovative solutions for the crisis of stuff for over twenty years and he joins Kate to talk about what recyclers and the used goods industry does with all of our stuff.
Episode 37: MooShoes: Cruelty-free and Animal Approved
When they opened their vegan shoe store MooShoes in 2001, sisters Erica and Sara Kubersky were ahead of the curve. By creating a retail solution to meet their personal problem (where can vegans buy shoes?) they met a market need and have cultivated a faithful following. Erica and Sara join Kate to discuss creating a successful, mission-driven business.
Episode 36: When Food meets Skin Care
French women care about two things: food and skin care. On her journey to overcome breast cancer, Valerie Grandury started to create her own skincare line. One that was freshly made and 100% organic. Valerie joins Kate to discuss how Odacité meets the French expectation of great skincare without preservatives or harmful chemicals.
Episode 35: The Queen of Raw
When Stephanie Benedetto cofounded a textile company with her college roommate, she was surprised to learn how much excess inventory brands and manufacturers had on their books. Set to fix that problem, she launched Queen of Raw, a technology platform to pair designers, students and brands with low cost inventory (textiles, finishings, even sewing machines). She joins Kate to talk about running two businesses, having a family and trying to save the fashion industry from waste.
Episode 34: Green Beauty
The organic and natural beauty market is booming (the value is expected to reach $13.2 billion by 2018). Celebrity make-up artist and all around green beauty expert, Katey Denno, joins Kate to discuss the growth and dispel myths about the industry. Can we have clean, green beauty?
Episode 27: Building a Vegan Brand
When accessories designer Francisca Pineda got sick from the leather she was working with, she knew she had to make a change. She co-founded Bhava Studio to redefine premium vegan footwear. She sits down with Kate to discuss the slow and steady task of building a (vegan) footwear brand.