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HF#69 When Fitting Your Lifestyle And Values Means Closing Your Apparel Brand with Crystal Cave formerly of Poppy Row

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HF#69 When Fitting Your Lifestyle And Values Means Closing Your Apparel Brand with Crystal Cave formerly of Poppy Row
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In episode 69, Crystal Cave gets real and honest about her decision to close Poppy Row – the inclusive and sustainable apparel brand she started in 2018. She shares what changed over the years in the business and in her personal life and why closing the brand is NOT failure, but growth. Crystal Cave is […]

HF#61 Achieving Big Dreams with Danny Burke and Brandon Winslow of MADE FOR ALL

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HF#61 Achieving Big Dreams with Danny Burke and Brandon Winslow of MADE FOR ALL
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In episode 61, longtime friends and Co-Founders Danny Burke and Brandon Winslow talk about how they dream big and work to achieve it. They share the story of their 7-years-in-the-making luxury streetwear brand MADE FOR ALL, the wins and challenges of running a brand, and what they’ve learned about entrepreneurship and each other along the […]

HF#60 Making Launching A Sustainable Fashion Brand Easier with Shannon Lohr of Factory45

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HF#60 Making Launching A Sustainable Fashion Brand Easier with Shannon Lohr of Factory45
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In episode 60, sustainable fashion business school founder & CEO Shannon Lohr shares insights, practical tips, and marketing and mindset wisdom for starting a sustainable fashion brand based on her years of experience coaching successful fashion entrepreneurs through her Factory45 program. As the Founder & CEO of Factory45, Shannon Lohr works with idea-stage entrepreneurs to […]

HF#49 Connecting Culture, Creativity, and Community with Erika Neumayer Ehrat of Rare Dirndl

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HF#49 Connecting Culture, Creativity, and Community with Erika Neumayer Ehrat of Rare Dirndl
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In episode 49, Erika Neumayer Ehrat shares how she’s built a niche business – Rare Dirndl –  creating fashion-forward styles that still honor traditions to help American women celebrate German culture. “I started Rare Dirndl in 2010 because, as an active member of the German community in Chicago, I was so disappointed to see that […]

HF#33 Workwear Designed for Community with KaLeena Thomas of J. Margaret Weaver

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HF#33 Workwear Designed for Community with KaLeena Thomas of J. Margaret Weaver
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In episode 33, KaLeena Thomas talks about what was missing in her career wardrobe, how entrepreneurship and community go hand in hand, and the meaning behind her brand J. Margaret Weaver. After more than a decade of struggling to find classic, high quality, and easy-to-care for professional work clothing and accessories, KaLeena Thomas decided to […]

HF#21 Versatile, Camera-Ready Clothing You Could Sleep In with Xi Chen of Sonderlier

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HF#21 Versatile, Camera-Ready Clothing You Could Sleep In with Xi Chen of Sonderlier
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In episode 21, Xi Chen, the founder and designer of Sonderlier, shares how she started her fashion brand on the idea that comfortable clothes should still be cute. She’s not alone in that belief as shown by the Kickstarter campaign for her first collection that reached 212% funding. Xi Chen is the Founder and Designer […]