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HF#78 Universal Design for All Abilities with Stephanie and Mary Cayten Brakefield of Brakefields

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HF#78 Universal Design for All Abilities with Stephanie and Mary Cayten Brakefield of Brakefields
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In episode 78, mother-daughter duo Stephanie and Mary Cayten Brakefield share their passion for universal design that is fun, comfortable, and accessible. Their brand, Brakefields, is built on the idea that designing accessibility is better for people of all abilities and that fashion should be functional without sacrificing style. It’s funny how the sum of […]

HF#71 Real Style (And Happiness) Has No Size with Patricia Luiza Blaj of Loud Bodies

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HF#71 Real Style (And Happiness) Has No Size with Patricia Luiza Blaj of Loud Bodies
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In episode 71, Patricia Luiza Blaj shares how her own relatable struggle to find clothing in her size led her to start Loud Bodies – an ethical, sustainable, and inclusive brand that offers sizes 2XS-10XL. Patricia believes that you too deserve to be happy,  to wear beautiful clothes, and to be respected and represented by […]

HF#20 Sustainable Style For Every Day with Ashley Klein of Akala

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Ashley Klein, the founder of sustainable brand Akala, joins me for episode 20 to talk about how and why she started her own brand after working in the fashion industry across varying roles from design to e-commerce. Ashley lives in Seattle with her husband, with baby on-the-way! Akala is currently her side hustle, as she […]

HF#14 Growing A Fashion Brand Where Representation Matters with Vanessa Acosta of Wasi Clothing

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HF#14 Growing A Fashion Brand Where Representation Matters with Vanessa Acosta of Wasi Clothing
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In this episode, Vanessa Acosta – the Bolivian-American business woman behind Wasi Clothing shares about why representation in fashion matters, the importance of some underappreciated aspects in the industry, and how she’s overcome challenges and grown Wasi dramatically in the past year. Vanessa is the founder of the clothing brand Wasi Clothing. She is a […]