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HF#87 Making Fashion Fit Your Way with Rivky Itzkowitz of Impact Fashion

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In episode 87, life-long lover of fashion and modest dresser, Rivky Itzkowitz, shares how she makes fashion work for her and other women like her through her brand Impact Fashion. Rivky seamlessly weaves her Orthodox Jewish values, skillful design and patternmaking, and fashion sense into each piece for sizes 2-28.  Rivky Itzkowitz is a fashion […]

HF#86 The Future of On-Demand Production with Kirby Best of Bespoke Manufacturing Company

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HF#86 The Future of On-Demand Production with Kirby Best of Bespoke Manufacturing Company
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In episode 86, Kirby Best, the CEO & President of the innovative on-demand factory Bespoke Manufacturing Company, talks about what on-demand production is and what it means for the future of fashion. Learn the pros and cons of an on-demand model and how to know if it is a good fit for your fashion business. […]

HF#79 Thoughtful Style that Petite Women Want to Wear with Jenna Loyal of Pro Hac Vice

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HF#79 Thoughtful Style that Petite Women Want to Wear with Jenna Loyal of Pro Hac Vice
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In episode 79, hear how Jenna Loyal, the founder of Pro Hac Vice, has created a fashion-forward brand that petite women actually want to wear – all while working a full-time day job. With thoughtful fit, feminine details, and quality fabrics, Pro Hac Vice serves style in just the right proportions. Jenna Loyal is the […]

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#56 Finding Belonging In A Wool Coat with Anna Dougherty of Anna Gray Collection

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HF#56 Finding Belonging In A Wool Coat with Anna Dougherty of Anna Gray Collection
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In episode 56, Anna Dougherty shares her story of belonging as she developed – and recently launched – her NYC-locally made wool outerwear collection – Anna Gray Collection. Hear how her background in outerwear wholesale and the street she grew up on as a child came together in her launch collection. Anna Dougherty is a […]

HF#55 Slowing Down To “Revive All Clothing and Materials” with Laura Fisher of Revivall

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HF#55 Slowing Down To “Revive All Clothing and Materials” with Laura Fisher of Revivall
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In episode 55, Laura Fisher of Revivall Clothing encourages us to slow down and get in touch with our values, our clothes, and the land around us. She shares the windy path (including a degree in Animal Science) that led her to start Revivall in 2009 and how she’s built the brand to “revive all […]

HF#30 Adjusting Your Swimsuit Not Your Body with Alexa McNeal of Cedar & Sand Swim

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HF#30 Adjusting Your Swimsuit Not Your Body with Alexa McNeal of Cedar & Sand Swim
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In episode 30, Alexa McNeal of Cedar & Sand Swimwear (now Bold Beach Swim) shares why and how she launched a swimwear brand in October 2020 where every suit is made to adjust to your body – not the other way around. Alexa has been designing adjustable swimwear for every body type since October 2020 […]

HF#26 Inspiring Wanderlust for the Petite Romantic with Nics Asawasudsakorn of Lovanie

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HF#26 Inspiring Wanderlust for the Petite Romantic with Nics Asawasudsakorn of Lovanie
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In episode 26, Nics Asawasudsakorn shares about launching her petite-focused brand Lovanie and what inspired her to start a slow fashion brand inspired by wanderlust.  Nics is the founder of LOVANIE, a slow fashion brand for petite women. Lovanie pieces are designed to fit women 5’4″ and under and are made locally in Seattle from […]

HF#13 Creating The Classic Dresses They Couldn’t Find with Audrey Cole and Mary Kunkle of Paris Bloom

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HF#13 Creating The Classic Dresses They Couldn't Find with Audrey Cole and Mary Kunkle of Paris Bloom
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Audrey and Mary are sisters and co-founders of Paris Bloom (now Betty Hannah)- a dress brand that they started without prior fashion industry experience in order to create the classic styles they couldn’t find elsewhere. “Paris Bloom is inspired by our French great-grandmother, Mary Hanna. Mary Hanna grew up in the 1920s in the Michigan […]