Loose Threads — inside the fashion business
About This Show
If I'm going to talk about something interesting and complex, I want to really talk about it. Understanding complex and nuanced topics requires ample time and energy. This is the guiding premise for the Loose Threads Podcast: to have substantive discussions about the wide range of issues the fashion industry is grappling with. Most press around fashion and technology barely scratches the surface. Loose Threads, and the Podcast more specifically, goes far below it.
Each episode features an in-depth conversation with one guest that spans a range of topics, lasting about an hour. The guests range from being fashion-focused to technology-focused to somewhere in between, but the unifying thread is always the rapid change facing the industry. You can listen to the podcast on any player of your choice: iTunes, Soundcloud, Overcast, Google Play. If you'd like to recommend a guest (including yourself!), don't hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Recent Episode
Building the Future of Clothing and Unlocking Social Mobility — With Abe Burmeister Of Outlier
On the seventh episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Abe Burmeister, one of the founders of Outlier, a New York label that set out to build the future of clothing. What started as a brand aimed as casual urbanists who used bicycles as their primary method of transportation has morphed into a highly experimental, technical and refined menswear label.
We had a great talk about the founding story of Outlier; how the brand planted the seed selling online and grew the business from there; the challenges of scaling a bootstrapped business; why they decided to start producing products in Portugal, in addition to the greater New York Area; how the brand dabbled in wholesale, but ultimately retreated, which ended up fueling the next phase of growth for the company; and the perils of managing a season-less brand without much time for vacation.
Abe is an incredibly intelligent guy and it was a pleasure talking with him. We packed a lot into this episode and I hope you enjoy. Also, Outlier's clothes are immensely comfortable, just saying.
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Exploring the future of fashion, technology and commerce, by Richie Siegel. http://loosethreads.xyz
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