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: email@example.com.
Most Recent Episode
Creating a Shopping Street on the Internet — with Chris Morton of Lyst
On the sixth episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, I talk with Chris Morton, the founder of Lyst, the fashion platform that acts as a shopping street on the internet. We talked about Chris' previous career as an investor; how Lyst was started and how it turned into the platform it is today; where the fashion industry is going; the underutilized value of returns and how brands can use them to incite more customer loyalty; where Amazon is taking over and brands should stay away; why he started Lyst in London and not in San Francisco or New York; the powers and pitfalls of fulfilling orders from stores and the real estate implications of doing so; the opportunities for mixing data and human-driven curation to provide the best experience; and what luxury brands need to do to build digital cultures to survive in this endlessly dynamic age.
— Show Notes —
The Facebook of Ecommerce http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2016/7/6/the-facebook-of-ecommerce
— About Loose Threads —
Inside the fashion industry and what's next for ecommerce, by Richie Siegel. loosethreads.xyz
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