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Episode Info: Monica Ebert is the International Brand Development Manager at BKB in South Africa. Part of Monica's work portfolio is the company's outdoor apparel brand Core Merino. In this episode, Monica talks about the opportunities and challenges of marketing a South African merino wool product. About Monica Ebert Monica Ebert is the International Brand Development Manager at BKB in South Africa. Her responsibilities include managing the companies clothing line Core Merino. Monica joined BKB in March of 2018 after living and working in the wool industry in New Zealand and the United States. Monica’s passion for the wool industry stems from her lifelong involvement in the sheep industry having been born into a small purebred sheep operation in Kansas, USA. She received her Bachelor’s degrees in Apparel Design and Apparel Marketing from Kansas State University and completed her Master’s degree at Angelo State University where she focused her research efforts on sheep and wool production and apparel product development concentrating on the processing and manufacturing of wool into activewear garments. Through her research and the development of a supply chain entirely within the United States textile industry, she gained unique insights of the wool supply chain from “sheep to shop”.   Connect with Monica Ebert here Core Merino website BKB website Core Merino on Facebook and Instagram Key Time Stamps [spp-timestamp time="01:08"] About Monica Ebert [spp-timestamp time="03:03"] About Core Merino [spp-timestamp time="08:15"] The target group of Core Merino [spp-timestamp time="11:31"] The challenges at Core Merino [spp-timestamp time="08:44"] The importance of good product photography [spp-timestamp time="17:28"] The goal of manufacturing in South Africa [spp-timestamp time="18:52"] What are the similarities and differences between different wool growing countries   Other episodes you may enjoy #001: Rikki Beier talks about her wool baby wear start-up Ikki Small But Brave #005: Mac Bishop shares his insights about starting Wool & Prince #014: Monica Ebert on how to advance your career through the IWTO Young Professionals program #021: Philip Attard About Creating the Gostwyck Merino Brand #026: Debbie Luffman shares Finisterre's unique wool story #046: Janne Strommen about wool's important role at Devold of Norway #047: Nick Armentrout about the all American wool supply chain at Ramblers Way #050: Claudia Weiss about Don Baez Eco Chic #052: Gaspard Tiné-Berès about founding Lasso Shoes successfully #053: Isak Staats about how to efficiently handle 32 million kg of wool per year #073: Tove Grane about her label We Norwegians #077: Wolf Edmayr about the current situation of the South African...
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