52 minutes | Aug 26th 2020

Hannah Franco on Life After Athleta, Launching Epoque Evolution & Responsible Fashion Brand Building in the Here and Now

Welcome to the new normal (okay, everything these days could arguably fall under that umbrella, but moving on): it's a place where a multi-faceted creative leaves a well-known brand that anyone seeking a role in sustainable fashion would covet to partner up with a favorite colleague and take the leap into the realms of new brand-building in order to create what they wanted to see in the world.

Why the new normal? Because it's all starting to happen: entrepreneurs aiming to reach mainstream shoppers with busy lives and lots of demands for their clothing are not only serving their customers with style and function combined, but also making their bottom line one that prioritizes not only fashion but sustainable choices, ethical manufacturing and fair labor standards.

She'll walk you through how a career path like that comes together, as well as what she wishes she and her co-founder had done differently from the start. But that's the beauty of learning from someone else: they're paying it forward with their actual experience so you can get where you're going faster. Plus, listen in for her thoughts on mindfulness for entrepreneurs and the advice she hopes every female entrepreneur will listen to right now.

PS: Want to checkout époque évolution and save 20%? Use the discount code FESTEE20 at checkout.

Meet this week's guest, Hannah Franco, Co-Founder of époque évolution.

Take 20% off with the code FESTEE20.

<3 <3 <3 Oh hey there! Please help the podcast out and leave us a rating and review on iTunes. This stuff is key to the show's success, and I appreciate you helping me play the game. <3 <3 <3 HOW TO LISTEN: Listen online: Just press play above or subscribe via RSS to receive all new episodes. iOS, iPhone, iPad: Subscribe via iTunes or download the Apple Podcast app and subscribe by searching for Spirit of 608 in the app. Android: Download the free Stitcher app and search for Spirit of 608 in the app.

Be on the Podcast: Ask Spirit of 608 a Question

Linkage

Connect with Kate: 

Instagram: @epoqueevolution

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/epoqueevolution/

Website: www.epoqueevolution.com

Mentioned on the show:

Nancy Taylor, Hannah's Co-Founder

Colleen Quinn

Athleta

Instagram

Instagram Ads

Everlane

Tumblr

Shopify

Backbone PLM

Canva

Lady Falcon Coffee

Buffy Maguire

Rock Juice

Brothers & Sisters Flowers

Spirit of 608 Resources: 

Get started with PressDope On Task today

Get the so608 Book List

Find more episodes featuring women at the forefront of FEST online at www.Spiritof608.com.

Join PressDope On Task 30-Day DIY PR Accelerator.