This is Mindful Business Founder, the podcast for Fashion Business Founders seeking to build a meaningful and profitable business. Being MINDFUL is an attitude, and with this podcast I’m hoping to inspire (fashion) business owners to be more mindful of the consequences of their actions and of their decisions.
We will explore what Mindful Founders do differently to build resilient businesses that deliver value to people and to the planet. We will learn from their guiding principles and from their experience. We will be talking to fashion business founders and also founders from other industries.
You have launched our own business, so you have the power to create significant changes in the world we live in. Tune in, if you are looking to improve the balance between purpose and profit in your fashion business.
Making Change Happen With Intention and Integrity by Scott Perry
Today, for our last episode of 2020, I am absolutely thrilled to share my conversation with Scott Perry.
Scott is the Founder and Chief Difference Maker of Creative on Purpose, a community and a coaching program that gets you stepping into possibility with intention and integrity. And we will learn more about what it means and what it implies in our discussion.
Scott is also in the Head Coach Team in Seth Godin’s Akimbo workshops.
Scott believes that excellence is cultivated through work that enhances the lives of others.
I wanted to have Scott on Mindful Business Founder podcast for some time and the launch of his new book, Onward, makes it the perfect occasion to hear Scott talk about taking action, creativity, some principles of the Stoic Philosophy and why is it crucial to be surrounded by fellow travelers in our difference-making journey.
I learned some very actionable tips from Scott on how to improve my work and better serve my community.
I really enjoyed my conversation with Scott and I hope that you will enjoy it too.
My Journey to Becoming a Mindful Business Founder (Host on mic)
The 1st episode of the Mindful Business Founder podcast was published in November 2019. It has already been one year!
Thanks to all the listeners,
Thanks to all the guests,
Thanks to all the people that have relentlessly provided me support and guidance in my podcasting journey.
And after a year of listening to and sharing the stories of business founders on this podcast, I am inspired to share with you a part of my journey to sustainable development and what is the vision behind Mindful Business Founder.
Seeker x Retriever, Building a Fashion Brand to Find Your Tribe with Nan and Carl
Nan and Carl are a married couple and they are the founders of the brand Seeker Retriever, a brand that brings the conversation of ethical and sustainable fashion to the very next level.
Nan and Carl will tell us the story of how their brand was born from the love for vintage clothing and how a personal exploration has led them to a community of weavers in the mountains, in the Northern parts of Thailand.
They will also explain how the human aspect is at the core of their brand value and how it is translated in terms of production and in the way they interact with their own customers.
They will also share with us why they think that their brand is not for everyone and why that’s perfectly fine, as they are more focused on building connections and finding their tribe, the tribe of people that share their same values.
We also covered many other topics and I had so much fun in this conversation.
Their story is again very inspiring because this is another story of how a small and independent brand, in their very own way, is changing the conversation of the fashion business.
Bridging the Past and the Future with a Fashion Brand by Pola Stępień
Today, we are joined by Pola Stępień, founder of a very special ready-to-wear brand based in Lodz.
Lodz is a former industrial city in Poland. Before the Polish economy transitioned from communism to a market-based economy in the 90s, the economy of Lodz was heavily reliant on the textile industry.
It is in this highly creative environment with such an inspiring legacy that Pola launched her brand MODAPOLKA,
In this conversation, Pola will share with us how she feels about the current environmental crisis and how she is addressing this problem with her business.
Beyond fashion, Pola creates clothes that are ergonomic, multifunctional, and useful. She will explain why her brand is at the intersection of design and art.
She will also share with us some of the dilemmas she is facing now that she is taking her business to the next level.
If you have a business and you are trying to make a statement with your brand, this conversation is definitely for you.
Building a Successful Handbag Brand Fresh from College by Julia Skergeth
Today, I’m delighted to share with you my conversation with Julia Skergeth, a young and very inspiring handbag designer who has joined us from Vienna in Austria. If I need to use one word to describe Julia, I would use the word BOLD.
Yes, Julia is the embodiment of boldness. She is a bold business person and a bold designer.
In this very fun conversation Julia will tell us the story about how launching a collection on a crowdfunding platform led her to take over a factory in Indonesia. She will also share with us the details of how she manages her creative process and her business; and why she chose to be completely transparent to her customers about her price structure.
If you need a good dose of inspiration to shake things up or to take a less conventional approach in your business, this conversation with Julia Skergeth is definitely for you.
Tweaking your Mind and your Life with more Tankespjärn by Helena Roth
My conversation today is with Helena Roth, the Founder of the Tankespjärn community.
For those who don’t know, tankespjärn is a Swedish word, more precisely a Swedish word construct of 2 words for a concept for the mind.
It’s a philosophy of life for personal and professional growth.
I will say no more about it because it is the main topic of our conversation, so we will mainly learn from listening to Helena.
But I just want to say that I find the concept of tankespjärn particularly relevant now because we are currently living in highly uncertain times where we are all trying to figure out how the new normal would look like and what will be our place in this new normal world.
So if you want to find out more about the concept of tankespjärn, learn how your life can be stretched and have more tankespjärn in your life, follow the link in the comments below and join me for my conversation with Helena Roth.