The Bold Metrics podcast celebrates apparel brands and retailers who focus on innovation to thrive in good times and bad.
22 - Interview with Abby Sugar of Play Out Apparel
Play Out Apparel is a gender, race, age, sexuality, size, and ability-inclusive brand launched in 2018. Starting with gender-inclusive underwear and streetwear with sizing from XS to 5X, the brand is also developing its own gender-equal swim category to launch this year. Bold Brands speaks with its CEO and co-founder, Abby Sugar, on what it takes to build a truly inclusive brand, how the company embodies its values throughout the manufacturing and marketing process, and what making it to the Forbes 2021 Next 1000 list means for them.
21 - Interview with John Strotbeck of Boathouse Sports
In this episode of BOLD Brands, host Jeff Mergy speaks with John Strotbeck, the founder of Boathouse Sports, a custom athletic outerwear and gear brand that combines mass customization with lean enterprise to deliver the highest quality product to over 500,000 teams and 10 million athletes over the last two decades. Discover how Boathouse Sports started with a handful of products before turning into a full apparel team supplier nationwide and abroad, all while keeping manufacturing in Philadelphia, PA.
20 - Interview with Andrew Gibbs-Dabney of Livsn
In this episode we speak with outdoor apparel brand Livsn’s founder, Andrew Gibbs-Dabney, to find out how their dynamic and sustainable approach to building the brand, and its product, paid off. Livsn is an outdoor apparel brand for people who value collecting experiences more than stuff. Their apparel is built with quality and longevity in mind—providing its customers with durable, versatile and good-looking clothing to help them enjoy the great outdoors.
19 - Interview with Marije de Roos of Positive Fibers
In this episode, our host Jeff Mergy speaks with Marije de Roos, the self-styled Circular Fashion Detective to find out what circular fashion is and what it means to her. Learn how the industry can build trust without greenwashing, and why fully-compostable fabrics need to be the future of fashion. Marije’s own brand - Positive Fibers, recently created the world’s first fully-compostable jacket as proof that fashion and ethics can work together to create something beautiful. Listen now on Apple Podcasts.
18 - Interview with Max Perez of xSuit
Digitally-native suiting brand xSuit is transforming suiting with innovative fabric technology that requires less cleaning, while also taking the prize for being probably the most comfortable formal work attire on the market. Discover how Max Perez, founder of xSuit, designed and developed the suit while leveraging both his family’s roots in apparel manufacturing, his own background as a fashion designer, and cutting-edge nanotechnology. In the process, creating an innovative men’s suit that transforms how we think of formal clothing, functionality and comfort.
17 - Interview with Kristy Caylor of For Days
On today’s episode we are speaking with Kristy Caylor, the co-founder and CEO of For Days - a revolutionary DTC apparel brand that champions closed-loop commerce to create a sustainable clothing company. The company incentivizes customers to adopt a more sustainable approach to fashion with its Take Back Bag program and swap program, and has been featured by Vogue and Fast Company, among others. Hear how Kristy wants to turn your closet into currency, all while recycling and up-cycling unwanted clothing into products that hold value in its next life.
Key insights for DTC brands in the apparel space
Great selection of guests from innovative apparel start-ups to established brands. A must-listen for those in the apparel eCommerce industry.
Great show for apparel companies
This is a must listen for people in the apparel industry! Great guests.