The Bold Metrics podcast celebrates apparel brands and retailers who focus on innovation to thrive in good times and bad.
13 - Stephanie Benedetto, Co-founder of Queen of Raw
In this episode of BOLD Brands, we speak with former corporate attorney turned fashion tech and sustainability entrepreneur, Stephanie Benedetto. The CEO and Co-Founder of Queen of Raw—an online marketplace to buy and sell unused textiles—shares her motivation to turn pollution into profit and keep textile waste out of landfills by leveraging data analytics and technology. Featured on NPR, Good Morning America, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue, Stephanie is a 2020 Inc. Female Founders 100. Find out how she grew Queen of Raw during COVID-19 and her forecast on the technology that will change the future of apparel retail and fashion eCommerce.
12- David Wolfe, CEO of Olivers
Californian brand Olivers is all about premium athletic staples reimagined for the 21st century. Designed with LA-living in mind, this direct-to-consumer menswear label focuses on high-quality innovative fabrics sourced from as far afield as Australia and Peru to create high-performance, good-looking apparel. Listen to hear how their focus on customer feedback and innovative performance fabrics has led to higher conversions and helped expand their business online.
11- Juli Lee, Co-Founder of Julianna Rae
Selling luxury sleepwear and lingerie online might have seemed unlikely to succeed when Julianna Rae launched in 2005 but a quality product range combined with excellent customer service and care meant that the brand built up a loyal fan base quickly and has continued to grow. Now in its 16th year, this digitally-native company owes its success to paying close attention to what its customers want, while also focusing on creating a seamless online shopping experience. We speak with co-founder, Juli Lee, to discover how the brand has pioneered luxury lingerie eCommerce.
10- Kelly Watters, Co-Founder of Western Rise
Telluride-based Western Rise grew out of a personal need for high-quality clothing to serve an adventurous modern lifestyle. Founders Kelly and Will Watters were outdoor guides in Vail, Colorado who quickly realized that lugging a duffle filled with different performance gear was something that could, and should, be improved upon. So they created their own line of premium, menswear classics that focused on performance and versatility, leveraging on their roots in textile design to introduce innovative technical fabrics and designs that could go from managerial meetings to weekend warrior. Find out how they grew their DTC business during a crazy 2020 while stepping up on the brand's sustainability and social responsibility.
09- Carla Hogg, Co-founder of Gentle Fawn
Vancouver-based Gentle Fawn has established itself as a leading purveyor of chic, feminine, and yet effortless, clothing for women. A wholesale to eCommerce success story, the brand is celebrating its 18th year in the highly competitive world of apparel retail and fashion. We speak with co-founder Carla Hogg to discover the power of listening, why sustainability is a core part of the company culture, and how they work with retailers and customers to get back on track in a post-COVID world.
08 - Kyle Bergman, Founder of The Great Fantastic
Imagine a pair of overalls made from sweatpants material. Sounds great? Well, Kyle Bergman thinks so too. The founder of The Great Fantastic has the enviable title of Chief Swoveralls Officer and has created the world's most comfortable pair of overalls. Find out how he built up a successful brand while balancing a commitment to producing quality apparel that champions sustainability. From collaborations with influencers to artists, discover how Bergman is turning Swoveralls (Sweatpants + Overalls, geddit?) into The Next Big Thing.
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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.