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Stories, tips and advice from women at the intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability and tech. It's F.E.S.T., and it's the future. Hosted by fashion journalist Lorraine Sanders.

Spirit of 608: Fashion, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability + Tech Lorraine Sanders

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 82 Ratings

Stories, tips and advice from women at the intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability and tech. It's F.E.S.T., and it's the future. Hosted by fashion journalist Lorraine Sanders.

    Mini Mindset Workshop: 5 Ways to Revive Your Mindset During Anxiety, Imbalance & Overwhelm

    Mini Mindset Workshop: 5 Ways to Revive Your Mindset During Anxiety, Imbalance & Overwhelm

    In this solo episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast, I get personal about my own anxiety and offer up 5 tried-and-true ways to revive your mindset when you’re suddenly hit with a wave of anxiousness, imbalance or overwhelm.

    • 20 min
    The Folklore's Amira Rasool on Building Africa's Luxury Ecommerce Platform, Hiring & Joining an Accelerator

    The Folklore's Amira Rasool on Building Africa's Luxury Ecommerce Platform, Hiring & Joining an Accelerator

    Listen to this episode of the Spirit of 608 podcast for her experience as an entrepreneur bridging the gap between two continents, what she’s learned about hiring while building a mission-driven startup and the reason she decided to join an accelerator this year despite promising growth created all on her own.

    • 58 min
    5 Things I Want YOU to Know Right Now to Create More Abundance & Growth

    5 Things I Want YOU to Know Right Now to Create More Abundance & Growth

    Listen to this solo episode is the shortlist of things I want you to have as you move into the coming weeks and months and keep getting at the year with momentum and inspired action — and if you already have them, which is likely for many of you, let this be one of those reinforcing reminders to bring your mind back into alignment with where you’re truly headed.

    • 30 min
    Dagsmejan's Catarina Dahlin on Creating Better Sleep with Sustainable, Science-Backed Clothing in Switzerland

    Dagsmejan's Catarina Dahlin on Creating Better Sleep with Sustainable, Science-Backed Clothing in Switzerland

    If there’s one luxury in life that money can’t buy, it’s a good night’s sleep. Except, well, after you hear this week’s guest on the Spirit of 608 podcast, you might think differently.
    That’s because Catarina Dahlin, co-founder of Swiss sleepwear brand Dagsmejan, is here this week to let us in on her journey from a successful corporate job that included lots of international travel (translation: lots of jetlag) to founding a sleepwear brand that’s backed by scientific research and approved by, well, my mom. Those of you who have listened to the show for years know that every once in a while, my mom makes her way onto the show for stamping her extremely discerning approval on a FEST-ive product. When that happens, I always take notice because she’s got way better taste than I do and standards to match.
    But back to Catarina, who has built her company alongside her partner and with funding from the Swiss government (food for thought U.S. government, just sayin’) into a brand with an international reach thanks to its sleep-promoting fabrics that are ethically produced using materials that help regulate body temperature and reduce friction against the skin. There’s more to the product, but I’ll let you hear it from Catarina.
    Listen in to get inspired by an entrepreneur who admits she knew nothing when she started out, but has approached a problem in her own life with curiosity and a willingness to look to likeminded brands for advice and receive their help in ways that have boosted their trajectory on the entrepreneurial sleep train (sorry, couldn’t help it).
    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.
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    Connect with Catarina Dahlin
    Facebook: @dagsmejan
    Instagram: @dagsmejan_sleepwear
    LinkedIn: Dagsmejan Ventures
    YouTube: Dagsmejan
    Website: dagsmejan.com
    Resources from the show:
    Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
    Pay It Forward:
    On - Performance Running Shoes
    Find more episodes featuring women at the forefront of FEST online at www.Spiritof608.com.


     

    • 46 min
    5 Years Later: How Many FEST Brands Persisted, Pivoted, IPO'd? What Percent Are Still Operating Today?

    5 Years Later: How Many FEST Brands Persisted, Pivoted, IPO'd? What Percent Are Still Operating Today?

    The TLDR? Listen in for the numbers, the common threads in the successes and failures and my predictions for what’s next.

    • 32 min
    Going Back to Where it All Began and Finally Finding Your True People & Passion with Purusha People's Hayley Elliott

    Going Back to Where it All Began and Finally Finding Your True People & Passion with Purusha People's Hayley Elliott

    In this episode, Hayley Elliott talks about how being authentic and true to herself boosted her branding and even connected her to her ideal audience. Check out this episode where we talk about balancing life and entrepreneurship, being authentic with yourself amidst the pressure of doing business.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Awoolstory ,

So many amazing ACTIONABLE tips!

I love Lorraine's podcast. As a sustainable small busness owner I really appreciate her dedication to making each episode filled with actionable tips that I can put into use immediately after listening. This is not a podcast to listen to in the background - this podacst is basically an audio training!! I always take notes or re-listen and take notes afterwards. Love this podcast!

Natalimka ,

Everything you need from a podcast!

Lorraine's podcast is literally everything you would ever need from a podcast on entrepreneurship for women - incredible personal stories, insightful career details, inspirational facts that drive me as a listener further in my self development journey. So much motivation from one episode is totally worth the listen!! Thank you Lorraine for being an knowledgable, witty and simply incredible host!!

Jellybeanbellini ,

Smart and gets to the heart of it

Journalist at heart with the the tenacity of an entrepreneur, Lorraine asks all the interesting questions we all want the answers to. Insightful, amusing and witty - it’s my favorite podcast as someone who is bootstrapping her fashion business. Bravo Lorraine.

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