27 episodes

The show where fashion industry experts share real-world knowledge gained through hands-on experience.Tukatalks is hosted by Ram Sareen, the Founder and Head Coach of Tukatech. The show features discussions between apparel professionals about their experiences breaking into the industry, their successes and shortcomings, new ideas they have for the industry, and more!

TUKATALKS Tukatech

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The show where fashion industry experts share real-world knowledge gained through hands-on experience.Tukatalks is hosted by Ram Sareen, the Founder and Head Coach of Tukatech. The show features discussions between apparel professionals about their experiences breaking into the industry, their successes and shortcomings, new ideas they have for the industry, and more!

    What is Demand Manufacturing? | The Way I See It

    What is Demand Manufacturing? | The Way I See It

    Demand manufacturing doesn't have to mean "made-to-order," or "small batch." Rather, keeping inventory digital until a customer order comes through actually allows fashion businesses to offer MORE options (colors, sizes, etc.) for their products, without maintaining physical inventory.

    Ram Sareen explains how attention to fit inspired the concept of demand manufacturing in the apparel industry back in 2012.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Ram Sareen's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tukatech/
    Ram Sareen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RamKSareen1

    CONNECT:
    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TUKATALKS
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/tukatalks
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/372...
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tukatalks/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tukatalks/

    #fashionpodcast #fashiontechnology #whatNOTtodo

    • 13 min
    Material Requirement Planning (MRP) | The Way I See It

    Material Requirement Planning (MRP) | The Way I See It

    For many fashion businesses, MRP simply means calculating approximately how much fabric is required, adding a margin on top of that, then booking the fabric order. Marker making is seen as a parallel, but separate process, and little thought is given to the handling of the fabric in the cutting room.

    Instead, apparel companies should have a dedicated person whose sole responsibility is managing materials from planning to cutting. With proper implementation, your Materials Manager could save your business 5% or more in fabric utilization.

    Tukatalks is the show where fashion industry experts share what NOT to do.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Ram Sareen's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tukatech/
    Ram Sareen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RamKSareen1

    CONNECT:
    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TUKATALKS
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/tukatalks
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/372...
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tukatalks/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tukatalks/

    #fashionpodcast #fashiontechnology #whatNOTtodo

    • 29 min
    Renovating vs. Innovating in the Fashion Industry | The Way I See It

    Renovating vs. Innovating in the Fashion Industry | The Way I See It

    For all the new technologies and buzzwords in the fashion industry, there are still too many samples and garments being made and later thrown away. Maybe an apparel business has implemented technology, but does that mean that they are really being innovative?

    Ram Sareen breaks down the difference between "renovating" an apparel business model and actually "innovating" with a new paradigm. He warns not to get too excited about fashion technology that fails to address the root of a problem, whether it's in product development, production, or retail.

    Tukatalks is the show where fashion industry experts share what NOT to do.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Ram Sareen's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tukatech/
    Ram Sareen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RamKSareen1

    CONNECT:
    - YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TUKATALKS
    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/tukatalks
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/372...
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tukatalks/
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tukatalks/

    #fashionpodcast #fashiontechnology #whatNOTtodo

    • 16 min
    How Technology Has Changed the Fashion Industry | Walter Wilhelm | Ep 14

    How Technology Has Changed the Fashion Industry | Walter Wilhelm | Ep 14

    Fashion industry legend Walter Wilhelm joins Ram Sareen to discuss how the evolution of technology has enabled industry newcomers to start businesses with no baggage. Technology is a must for businesses who wish to operate local, on-demand, made to order, microfactories, or other agile manufacturing models.

    Tukatalks is the show where fashion industry experts share what NOT to do. If you found something in this conversation insightful, click the share button and send it to a friend!

    EPISODE LINKS:
    WWA Advisors' Website: https://wwaadvisors.com/

    Ram Sareen's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tukatech/
    Ram Sareen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RamKSareen1

    OUTLINE:
    00:00 - Welcome to Tukatalks!
    00:28 - Introduction to Walter Wilhelm
    03:17 - The early technology was not very easy to use and expensive
    06:22 - Now young people can use technology with little training
    08:09 - The pandemic forced apparel businesses to think locally
    09:51 - 3D software and soft body forms help fashion companies achieve good fit
    15:07 - Garment companies are too afraid to be the first to try new technology
    17:29 - Japanese company Asahi was the first to prove the concept of 3D fitting and sampling in the mid-1980s
    19:10 - Shima Seiki is a tech pioneer and wants people to experience Japanese cutlure when they did business together
    22:06 - Focus on demand manufacturing, with no samples and no inventory
    27:25 - A lot of new made-to-order clothes businesses are started by people who have no experience in fashion
    30:31 - Garment companies pray that the numbers will add up at the end of the year
    31:32 - "Microfactory" doesn't mean small, and it's happening now
    33:10 - The three tiers of fashion goods
    36:14 - Everyone knows they get the lowest price from Walmart and Amazon
    38:00 - Why do brands buy in a 12321 ratio?
    41:21 - Why try on mirrors fail as a fitting solution
    43:46 - Tesla's direct to consumer model should be an inspiration to fashion brands and retailers 
    47:54 - In 2018 Ram Sareen predicted that by 2023 the industry would produce 40% fewer garments
    49:22 - Walter Wilhelm's parting wisdom for companies getting back into local manufacturing
    51:41 - Thank you Walter Wilhelm for sharing what not to do!

    • 52 min
    The Secret of Successful Brands: Fit Models? | John Gallagher and Dale Noelle

    The Secret of Successful Brands: Fit Models? | John Gallagher and Dale Noelle

    Regardless of fashion category, consistent fit is essential for a brand to build customer trust and loyalty. The key to consistent fit? A good fit model.

    John Gallagher and Dale Noelle are two of the most prominent fit models in the fashion industry. You may not know their names, but if you're in the garment business you've probably used their body forms, measurements, or even 3D avatars.

    If you've ever worn Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Gap, Calvin Klein, Walmart, or other major brands you have almost certainly worn something fitted on Dale or John.

    In this discussion with Ram Sareen, Dale and John talk about why fit models are so important for any fashion brand; how a good fit model can help save your company money; which technology is helping reduce the number of fit samples; and more!

    Tukatalks is the show where fashion industry experts share real-world knowledge gained through hands-on experience.

    EPISODE LINKS:
    Dale Noelle
    - Website: https://truemodel.net
    - Instagram: @DaleNoelle_TRUE

    John Gallagher
    - Website: https://thecriticalfit.com
    Ram Sareen's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tukatech/
    Ram Sareen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/RamKSareen1
    PODCAST INFO:
    Podcast website: https://tukatech.com/tukatalks/
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2V4JpxT
    Spotify: https://bit.ly/spotify-tukatalks
    RSS: https://tukatech.com/category/tukatalks/feed/
    FOLLOW TUKATALKS:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCncOu0pO4ADxefRtdV-1oGA
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tukatalks
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/37259546/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tukatalks/
    Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/tukatalks/

    • 56 min
    The Fashion Industry's Dirty Little Secret | Fashion Industry Insight presented by Tukatalks

    The Fashion Industry's Dirty Little Secret | Fashion Industry Insight presented by Tukatalks

    The fashion industry has a not-so-glamorous, dirty little secret: fashion waste. Learn about the industry's waste problem and its potential solutions here.

    PODCAST INFO:
    Podcast website: https://tukatech.com/tukatalks/
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2V4JpxT
    Spotify: https://bit.ly/spotify-tukatalks
    RSS: https://tukatech.com/category/tukatalks/feed/
    FOLLOW TUKATALKS:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCncOu0pO4ADxefRtdV-1oGA
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/tukatalks
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/37259546/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tukatalks/
    Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/tukatalks/

    • 10 min

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Fun and insightful content

Love the concept. The fashion industry needs something like this to help us better understand what is trending on the business side of the industry. There is no better person than veteran Ram Sareen to host this podcast. His depth of knowledge is beyond any other. Can’t wait to listen to each episode!

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