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What are the secrets behind some of the most successful women in the world? Each week designer Rebecca Minkoff talks to women from all walks of life, from CEOs to artists, and shows us what life is like without the pretty filters in order to help you navigate what it means to be vulnerable, how loss can make you stronger, and other ways to make your inner superwoman shine. Join us in being Superwomen, together! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/superwomen/support
 
ALL GROWN UP: A tale of retail, relocation, revenge, re-invention, reckless behavior, really good clothes, indiscretion, infidelity, domestic violence, and one kidnapping. This is a memoir, told in a series of podcasts, by Kenneth D. King, podcasting from his studio near union Square in New York City. It's the story of a small-town boy who dreams of being a “grown-up”, and his journey to get there. Each week, you'll hear another installment of his story. All Grown Up Now is the story of a li ...
 
The podcast for people who love to sew – from the people who love to write about sewing! Brought to you by the editors of Threads magazine, this insightful podcast takes on topics important to sewing enthusiasts. Listen in for humor, wisdom, and opinions from expert guests and the Threads staff as they discuss sewing techniques, fashion design, fitting conundrums, and more. Use your ears to become a better sewer! Hear the talent behind the world’s top garment-sewing magazine.
 
The fashion industry is brutally competitive...and we're all trying to get ahead. The problem is that everyone's so tight lipped with their strategies and resources. The Successful Fashion Designer is an "all secrets revealed" show by industry expert designer and educator Sew Heidi to help you gain the confidence, skills and insights to make it in a cutthroat market. The show covers topics such as breaking into the industry, getting promotions and raises, launching your own label and becomin ...
 
Welcome to this inspiring podcast for fashion creatives. Through intimate interviews with industry guests and fashion thinkers, Carla van Lunn provides you with inspiring stories and real information about fashion design and creativity. Carla and her guests dig deep into fashion’s purpose and power. Fashion Wayfinder will be your compass … guiding you to create with confidence, spirit and integrity.
 
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Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to this excerpt from Chapter 2 -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you back…
 
Erica Bunker's fashionable garments are an inspiration to many sewers. Not only does she sew well-fitted, colorful, and contemporary styles, but she pairs them with admirable accessories, wears them with confidence, and photographs them skillfully. The Threads editors were eager to catch up with Erica for Episode 39 of the Sewing with Threads podca…
 
Chriselle Lim was an influencer before influencing was a career to aspire to. Having fun with her own YouTube channel in college, she was one of the pioneers who recognized that content could mean more than ironic memes and charming cat videos. Early on, she was invited to Rebecca’s fashion shows before fashion had tapped into the influencer market…
 
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to an excerpt from the first chapter, If You Want To Go, Go -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that …
 
In the year 2021, a lot has changed. With the desire to drive sales, in the fashion industry, the role of the Fast Turn model has grabbed the attention of many brands and retailers. Companies like Zara have shifted the paradigm with their approach to fast turn. With preparation, dedication, planning, and intention it can be done. In this episode of…
 
When Minjae Ormes was passionately studying storytelling and film, she didn’t know she would eventually use those skills for another type of storytelling: business marketing in a digital world. The creativity and unorthodox approach she built because of this led her to the position of Global Head of Media at YouTube. Now as CMO at Visible, an innov…
 
Learn new strategies for finding freelance fashion design clients, and charging a retainer for consistent income! Sophia is a full-time fashion freelancer who moved from NYC to Texas and grew her freelance business--during Covid! If you’ve been struggling to find clients for your freelance fashion business, this episode is a must listen. For the co…
 
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to the introduction of the book -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you bac…
 
An actress-turned-entrepreneur and a fashion designer board a bus. What do they talk about? Breastfeeding, naturally! When Rebecca heard Tia Mowry’s giggle across the bus filled with successful women bound for Napa, she knew she had found a new friend. Joining Superwomen for the first time, Tia shares the story of how her career has evolved over th…
 
Rebecca's new book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, comes out on June 15th. Take a listen to the foreward of the book -- and stay tuned as we release new excerpts every week! Pre-order now and begin the first step on your path to achieving your dreams in spite of the fear that you think is holding you back. T…
 
Fashion is a global industry, when policies like tariffs and trade agreements enter the picture it can have great implications. U.S. tariffs placed on other countries largely return to the U.S. companies who then raise prices, passing the costs on to consumers. In this episode, Bret and Emily discuss the damaging effects a rise of nationalism can h…
 
This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. Barbara Mason, CHRO of Scotiabank, may be one of the most successful women in banking, but it was never her plan to go into finance. As a college graduate with a degree in urban geography, she started working with the bank in order to scout new locations for branches. It turns out she had a kn…
 
Canadian designer Alexandra Suhner Isenberg studied fashion in Toronto, London, and Paris. She’s worked for brands including Burberry, freelanced, and taught fashion. But when an antique men’s chemise became her favorite thing to sleep in, Alexandra was inspired to start her brand, The Sleep Shirt. Listen for her fascinating story and how she built…
 
Even as a child, Jamie Kern Lima loved listening to people share their stories. As a kid she would watch Oprah in the family living room, soaking up both the sincerity and contagious enthusiasm that was the hallmark of such an iconic show. It came as a surprise, then, when Jamie’s dream job as a news anchor didn’t turn out to be as fulfilling as sh…
 
Chances are you’ve encountered Mars products whether you realize it or not. From their iconic candy bars to pet food, veterinary hospitals and more, Mars has diversified over the decades to become one of the most successful companies in the world. Victoria Mars, board member and associate, has spent the last 40 years working to make Mars a more sup…
 
Earlier this week you heard Jessi Hempel from LinkedIn's popular Hello Monday podcast on Superwomen --- this time hear Rebecca on Jessi's show! During this interview you'll hear Rebecca's reflect on what had to change in the past year, what endured, and how early entrepreneurs can still use this time to their advantage. You can listen to more episo…
 
Linda Lee, owner of the Sewing Workshop pattern collection and fabrics and notions store, shares valuable tips for making pants that fit in Episode 38 of the Sewing With Threads podcast. The prolific author, pattern designer, and popular teacher packs loads of information that home sewers need for fitting pants into her discussion.…
 
The apparel industry employs nearly 11,000,000 people, with approximately 349,000 factories globally. With day-to-day challenges, navigating this space can be complicated enough, yet adding further stresses such as COVID and dynamic shifts in consumer behavior create a staggering impact on this industry at all levels of the supply chain. In this ep…
 
Jessi Hempel always knew she wanted to be a writer. From the time she won her grade school writing contest, she knew she was destined to share her gift of the written word. It was a surprise, then, when her success as a tech writer for such magazines as Fortune and Wired ceased to feel as fulfilling as it once had. Many people reach this point in t…
 
Karen LePage is a freelance patternmaker and grader who specializes in size inclusivity and sustainability. She’s also a fit consultant, a sewing and fit teacher, an author, and a mom. Karen broke into the industry without going to fashion school, and she has built a thriving freelance business doing meaningful projects for clients she loves. In th…
 
Watching any number of popular cooking shows on TV, it’s fairly common to see chefs in a rage, spewing one sort of emotional outburst or another. That sort of stress might be enough to send most folks running, but not Camilla Marcus. Recalling her own encounters with angry kitchen staff as she worked her way up in the restaurant industry, she could…
 
Vocal and outgoing, sure to state her opinions even if her own family disagrees, Jessica Alba is not one to shy away from difficult conversations. The confidence and drive that made Jessica, a self-described feminist, a success in the tough-as-nails entertainment industry has served her many times over, notably in her foray as entrepreneur and foun…
 
Atlas Menswear founder Aaron Woolf has been athletic his whole life. Although this father of 4 has been an entrepreneur in other industries since 2014, he never thought he’d get into fashion. But he was fed up with dress shirts that didn’t fit his muscular build. And when he started talking to other men at the gym about the issue, Aaron discovered …
 
Welcome to the world of marketing and advertising. In this episode, the CSO of Stars Design Group, Emily Lane, dives into the beauty of how brands and companies can stay relevant and break through the noise by embracing the fundamentals of marketing. She hits topics such as the importance of authenticity in the market space, the truth behind SEO, i…
 
Some of us know what we want to do with our lives when we’re 13 years old. Few of us are already doing it professionally. Kristin Sudeikis, however, renowned dancer, choreographer, and founder of FORWARD__Space, was doing just that. In her earliest teen years Kristin was already getting hired as a professional choreographer, moving soon after to NY…
 
Oceans apart, in two of the most well-respected wine growing regions of the world, two sisters grew up thinking they were only children. When a combination of persistent searching and a dose of magic reunited the two, they were fascinated to learn that not only did they resemble each other in appearance, but also that their upbringing and their int…
 
Shilo Byrd has been in the industry for a decade and a half, and she knows her stuff. She’s a freelance luxury pattern maker, product developer, supply chain & production consultant, and a contributor at Vogue Business. In this episode of the SFD Podcast, Shilo chats about everything from understanding fit and the best way to learn new skills, to n…
 
This episode is in partnership with SAP SuccessFactors. Alicia Tillman always loved writing. As a child growing up on the coast of New Jersey, she spent her formative years by the ocean, surfing and making a plan for how she could parlay her passion for the written word into a successful career. You don’t often find writers on the business-driven F…
 
In flawless, mindful manufacturing, proper vetting of factory partners is essential as the success of your business in apparel depends on it. From navigating cultural differences to evaluating lines, equipment, and skill levels, to understanding what makes a factory "hum" in all the right ways, this episode dives deep into the process of evaluating…
 
Lots of folks have found themselves working from home in the last year; blessed are those who had chosen this lifestyle beforehand rather than being thrown into it by the whims of a new illness no one saw coming! If you’re one of the many people for whom the pandemic birthed a time of reflection, you’ve probably reconsidered your job, and how it mi…
 
Alex is a self-taught freelance technical designer living in Ottawa, Ontario. He didn’t go to fashion school, and he never held a job in the industry. Yet he’s working with small fashion brands, helping them get their ideas into production alongside his full-time job. In this episode, he shares how he managed to carve a spot for himself as a fashio…
 
Anyone interested in beauty products has come across the name Deborah Lippmann before, but few folks know the backstory. She’s made such a name for herself as a celebrity manicurist, and launched her own line of nail polish at the encouragement of such wonders as Mariah Carey, that it’s nearly impossible to think that her start in the beauty world …
 
Deepica Mutyala’s fame began with a video gone viral, only the second one she’d ever published on her YouTube channel, in fact. Her tip to use lipstick to even the tone of under eye circles left over 10 million women astounded that they hadn’t heard of this beauty trick before. After years of seeing no women of color represented as beauty influence…
 
Making sourdough, getting psyched for Zoom parties, and finally cleaning out your closet…the halcyon days of the early pandemic seem almost quaint now. If you’ve lost your luster, become a bit sluggish from staring at the same walls for 10 (!) months now, you’re not alone. Surrounding yourself with the same environment on repeat is tiring, but chan…
 
Marla Beck was always a beauty buff, keeping an eye on the latest skincare products to hit her local markets in the Bay Area growing up. It wasn’t until she had a business degree, however, that she merged her passion for the beauty world and her fascination with ecommerce in the late 90’s to develop one of the first ever beauty product websites. Un…
 
Kara Goldin was never a fan of water. Preferring the sweet buzz of diet sodas, it wasn’t until several health concerns stacked up after having four children that Kara decided to do an experiment. She traded soda for water for several weeks and was astounded to see her skin clear and her weight drop. However, she still wasn’t a fan of the way water …
 
This episode involves the frank discussion of adult and child trafficking, as well as sexual abuse. It contains information that may be sensitive to some listeners. Often by the time December hits parties are in full swing, and there’s no shortage of reasons to throw on something fancy and celebrate the season. Of course this holiday season is a li…
 
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