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This week's show features Senior Director of Tecnical Design, Nidhi Puri, as we discuss who should lead digital transformation and how they should do it. Not just from an internal standpoint but how you do this with your suppliers as well. The importance of people in this whole journey is not to be understated and Nidhi reminds us that things must …
 
As we all know, fit has become one of the critical components in the fashion industry's roadmap to success. We are slowly making our exit from the regionally varied homogenous sizes that we've all come to know and hate, which can only be a good thing. What can technology and changing consumer behaviours do to push the FIT opportunity forward? We ta…
 
As Director of Strategic Partnerships within Google's Advanced Tech department, Barry McGeough knows what he's talking about when it comes to new technology. We spent some time discussing the myriad of technologies that are coming over the next few years and how this will shape the landscape for retail, footwear and apparel in the future.…
 
This week we are joined by Kurt Cavano, CEO at Nimbly, to talk about the rise of on-demand manufacturing and how Kurt sees this playing out over the coming years as brands and partners move to become smarter, more cohesive units that blend on-demand and localised services with production en masse that happens further abroad to achieve a far greater…
 
Director of Innovation at Deckers Brands, Chris Hillyer, joins us to catch up on where the fashion world is right now with regards to digital materials. Are more companies adopting this technology as a serious path to a quicker and more efficient product development process? What are the limitations? Do those limitations even need to be overcome fo…
 
We kick off season 3 with a conversation alongside Danit Peleg, a 3D Printed Fashion Designer whose work is gaining great notoriety in this burgeoning industry. During the chat we talk about what kind of materials are available and the differences between them, how machinery plays a big part, how this might affect consumer behaviour and the huge be…
 
Founder of FashNerd and prominent fixture at UK fashion technology events, Muchaneta Kapfunde has witnessed the rapid increase in companies using software and hardware to gain a competitive edge and become more sustainable. In this week's episode, we discuss what will happen over the coming months and years to enable more sustainable business model…
 
The skills deficit is perhaps one of the biggest problems facing the industry today and will require a unique partnership between brands, manufacturers, academics and technology providers to overcome. Paola Bertola joins us from Politecnico di Milano to shed some light on the research they have done in this area to foster and deliver the appropriat…
 
We are joined by Alvaro Pin Hurtado to discuss the journey that HATCH has been on to get to this point where they can start to have game changing conversations with brands. The Digital Showroom is certainly going to make hugely positive changes, and they must strive forwards to accomodate how relationships between fashion brands and wholesale custo…
 
Marcus Chung joins Fashion Made to discuss ThirdLove's approach to finding the perfect fit for their bras. As the first company to offer trademarked half sizes they have a lot of demand planning and inventory challenges, and as VP Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Marcus is the perfect man to explain how they overcome these hurdles.…
 
50th Episode Special: In this week's bumper episode we feature a detailed discussion with the founder of digital fashion house, The Fabricant. After a stellar year in which they sold the first digital garment on blockchain, Kerry tells us all about running a thriving start-up in this brave new world as well as giving us the detail on the infamous s…
 
Kristen Fanarakis is founder of the L.A. made, classically inspired clothing line Senza Tempo Fashion. As a previous Wall Street trader her financial expertise is valuable on its own merits, but combine that with her desire to make long-lasting, season-less clothing that's good to the planet and you've got a rare case of fashion's triple bottom lin…
 
As the Senior Vice President of Global Product Services at Kohl's, Rajiv Malik has a large remit. He joined us during PI Apparel New York to lay out some of the most important ways in which he and his team are driving operational efficiency whether that's digital product creation, e-commerce, enabling end-to-end or measuring success.…
 
When he created Shudu, the first digital supermodel, not only did his life change but he also had a great impact on the world that could be felt for a long, long time. During the PI Apparel conference in New York, David Wilcox spoke to Cameron-James Wilson about how he got started and the vision of digital supermodels for the future, as well as dis…
 
Hirdaramani are well known for their steadfast support of better business practices and as a family run global manufacturer continue to pave the way forward. Nikhil joins us to discuss how to connect key stakeholders, stall order fatigue, enable workers with data and has some sage advice for those looking to be more sustainable in their practices.…
 
Every now and then we break beyond the walls of our fashion technology world and explore the possibilities of the future. This week, we are joined by the post-disciplinary designer, Adam Peacock, to have a speculative discussion on genetics and how this will impact our realms of design and thus the marketing systems that follow. It's important to h…
 
On this week's episode, we are joined by the CEO of YR Store, Tim Williams. They have been doing on-demand customization since 2013, with pop-ups popping up in Macy's, Topshop and other big name partnerships to boot. We hear about their journey, the advent of customization and what this means for brands and consumers, as well as hearing Tim's take …
 
Stuart Jenkins has worked in footwear for 40 years, and has helped to create and deliver game changing innovation throughout his career. He joins the show to talk about what you have to do innovate, having a ‘reject the herd’ mentality as well as talking us through the materials that are being used across the industry and how this side of things ca…
 
In its current form, academia is not serving the purpose of generating talent that meet industry requirements without additional training and losing opportunities for collaboration. How can we achieve a complete digital fashion education? Chair and Professor Robert Meeder joins us to highlight these topics and advise on the requirements for a succe…
 
On this week's episode features a conversation we had with Aaron Jackson from Clover Group Intl and CEO of Wonhouse. As discussions around micro-studios and factories become more prominent, this is a great time to have this detailed conversation around the possibilities for new ways of production. What are the challenges? What are the benefits?…
 
This week we're joined by Dr. Geoffrey Gray, CEO of Heeluxe, who has been spending his time quietly improving the footwear industry via a proved set of tools and methods that give brands the detail they need to make better shoes. Whether it's for fit, comfort, performance, durability or style, they work with everyone so expect to see their name mor…
 
Nicoline van Enter from the Footwearists details the many innovative technologies running through the footwear industry today and how to apply them to your business successfully. An intriguing mix of collaboration, continued development and a sharp focus on the manufacturing process give rise to a better informed design team; a streamlined manufact…
 
Gary Barraco, Director of Global Product Marketing with Amber Road, joins the show during the PI Apparel conference in New York to talk about how to make sure your innovative products get across the border by passing the ever-changing regulatory standards set by each import destination. They have a global team of over 180 experts who assist their c…
 
In this week's episode, we speak with Lien Van de Velde who heads up innovation at the women's lingerie and swimwear company, Van de Velde. Famous for having a brilliant in-store experience, they have combined AR with digital twins of their bras to create a virtual try-on for their customers. This is unique to lingerie and we discuss the detail in …
 
It's always fun chatting to Craig Crawford. His natural charisma is infectious, but he's also incredibly knowledgeable on a vast range of topics concerning apparel and retail. This week, we spoke about location based marketing, chat bots, ai, machine learning, and even squeezed in a few words about men wearing dresses. Why the hell not? Hosted by D…
 
Sean Lane and Tim Devlin join us this week to discuss the much-used term 'innovation'. As two guys that have gone from working with apparel and footwear brands such as Nike and Columbia Sportswear, they have been involved in their fair share of innovation projects. Now working for Kaylpso as innovation consultants, they share some key insights as t…
 
Gail Beban joins Fashion MADE for an in-depth discussion around the various ways 3D can help a company, placing great importance on the fact that companies must always focus on what they want 3D technology to do for them. She has been developing and implementing lean methodologies in apparel and footwear companies, most notably at a rather large sp…
 
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