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Clothing Coulture | Supply Chain Transparency with Tech Startup Silq

Clothing Coulture

Release Date: 03/22/2022

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Designers graduate with dreams of becoming the next multi-million dollar brand, most won’t make it, but not because of a lack of talent, Stefan Siegel is changing that.  Siegel is the Founder of , an online community of designers disrupting the fashion industry and making an impact on sustainability through intentional design and manufacturing.  , CEO, and Chief Strategy Officer, , discuss the organic growth of Not Just A Label in this episode of the Clothing Coulture podcast. 

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Personal data is at the center of a big debate. Customers are doing everything they can to protect it, while companies, brands and retailers are hoping to capture and use it to create a personalized online experience. In this episode , CEO Bret Schnitker and Chief Strategy Officer, Emily Lane, discuss how data privacy is impacting ecommerce with Founder & CEO, Frank Faricy. Faricy's company, XGen.Ai uses customer behavior, not data, to create hyper-personalized ecommerce providing individually tailored shopping experiences.

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Brands have varying definitions and standards of quality that depend on price point and perceived value to the customer. While quality is subjective, clear expectations of acceptable criteria need to be established prior to beginning production so that it can be measured throughout the process. In this episode, Stars Design Group CEO, Bret Schnitker and Chief Strategy Officer, Emily Lane, discuss how quality control (QC), quality assurance (QA) and acceptable quality limits (AQL) create a smoother production process and how to ensure a factory is meeting appropriate standards. Access the...

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Performance clothing requires attention to every detail, because it not only has to look good, it has to function to meet the needs of the activity. It is important to understand the variabilities and nuances of each component in order to make key design decisions. In this episode, Stars Design Group CEO, Bret Schnitker and Chief Strategy Officer, Emily Lane walk through the stages of the development process explaining the elements to consider when developing performance clothing. For more information: VISIT us ONLINE: CONNECT with us on LINKEDIN: LIKE us on FACEBOOK: FOLLOW us on...

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Clothing manufacturing is a complex process requiring the coordination of many components from multiple locations around the world.  With supply chain issues causing disrputions to delivery schedules it is important to look at the entire manufacturing process and identify efficiencies.  In this episode, Stars Design Group CEO, Bret Schnitker and Chief Strategy Officer, Emily Lane share ways to streamline the clothing manufacturing process through sourcing, dying, fabric treatments, trims and factory production.  Email [email protected] to receive the download on...

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Fashion trends come and go, but industry trends have staying power. Right now the industry is experiencing a turning point with technology playing a major role in seismic shifts. Paul Raffin, CEO & Founder of The Merchant Matrix is an internationally known C-suite executive who has worked at the top of Li and Fung, Express, J. Crew, John Varvatos, and many more. In this conversation Raffin discusses Macrotrends in the Fashion Industry with hosts Bret Schnitker (Stars Design Group CEO) & Emily Lane (Stars Design Group Chief Strategy Officer). Learn about: Conscious consumption’s impact on...

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Clothing Coulture | Supply Chain Transparency with Tech Startup Silq show art Clothing Coulture | Supply Chain Transparency with Tech Startup Silq

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Supply chain challenges lie in a lack of communication.  Tech startup Silq has creaated a solution which uses people inside the factories, compiling data into a system that provides transparency for all stakeholders.  We sit down with Silq Founder and CEO, Ram Radhakrishnan, to learn about how he plans to meet his audacious goal of providing a service that can predict landed cost with accuracy and make sure it is delivered at that price.  How Ram developed the idea for Silq Why people play a key role in the technology Learn about future supply chain disruptions in 2022 and into...

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Apparel buyers have the tough task of being brand stewards, ensuring products meet the customers expectations, while also preserving the bottom line to maintain profit margins. In this episode Stars Design Group CEO, Bret Schnitker, and Chief Strategy Officer, Emily Lane, share questions buyers should ask in every phase of the process, from design to delivery to maximize cost and quality for each piece. Topics discussed include: *Fabric choices *Garment details *Production efficiencies *Frieght costs including FOB and DDP For more information: VISIT us ONLINE: LIKE us on FACEBOOK: FOLLOW...

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Supply chain challenges lie in a lack of communication.  Tech startup Silq has creaated a solution which uses people inside the factories, compiling data into a system that provides transparency for all stakeholders. 

We sit down with Silq Founder and CEO, Ram Radhakrishnan, to learn about how he plans to meet his audacious goal of providing a service that can predict landed cost with accuracy and make sure it is delivered at that price. 

  • How Ram developed the idea for Silq
  • Why people play a key role in the technology
  • Learn about future supply chain disruptions in 2022 and into 2023

For more information:
Visit Silq ONLINE: onesilq.com 
VISIT us ONLINE: starsdesigngroup.com
LIKE us on FACEBOOK: @clothingcoulture
FOLLOW us on TWITTER: @starscoulture
FOLLOW our INSTAGRAM: @starsdesigngroup