Conversations by experts exploring the global dynamics that shape trends in the fashion industry.
info_outline That's a Wrap: Season 1 Highlights 09/14/2021
That's a Wrap: Season 1 Highlights Season 1 of Clothing Coulture was full of fashion industry innovators in technology, design, and social enterprise. The move to digital and shifting business models during this interesting era created many insightful moments.
info_outline Consulting Solutions for Fashion Industry Volatility 08/31/2021
Consulting Solutions for Fashion Industry Volatility The fashion industry is constantly changing, recent downsizing and developments in technology have caused larger disruption. In order to remain competitive, it may be necessary for brands to access an outside perspective.
info_outline Navigating Social Compliance in the Garment Industry 08/03/2021
Navigating Social Compliance in the Garment Industry The apparel industry is a global economy. Protecting workers' rights and safety is of the utmost importance. This is a complicated landscape as social compliance shifts from country to country, and region to region.
info_outline The Future of Fashion in Whole Garment Knitting 07/06/2021
The Future of Fashion in Whole Garment Knitting Apparel manufacturing is making a comeback in the U.S, alongside the technical foundations. Evolution St. Louis is paving the way to bring innovation and manufacturing as the premier whole garment, high-tech knitting facility.
info_outline Disrupting Through Innovation 06/22/2021
Disrupting Through Innovation Innovation in the workplace is important to a company and its future. Creating space for employees to share ideas & adopting a spirit of evolution creates a positive atmosphere while generating a better understanding of where the company is going.
info_outline The Realities of a Fashion Designer 05/26/2021
The Realities of a Fashion Designer Limitless to what they create, fashion designers are in many cases the hidden gems within the fashion industry. United Coulture, a fashion design community, was created to provide a face and opportunities to designers worldwide.
info_outline The Cultural Evolution of Technology 05/11/2021
The Cultural Evolution of Technology The future of fashion is going digital. We talk with guest Valentin Karabanov, founder of digital fashion brand VALENTINS, on topics such as the unlimited creative freedom that comes with using 3D technology, to protecting your art and designs.
info_outline "I Want It Yesterday" - The Fast Turn Apparel Model 03/30/2021
"I Want It Yesterday" - The Fast Turn Apparel Model The role of the Fast Turn model has grabbed the attention of many brands & retailers. Companies like Zara have shifted the paradigm with their approach to fast turn. With preparation, dedication, planning, & intention it can be done.
info_outline Responsible Production Decisions in Turbulent Times 03/02/2021
Responsible Production Decisions in Turbulent Times 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.
info_outline The Rise of the Boutique Brand Economy 02/23/2021
The Rise of the Boutique Brand Economy The rise of boutique brands has taken the fashion industry by storm. In this episode, Bret and Emily walk through what boutique brands have to offer, the common misconceptions start-up brands have, and the importance of understanding your vision and plan in the beginning stages.
info_outline Sustainable Marketing in Fashion 02/09/2021
Sustainable Marketing in Fashion 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, influencer marketing, the evolution and science of marketing, and more.
info_outline Vetting Factory Partners 01/26/2021
Vetting Factory Partners 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 factories for production.
info_outline Technology's Influence on The Fashion Industry 01/26/2021
Technology's Influence on The Fashion Industry There are many challenges in the fashion industry, but with challenges comes opportunity. In this episode, we touch base on topics such as 3D design & technology, bringing science to fit, and the core challenges of the fast fashion model.
info_outline A Man of Ambition 01/25/2021
A Man of Ambition This inaugural episode sets the foundation of Clothing Coulture and the podcast mission to provide an expert resource to those in the fashion industry. In this introduction, we learn about our hosts, Emily Lane, CSO of Stars Design Group, and Bret Schnitker, President/ CEO of Stars Design Group.
info_outline Introduction to Clothing Coulture 01/19/2021
Introduction to Clothing Coulture Welcome to Clothing Coulture, a new podcast series sharing insights on the fashion industry with experts in all realms from the technical aspect of the design to manufacturing. In this series, you will hear professionals in the industry dig deep and share their thoughts and knowledge on many topics that shape the fashion world.