About

We're a mission-driven and diverse group of entrepreneurs, strategic thinkers and industry experts deeply engaged with the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce.


Team

Richie Siegel — Founder & CEO

Richie is the founder and lead analyst at Loose Threads, which provides analysis and insights for the rapidly changing consumer economy. He is known for a deep understanding of Amazon’s fashion play, the direct to consumer boom, fast fashion’s dominance, and the shifting retail landscape. Fast Company named the Loose Threads Podcast one of 10 Great Business Podcasts and his writing has been published and featured in Business of Fashion, Fashion REDEF, Retail Dive, Lean Luxe and many other publications.

He previously ran Customer Insights at a fast growing fashion/tech startup and founded and ran a NY-based menswear line. His operational background allows him to work both at the micro and macro level, driving growth and long-term strategy with an execution-focused mindset.

Janet Acosta — Strategy & Insight Lead

Janet Acosta joins Loose Threads from Havas where she was a Strategy Manager covering the CPG, apparel, and beauty industries. She has experience delivering data-driven insights, creating and analyzing target audiences, and conducting competitive and category research. She began her career at advertising agency MRY, carrying-out social listening analysis for a number of brands and helping to design, evaluate, and optimize youth marketing campaigns. Janet has a keen interest on how the global movement of people has influenced business models, consumer habits, and physical spaces.


Work with Us

We’re a mission-driven and diverse group of entrepreneurs, strategic thinkers and industry experts deeply engaged with the intersection of consumer, retail and commerce. We’re always looking for passionate people to join our team. Get in touch below if you’re interested.

Open Positions

Ethics

We at Loose Threads and Loose Threads Intel analyze many different facets of the consumer economy. We have individual and corporate members (subscribers) who work in the industries we cover. While we listen to our members closely, our analysis, opinions and writing will always remain independent. Sometimes we will partner with companies for events and sponsorships, but these collaborations are exclusive to these events.

All Loose Threads Intel analysts publish ethics statements, which outline any potential conflicts.

I own a small number of stocks across a range of industries, including mutual funds and IRAs. The two stocks I own in the sectors we cover are Amazon and Shopify. Ownership of these stocks does not impact how I cover these companies or their industries more broadly. I have held these stocks for a long period of time and do not make short term trades.

Loose Threads has no external investors.

I use Lending Club to automatically invest in aggregated consumer credit. Use of this of this investment service does not impact how I cover similar companies and the broader industry.