FaceTime — with Michael Pollak of Heyday

On the 60th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Michael Pollak, the co-founder of Heyday, a company that is unbundling the facial from the spa and opening it up to a whole new…


Creation over Commodities — with Joe Ferrara of Resonance

On the 59th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Joe Ferrara, a co-founder of Resonance, a venture-operating company that is helping designers scale their brands at record speeds. Joe…


Tactical and Timeless — with Luc Lesénécal of Saint James

On the 58th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Luc Lesénécal, the president of Saint James, the french heritage brand known for its sweaters and stripes. This was the oldest brand…


Trend Trailblazers — with Mariah Chase of Eloquii

On the 57th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Mariah Chase, the CEO of Eloquii, a company turning into the destination for on-trend plus-size fashion. After The Limited shut it…


Hyper-Value — with Ryan Babenzien of GREATS

On the 56th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, we talk with Ryan Babenzien, the founder of GREATS, the first-digitally-native footwear brand that is hyper-focused on bringing extreme value to…


The Gold Standard — with Karen Young of Oui Shave

On the 55th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Karen Young, the founder of Oui Shave, a direct to consumer shaving brand for women. Karen started the company after she grew tired of…


Clothing Currents – with Eliza Brooke of Racked

On the 54th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Eliza Brooke, a senior writer at Racked, a publication that covers shopping from all different angles. Racked takes a consumer…


Denim Dynasty — with Alejandro Chahin of Mott And Bow

On the 53rd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Alejandro Chahin, the founder of Mott and Bow, a direct to consumer denim brand injecting some much-needed value into the denim market.…


Not So Small — with Jeff Hansen of Peter Manning

On the 52nd episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Jeff Hansen, a co-founder of Peter Manning, a menswear brand for not so tall guys. Jeff joined Peter, the company’s eponymous designer,…


Antiscale — with Charlie Ambler of Strike Gently Co

On the 51st episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the rapidly changing consumer economy, I talk with Charlie Ambler, the founder of Strike Gently Co, a company that started off making pins and patches and expanding into a growing…