The complexity of the fashion industry creates a ripe opportunity for dialogue. While writing on Loose Threads covers plenty of issues, a discussion with incredibly knowledgeable people in the industry simply allows us to dive deeper into the details.

The goal of the Loose Threads Podcast is simple: have substantive discussions about the wide range of issues the industry is grappling with. I’ll have a different guest every episode who is working on something really cool, has some provocative opinions about the state of the industry—or both. My hope is to go beyond water cooler gossip and surface level inferences about where everything is headed.

I definitely don’t have all the answers, but hopefully the podcast will provide a forum to process and debate the essential questions.

On the inaugural episode, Pins, Patches and the Post Office, I talk with the founder of Strike Gently, Charlie Ambler, about why he started a pin company and where it fits within the fashion world.


— Richie