Pillow Talk — with Ashley Merrill of Lunya

#76. Lunya makes luxury sleepwear that puts equal emphasis on function and aesthetics. We talk with founder Ashley Merrill about how her business is breathing new life into a frequently forgotten, but everyday apparel category. The Loose Threads…


All-Inclusive — with Fran Dunaway of TomboyX

#70. TomboyX makes underwear and other essential products for everyone, regardless of gender, size, geography or economic status. We talk with Fran Dunaway, who founded the company with her partner Naomi after struggling to find a brand that spoke…


Thread Journeys — with Carolyn Yim of Ply-Knits

#68. Ply-Knits is a knitwear label that marries a modern, direct-to-consumer approach with a high level of technical development and refined aesthetics. We talk with Ply-Knit’s Creative Director Carolyn Yim about the lessons she has learned from her…


Supply chain and cashflow: two keys missing from the CFDA’s fashion system report

Last week, the CFDA and Boston Consulting Group released the results of a study about the future of the fashion system, entitled Examining the future of New York Fashion Week. There's currently a lot of anxiety in the fashion world and many corners…


From idea to a finished garment: the process

There's a lot that goes into taking an idea and turning it into a tangible garment. Here's an outline of the process. I'll try to make this as detailed as possible but just about every step will likely be its own post at some point. Most of this is…


Yea, but where’s your fabric?

Fabric is everything in this game. If you don’t have it, you can’t do anything. Fabric is the engine in the car; without it, you’re not going anywhere. Fabric selection needs to happen before you start sampling a piece. Your pattern maker will take…