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Episode 07: Myranda Caputo

Myranda Caputo of Bespoke Branded Fit on demystifying brand sizing and the future of fit standard With her 20 plus years of technical pattern making and product development experience with brands such as Hanes, Dick’s Sporting Goods and L.L. Bean, Myranda Caputo knows a thing or two about how a garment should fit. Upon seeing...

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Episode 06: Justin Seale

Justin Seale on combining his love of design, sourcing and travel to build ArchiTec After 20 plus years working in retail, product management and design for notable outdoor-related companies, Justin Seale decided that the time was right to create his own brand – but it had to be different. Combining his sage years of experience...

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Episode 05: Rob Naughter with Patagonia

Rob Naughter with Patagonia On the Company’s Commitment to Sustainable/Traceable Textiles With the desire of working on material development with finished goods brands, Rob Naughter came knocking on Patagonia’s door after spending six years as a development engineer with PrimaLoft, a premium insulation for outdoor and home furnishings products. While it took the reputable three...

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Episode 04: Nick Armentrout

On creating an apparel brand from an all-American sustainable supply chain Nick Armentrout is the supply chain manager of Ramblers Way, a high-quality, sustainable apparel brand founded by Tom and Kate Chappell, founders of the infamous Tom’s of Maine toothpaste and other all-natural products. Nick shares how his background in animal science led him to...

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Episode 03: Miles Spadone

On working with his sister, design approach and finding the right material to achieve crisp, clean architectural design Miles and Molly Spadone are the brother/sister duo of Spadone Home, an evocative handmade collection of Art Deco influenced terrazzo vessels and Brutalist style concrete planters and bookends. Offspring of artistic parents, Miles shares how he and...

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Episode 02: Erin Bornstein

On developing the first design-lead footwear collection at Timberland Footwear designer, Erin Bornstein shares how she created the rare opportunity to have full control of the design vision without direct input of other product managers or merchandisers, for a new women’s Timberland collection, which will be available at retail this fall. Erin says her new...

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Jill McGowan

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Erin Bornstein

Erin Bornstein

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Nick Armentrout

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