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Creating a Ripple Effect

As your fashion business innovates and evolves, you not only contribute to your own growth but also can influence the evolution of the entire fashion ecosystem.  Your agility and creativity can often lead to pioneering changes faster than larger, more established companies. This is in fact where your true power shines: small but consistent efforts, […]

Internal Transformation as a Catalyst

While one small brand alone adopting different practices might seem like a modest start to trigger big changes in the fashion industry, the collective action of numerous brands doing the same becomes a transformative force.  But what ignites this collective movement? It all starts with internal transformation within each individual brand. How does it work? […]

The Power of Ecosystems

Your business doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It is part of a larger ecosystem.  Just like in a natural ecosystem where different species interact with each other and their environment, the fashion industry is made up of various players – designers, manufacturers, retailers, consumers or influencers.  Each of these players has a unique role and […]

How Can Your Business Change The Fashion Industry?

You are mighty As an independent fashion business owner or designer, you might sometimes experience doubts about your ability to create an impact and lasting change when you are facing larger brands with significantly more resources, wider brand reach and greater influence in the industry.  This sense of being a tiny player in an ocean […]

Challenging the status quo to create change for women in the garment industry

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Many many years ago, I traveled to Cambodia for my master’s thesis field research. My thesis was on women workers in garment factories in Phnom Penh. I visited a couple of factories. I saw mostly women on factory floors and mostly men in sample rooms. When I talked to these women (mainly migrant workers) to […]

A simple solution to quickly fix a seemingly simple problem?

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We are obsessed with finding a simple solution to quickly fix a seemingly simple problem. This is often what we do in our attempts to address environmental problems. I’ve always naively thought that breeding wild salmon in hatcheries was one of those simple miracle solutions to preserve disappearing species.  Wild salmons are fascinating creatures: the […]

What story images of “successful business”​ are telling us?


Lately, I’ve asked business founders on my podcast to share with our listeners their definition of a “successful business”. And I am really grateful to each of them for showing us that success could be defined in so many differentways.  The main commonality in the answers from my guests is that success is coming from a place of love […]

Regenerative Fashion?

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One of the things I love about podcasting is that I get to have inspiring conversations with wonderful people that are creating change in their own way.  I talk to people that are growing a business that is also creating good for people and for the planet. But sometimes these people are not necessarily from […]