Building An Industry: Roman Jewell Of Fix & Fogg

From commercial law to peanut butter maker, Roman Jewell shares his success story on how Fix & Fogg has grown into a household New Zealand name and has reached the shores of Australia, Singapore and even USA. Roman dives deep into how local consumers can inform your business expansion, why looking after your staff is so important and how to create an eco-system between yourself, the market and your customers.

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The Era Of New Retail: Caleb Flowers Of HATHENBRUCK(TM)

Based out of Salt Lake City HATHENBRUCK(TM) is part store and part creative endeavour through the lens of its founder, Caleb Flowers. From its opening in 2012 has been at the forefront of experiential projects and has changed the notion of a traditional brick and mortar. Caleb opens up about the principals behind the vision he has created, how the standard retail model didn’t work for him so he changed it and how you can adapt based on the market.

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Financial Business: Andy Williamson of Active Accounts

Andy is the Founder of Active Accounts, an accounting and business advisory practice based in the UK who also produce one of the best creative business podcasts today. We chat with Andy about financial basics for businesses and what it all means, what are some key fundamentals for business and the progression of the podcast thus far.

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How To Build A Co-Working Space: Sophie Evans & Doug Johns From CHAIRS™

CHAIRS™ is Coffee Supreme’s new shared workspace in Auckland’s Grey Lynn. We sit down with Sophie Evans and Doug Johns from Coffee Supreme to talk about how exactly the idea came about, what lead to a coffee company creating a shared co-working space and what success looks like to them through this project.

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Meet The Maker: Georgia Davison Of Georgia Jay

Georgia Davison founded her own leather bag label in her early 20’s, their promise is to make bags for women of style to love and to last. Georgia tells us the challenges of starting your own label - especially one that requires manual labour, how being patient can develop the best outcomes and how personal development can change your outlook.

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Mike Amiri vs. Hedi Slimane: Battle Of The Fashion Ballads

Los Angeles designer Mike Amiri has been called many things - savvy businessman, breakthrough star - but there is one title that has dogged him throughout: imitator. We give our opinion on the case that is Mike Amiri vs. Hedi Slimane, Saint Laurent Paris’ previous Creative Director who is now helming Celine.

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The Business Of Subscriptions: Sam Hickey Of Asuwere

Asuwere is a subscription based clothing brand where their subscribers receive a new item each month. We sat down with Sam Hickey, Co-Founder and Designer to talk about how the business model works exactly, how to find the balance between cost, fit and quality in product creation while also shedding light into entrepreneurship as a designer.

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Persistency And Determination: Seth Footring Of 502 Bad Gateway

502 Bad Gateway is an independent men's style magazine that tells stories of brands and labels doing extraordinary things which are out of the regular fold. We caught up with founder Seth Footing, to talk about why he started the magazine, the tough times he had in getting it organised and how to deal with work ethic and patience.

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Behind Creative Direction: Adam Bryce

Adam opens up about life as a Creative Director and how exactly he makes informed decisions whether business or creative. He also shares insight about how culture ebbs and flows and touches on his relationships with KAWS, Fraser Cooke and other notable figures within the artistic and fashion world.

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