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Forbidden Love – Fashion & Sustainability

How do I reconcile my love of retail and fashion with the overconsumption the industry promotes especially at this time of year even when supply chain issues are making it difficult to keep product stocked? No brand is perfect and sustainability is a journey, but the reality is… No Money, no mission. After all, a business has

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Planning Process & Cadence

Did you know that it can take as little as 20 hours a year to do strategic planning? The math is simple. It breaks down to only 5 hours a quarter.            Q1-5         Q2-5  +     Q3-5         Q4-5         ———–        20 hours (see… what I mean?) 😉  In

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Boundaries and Burnout

At this point, you may be asking yourself what does all of this boundary talk have to do with sustainable apparel? Is this really industry news? Let’s be real. The apparel industry has a reputation for burnout and we have entered burnout season in the industry. The 4th quarter is the busiest and arguably the

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Ethical and Fair Trade

I’d like to start by saying this is just a sliver of the concerns and need for ethical and fair trade. As my colleague keeps reminding me (more like encouraging me 😉) “that’s a dissertation.” There is so much to unpack around sustainable apparel and I can’t cover it all. So I will continue to focus

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The story of my sister and our unbreakable bond. Part 1.  The day I was born, I already had a #1 fan. My sister Jennifer was my A1-Day 1. She was only 3 years old at the time and loves telling me the story of the day I was born.  Part of the reason she

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Small Business Week 

Did you know… that more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business?  Last week was Small Business Week – which coincides with The National Small Business Week Summit hosted by the Small Business Administration (SBA).Did you also know that… the current Administrator of the SBA is a Latina? (Hello 👋🏼  Hispanic Heritage Month)!   Isabella Casillas

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