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6 May 2020

Episode 447

30 minutes

This week we check in with Reformation and Canada Goose to uncover just a few of the many incredible stories of how the fashion industry has stepped up to support healthcare workers tackling the coronavirus pandemic. We also hear from the co-founder of Vollebak on creating clothing fit for the harshest conditions and head to Paris to get advice on tackling uncertainty from the founder of De Bonne Facture.

6 May 2020

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Chapter 1

Vollebak

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Steve Tidball is the co-founder and CEO of Vollebak. The company was launched in 2015 to challenge our understanding of what clothing can do, producing garments meant to help humans survive in the harshest climates.

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Reformation

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Hali Borenstein is president of Reformation, a womenswear brand that has teamed up with the City of Los Angeles to oversee the production of one million masks made by the city’s many garment factories.

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Canada Goose

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Dani Reiss is the CEO of Canada Goose, the made-in-Canada label known for its fashionable and rugged outerwear. Recently, the company reopened its eight factories to make medical-grade PPE to donate to healthcare workers.

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De Bonne Facture

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Déborah Neuberg is the founder of Parisian menswear label De Bonne Facture. Having made her own way in the highly competitive world of Paris fashion, Neuberg offers some advice on uncertainty for the owners of smaller brands.

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