The Entrepreneurs

The long run

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9 December 2020

Episode 478

30 minutes


Photo: Paulsta Wong

This week we’re on the run with three standout labels: Tracksmith, Satisfy and Hylo Athletics. From London, Hylo’s co-founder explains how he left behind a career as a professional footballer to create the sustainable shoe brand. In Paris, we meet a fashion-industry veteran who put French textile expertise to work on his new label, Satisfy. And in Boston, Tracksmith helps us to tackle the running commute.

9 December 2020

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Chapter 1

Hylo Athletics

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London-based Hylo Athletics launched earlier this year with a running shoe made using seven natural materials. Co-founder Michael Doughty, a former professional footballer, tells us about the transition into entrepreneurship.

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Chapter 2

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Tracksmith

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Tracksmith CEO and co-founder Matt Taylor tells us why the right gear and a well-considered route can make a run to the office less daunting for everyone.

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Satisfy

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Inspired by a love of music and the great outdoors, Parisian label Satisfy was created by denim-industry veteran Brice Partouche. He looked to France’s expertise in working with silk to create breathable, lightweight pieces.

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