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The Entrepreneurs

July and Ron Dorff

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7 June 2023

Episode 600

29 minutes

Meet Athan Didaskalou, co-founder of Melbourne-based luggage and travel accessories brand July. Athan joins us to talk about the brand’s global success - and why he’s so excited to touch down in the UK. Plus: Ron Dorff co-founder Claus Lindorff sits down with Monocle at the Franco-Swedish company’s Paris headquarters to explain why Los Angeles is the next stop for his premium sports-to-swimwear brand.

7 June 2023

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July

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Athan Didaskalou and Richard Li launched the Melbourne-based luggage and travel accessories brand July in 2019. The duo’s first product, the Carry-On, quite literally reinvented the wheel. Despite setbacks along the way they have continued to expand their offering, developing the lightest double-wheel suitcase in the world. Athan tells us about the brand’s remarkable growth in Australia, the US and Hong Kong – and why the UK is the next market in July’s sights.

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Co-founder Claus Lindorff talks about the men’s sportswear label that combines the practicality and functionality of Swedish design with the elegance of French style. He reveals how the label is expanding into new markets without losing sight of its core values.

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