Well Made

A podcast about the people and ideas that are shaping our patterns of consumption for the better. Hosted by Lumi co-founder Stephan Ango.

151. Motivated by obligation

Climate reporter Kendra Pierre Louis's bylines follow the impacts of climate change in all forms — from caterpillar plagues to wildfire season. To solve climate change, she's shifting the lens from consumers to companies and regulators.

July 15, 2021

150. Following opportunity

"I think Gin Lane's impact got a lot larger once we quit Gin Lane." After building the brand identity for dozens of iconic modern brands, Gin Lane founder Emmett Shine is scaling a new home brands collaborative — Pattern Brands.

July 1, 2021

149. Writing a more optimistic future

While building Sudowrite — AI for writers block — Amit Gupta is also writing sci-fi that bucks the trend of doomed gloom dystopias.

June 10, 2021

148. Making meaning

Reggie James is questioning the role of our online identities and the platforms that contain them. As the CEO and founder of Eternal, he’s challenging product language with inspiration from game design, iconic futurists, and sci-fi.

May 27, 2021

147. Taking things apart

Tyler Mincey is a Partner at Bolt where he's always thinking about the long view of new products. With a decade of product experience, he's envisioning a future of tech that's more integrated and ambient than ever before.

May 13, 2021

146. Shipping is changing

After a record year of ecommerce, Shippo CEO Laura Behrens Wu returns with an update on the current state of shipping. Customers want more choice and transparency at checkout, and mega shippers' shortcomings are making way for more fragmented, hyperlocal logistics.

April 29, 2021

145. Becoming good ancestors

As a futurist, purveyor of tech tools, and the founding executive editor of Wired, Kevin Kelly has spent a lot of time thinking about the future. But his latest project is a 50-year visual anthology that cherishes the past while bringing a more long-term vision into focus.

April 15, 2021

144. Sourcing more patiently

As the natural food market has boomed, Thrive Market's Jeremiah McElwee has learned that scaling a healthy, sustainable supply chain takes patience and a constant pursuit of perfection.

April 9, 2021

143. Taking care of yourself

The price, time commitment, and vocabulary involved in self-care can leave consumers stranded and overwhelmed. With Golde, Trinity Mouzon Wofford is determined to make healthy changes — in business and body — more accessible.

April 1, 2021

142. Testing the edges

"I'm still the person that just wanted to make beautiful things and that hasn't changed." Jenna Lyons is diving back into creative with full force: launching a new lash brand, hosting a TV show, and designing a new hotel.

March 18, 2021

141. Keeping clothing out of landfills

On average, each person in the US sends 70 pounds of textiles to a landfill each year. For Days founder Kristy Caylor is building a textile recovery stream to close the loop and build a supply chain fueled by fashion waste.

March 4, 2021

140. Streaming the runway

It’s been two years since Vogue Business editor Hilary Milnes was on the show to share her DTC retail predictions. One year into the pandemic, trend trajectories have spiked, forcing brands to accelerate faster than anyone predicted.

February 25, 2021

139. Impressing the eco-nerds

Sustainability is not binary. Returning guest reporter Alden Wicker is breaking down what we talk about when we talk about sustainability and exposing common red herrings.

February 18, 2021

138. Getting comfortable with trade-offs

Ian Montgomery, founder and Creative Director of Guacamole Airplane is merging environmental science and design to push the limits of how we think about sustainable packaging.

February 11, 2021

137. Subscribing to a shoe

What does it take to make a shoe recyclable and how do you get customers to recycle it? Caspar Copetti and his team at On are testing their hypotheses with a whole new supply chain for a subscription based shoe.

January 28, 2021

136. Building the future right now

Designer Kristy Tillman has no time to waste. Between her roles at Slack and Facebook, she took a sabbatical to launch a fellowship for underrepresented design talent.

December 31, 2020

135. Aspiring to ubiquity

What does it take to be the first big blanket brand in the past couple centuries? Fresh off his Shark Tank pitch, Wylie Robinson is sharing his plan to make Rumpl a household name.

November 18, 2020

134. Starting from scratch

“Whether you plan to be transparent or not, transparency is going to find you.” With end-to-end control of the supply chain, Boll & Branch is building a business that’s better for people and the planet.

November 11, 2020

133. Designing for longevity

Bellroy CEO and Co-founder Andy Fallshaw is debunking status quo for profit, purpose and product design, and evolving to meet the needs of our planet.

November 5, 2020

132. Creating future nostalgia

Schoolhouse is revitalizing American manufacturing to build the next generation of heirlooms.

October 28, 2020

131. Building direct relationships

When Shopify acquired Tictail, Carl Rivera took the lead on Shop — Shopify's shopping app that boosts brand discovery and lowers acquisition costs.

September 30, 2020

130. Giving your brand a soul

From logo to mission statement, it's become easy to create a cookie-cutter brand. Emily Singer, author of Chips + Dips, explores how to break the mold.

September 23, 2020

129. Unlearning and reeducating

Céline Semaan, founder of Slow Factory, is bringing us up to speed. This episode is a lesson on unlearning the systems we know and getting familiar with the discomfort of change.

September 9, 2020

128. Giving a crap

At peak pandemic panic buying, Who Gives a Crap sold 28 rolls per second. Co-founder and CPO Danny Alexander shares how rapid scaling has led to their biggest donation ever — $4m.

September 2, 2020

127. Adopting new shopping behaviors

The pandemic has drastically changed how we shop, at least for now. The New Consumer Editor-in Chief Dan Frommer shares his insights and predictions for the surge of ecommerce.

August 26, 2020

126. Decolonizing spices

Food equity starts in the supply chain. Diaspora Co. founder Sana Javeri Kadri is disconnecting Indian spices from the influence of Western colonization.

August 19, 2020

125. Making it onto the grocery list

In the midst of a pandemic-induced ecommerce boom, Ithaca Hummus is doing just fine in grocery stores’ deli sections. Founder Chris Kirby talks about the experiential role of retail, staying smart and flexible, and separating trends from universal truths.

August 12, 2020

124. Protecting people and planet

What does it mean to be an "intersectional environmentalist" and how can companies follow suit? We're talking to Leah Thomas, the person who coined the term.

August 4, 2020

123. Looking to Nature

True Botanicals founder Hillary Peterson debunks the idea that natural products can’t outperform toxic ones, and dives into the implications of cost and customer education.

June 24, 2020

122. Scaling Environmental Accountability

Etsy's Director of Sustainability shares how the maker marketplace is measuring and taking responsibility for their ecological impact.

June 17, 2020

121. Following Through

A short meditation about the relationship between racism and climate change, and what we can do to better support Black businesses.

June 11, 2020

120. Trying New Things

Chintextle. Purslane. Sir Prize avocados. Methodology founder Julie Nguyen is always trying to source exciting new foods for their menu. Delivered in jars, always healthy, and always filling, Methodology is innovating a new way forward for food delivery.

May 20, 2020

119. Knowing What it Means to Be a Good Business

In 2008, Fireclay Tile CEO Eric Edelson brought the tile business direct-to-consumer, and he hasn't looked back. He talks us through scaling past max capacity, becoming a B Corp, and staying recession proof.

May 13, 2020

118. Making Kombucha Mainstream

Most people don't know what kombucha is and fermented tea is a tough sell (especially after you've seen a SCOBY). Health-Ade Kombucha co-founder Vanessa Dew explains how they continue to educate consumers as they scale up at breakneck speed.

May 6, 2020

117. Preparing for the Unexpected

Launching a line of emergency kits in the midst of a pandemic is a big responsibility. Judy CEO and co-founder, Simon Huck, talks us through the first few months and the value of informative content.

April 29, 2020

116. Rethinking Your Framework

Vanessa is taking us through the carefully considered, incremental decisions it took to build an ethical supply chain for Another Tomorrow.

April 23, 2020

115. Navigating Difficult Times

Cotopaxi founder Davis Smith has always faced tough decisions with a people-first approach. Davis is making a case for sustainable shifts to capitalism.

April 21, 2020

114. Finding Strength in Numbers

In many ways, COVID-19 has made business stand still, so Nate Checketts found a way to keep things moving. Brands x Better is just one of the ways Rhone is adapting to a new world of business.

April 15, 2020

113. Trying to Do Right

Decreased emissions don't paint the full picture of COVID-19's environmental impact. Sustainable fashion journalist Alden Wicker takes us beyond the idea of conscious consumerism as the pandemic magnifies environmental and human crises in the apparel supply chain.

April 8, 2020

112. Branding a Feeling

Benjamin Witte isn't branding CBD, he's branding the clear calm it gives you. Hear the strategies for marketing, hiring, and growth that are expanding the world of this fruity, fizzy CBD drink.

April 1, 2020

111. Becoming a Forest

Scalability has its limits. Taking his queue from Apple and Amazon, Barkbox founder Henrik Werdelin is thinking beyond big trees and planting seeds for something even bigger.

March 25, 2020

110. Longing for Less

Minimalism goes deeper than aesthetics — way deeper. In his debut book, "The Longing for Less", writer Kyle Chayka goes back to the roots of minimalism to pivot our modern interpretations away from aesthetic and more toward sourcing.

February 26, 2020

109. Offsetting Carbon

Peter Dering, founder of Peak Design, shares why he is starting a new nonprofit called Climate Neutral to help brands become carbon neutral.

February 12, 2020

108. Culling Through the Clutter

It's like a grocery store but everything is health and beautiful. Oh, and it's gone in 30 days. Founder Emily Schildt talks us through how Pop-up Grocer is a solution for how consumers actually want to shop for groceries.

February 5, 2020

107. Building Genuine Brands

A great product does not equal a great brand. Co-founders Eric Prum and Josh Williams share the strategy behind the Very Great platform and how it has helped to build three consumer brands and counting — W&P Design, Wild One, and Courant.

January 22, 2020

106. Predicting the Next Decade

Fast Company Senior Staff Writer Elizabeth Segran reflects on the past decade of consumer trends and makes some insightful predictions about how gradual consumer shifts have lead to substantial changes in what consumers expect of brands.

January 16, 2020

105. Using Waste as Currency

Phone cases don’t need to last a lifetime, but in a landfill, they might. Pela founder Jeremy Lang shares how he developed the compostable flax-based phone case material and how Pela is making a place for itself in the responsibility economy.

January 8, 2020

104. Prioritizing the Long Term

Momentum is building around sustainable purchasing and Stuart Landesberg believes this is just the beginning. The CEO and Co-founder of Grove Collaborative shares a piece-by-piece sustainability strategy and the outlook that could make Grove a 100-year company.

January 1, 2020

103. Creating a Customer Journey

Trade Coffee is delivering on discovery, but the subscription part is more complex than it seems. Hear how they've optimized for their roasters and their customers.

December 18, 2019

102. Reflecting the World As It Is

Universal Standard is building the largest size range in the world. Hear why they want to stop talking about size, and what they're doing to set a new standard.

December 11, 2019

101. Solving a Worthy Problem

Framing priceless pieces requires a ton of customer confidence. Framebridge founder and CEO Susan Tynan built that confidence by sweating the details, building out a new factory, and launching two brick-and-mortar locations.

December 3, 2019

100. Ask Lumi: Looking Back on 100 Episodes

Jesse and Stephan are answering your questions about the podcast, packaging, ecommerce, and Lumi.

November 20, 2019

99. Feeling Like a Kid Again

The magic of Magic Spoon is in its trifecta of sweeteners that keep it low in sugar and its high quality dairy protein. Co-founder Gregory Sewitz talks sourcing, formulations, and why he'll never work with live crickets again.

November 12, 2019

98. Controlling the Narrative

Combining her impressive background in tech and marketing with her husband's wine making expertise, Helena Price Hambrecht launched Haus – an aperitif that deserves to be the main attraction.

October 28, 2019

97. Changing Consumer Behavior

Blueland is taking the refill model and dehydrating it. Founder and CEO Sarah Paiji Yoo takes us behind the scenes of Blueland's busy first year, the struggles to find a manufacturer for their cleaning tablets, and pitching on Shark Tank.

October 23, 2019

96. Running Authentically

Tracksmith not only captures the grit it takes to run — they glorify it. Co-founder Matt Taylor shares the strategy behind their captivating photography, their growing community, and the respite of a retail space.

October 9, 2019

95. Replacing Consumer Behavior

Shopping secondhand significantly offsets the amount of waste produced by the fashion industry. ThredUp's Brand Director talks sustainability, stigma, and streamlining resale with retail.

September 18, 2019

94. Converting Shoppers into Buyers

A report on the state of direct-to-consumer brands, straight from an expert. Founder of The New Consumer, Dan Frommer helps us digest the some milestone moments in ecommerce and what they mean for the future.

September 4, 2019

93. Fixing Broken Beauty Laws

Beautycounter takes their mission straight to Capitol Hill. Hear how SVP of Social Mission, Lindsay Dahl lobbies for clean beauty.

August 28, 2019

92. Stepping on All the Rakes

After selling Tonx to Blue Bottle Coffee, Tony Konecny's new company Yes Plz is making delicious coffee more attainable.

August 20, 2019

91. Extending the Invitation

By focusing on functionality and a direct-to-consumer model, Year & Day encourages customers to focus on what and who is around the table.

August 7, 2019

90. Being Unapologetically Free

Getting real with Knix founder, Joanna Griffiths about rebuilding her brand of intimate apparel online.

July 24, 2019

89. Letting Community Lead the Way

We sit down with Poshmark founder and CEO, Manish Chandra to talk about the logistics of the resale marketplace, and building social ecommerce experiences.

July 17, 2019

88. Taking Responsibility

As the co-founder of Seventh Generation and Sustain Natural, Jeffrey Hollender knows what it takes to build transparent businesses with a focus on sustainability. On this episode he shares successes, failures, and his current efforts to shift fundamental systems.

July 10, 2019

87. Perfecting Personalization

Hair care is getting personal — finally. We're talking with Function of Beauty's co-founder about the strategy behind their hundreds of bottling iterations and trillions of product combinations.

July 2, 2019

86. Chasing the Sun

Aishwarya Iyer talks about founding Brightland to bring fresh, traceable olive oils to the table.

June 26, 2019

85. Holding Space

Neighborhood Goods' Matt Alexander on bringing together people and stories under one roof.

June 20, 2019

84. Recovering Returns

A chat with Happy Returns co-founder, David Sobie on the logistics of in-person, online purchase returns.

June 11, 2019

83. Engineering Lifelong Razors

Hear how founder Adam Simone took his experience creating medical-grade tools to develop a refillable, plastic-free Leaf razor.

June 5, 2019

82. Kilning It

Alex Matisse of East Fork talks about walking the line between small scale craft and large scale commercialism.

May 22, 2019

81. Turning All the Dimmers Up

Rothy's burst into the shoe market with flats made from recycled water bottles in 2016. Three years later, Kerry Cooper, the President of Rothy's, talks about treading new ground with the overseas expansion of their sustainable slip-on.

May 15, 2019

80. Seeding

Breaking down the science of the microbiome with Seed.

May 8, 2019

79. Sitting is Timeless

On sustainable furniture design with ready-to-assemble, flat-pack furniture company, Floyd.

May 1, 2019

78. Closing the Clothing Loop

A discussion on designing for longevity with the Director of EILEEN FISHER Renew.

April 24, 2019

77. Merging the Disruptor and Disrupted

A talk with Tuft & Needle co-founder, JT Marino on waking up a sleepy industry and merging with their competitors to fundamentally transform consumer product brands.

April 17, 2019

76. Delivering Like Amazon

ShipBob Chief Marketing Officer, Casey Armstrong answers logistics questions for outsourcing your fulfillment.

April 10, 2019

75. Launching a New Unboxing

Ollie Sr. Operations Manager, Nancy Walton, and Lerer Hippeau Principal investor, Caitlin Strandberg talk about the supply chain strategy behind Ollie's new packaging redesign.

April 3, 2019

74. Taking Sunscreen Seriously

President of Supergoop!, Amanda Baldwin shares how she's leading the mission-driven sunscreen brand forward.

March 27, 2019

73. Testing Things

On the Thingtesting Instagram, Jenny Gyllander offers her perspective on products from the lens of a consumer and a venture capitalist.

March 20, 2019

72. Connecting with Color

A conversation with Backdrop — a new startup moving the hardware store paint chip model forward.​ ​

March 13, 2019

71. Getting Weirder

A year after our first talk, Baggu founder Emily Sugihara shares how they're preserving the heart of the bag brand.

March 6, 2019

70. Building on Greenfields

LeanLuxe Editor-in-Chief, Paul Munford and Stephan Ango roundup the latest ecommerce news.

February 27, 2019

69. Breaking Up the Meat Monopoly

Porter Road is bringing high-quality, traceable meats and poultry direct to consumer. Hear how the Nashville butchery went from catering business to VC-backed ecommerce company.

February 13, 2019

68. Setting the New Standard for Sex

Two years ago, Eva Goicochea shared her idea for a new kind of sex wellness brand, Maude. We're looping back with her on how the freshly launched company is disrupting an industry that has for so long looked the same.

February 6, 2019

67. Designing Your Product Playbook

Industrial design office, Visibility, walk through the step-by-step process of bringing a physical product to market.

January 30, 2019

66. Making the Greatest Sock Never Sold

A talk with Bombas CEO, David Heath, about grounding their one-for-one sock brand in community and the customer experience.

January 16, 2019

65. Having the Sustainable Sex Talk

A conversation with Sustain Natural founder, Meika Hollender on starting an all-natural period and sex startup with her dad.

January 2, 2019

64. Scaling Up to Give Back

Chief Operations Officer, Charlie Carlisle shares how social-good headwear company, Love Your Melon, is supporting pediatric cancer initiatives through selling knitwear at scale.

December 19, 2018

63. Owning Your Brand

MVMT founder, Jake Kassan talks about building a $100 million brand through influencer marketing.

December 13, 2018

62. Moving the Rock from Zero to One

We sit down with GREATS co-founder, Ryan Babenzien to talk about building an enduring shoe brand.

December 5, 2018

61. Picking the Right Swatch

Former blogger, tv host, and interior designer, Nicole Gibbons is simplifying the paint buying process one paint swatch at a time.

November 14, 2018

60. Asking the Bajillion Dollar Question

The Wall Street Journal logistics and supply chain reporter, Erica E. Phillips weighs in on the tightening labor supply, tariffs, and the trade war.

October 17, 2018

59. Making it Easy to Eat Healthy

The founders of Freshly, a healthy, heat-and-eat ​meal subscription brand talk about making fresh foods that ship in the mail.

October 4, 2018

58. Learning the Value of Conversation

LOLA co-CEO, Alex Friedman shares how transparency is encouraging candid conversations around periods, sex, and reproductive health.

September 19, 2018

57. Bringing the Chocolate

A conversation with Haraldur Thorleifsson, founder of Ueno — a creative agency designing digital experiences for Silicon Valley's biggest tech companies.

August 29, 2018

55. Creating a Safe Space for Beauty

Getting real with Gloria Noto about instincts, risk-taking, and building an inclusive, gender-fluid beauty brand.

August 15, 2018

54. Making Whatever You Want

The founders of Studio Neat talk about the ups and downs of running their product design business.

August 8, 2018

53. Cultivating a Modern Relationship with Plants

The Sill Founder Eliza Blank shares how the ecommerce plant brand uses educational content as a key tool for growth.

August 1, 2018

52. Celebrating the Stories We Wear

A talk with Patagonia's Worn Wear Manager, Nellie Cohen on the logistics and marketing of repairing and selling used clothing online

July 25, 2018

51. Predicting Trends in Real Time

A conversation with Cheryl Kaplan, President of luxury shoe brand M.Gemi, on closing the customer feedback loop with data to stay a step ahead.

July 18, 2018

50. Changing Retail

A conversation with Managing Editor of Glossy, Hilary Milnes about the resurgence of the retail store and where the luxury world is at in the transition from wholesale to direct-to-consumer.

June 27, 2018

49. Connecting People to Their Kitchens

An interview with Material co-founder, Eunice Byun, on connecting with customers through their minimal set of kitchen tools.

June 20, 2018

48. Converting Influence

We loop back with ecommerce expert, Web Smith to talk about how brands will adapt to new regulations and competition, and get an update on his newsletter, 2PM.

June 13, 2018

47. Elevating the House Slipper

From their days at Facebook and Ross to launching their own footwear brand Birdies, Bianca and Marisa share what they've learned about marketing and manufacturing for a new product category.

June 5, 2018

46. Refining Women's Shaving

A conversation with founder, Karen Young about disrupting the status quo with a razor designed for women.

May 30, 2018

45. Breathing Life into Brands

From Fuzzco to Pretend Store, Helen Rice is taking a non-traditional approach to design and defining brand stories.

May 22, 2018

44. Shipping Couches

Burrow co-founder, Kabeer Chopra talks about the challenges of shipping their modular couches direct-to-consumer.

May 15, 2018

43. Designing Awesome Clothes, Backed by Data

Rockets of Awesome founder, Rachel Blumenthal, talks about designing a brand backed by data and personalized for a modern generation of parents and kids.

May 8, 2018

42. Subscribing to a Community

FabFitFun co-CEO and co-founder, Daniel Broukhim, shares the value behind their subscription box.

May 1, 2018

41. Going Direct to Consumer

Business of Fashion Chief Correspondent, Lauren Sherman, covers what is and isn’t working in this unprecedented time of retail, and how digitally native brands have changed where the fashion industry is heading.

April 24, 2018

40. Making Sustainability Practical

Former Head of Product of Reformation and startup sustainability advisor, Tabea Soriano, shares social and environmental strategies to integrate into identity and business.

April 17, 2018

39. Practicing the Narrative

With 20 years of tech industry experience at Amazon, Etsy, NPR and SmartThings, business leader Maria Thomas shares the importance of a brand narrative and the value of preparation.

April 10, 2018

38. Taking Measured Risks

ThirdLove co-founder, Heidi Zak, is changing the way modern women get measured and shop for bras.

March 27, 2018

37. Unbranding Your Pantry

Tina Sharkey, the veteran entrepreneur, investor, and co-founder of Brandless talks to Stephan about reimagining what it means to be brand.

March 13, 2018

36. Playing Within the Rules

A conversation with David Hua, CEO of cannabis software company, Meadow.

March 1, 2018

35. Taking Nobody's Word for It

Lumi founders, Jesse Genet and Stephan Ango discuss raising a $9M Series A.

February 20, 2018

34. Building Tools Right the First Time

Proper Cloth uses technology to power personalization in the form of dress shirts. Hear how founder Seph Skerritt went from electrical engineering to building web tools for finding the perfect fit.

February 15, 2018

33. Reclaiming the Freezer

A conversation with Daily Harvest founder, Rachel Drori, on how she's reclaiming the freezer as a modern tool for convenience.

February 1, 2018

32. Failing Without Fear

Grovemade founder, Ken Tomita talks about designing products the hard way, and how to embrace mistakes along the way.

January 18, 2018

31. Personalizing Shipping

A chat with the founder and CEO of Shippo — an API for parcel shipping at any scale.

January 4, 2018

30. Making a Really Nice Thing

Ten years in, Baggu founder Emily Sugihara shares the tenants of her iconic bag brand and the discipline in good design.

November 30, 2017

29. Feeling Good, Being Good

A conversation with Iva Pawling CEO of Richer Poorer, an innerwear brand dedicated to the omnichannel approach.

November 16, 2017

28. Outmaneuvering the Behemoth

We talk to ecommerce expert, Web Smith about what to expect from the shifting landscape, startup disruption burnout, and how DNVBs can adapt to compete with retail giants.

October 19, 2017

26. Finding Truth in Science Fiction

An interview about science fiction, Los Angeles, and the the history of women in technology with the artistic duo, YACHT.

July 19, 2017

25. Leveling the Playing Field

An interview with Sara Hicks about the future of e-commerce and how her open source platform Reaction Commerce is powering it.

July 13, 2017

24. Rebranding Your Underwear Drawer

MeUndies founder, Jonathan Shokrian shares the past of MeUndies and plans for the future.

June 28, 2017

23. Getting Back to Basics

From their days at Quidsi to launching their own kid's clothing brand Primary, Galyn and Christina share what they've learned about e-commerce and entrepreneurship.

June 19, 2017

22. Telling Stories

We talk to Sandwich Video's Adam Lisagor about how he became the face and voice of some of the most innovative tech brands.

June 8, 2017

21. Granting Permission

Polly Rodriguez talks about founding Unbound Box to illuminating the sex health space for women, and her past at Grouper.

May 25, 2017

20. Dogfooding

Talking pup health and packaging design with the co-founder of the human-grade dog food brand, Ollie

May 3, 2017

19. Talking Trash

Iris is taking her learnings from American Apparel and applying them to EVERYBODY, a new brand founded on ethics and ecology.

April 19, 2017

18. Being Frank

Frank Body co-founder and Creative Director Jess Hatzis shares her strategies for creating the signature voice of the original coffee scrub brand.

April 13, 2017

17. Making Science Personal

Founder of Care/Of and former VP of Marketing at Bonobos, Craig Elbert tells us how he went from mens fashion to vitamins.

March 30, 2017

16. Becoming Your Own Refuge

From running a business with boobs to small space living, Lumi founder Jesse Genet shares some advice from her years as an entrepreneur.

March 16, 2017

15. Redesigning Comfort

Parachute Home founder Ariel Kaye is on the podcast talking about the importance of branding and manufacturing when it comes redesigning home essentials.

March 2, 2017

14. Finding the Right Fit

Cotton Bureau founders Jay and Nate drop the big news about why and how they're launching their own line of blank t-shirts.

February 17, 2017

13. Tackling Taboos

Founder of Thinx, Miki Agrawal talks about how she's taking stigmas head-on with innovative products for periods, pee, and poop.

February 3, 2017

12. Leveling Out and Narrowing In

Richie Siegel, the reporter behind Loose Threads joins us to take a look back at the major trends and shifts among direct-to-consumer brands in 2016.

January 18, 2017

11. Being Happy is the Best Revenge

Illustrator and entrepreneur Tuesday Bassen talks to Stephan about the evolution of her work through a series of “What do I have to lose?” milestones in her life.

October 25, 2016

10. Asking Good Questions

Writer and entrepreneur Grace Bonney talks to Stephan about the evolution of her popular blog Design Sponge and her new book, "In the Company of Women."

October 4, 2016

9. Moving On When Everything is Perfect

Designer, writer Mig Reyes talks about the evolving role of the designer and his love of the four-day work week.

August 29, 2016

8. Staying Small on Purpose

Ugmonk founder Jeff Sheldon talks to Stephan about how promoting brand transparency and staying small has earned Ugmonk an ever-growing, faithful following.

August 3, 2016

7. Making the Rulebook for Your Life

Graphic design icon and Field Notes founder Aaron Draplin talk to Stephan about working hard and the impact of lasting relationships.

July 28, 2016

6. Embracing the Inevitable

Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of “Wired,” and the former editor of the “Whole Earth Catalog,” talks to Stephan about his new book, his predictions of the future, and how we can embrace them.

July 22, 2016

5. Democratizing Design, Watches, and Sex

Eva Goicochea — web designer, brand strategist and co-founder of Tinker and Maude talks to Stephan Ango about her minimal aesthetic and the evolution of modern brands.

July 11, 2016

4. Permission to Think Smaller

In this episode, Matt Alexander talks about how his experimental brands are revamping retail.

June 13, 2016

3. The Silicon Valley of Leather

Designer and maker of the Cord Taco, Mike Macadaan talks to us about going from pixels to leather.

May 30, 2016

2. Sphinx of Black Quartz

In this second episode of the Well Made podcast, we talk to type legend Tobias Frere-Jones about how typography can level the playing field.

May 19, 2016

1. Turning Pirates into Future Customers

In our first episode of the Well Made podcast, we talk to Jeff Veen, founder of Typekit, about the role of design in modern business.

May 10, 2016