A podcast about the people and ideas behind your favorite online brands. Hosted by Lumi co-founder Stephan Ango.

63. Owning Your Brand with Jake Kassan

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

2 days ago

62. Moving the Rock from Zero to One with Ryan Babenzien

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

9 days ago

61. Picking the Right Swatch with Nicole Gibbons

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

1 month ago

60. Asking the Bajillion Dollar Question with Erica E. Phillips

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

1 month ago

59. Making it Easy to Eat Healthy with Carter Comstock and Michael Wystrach

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

2 months ago

58. Learning the Value of Conversation with Alex Friedman

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

2 months ago

57. Bringing the Chocolate with Haraldur Thorleifsson

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

3 months ago

56. Disregarding Rules with Max Temkin

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From running Cards Against Humanity to Blackbox, designer Max Temkin shares how a good game (and business) is all about creating a rich narrative, no matter the written rules.

3 months ago

55. Creating a Safe Space for Beauty with Gloria Noto

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

4 months ago

54. Making Whatever You Want with Tom Gerhardt and Dan Provost

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

4 months ago

53. Cultivating a Modern Relationship with Plants with Eliza Blank

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

4 months ago

52. Celebrating the Stories We Wear with Nellie Cohen

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

4 months ago

51. Predicting Trends in Real Time with Cheryl Kaplan

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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.

4 months ago

50. Changing Retail with Hilary Milnes

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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.

5 months ago

49. Connecting People to Their Kitchens with Eunice Byun

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

5 months ago

48. Converting Influence with Web Smith

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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.

6 months ago

47. Elevating the House Slipper with Bianca Gates and Marisa Sharkey

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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.

6 months ago

46. Refining Women's Shaving with Karen Young

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

6 months ago

45. Breathing Life into Brands with Helen Rice

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

6 months ago

44. Shipping Couches with Kabeer Chopra

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

6 months ago

43. Designing Awesome Clothes, Backed by Data with Rachel Blumenthal

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

7 months ago

42. Subscribing to a Community with Daniel Broukhim

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

7 months ago

41. Going Direct to Consumer with Lauren Sherman

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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.

7 months ago

40. Making Sustainability Practical with Tabea Soriano

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

7 months ago

39. Practicing the Narrative with Maria Thomas

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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.

8 months ago

38. Taking Measured Risks with Heidi Zak

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

8 months ago

37. Unbranding Your Pantry with Tina Sharkey

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

9 months ago

36. Playing Within the Rules with David Hua

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

9 months ago

35. Taking Nobody's Word for It with Jesse Genet

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

9 months ago

34. Building Tools Right the First Time with Seph Skerritt

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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.

9 months ago

33. Reclaiming the Freezer with Rachel Drori

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

10 months ago

32. Failing Without Fear with Ken Tomita

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

10 months ago

31. Personalizing Shipping with Laura Behrens Wu

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

11 months ago

30. Making a Really Nice Thing with Emily Sugihara

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

1 year ago

29. Feeling Good, Being Good with Iva Pawling

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

1 year ago

28. Outmaneuvering the Behemoth with Web Smith

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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.

1 year ago

27. Getting Serious About Fun with Jen Gotch

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A heart-to-heart with Ban.do founder Jen Gotch about the realness of running a business and the catharsis of social sharing.

1 year ago

26. Finding Truth in Science Fiction with Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt

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

1 year ago

25. Leveling the Playing Field with Sara Hicks

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

1 year ago

24. Rebranding Your Underwear Drawer with Jonathan Shokrian

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

1 year ago

23. Getting Back to Basics with Galyn Bernard and Christina Carbonell

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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.

1 year ago

22. Telling Stories with Adam Lisagor

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

1 year ago

21. Granting Permission with Polly  Rodriguez

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

1 year ago

20. Dogfooding with Gabby Slome

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

1 year ago

19. Talking Trash with Iris Alonzo

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

1 year ago

18. Being Frank with Jess Hatzis

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

1 year ago

17. Making Science Personal with Craig Elbert

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

1 year ago

16. Becoming Your Own Refuge with Jesse Genet

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

1 year ago

15. Redesigning Comfort with Ariel Kaye

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

1 year ago

14. Finding the Right Fit with Jay Fanelli and Nathan Peretic

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

1 year ago

13. Tackling Taboos with Miki Agrawal

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

1 year ago

12. Leveling Out and Narrowing In with Richie Siegel

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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.

1 year ago

11. Being Happy is the Best Revenge with Tuesday Bassen

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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.

2 years ago

10. Asking Good Questions with Grace Bonney

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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."

2 years ago

9. Moving On When Everything is Perfect with Mig Reyes

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

2 years ago

8. Staying Small on Purpose with Jeff Sheldon

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

2 years ago

7. Making the Rulebook for Your Life with Aaron Draplin

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

2 years ago

6. Embracing the Inevitable with Kevin Kelly

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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.

2 years ago

5. Democratizing Design, Watches, and Sex with Eva Goicochea

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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.

2 years ago

4. Permission to Think Smaller with Matt Alexander

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

2 years ago

3. The Silicon Valley of Leather with Mike Macadaan

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

2 years ago

2. Sphinx of Black Quartz with Tobias Frere-Jones

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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.

2 years ago

1. Turning Pirates into Future Customers with Jeff Veen

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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.

2 years ago