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‘Emotional rollercoaster’: How Julie Mathers decided to leave Flora & Fauna

Inside Retail broke the news on Wednesday evening that Julie Mathers is departing the eco-friendly online retail business she founded in Australia in 2014, Flora & Fauna, at the end of February.  Here’s an edited transcript of the conversation we had with her about why she’s leaving, where she’s going next, and what it was like to tell her team. Inside Retail: Were you always planning to depart Flora & Fauna when you sold it to beauty and wellness business BWX?  Julie Mathers: