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Executive interviews

Executive interviews Archives

VIDEO: How Mecca inspired us to launch our undies business

Two ex-Mecca staffers have just unveiled their online undies business, For Your Bits. Here are the lessons they learnt w...

Q&A: How Marc Jacobs fuelled an interest in e-commerce for Order of Style founder

Order of Style founder Lana Coppel shares some of the formative moments in her career.

Q&A: How we (finally) pulled the trigger on launching our own brand

After years spent working on other brands, here’s why Jodie Piper and Craig Wissler decided it was time to launch their ...

How social activism helped Ben & Jerry’s to its best year yet

Ben & Jerry’s global head of activism Christopher Miller shares how the business is using marketing for the greater good...

VIDEO: How I went from engineering to eyewear

In another life, before he launched eyewear brand Local Supply, Sean Satha was an engineer and investment banker.

VIDEO: Before I launched Ethique, I was a pet detective

Kiwi entrepreneur Brianne West shares the lessons she learnt along the way to launching her zero waste beauty brand, lov...

VIDEO: Here’s what it’s like to work in the adult industry

Lovehoney director and head of operations Robert Godwin reveals what he enjoys most about his job and why it’s time the ...

Q&A: Why running a family business is the best job I’ve ever had

We chat with Elk founder and creative director Marnie Goding about starting her own sustainable fashion label.
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Q&A: How breast cancer changed how I view my career

Alison Goodger, co-founder Alkira Skincare, talks building confidence, battling cancer and her non-negotiables.
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VIDEO: How Countdown supported staff through the pandemic

Countdown's internal communications manager, Daniel Chasemore, on empowering leaders to have important conversations abo...
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Life as a Lush buyer

Inside the Lush boss Elisia Gray's world.

From the source: Patrick Schmidt, Global Fashion Group

Schmidt shares how the pandemic accelerated Global Fashion Group's plans, its focus on sustainability and ethical supply...

From the source: Sage Mellet and Alyssa Carp, The Peach Pack

Fed up with the way big businesses were talking to young women about periods, these co-founders started their own compan...

From the source: Jonathon Yeo, Zanerobe

We catch up with the brand's co-founder to discuss the pandemic, collaborating with Target and the future of D2C.
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What retail leaders can learn from the military

Contributor Craig Padoa explains why it's more important than ever to test new features.