Tag: Fashion

Alexandra Dunk

The Future of Fashion and the FEI

The following post is from Professor Caroline Daniels, who leads The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative. Join the FEI for its Global Fashion Trends event on Monday, November 18, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Launched in the fall of 2016, The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative (FEI) supports and inspires students at Babson to create a positive social, environmental,…

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The business side of fashion

I have always dreamed of working in the business side of fashion. This summer I had the privilege of interning at a lingerie company in digital marketing and brand management. With industry giants such as Victoria’s Secret and Calvin Klein perpetuating an unrealistic image of ideal body type, many consumers have been left feeling excluded…

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Bessie Shiroki

Be You Not Them

You need to choose what is right for you. I always thought I needed guidance and a group to try something new with, but this summer I was able to do it on my own. I asked questions, I listened, and I made mistakes, but learned from them. I took  a risk by working for a…

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Bessie Shiroki

Marketing Goes Deeper Than Promotions

At KULE these past two weeks I have been working with our new Director of Marketing in order to revamp our website. May sound simple, with a new aesthetic, new photos, different menu bar, but we have been using data to drive our decisions. I constantly am starting one project and finding more tasks within…

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Bessie Shiroki

Reading Between the Stripes

What is it actually like to work at a fashion startup in New York City? In a sentence, my internship is a little like The Devil Wears Prada, minus the evil boss, but add pile… or ten…of colorful striped tees.  Just as it sounds, I do make my way around Manhattan between the office, the factory,…

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Hailey Serna

2018 Startup Profile: exclusive.ai

Entrepreneur Hari Mahesh ‘19 Tell me a little bit about yourself and your company exclusive.ai? exclusive.ai is a fashion intelligence company that focuses on predicting the future of fashion with data. We are enabling our customers to be at the forefront of fashion with our proprietary algorithms and data-driven insights. So to run through the…

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Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: William Palmer Eyewear

Entrepreneur William Tanadi ‘18 Tell me a little bit about yourself and your company William Palmer Eyewear? I just graduated from Babson’s undergrad program. I started William Palmer Eyewear, an eyewear/sunglass startup selling affordable prescription eyewear in Indonesia. We sell high-quality, affordable and trendy eyewear. Running a business is very exciting for me. I’ve been…

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Hailey Serna

2018 SVP Startup Profile: Hope Sews

Entrepreneur Maya Mutalik ‘21 Tell me a little bit about your company Hope Sews? Hope Sews is social venture in the fashion industry. We sell modern clothing made of authentic Ghanaian fabric and prints, as well as donate electric sewing machines to seamstresses in local areas of Ghana. What is the story behind Hope Sews?…

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Jessica Jean-Baptiste

Fast Fashion takes Planning

When most people think about the retail industry, operations and planning is usually not the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, operational planning is the major key to success for most fast fashion and off-price retail companies and Ross is no exception to that. It has been three weeks since I have started…

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Babson Hatchery

Finding Your Golden Idea

The following post is from Zaylan Jacobsen ’21, founder of One God. One God is a Christian street-wear company working with NCAA Division I football players to create the next generation of influencers and role models. Early this year, I was working on a business idea that I thought was gold. My two business partners…

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