The Pop Up Report by Ethan Song
The Pop Up Report
E43 Pop Up Report: Modernizing global manufacturing with Calico
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E43 Pop Up Report: Modernizing global manufacturing with Calico

Kathleen Chan, founder of Calico, shares her background, starting in tech at Microsoft, before creating and scaling two different brands. She emphasizes that efficient product sourcing and maintaining quality is crucial for scaling businesses. Calico serves as a sourcing and production co-pilot for brands, specializing in apparel, footwear and accessories. Calico offers a vetted roster of ethical and innovative factories and provides comprehensive tools to streamline the entire production process from design to payments.

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Calico website https://www.joincalico.com/

Calico LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/calicoai/

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Show Notes:

01:16 Revolutionizing Product Sourcing

05:29 Navigating the Complex World of Manufacturing and Sourcing

10:05 Global Sourcing vs. Local Manufacturing

13:35 Ensuring Quality and Ethical Practices in Manufacturing

19:57 Navigating Supplier Relationships and Inventory Risks

23:57 The Importance of Trust and Quality in Supplier Partnerships

26:32 The Role of Product Knowledge and Industry Experience

29:04 Leveraging Community and Industry Connections

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The Pop Up Report by Ethan Song
The Pop Up Report
Ethan Song interviews DTC and CPG founders to uncover how they fostered and scaled their communities to create profitable businesses. Gain a deeper understanding of the tools, tactics and retention strategies that build true customer loyalty.
Ethan was previously the Co-Founder & CEO of Frank & Oak a sustainable apparel brand that generated 9-figures in revenue before being acquired by private equity in 2020. He’s now the Co-Founder & CEO of RareCircles.
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