From All Things Considered September 3, 2022.
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:
And finally today, if you know fashion, then you know the name Eileen Fisher. The woman and the company that has carried her name since 1984 are known for her quietly comfortable, minimalist designs, but also for leading boldly on issues such as sustainability and employee ownership.
SRI NOTES: She sounds very interesting, particularly her early approach to self-sustaining and empowering her workers with 40% ownership in the company AND remaining privately-held. Also, she didn't come from the fashion industry and instead was a math major who switched to interior design...she just had this idea in her head. She sounded super nice in the interview too, so have to dig into this company/person more.
- There's a podcast episode of How I Built This with Guy Roz.