Hosts: Mike Ogle and Rodney Apple
In This Episode:
Jacqui Jenkins, author of the book Fashion Supply Chain Management shares her career journey, starting when she was playing with paper dolls in a household that always had fashion magazines around the house, to getting a degree in economics, then a position at Ann Taylor where work on how fashion samples are sourced led to her desire to literally write the book on Fashion Supply Chain Management. Jacqui also spoke with us about mentors, sustainability, the fashion circular economy, and helping people understand season-less selling in the fashion industry.
Jacqui Jenkins Bio:
Jacqui is a fashion education professional focused on innovation and strategy. She is a recognized speaker and author on the business of fashion and styling for the savvy fashionista. Jacqui is co-author of Fashion Supply Chain Management, published by Fairchild Books. She is the Founder and Chief Curator of Sophisticated Curation, an online community of over 5.5k social media followers bringing recognition for the often-overlooked 40 million American women over age 40 who are avid fashion consumers. She is also the producer and host of the 20-min Fashion Distraction weekly fashion talk show. Jacqui spent 20 years in corporate finance and entrepreneurship, including as a finance and supply chain management executive with Ann Taylor. She earned her B.A. in economics from Spelman College and her MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Jacqueline is a frequent traveler to fashion destinations such as Paris, Dubai, South Africa, Los Angeles, and Miami.