Starting a Brand for Children to Tackle the Waste Problem by Mary Marland (part 2)
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02:00 How Mary transitioned from being an Investment Banker to become a Fashion Business Owner

06:00 Why Mary’s business plan did not work out and the difficulties of finding the right manufacturers

09:00 “technology is a lot of our future” [in the fashion manufacturing sector]

12:00 Things that Mary had to “unlearn” when she left her corporate to pursue her new career and new skills she has developed

19:00 Mary is launching of the Adjustable collection with a smart innovation to address waste generated by infant’s wear

23:00 The importance of finding the right manufacturing partners

26:00 An adjustable bodysuit with facts and figures in the time capsule for future generations to realize to understand how we got here, where we are right now.



  1. Expectations and timeline have to be reset when transitioning from a large corporation to a startup
  2. In a startup, before you can delegate, you need to learn just enough what they are doing on a daily basis in order to delegate and to manage the resources properly
  3. “technology is a lot of our future” [in the fashion manufacturing sector] 
  4. A simple innovation can address a complex problem of waste


To connect with Mary Marland and to find out more about WILD DOVES

Email to the Podcast Host (Leekei Tang) podcast (at)

Websites mentioned: SPOONFLOWER and MAKER’S ROW

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