For any budding entrepreneurs, podcasts for fashion are essential listening. Whether you want to teach yourself a new business skill (saving the money you might have paid for a course), or you’re just in search of a bit of inspiration, we can promise there is a podcast out there for you.

Podcasts are having a bit of moment, and we’re not just talking about Serial

The choice of free podcasts is endless (and a little overwhelming) so we’ve picked our top 5 “tried and tested” favourite podcasts for fashion. Listen while you’re on your way to work, doing the dishes, or even in the bath!

Podcasts for Fashion Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur on Fire

This daily half-hour podcast from John Lee Dumas makes for an inspiring addition to any entrepreneur’s day. Each episode sees the business coach interview a different entrepreneur and in the almost three years since he started he’s chatted with over 1200 entrepreneurs, and inspired countless millions of listeners. If you’re not sure where to start you can try the Podcast Matchmaker to find out which one would be most beneficial to you.

Thrive By Design

Although created with jewellery designers in mind, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone running any kind of fashion business. Tracy Matthews who hosts the weekly show is a successful, bespoke fine jewellery designer and the co-founder of Flourish & Thrive Academy, an online education company for independent jewellery brands. The show was developed to support designers and makers with business and marketing strategies and is always packed with interesting discussions and inspiring guests.

Social Media Marketing

For many small businesses, social media can be quite a daunting minefield. If you’re overwhelmed with how to use social media to grow your business you need to listen to Michael Stelzner’s podcast. A mix of expert interviews from leading social media marketing pros, and practical lessons in strategies and tactics to help your brand, this podcast is invaluable.

Kinvara Balfour itunes series

Started in 2013 this mega-popular series has seen Kinvara Balfour interview numerous members of fashion royalty including big names such as Anna Wintour, Anya Hindmarch and Tom Ford. This podcast gives an amazing insight into what it’s like to really ‘make it.’ We challenge any up-and-coming fashion entrepreneurs not to feel inspired after listening to one of these.

Tara Brach

As you are no doubt well aware, starting out on your own can be a very stressful experience. Staying sane amongst the madness is key to making a success of your business, but it isn’t necessarily easy. Mindfulness is a big buzzword in business these days and this is where Tara Brach comes in. Her informative podcasts discuss how implementing mindfulness and meditation into your daily routine can benefit your well being and in turn your business.


Do you know of any other fantastic podcasts for fashion entrepreneurs? Let us know in the comments below.

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