Episode 5: Phoebes Garland

A passion for fashion

Introducing Phoebes Garland, whose unplanned career in fashion has turned into an inspiring story of success. She is the co-founder of fashion management and consultancy Garland & Garland Fashion, owns lifestyle brand GxG Collective, is ambassador to not-for-profits Shake it Up Australia and Adopt Change and she also works with the fashion design studio at the Australian Fashion Council.

To say her finger is on the pulse when it comes to upcoming trends in the fashion industry is an understatement. With her 25 years of experience in sales publishing, advertising and fashion, she has an incredible childhood story that has influenced the way she does business today. So what does implementing sustainability practices actually look like for a jewellery brand? What keeps someone like Phoebes in love with the fashion industry which can at times be very competitive? Find out this and more in Episode 5 of the Australian Retailers Association Retail Therapy podcast.

In the Amex lounge, ARA CEO Paul Zahra and Phoebes discuss:

  • How Phoebes childhood influenced her approach to business
  • The fashion industry’s response to Covid and lasting changes
  • Embracing emerging innovation and technology trends
  • Sustainability tips for SMB’s
  • What it’s like being a not-for-profit ambassador
  • Advice for the next 12 months and some keys to success

Season 2: Trailer

We are thrilled to announce that Season two of the ARA’s Retail Therapy podcast is launching next week. This season, we’re looking at small business. Small business is big business. 95% of our members are small to medium businesses – the backbone of the Australian economy – and we are proud to represent the interests of these businesses.

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Episode 1: Steve Plarre

We’re kicking off Season two of the Retail Therapy podcast with this fantastic chat with Steve Plarre,  CEO of Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses, an award-winning family business with a proud history dating back over 110 years. Ferguson Plarre is an iconic business, famous for its cakes, pasties and pies and a great case study for small business success.

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Episode 2: Amanda Rose

Did you know that about 38% of small businesses in Australia are owned by women?  

In this episode of Retail Therapy ARA CEO Paul Zahra speaks with Amanda Rose, a powerful advocate for women in business. Amanda is the Founding Director of Western Sydney Women and Founder & CEO of Small Business Women Australia. 

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