Bode Makes Moves to Position Brand for Growth
Bode is making some significant changes in its business to support the brand’s growth. Last week, the company let go of four employees and Jack Miner, who had overseen operations and finance, exited to explore more creative opportunities, according to Bode founder and designer Emily Bode.
She said the company will be hiring more seasoned production and management staff with expertise in operations as well as domestic and international manufacturing. Bringing a chief executive officer on board is also in the cards. Bode said most of the staff up until this point had been recent college graduates, but the plan is to add people with five-plus years of experience.
The men’s designer brand created by Emily Bode three-and-a-half years ago has quickly become a darling of the fashion industry with its heritage-inspired collection that uses heirloom fabrics and vintage manufacturing techniques. A look from Bode’s fall 2020 show. Dominique Maitre/WWD Earlier this month, Bode snagged the inaugural Karl Lagerfeld Award for Innovation at the International Woolmark awards and will be awarded 100,000 Australian dollars, or about $66,000 at current exchange, and the opportunity to sell globally at high-end department stores including Harvey Nichols, Lane Crawford, Hudson’s Bay as well as online.
That’s just the latest honor
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