Marian Von Rappard Dawn Denim



How to
start a brand
bridging the gap between consumers and makers

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Would you like to create, or are you in the process of growing your sustainable brand at the early stage? Would you like to improve your supply chain to make it more sustainable or transparent? 

Well, you will get some answers to these questions in this episode. I am really excited to talk to Marian Von Rappard, the founder of Evolution three and Dawn Denim.

After spending a few years in the fashion industry, he created his own factory in Vietnam, and he started to produce jeans for global brands where they kept in balance production, ethics, sustainability, and quality. And then in 2015, he started Dawn Denim, which is changing the fashion industry one fine pair of jeans at a time. 

In their factory in Saigon, they are setting new standards for fair working conditions in eco-consciousness with the two companies. They have now 200 factory workers in Vietnam and eight employees in Berlin.

Marian shared a list of 4 Do’s and don’ts about

💡  “How to start a brand bridging the gap between consumers and makers”💡

So if you want to learn more about sustainable manufacturing, supply chain, and building a brand in the sustainable fashion industry, this episode is for you!

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Why I (really) created this podcast

We are at a critical period for our planet and its inhabitants, and entrepreneurs and companies are going to play a massive influence on our future. 

As always, there are two sides who can pull us in opposite directions. 

On one side, there are entrepreneurs who chase and base their decisions on money, success, and fame. 

On the other side, I believe there are entrepreneurs who truly care about making a positive difference on this world. Money is a mean and not an end to these entrepreneurs: they care about their Mission First, and their goal is not fame nor a quick exit for the sake of it. I call them Entrepreneurs for Future

I want to do my best to support these Entrepreneurs for future. 

On one hand, I do that with my company GT Impact, with which I help mission-driven companies scale up with digital marketing and growth hacking. 

On the other hand, I wanted to start this podcast because I believe the best way to learn is by getting advice from those who have already done what we want to achieve

Finally, maybe a secret reason for me to create this podcast: because it is a real pleasure and inspiration to meet and learn from these entrepreneurs. 

I have indeed been an entrepreneur myself since I am a teenager, always launching projects based on my passions. 

Music, for example, has guided me through my whole life. At 20 I started a non-profit organization to run techno music festivals in Belgium, where I was djing myself, then a few years ago I co-founded my first startup in Berlin, a music tech startup called Feelthebeat (Soundbrenner now). Currently I still do music with my indie folk pop band Lapwings

Preserving nature and its wild animals have also always been one of my passions: I have been mesmerized by the beauty of the wild orang-utans I have followed in Sumatra, or by the wild dolphins I had the chance to swim with in the Golf of Mexico. 

As an entrepreneur, I have bigger plans for GT Impact than “just” making it a great digital marketing agency for mission-driven startups, and secretly, this podcast helps me to learn and prepare the future…but shhh, that will be for another episode 😉  



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