06 Jan January 6, 2014 – US Manufacturer Jim Buckley & Startup Stella Fayman
I met Jim Buckley when he won a Business Person of the Year award for the local Chamber. His business, The Clothing Warehouse, is an institution in Atlanta, and other parts of the south. After twenty years in the vintage business, Jim founded Buckley Denim to build the perfect pair of jeans, in America. WIth the best material and craftsmanship, he uses the same attention to detail that made these jeans a staple 100 years ago. To design the best jean, he set up a sewing factory with every machine used in the production of early jeans. Jim bought machines from China and Cambodia, and before long, he had 30 + sewing machines, cutters, and tools necessary to start producing perfect pair of blue jeans. Jim believes that “Buckley Denim jeans are the most comfortable, stylish and best fitting jeans on the market.”
Stella Fayman is co-founder and CEO of matchist.com,where you go to connect with top freelance web and mobile developers from across the country. She was also a founding member of FeeFighters, a venture backed startup acquired by Groupon in 2012. Stella is co-founder of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd, a media and events company that shares entrepreneurial success stories. She writes for Forbes, is currently pursuing her MBA at the University of Chicago, and is a Herman Fellow. Not surprising, she was recently named one of top “20 in Their 20s” by Crain’s Chicago Business. And if that’s not enough, Stella is Entrepreneur in Residence at Excelerate Labs (now TechStars Chicago). She has blogged for Forbes, VentureBeat, Technori, TECHCocktail, Flyover Geeks, Women Grow Business, Business Pundit, SmallBizDaily, and Business News Daily
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