03 Jun June 3, 2021 – Oxford Hounds James Tulin and Sustainable Circular Peggy Smedley
James Turin – Founder of Oxford Hounds
Ninety-nine percent of the people you talk to will not
understand what you do. They are investing 100% in me based
on the track record, experience and knowledge of the space.
James Turin is the Founder and CEO of Oxford Hounds. His family started Swank Inc. in 1897 that became the largest seller of men’s and ladies’ accessories in the world. James has 35 plus years of experience in the men’s accessories industry and has traveled extensively worldwide specifically throughout Europe, India and Asia. His areas of expertise consist of, but are not limited to, product development, merchandising, sourcing, supply chain management, as well as extensive financial and inventory management skills inclusive of pricing and margin management. Further, James has extensive knowledge and managerial expertise in dealing with manufacturers worldwide. He served as Senior Vice President and Director of Swank Inc. for 27 years which afforded him an insider’s perspective of the financial operations of a $170M public corporation. He additionally acted as chief product and design liaison to some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, Tumi, Nautica and Geoffrey Beene to name a few. See the Oxford Hounds fund raising campaign here.
Peggy Smedley – Author of Sustainable In A Circular World
We are a Make, Use, Waste society, because our first instinct is,
‘we want the latest and greatest.’ The problem is that when we
are done, we throw it out.
Peggy Smedley, president, editorial director, and host of The Peggy Smedley Show, has authored a new book, Sustainable in a Circular World, design and restore natural ecosystems through innovation. Sustainability intentionally maximizes the environmental, social, financial, and digital actions to fully engage its potential around a long-term motivational direction. These three components (environmental, social, and financial) come together to build up the digital age and lead to transformation, creating real change in society. This movement needs to be invigorated by the next generation of innovators who are committed to circularity and sustainability. “My passion is inspiring the next group of skilled innovators as well as restoring our ecosystem through the use of advanced technology,” says Smedley. “My hope is this book will help to spur each generation to come together to create a more sustainable future together.” Peggy is an award-winning journalist and tech expert who during her 25-year career has extensively covered the IoT (Internet of Things), manufacturing, construction technology, and most recently she can be found leading the discussion on sustainability, circularity, and resiliency. Each month Smedley educates via Connected World, Constructech, and The Peggy Smedley Show. She also has collaborated on eight published books, in addition to authoring her own book, Mending Manufacturing. She was named one of the Top 100 Influencers by Onalytica, one of the 100 Women B2B Thought Leaders You Should Follow, and is the recipient of the 2019 ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award.