Behind The Brand: Karen on the Purpose People Podcast

At Goose Island, we believe in the power of personal stories and the journey that shapes individuals and their ventures.

We are thrilled to share a remarkable moment in our company's history as our CEO, Karen Hutchings, recently appeared on the esteemed Purpose People Podcast.

In this candid and inspiring conversation, Karen delved into her experiences in the fashion industry, the challenges she faced while building the Goose Island brand, and the personal struggles that have shaped her resilient spirit.


Building the Goose Island Empire:

The journey of building a fashion brand is filled with triumphs and obstacles, and Karen Hutchings has experienced them all.

During her conversation on the Purpose People Podcast, Karen openly shared the hurdles she faced while establishing Goose Island Fashion.

From sourcing exquisite one-size clothing from Italy to opening stores and venturing into the wholesale and online retail space, Karen's unwavering dedication and strategic decision-making have been instrumental in Goose Island's growth.

Navigating Personal Struggles:

Beyond the realm of fashion, Karen Hutchings has overcome personal struggles that have shaped her resilience and determination.

In her conversation on the Purpose People Podcast, Karen courageously opened up about the challenges she has faced in her personal life.

Through sheer determination and a never-give-up attitude, Karen has demonstrated the power of perseverance and self-belief, inspiring others to overcome their own hurdles.

Promoting the Purpose People Podcast:

To provide our valued customers with a deeper understanding of Karen Hutchings' incredible journey, we are excited to share the video of her appearance on the Purpose People Podcast.

Join us in listening to Karen's powerful story, gaining insights into the world of fashion, and being inspired by her unwavering determination.

Karen Hutchings' appearance on the Purpose People Podcast is a testament to her resilience, passion, and unwavering commitment to the fashion industry.

Her story is a source of inspiration, reminding us that challenges are merely stepping stones on the path to success.

At Goose Island, we are honoured to have Karen as our visionary leader, guiding us towards creating a fashion brand that empowers individuals and celebrates their unique beauty.


  • June Taggart

    Hi Karen ….wow ….what an amazing Lady you are….enjoyed soo much hearing your podcast …was soo interesting…. but also very sad for you ….bless you xx
    I stumbled across your Facebook live last year … was the best thing that ever happened….I just lov lov lov your lives … and the clothes are amazing….I work for M&S ….we have nothing that matches or can compare to the quality and standards that you stock xx
    Will be buying soo much in the future….thank you xx

  • DI FOX

    Hi Karen really enjoyed listening to the Podcast and the background to Goose Island. I started watching the first FB Lives during Lock Down. My Mother had just gone into a Dementia Care Home and I joined FB to keep up to date with photos & activities from the Home. Like other women I was at home with no make up on, hair growing longer & home colouring! Watching you & Georgia was an escape into the fashion world & your personal stories of love, loss & endeavour. Thank you.
    PS Looking forward to the book & still watching Goose Island Lives!

  • Kathy Kelsey

    Oh Karen I just watched your PP podcast. Thankyou for sharing and bring so open . I want to wrap my arms around you and hug you , after all you have been through. What doesn’t kill us, they say, makes us stronger . You are testament to this. I lost my 20 year old Son Nathan, to a most awful cancer, and I’m a Nurse, so I know what it takes to pick yourself up, go through the motions of life and paint on a smile until it becomes easier. Lots of love and hugs sent your way dear life warrior xxxx

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