Andrew Schofield is a designer, entrepreneur and Founder and Creative Director of Flyypod®. This follows a career as a fashion designer and creative director for some of Australia’s leading brands including SABA -among the most fashion forward brands of its day.
Armed with a passion to fuse a luxury sensibility with ethical credentials, and in the process creating a product offering that was both compelling and intrinsically appealing, his journey was to find the right medium to express this through and take it to market, sourcing highly specialized and refined pieces from artisans in the most unusual corners of the world while blending this with high end fashion and objet d’art. An ethical luxury concept was born unlike any other for its time. Twenty-six years later HUSK has solidified its position as one of Australia’s most iconic and luxury fashion retail brands.
Continuing on from this very successful venture he went on to open an equally captivating retail experience called “egg”. This was a lifestyle store with a holistic approach to the world of nesting and the giving of life itself. With a florist and a day spa, this concept was also one of a kind.
In 2005 he joined the Voyager group and spent ten years traveling, creating and designing new brands and developing relationships with a host of retail giants and manufacturers alike. This led to being appointed men’s design director for both Trent Nathan and Wayne Cooper. Sourcing styles and inspiration from around the globe and dealing at a nuts & bolts level with department store teams taught Andrew the craft of wholesale selling and product development at a commercial level.
With over 30 years of experience in the fashion industry, Andrew’s knowledge of garment design is unsurpassed. He has an acute understanding of construction and manufacturing. After a lifetime spent travelling the globe in search of savoir-faire, influence and innovation, Flyypod®, was born. Combining the worlds of fashion and industrial design, he’s created a sophisticated collection offering consumers a more stylish way to travel without sacrificing the planet.
On this episode Andrew shares his one way ticket to travel the world in the early 1990s. He also takes us into the world of Flyypod® which creates innovative, sustainable and highly-designed travel products that are carefully crafted from recycled materials using ethical manufacturing processes. One product in the line is the world’s first sustainably designed sleeping bag for air travel that offers hygienic warmth in transit, and fits over any airplane seat. In our conversation, Andrew also offers tips for how best to dress when traveling, how to pack, and how fragrance can be used to keep memories alive from ones journey.