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James Hollow, CEO and Founder of Fabric

James Hollow is the Founder and CEO of Fabric, a Strategic Design and Sustainability consultancy based in Japan.

In this episode, James talks about:

  • The power of vulnerability and not knowing everything
  • Healthy reflective practices in business
  • What being “inclusive by design” means as a leadership principle
  • The importance of making values tangible through behaviours
  • His experience leading businesses and people in Japan for decades

James leads Fabric with a focus on entrepreneurship, regenerative business practices, and brand strategy. He has extensive experience working with global brands including Apple, Amazon, Unilever, P&G, and Salesforce, as well as being an advisor to leading startups scaling in Japan, a mentor for 500 Startups, and Chair of the Board of Trustees at British School in Tokyo. In 2022, James was awarded an Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to education and the wider community in Japan.