Collaboration Is More Than a Buzzword

Everyone talks about companies playing nice, but what does partnership actually mean?

THE CO-FOUNDERS OF THE HILL-SIDE were presented with what seemed like an opportunity they couldn’t ignore. A national retailer approached the up-and-coming Brooklyn, New York–based menswear company to collaborate. The co-founders, brothers Emil and Sandy Corsillo, were intrigued: For a flat fee, the Hill-Side, known for its chambray ties and scarves, would hand over its small-batch textiles to be incorporated into

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