“The idea of deriving the design of a garment or scarf from the topography of a place was very exciting to me.”
Apparel & Accessories
Stories of women entrepreneurs working in the fashion world, selling or making clothing and accessories.
“The idea for Threads & Shirts came out of a solution to a simple problem: how to get the perfect fit in corporate clothing?”
“In the beginning stages of your company you need to be very adaptable until you have found the perfect formula that works for you.”
“I didn’t want to wake up in the morning and go work for an organization or a company but rather for myself.”
“I had also noticed my colleagues facing similar issues while shopping for comfortable office wear. Thus, Indian Concepts was born. We aim to provide comfortable ‘corporate kurtas’ for women.”
“I always regretted that I hadn’t fuelled my energy into a proper creative channel.”
Ann and Jenny Siner’s “cute, clean and current” consignment shops keep used items out of the trash.
“Success to me is when you have made steps towards your goal or your passion.”
“Success is making a difference and helping others who have often been forgotten about.”
“If you need mentoring, help searching for a job, building your resume, starting a company or maybe you just need clothes for an interview – we have your back. I believe in the power of women and sometimes we just need help to find it.”
“To be able to solve people’s sleep issues and give back to charity is my definition of success. We are trying to make the world a better place with every pj we sell.”
“We started a fashion handbag brand that uses elements of natural or recycled materials.”
“I could not find anything soft and comfortable for sleep so I started my own company.”
“I desperately wanted to marry my career with philanthropy.”
At Road Twenty-Two, founded by Iranian immigrant Fif Ghobadian in San Francisco, women who served time in prison get a second chance.