Australian Lauren Bonnet of From Found raised $42,000 through crowdfunding to kickstart her idea.
Apparel & Accessories
Stories of women entrepreneurs working in the fashion world, selling or making clothing and accessories.
“I would love for women everywhere to look and feel confident, comfortable, and safe.”
“I aged out of my previous industry and knew that unless I came up with a business of my own, I would not be able to continue to live the type of creative and independent life that I love.”
“You are truly successful when you can give back.”
“Dream Handicrafts is trying to bring to reality the dream of an eco-friendly society that cares for mother earth.”
“There is money to be made in this waste and I know how to do it!”
“We want to be the most exciting ethical fashion brand, and to change the conversation about the environment and body image for the better.”
“The idea of deriving the design of a garment or scarf from the topography of a place was very exciting to me.”
“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.”