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17: Amanda Bear Designs Fashion Forward, Eco-Conscious Products

Amanda Bear is the designer and owner of Larkspur Lingerie, a sustainable and ethical lingerie company based in Los Angeles.

I wanted to talk to Amanda because of she is very eco-conscious and focuses on sustainability within product design.

 

Her business philosophy

  • Be constructive instead of destructive.

 

Her biggest challenges so far

  • Cash flow is a big challenge.  Amanda overcomes this by ordering materials as needed after she has received customer orders.
  • Figuring out how to communicate to her customers is an ongoing challenge

 

Her advice to aspiring female entrepreneurs….

  • Research your idea so that you know if it’s a good one
  • Be persistent and willing to learn
  • Make a good plan and then be flexible.

 

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2 comments

  1. Excellent interview. I really enjoyed it. I agree–it is tricky to find undergarments that are made eco/socially responsible. I have persevered and found some–but good to hear more fashion forward entrepreneurs are creating these items! And I love that you want add more value (add back instead of just taking). Ordering as needed is a key point for cashflow, sustainablility and profitability! Thanks for the bold interview!

    1. alisa ivory smith says:

      Anuradha,
      Thanks so much for your feedback. I’m glad you enjoyed the show!
      Kindest Regards,
      Alisa Ivory Smith

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