I don't remember a time in my life where style was not present. Even in my yoga clothes I am making a statement. Some days that statement is "IDGAF", but other days I'm in full peacock mode. For me this has never been about anyone else other than me. I am a person who loves self expression, loves adornment and has always wanted to bring this to fruition for others.
With that sort of passion one would naturally dash off to New York and work in Fashion. Which is exactly what I did. And I loved it. Until I didn't. Sometimes when you see the sausage being made you no longer have a craving for sausage. (PS I'm a lifelong vegetarian, who has cheated on occasion.... and yes with sausage).
I am not a quiet country mouse, even though I grew up in Broomfield, Colorado. I have a voice and I use it. And I was using it at every company I worked at. But you quickly realize companies who are purely driven by the bottom line integrity, quality, authenticity fall to the wayside. There are always individuals within the system that care but it's hard to get a giant ocean liner to turn. Boy did I try though.
So exhausted and over it, I left without looking back. And began a life that aligned fully to my values. I opened a healing center in Westminster, Colorado. I got back to nature and my natural self. I used my voice to help others.
And then one day I intersected with others who shared my integrity, my passion, my desire to do good, help others and create change. And we decided to come together and create a brand that would revolutionize how things are made, where they are made, and what they are made of. A brand that would help everyone who came into contact with it. A brand that married Style and Good.
This is TheOne08.
I am so grateful to be a founding member and the product designer of our line.