Oct 12, 2018
Kendall Barber, a co-Founder of the multi-million dollar company
Poppy Barley, is blazing a trail of socially conscious and
ethically employed business in fashion. Today, she shares her
journey of co-founding Poppy Barley with her sister, how they
overcame setbacks along the way, and the opportunities they needed
to create for themselves long before others offered to help
Poppy Barley at its core is a company built on being
sustainable, intentional, and based on transparency. Kendall
discusses her love of giving back to the community, and how it is
her greatest gift to employ and empower others.
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
- Kendall’s insights and realizations as a new mother, including
her new love of moving at a slower pace.
- The superior comfort that happens when you have shoes fit to
your personal measurements.
- How a 12-year-old gave them the most helpful tip-off along the
way of starting their company.
- Their clear vision of success over a 6 month period, and
strategy behind getting there.
- The power of family, and the connection between Kendall and her
sister, Justine, that made Poppy Barley have values of
communication and trust.
- The lifestyle adjustments and sacrifices Kendall and her sister
made to ensure the business would work.
- Why Kendall and Justine decided to create the Poppy Barley
community in Mexico and the important standards that come with
- The feeling of family, transparency, and culture Poppy Barley
seeks to foster in their factory, and the partnerships that help
their employees grow.
- The shift we can all make to ensure we are buying in an ethical
and conscious manner.
- What a B Corporation is, and why it’s such a big deal to be
recognized as one.
- “When you venture from the norm, you have the ability to dream
and create anything you want.” - CD
- “If your life isn’t working, work doesn’t work.” -
- “Focus on where you are going, not one paycheck making it into
the bank.” -
- “It’s about every component that goes into our footwear.” -
- “Luxury starts with the people that make the product.” -
- “Great businesses always have options.” - KB
Journey Into the Inner Circle:
Doll - Facebook