Independent Fashion Brand Lingua Nigra Shares What it’s Like to Run a Successful Business
In this episode, I’m speaking with Alicia Goodwin, the owner and jeweler behind Lingua Nigra, a metals brand with a focus on organic, sculptural jewelry and home goods.
Alicia and I had an absolutely delightful conversation where we discussed:
- the importance of prioritizing a team
- finding your people and how that helps with growth
- how thinking about Instagram in a new way can be game changing
ABOUT THE BRAND + DESIGNER
Alicia launched Lingua Nigra 16 years ago and she has built it into a full time endeavor.
All of the work is made in the USA with high quality materials with the help of several small, family run factories.
Having started her fashion career in New York after graduating from FIT, Alicia spent many years working for brands, big and small where she accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience that she used to build her own business and brand.
Now living in Chicago, she runs her business with the help of a small team, selling online as well as at select retailers and museum shops around the world, such as The Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History.