Independent Fashion Brand Nude Barre Shares What it’s Like to Run a Successful Business
In this episode I’m speaking with Erin Carpenter, the founder of Nude Barre, which is a women’s line of skin toned intimates and hosiery empowering women and allowing them to love their skin and body.
Erin and I had a fantastic conversation where we discussed:
- how life’s experiences can have a major impact on a decision to launch a brand
- the importance of keeping the customer front of mind
- the challenges of scaling a bootstrapped business
ABOUT THE BRAND + DESIGNER
Nude Barre, which was founded in 2009 and really started operating in 2012, was born from Erin’s own experiences as a professional, classically trained dancer.
Erin launched Nude Barre based on a series of embarrassing moments that she experienced where skin-toned undergarments are required but are typically made only in 1 or 2 shades of beige by major brands.
Now, through Nude Barre, Erin is on a mission to redefine the term “nude” by making skin toned options of undergarments and tights for women of ALL shades.