How Bel Kazan’s Namesake Belinda Kazanci Went to Bali, Became an Ethical Fashion Early Adopter + Built A Factory to Grow A Brand in LA

On this week’s show, get ready for a conversation with an inspiring pioneer in the ethical fashion space. At a time when so much feels frenetic, when brands are pushed to do more and more and far too many new businesses equate success with securing VC funding, here’s the story of an entrepreneur who ended up in Bali, fell in love with a slower way of making fashion and proceeded to turn it into a reality that’s still going strong fifteen years later in Los Angeles. With a brand new retail store, legions of fans and deep roots in the West Coast independent fashion community, this is business we really want you to know about right now. 

Listen to the show for her story and how built a business slowly and stuck to her values, from buying land and going through the hurdles of building an overseas workspace that her team still uses today to continuing to roll out apparel that stands out and is ethically-made in an increasingly crowded landscape.  Along with her fashion startup journey, we dive into the Los Angeles-based company’s approach to ethical fashion and its founder’s take on growing a business alongside a growing family. Use this conversation for inspiration on your own journey toward building a business at the intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability + tech (a space I call FEST).

Meet this week’s guest, Belinda Kazanci, founder of Bel Kazan. 

 

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Bel Kazan

Facebook: Bel Kazan

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Meet Belinda Kazanci of Echo Park — Voyage LA

Belinda Kazanci on Owning Your Own Factory on Conscious Chatter podcast

Parks Project

Bali Children Foundation

Anthropologie

Ali Golden

Fashion Mamas

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