We had the honour of dressing an amazing group of business women for a fashion show at the Vancouver Mompreneurs Achieve & Lead Conference a few weeks ago. It was a full day event of inspiration, leadership, new connections and support. This is the local chapter of a national organization that I absolutely love and am so proud to be a part of.
Being an entrepreneur is tough enough. Being a Mompreneur adds a level of messiness and complexity to the whole adventure that sometimes just doesn't make a lot of sense.
Yes, there are times that I wish I had started my business before becoming a parent. But it didn't happen that way. It couldn't have. My kids are the reason I started this business -- they are my windows into the future. They are my daily living-breathing-walking-talking-physical-spiritual-emotional reminders that: Every moment counts, and what we do, think and say -- how we spend our moments -- it matters.
Sustainable fashion is the future. Thank you, Mompreneurs, for really getting this. Your support for local and ethically made clothing has been overwhelming. It's so wonderful to be on this journey with you.
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