EP:176 Darbie Angell and Her Amazing Journey Consumed with Wanderlust
DARBIE ANGELL’S STORY I started my company without a single contact in the industry. I was working at one of the largest law firms in the country and went into labor with my daughter when I was five months pregnant. I was put on bed rest for four months and decided I wanted to start a company by combining my passion to impact the world with my knowledge in design. I wanted to show my soon-to-be daughter how to dare to dream big! That bold step to live fully is what led me to create this company, which has since become my life’s work. With zero capital to put towards the brand, I found a man in Israel that sold me diamonds at cost. I then turned around and sold them to women around the world. This venture allowed me to create my first product samples and attend my first meetings in New York with Macy’s. We are blessed to now be in retailers such as Macy’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Dillard’s, as well as smaller home stores and boutiques. Since then, it has been an amazing journey of living boldly, pushing myself through obstacles, and passionately working to make an impact in the world. It’s hard to narrow down just one thing that inspires me to keep going. As a mother of two girls, my first priority is showing them that they can do anything they dream of and encouraging them to always be passionate about what they are doing in life. Additionally, my interactions with people I have met traveling the world are what have inspired me to give back. I don’t go a single day without thinking about the life-changing sights I have seen and cultures I have been immersed in. I look at every moment as an opportunity to create, inspire, and explore, and the culture of my company embraces each opportunity. It drives me to go the extra mile to not only make luxurious pieces but to promote change.
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