When I go back to Guangzhou, I go back for trade shows, to meet other entrepreneurs doing product development, to see whats new, to work on our new bag collection, and  because this was my home for five years and frankly, I just miss really good noodles.  And it occurred to me that Guangzhou IS San Angeles from Blade Runner. Guangzhou...

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A few days ago, Rico Ngoma from Enter China and Source Find Asia invited me to do my first podcast interview. (Thanks again, Rico. I had the best time). I was pretty surprised when he said that I was the first woman entrepreneur he had interviewed for the show. And it's true. I've entered a world dominated by men. It makes...

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MAGIC week is actually here! Each February and August, 60,000 industry-leaders from all over the world descend on Las Vegas to survey the latest trends in apparel, footwear, and accessories in their bi-annual trade show.  For nearly two years, we've been working on this collection--from sourcing Fair Trade rubber, finding weavers to produce the right quality of cloth, and locating a shoe factory that shares...

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Great food. Kind people. Perfect weather. Warm sunny days. Elephants. Gems. White sandy beaches. That's why a lot of people go to Sri Lanka, but I came for the premium grade rubber. I started with this idea two years ago to make a flip flop from natural rubber which took me from China to Vietnam, Thailand, and eventually Sri Lanka. When...

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