Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in clothing but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tania Ali, Founder of Cadre Style, located in New York, NY, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Cadre is a multi-brand retailer driven by sustainability and purpose. We hold brands to a higher standard, vetting all products for transparency, fair labor, and waste reduction. Our customers are conscious consumers who are mindful of the planet.

Tell us about yourself

I am a Finch lawyer whose personal waste reduction journey led me to sustainable fashion. I saw the lack of regulations, transparency, and confusion in sustainable fashion and set out to create a store consumers could trust and that provides easy access to luxe eco-friendly clothes.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Making a difference and bringing awareness to the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

Being a start-up founder creating a work-life balance is the most difficult piece.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

Come with a curious mind, as you will learn many new skills. Understand that mistakes will happen as we are human, and no one is born knowing everything; however, take the time to learn from them and grow as they are there to show you something. Ask questions - from people who have the experience to help you learn to grow your business, and remember there is no harm in asking people who are kind and helpful.

Where can people find you and your business?


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