In honor of International Women’s Day, we talked to a group of female and female-identifying entrepreneurs, CEOs, and founders about the products they utilize in their everyday life that make it better. Read more Week of the Woman content here.
The hardest thing about making simple clothing is getting the basics right. Melanie Travis and Andie Swim have mastered the art of the perfect, simple swimsuit. By focusing on the fundamentals, Travis and the brand have redefined what it means to enjoy your swimwear.
What is one thing that helps keep you motivated throughout the day?
The fact that we're building a generation defining swimwear brand! We have this unbelievable opportunity right now to create something lasting and meaningful, and I feel so fortunate every day that I have investors, customers, and colleagues who have rallied behind the vision and are making it a reality. There is no greater motivation.
What's the last thing in your bag on your way out of your home on a work day?
I always have a small tub of Vaseline in my bag. It's the best ointment for chapped lips and I couldn't live without it.
What's the best thing on your desk?
My laptop! Maybe a boring answer but I don't have anything else on my desk. I have so many meetings during the day and I'm often running around the city, so I just have a laptop to stay mobile. I don't even have a dedicated desk at the office, I'll sit wherever there's a free corner when I'm in the office.
What are the products that make your daily routine easier or more enjoyable?
Bluetooth headphones are key to making my day more enjoyable. I spend a lot of time in the subways or on airplanes, and I love to consume content (mostly podcasts) when I'm on the go. Makes the stress of constantly moving around more enjoyable.
What’s the one thing you just can’t live without?
My family – my dog and my wife. They keep me grounded, and they're both (literally!) so helpful with the business. Even if my pup's main job is to jump into my lap and cuddle at the office, that's an important job!
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