S02 Episode 96 | BANGS SHOES, OPPORTUNITIES OVER THINGS + KIVA
In episode 96, Kestrel welcomes Hannah Davis, the founder of BANGS shoes, to the show. A footwear company with a social mission and a partnership with Kiva, BANGS believes that "your adventure can help others find theirs".
"I want to provide people opportunities vs things."
-Hannah of Bangs Shoes
Throughout this episode, Hannah shares more insight into her experience manufacturing abroad, and the realities about where it's possible to actually produce vulcanized shoes. In addition, she expands further on BANGS Shoes' partnership with Kiva, and the way the nonprofit allows companies like BANGS to do good while at the same time, building out their business.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
- VF Corporation, company Hannah's business partner worked with in the past (VF Corporation houses brands like Vans, Timberland and more)
- Kiva, BANGS' nonprofit partner
- Microfinance: "the idea of giving someone a loan in small quantities"
- Dan Pallotta's The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong: a TED Talk that changed Hannah's life
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