February 1, 2023
I’ve never lived a conventional life and I’ve had to overcome a lot of systemic barriers and health challenges to reach success in my life. So, it’s fitting that I became a start-up founder focused on changing broken systems and paradigms to make our world a healthier, easier, place to live.
When it comes to fashion, the retail industry is really broken. Not only are there massive issues with waste, pollution, and unethical labor practices (that primarily impact women and children), the current shopping experience sucks—especially if you’re trying to do it with a newborn or toddler (or both!) in tow!
When I was pregnant with my first baby, I lived in a tiny studio apartment and didn’t even own a car, so I knew that I needed to find online solutions for all the things I’d need for my baby—and I didn’t want to spend a lot of time or money on them either. That’s when I first discovered Rent a Romper.
I loved the circular model that made it easy for me to incorporate more sustainability into my life, all while reducing the amount of actual stuff I needed to store in my home. And, as one of the first people in my friend’s group and family to have a baby, I wasn’t expecting a ton of hand-me-downs.
After using the service for a few months, I fell in love with the business and reached out to Lauren offering unsolicited ideas on ways to help the company grow. Soon after, I joined the company and now I spend my days juggling parenthood with the very exciting privilege of helping the Rent a Romper community grow.
Cover photograph by Pavló Fedorov.