Hi, I’m Efua Mensah-Brown, and I’m the founder of Thread Life.
I graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business after spending several years as a management consultant. My corporate job, which took me all over the country, didn’t stop me from indulging in fashion! I loved fashion (and still do).
Five years ago, I knew nothing about the negative impact the fashion industry had on people and the planet. Saying that the fashion industry is wasteful is an understatement! But as soon as I learned, as opposed to changing behavior, I became overwhelmed and did nothing. Where to even start?
Thankfully, I got over that relatively quickly and decided to do better. One thing I knew is that if I thought putting my fashion money to better use was a feat, you would too. So I decided to create something where you wouldn’t have to worry about that.
I created Thread Life with the belief we all wear clothes and probably will for the foreseeable future (Yes, I’m cheesy and a genius 🙂 ). That being the case (the need for clothes bit), it only makes sense that if we are to see change, we need to put our clothes money to better use. Like on clothes that are affordable, well-made, that actually fit us. and are better for people and the planet.
How is all this possible, you ask? Well, with the help of up-and-coming fashion designers, you can now get custom-made clothing that fits. Custom fashion is made just for you. This means that it doesn’t feed into the environmental and socially damaging waste caused by the fashion industry. So if you’re looking to build a capsule closet, have one affordably designed for you. Are you part of the 0.000001% of people with an off-the-rack body? Thought so. Worry no more. Are you tired of looking for that perfectly tailored suit? Our designers will help you out. Finally, get the styles you like, that fit in all the right places. I could go on, but I’d rather you get busy getting what you want and like.