Mere Knit Pitch Night
SHARE WITH US YOUR PITCH NIGHT EXPERIENCE.
The idea of giving a pitch sounded very intimidating to me but at STORY it was laid back and fun! I LOVED those Momofuku cookies and beer offered when I was waiting to pitch, and the mix of talented people I talked to made it a great experience!
ANY STAND OUT MOMENTS FROM PITCH NIGHT?
I was the last one to pitch. Of course, I had to say to Rachel, Mary Kate, and Marc that they “Saved the best for last, lol!”
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START MERE KNIT?
I was inspired by TOMS shoes and their give-back model. I know there’s a lot of naysayers who criticize the give-back model, but the act of kindness creates a ripple effect, a movement for others to follow suit. I think the future of business will also include a quantifiable social impact. At Mere, we structure a donation into every sale to give back to NGOs.
ANY HIDDEN TALENTS?
I can fit dishes for an entire dinner for six into my tiny dishwasher.
WHAT’S THE MOST POWERFUL PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED?
Trust your gut!
WHAT’S A FUN FACT WE CAN’T LEARN ABOUT YOU FROM GOOGLE?
When I was little, I wanted to work a cash register at a candy store. My dream was to eat as many candies and chocolates as I wanted, and whenever I wanted. I think the dentist crushed my dream.
DESCRIBE MERE KNIT IN SIX WORDS.
Socially conscious knitwear for going places.