SIDE-ZIP
CASHMERE
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In our very first year, we debuted our Side-Zip Cashmere Sweater.
Little did we know how meaningful it would be — a forever favorite that's so
much more than just a sweater.  It's a piece that embodies our core values:

Quality

  • Super soft
  • 5% cashmere blend

Versatility

  • Work to weekend
  • Fashion-forward details

Ease

  • Boyfriend cut
  • Machine-washable
In honor of its third anniversary, we’re introducing two new colors.
We couldn’t imagine a better way to convey its diversity and versatility than
through the inspiring stories of extraordinary women from our community.
Vanessa
INDUSTRY
PR & Communications
REQUIRED READING
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
SPIRIT EMOJI
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ON FEELING HER BEST
Sitting around a table with the hilarious, intelligent, strong-minded women I’m lucky to call my friends.  They challenge and bring out the best in me.
WHAT SHE ADMIRES IN OTHERS
Intentionality.  The people I’m closest to are exceptionally thoughtful, and have taught me to approach others (and life!) with a clear sense of purpose.
WOMAN SHE LOOKS UP TO
My best friend Grace.  She just took the plunge to move from San Francisco to London — and I find her adventurous spirit endlessly inspiring.
WHAT SHE’S LEARNED
If I could tell my younger self one thing, it’d be to not be skeptical of happiness.  Embrace the people and things in your life that give you joy.
HER IDEAL WEEKEND
My boyfriend and I love hosting dinners, so it’d involve a new Bon Appetit recipe, Negronis, and our friends.  I also try to escape my neighborhood for a new restaurant or workout class — and to get some quality time outside!
Embrace the people and things
in your life that give you joy.”
Jewel

Jewel

Pi

INDUSTRY
Venture Capital
REQUIRED READING 
David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
SPIRIT EMOJI 
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On HERSELF
I would describe my personality as bold, ambitious, open-minded — and straightforward.  If I had an autobiography, it’d be called I Do What I Want.
WOMEN SHE LOOKS UP TO
The ladies in my family are incredible.  I’m proud that my mom and sisters are my best friends — they’re kind, honest, and the strongest women I know.
WHAT SHE'S LEARNED
My path has been anything but conventional.  I went from being a school counselor to a startup intern, ending up in venture capital.  It’s so important to remember, don’t sweat the small stuff — learn a lot and trust the journey.
ON HER FAVORITE PLACE
My grandparents’ home in Taipei is near to my heart.  My favorite memories are of massive family sleepovers and my loved ones all gathered together.
HER IDEAL WEEKEND
In San Francisco, it’d involve food and sights — from pho in the Sunset to Golden Gate Park, or a pierside stroll to Fisherman’s Wharf for mini donuts.
“Don’t sweat the small stuff —
learn a lot and trust the journey.”
Tiffany

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Lester

INDUSTRY
Medicine
REQUIRED READING
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
SPIRIT EMOJI
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WHEN SHE’S AT HER BEST
I feel most like myself when I’m being active in nature or just sitting by the ocean.  It makes me feel grounded in a way that compares to nothing else.
ON HER FAVORITE PLACE
Before med school, I visited Ghana and truly felt that I belonged.  Science later confirmed my intuition when I discovered my West African ancestry!
ON RELATIONSHIPS
I prefer to hug people when we meet and when we part.  With so much time spent online, it’s imperative to have an authentic heart-to-heart-connection.
WHAT SHE ADMIRES IN OTHERS
Integrity.  Someone with an internal code of consistency and honesty that you can depend on, who shows up fully present, engaged, and committed to their words and actions.  It’s something I am always striving to achieve.
WHAT SHE’S LEARNED
Make more mistakes.  When you release control, there’s great insight to be gained.  As a recovering perfectionist, I now allow space for imperfection.
“When you release control,
there’s insight to be gained.”
Alta

Alta

Sparling

INDUSTRY
Beauty
REQUIRED READING
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
SPIRIT EMOJI
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ON HERSELF
I’d describe myself as thoughtful, driven, and optimistic.  I’m big on possibility in uncertainty — and turning challenges into opportunities.
A WOMAN SHE LOOKS UP TO
I admire Hayley Barna, First Round Partner and Birchbox Co-Founder, for her strength, sense of self, and dedication to feminism.
ON FEELING HER BEST
I’m very playful, so feel best when surrounded by loved ones who bring me that positive energy.
WHAT SHE’S LEARNED
Practice patience and don’t be too hard on yourself. Years of self-inflicted pressure proved unproductive, and took a toll on my own confidence.
HER IDEAL WEEKEND
It would start with pancakes, then some me-time at yoga. Next, a picnic with friends followed by cocktail hour, wrapping up with a marathon of my favorite Netflix show. Repeat!
Practice patience and don’t be too hard on yourself.”
Elissa

Elissa

Patel

Industry:
Fine Art
Required reading: 
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
On herself
I am an artist, feminist, friend, leader — always striving to lift those up around me.
When she feels her best
Each morning, I set intentions around collective imagination.
I am happiest inspiring others to bring art into their lives.
What she admires in others
Authenticity and genuine support for others are qualities I truly cherish.
A woman she looks up to
I admire powerful female artists and leaders, especially Yoko Ono, Ella Fitzgerald and Indira Gandhi.
Her ideal SF weekend
First, morning tea, followed by a stroll through the Mission. Then, I like to end my day with a dinner at home, livened up with jazz music, candles, and a bottle of wine.
“Most of us don't realize how much power we have to inspire those around us.”
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