Founder Spotlight: Sam + Lance, Eco-Conscious Fashion + Goods
Meet Veronica and Alora – sisters, best friends, and cofounders! These two women love to travel and have been working to live more sustainable and eco friendly lives.
They created SΛM & LΛNCE, which is named after the two strong and creative women who inspired them to build something bigger, to create something they believe in and to always strive to do better.
SΛM & LΛNCE is a new online platform featuring fair trade, eco friendly and sustainable goods that are owned by that are either made by women or are from companies women. Veronica + Alora believe that being a conscious shopper should be easy and accessible to everyone and that small businesses should be able to easily reach all parts of the globe. (Read More about the company’s inspiration below)
Earth Friendly Tips
Be aware of the trash that you are creating start by taking note of how often you fill your at home trash bins. Once you realize how much waste you create you can start to reduce it
Start refusing single use plastics like straws, grocery bags and water bottles.
Switch to bamboo toothbrushes in your family.
Air dry your laundry instead of using the dryer.
Do your research before making purchases, find companies that have the same values as you when it comes to the environment.
The Ups + Downs of Entrepreneurship
Currently our biggest struggle is trying to learn as much as we can! There is so much to learn when starting a new business. It is a challenge but one that we are actively enjoying and that we know can have a positive impact on our customers and suppliers.
The best part of being an entrepreneur is being able to use your creativity and bring your ideas to life. One thing that we like most is being able to use our company to empower and promote other female entrepreneurs and business owners.
Sam And Lance- The Inspiration
The founders, Veronica and Alora are the millennial versions of their grandmothers. Their grandmothers inspired the name of the company SΛM & LΛNCE. You can read more of that story here.
Both Shirley (SΛM) and Georgette (LΛNCE) were strong, talented, compassionate, intelligent women that inspired them to build something bigger, to create something they believe in and to always strive to do better. Where transparency and ethical manufacturing come first.
Their mission at SΛM & LΛNCE is to empower and inspire women through curated fashion and lifestyle goods that have been consciously crafted with ethical standards. They hope to connect women from around the world who are creating for a purpose, and shopping with intention. Their goal for SΛM & LΛNCE is to establish a global community of socially conscious women looking to live a more sustainable life.
Between the two sisters they have an MBA and Undergraduate Degrees in Fine Arts, Marketing, International Development and History. Have held jobs in sales, marketing, production, operations, fashion and advertising. They have travelled to over 75 countries and have lived in 3. By combining these learnings and experiences with their passion for empowerment and conscious shopping SΛM & LΛNCE was born.