“Na-ma stay in bed” are not the words that will come out of your mouth when you show up to yoga class looking super cute in your Sweat Society workout gear. Just as bright and colorful as the pants she wears – Stephanie is the lady boss behind Sweat Society. Say hello!
Stephanie – SWEAT SOCIETY
WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF.
Sweat Society is an activewear retailer specializing in ethically made fitness apparel for women and men. All brands are sweatshop free and the majority are small businesses just like mine.
I currently carry 13 brands (3 from Canada, 2 from Australia, and the rest from the states) including Dharma Bums, Inner Fire, Terez, and Electric & Rose. Our Sweat Society family will also be expanding before 2016 comes to a close.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR BUSINESS?
1 year this June!
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I am a yoga teacher, and quite active overall. I got tired of ordering my workout clothing online and was getting frustrated with the limited options we had in Calgary.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
I look for brands that have the same bottom line I do. Brands that want to provide a high quality product for their customers without jeopardizing someone else’s wellbeing to make it happen. Brands that believe human ethics are more important than making a buck at the end of the day.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE?
At Sweat Society, we are strong advocates of Self-Love and believing in your self-worth. It is so easy these days to let the media decide what we are supposed to look like or how we should dress. Sweat Society is about finding those pieces that already compliment the amazing person you are. It would be our dream to not only be known as the company that sells ethically made activewear but for our customers to feel like they are part of something, for them to know they aren’t in this alone and no matter what their journey looks like we are with them every step of the way.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND WHY?
Instagram. It allows us to spread the messages we want the world to hear.
HOW DO YOU PICK YOURSELF UP WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?
Stop. Take deep breaths. And remember to take one day at a time. Deal with things as they come up. I’ve learned that you can’t face a problem if it hasn’t happened yet. So instead of thinking of what could go wrong, take one step at a time, and deal with the hiccups as they surface.
WHATS ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU? GIVE US AN INTERESTING FACT!
I have two wiener dogs – Moose & Reggie.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
To be able to be in multiple places at once. Hands Down.
Two small dogs, a boyfriend, friends, teaching yoga, a full time job, and Sweat Society. It can be a lot to juggle 8 days of the week 😉
WHAT ARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES? (Please include links)
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOUR STUFF?
Online at www.sweatsociety.ca and at various markets and fitness studios around the city (the schedule is always on my website).