How One CEO Created Complete Factory Transparency

Sharon Radisch-for-everlane “They say you should start a business that you wish existed, so we quit our day jobs.”

Sound inspiring and bold? It is.

But then again, so is Everlane–and its CEO, Michael Preysman, who at the age of 25, quit his 9-5 venture capital job to start his own business.

He never knew where it would lead him, but today he’s created more than just a company. He’s created an organization that asks why, and answers the question through complete factory transparency.

image: Sharon Radisch

The first Everlane garment I ever saw was the Classic Silk Blouse ($80). As a tried-and-true basics girl, I fell in love. What I couldn’t wrap my head around was how their prices were so low, and yet their brand spoke of a new fashion model. That is, until I did some digging.

“Complete Transparency: Know Your Factories. Know Your Costs. Always Ask Why” is Everlane’s creed, so I didn’t have to dig too deep to find out they deliver nothing less than the truth.


Read a full interview with Michael Preysman on EcoSalon



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