|Michelle, Production Manager|
|A ton of Bravelets!|
The most inspiring part of it all is the work that has gone into Bravelets in the past three years, and not just here in the U.S.
I started working with Michelle shortly after Bravelets launched. Our very first batch of Bravelets came from a different supplier, but the 2nd order through today have all been managed by Michelle. I travel to China once a year to meet with our suppliers (March 2013, Sept 2014, Sept 2015). On my first visit to China, Michelle expressed that I had inspired her to be an entrepreneur, and that her dream was to own her own company in Guangzhou. Over the years, I have provided advice and guidance to her, and we have worked together to grow our businesses. I love win-win situations, and this is definitely one of those that has been mutually beneficial to both of us.
Not only has Michelle been able to start her own company, be her own boss, and provide jobs for over 10 people in China, but she has also been able to support her family and create a better life for them. One of the most gratifying moments for me in my entire life/career, was when I visited Michelle in 2014, and she showed me the new house that her family was living in, which was WAY nicer than the house she had shown me in 2013. In just over a year, with the money that Michelle has made working with Bravelets, she was able to go from living in a very small one-bedroom apartment with her mom and dad, to a four-story house where they now live with many of the luxuries that we all take for granted.
Stephanie (and Kat)