Sustainable Fashion Entrepreneur Spotlight – Alyssa Bird of Regenerous Designs

I had the pleasure to meet Alyssa through Factory45. Some of us were at the idea stage when we started, some already had flourishing businesses and Alyssa was one of them. She makes some of the nicest and most versatile accessories I have ever come across. She kindly agreed to spend some time chatting about how she got started and about some of the challenges of growing Regenerous Designs.

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Sweat Stains? What??? The "Detail" I hadn't Considered

One thing I did not take into account when I decided to start walk commuting was how stained my clothes would get. After several months I realized that my blouses and blazers had yellow sweat stains that I couldn’t remove! I guess I could have prevented that using special cleaning products but the reality was the stains caught me by surprise as they were not apparent initially. The dry-cleaning lady said there was nothing to do, those stains would not go away. 

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How Crowded Buses Changed My Life For The Better

About eight years ago, well before I got pregnant with my first child, I used to commute by bus to the busiest downtown area of San Francisco. I live in one of the busiest and more touristy areas of the city by the bay, not too far from the famous Pier 39 and very close to delectable Italian restaurants. At that time the traffic in the city was definitely not as crazy as it is now, but it was already busy at peak hours.

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