|Heres the start up story……….
On a farm where Sarah was raised,
“What a bummer,” she thought, “these should have lasted longer.”
On summer breaks from college, she helped her Dad with the hay.
Instructing for Outward Bound, she led kids in the woods.
When her back wore out she settled in Montana,
She peeled logs and groomed ski trails to bring in some money.
At a coffee shop one day, she read her “How to Start a Business” book.
He asked her what she was doing, so she told him her thought;
This wasn’t just any man – as it turned out.
For twenty years, production and design had been his career.
With contacts and advice, Sarah was well on her way.
This story inspires me so much! I see myself in her. When I was hiking on the Appalachian Trail, I had about two weeks of deep inspiration and enthusiasm designing women’s rugged pants in my head, as mile after mile went by. The carhartts just didn’t quite fit right and certainly didn’t accentuate the womens body. The other pairs of backpacking pants got holes in them so easily. I didnt end up doing anything with my design…………..but I’ve got a lot of drawings in my journal….. And I have to say, Sara did an amazing job. I ordered a pair of red Ant Pants and I Love them! I feel so cool wearing them, like I can do anything. They are great for motorcycling too! Now I have fantasies of going to work on a ranch in Montana……..with my new kick ass pants 🙂