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Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to fashion designer Tory Burch about her new book, "Living in Color," her clothing line and her foundation for female entrepreneurs.
On the success of her line:
I think we hit a place in the market that there was a need. It was a pretty simple idea. It was designing beautiful clothing that didn’t cost a fortune. It was something that I was personally missing and then we found out it was a wide space in the market. I think, you know listen, we’re never patting ourselves on the back. We’re always looking forward and evolving and thinking of what we could be doing next.
Burch with her mother, Reva.Courtesy:Tory Burch
On social responsibility:
I was told never to talk about business and social responsibility in the same sentence and I went the opposite of that.
The foundation has always been a part of the conversation and the storytelling and the idea. When we were finally able to launch the foundation, it has turned out to be so extraordinary for the company.
Any millennials we interview, it’s such an important part of the interview process. They want to be working somewhere where they’re making a difference.
Burch with her son Sawyer in the Bahamas.Courtesy:Tory Burch
On the importance of having women in business:
I think women are part of the answer to the economy and we have to bring men and boys along for the conversation.
Women are great entrepreneurs. They’re great business minds.
Burch with her three boys at Machu Picchu.Courtesy:Tory Burch