Today marks a special day, it's March 8 and across the globe we are celebrating IWD. As our team sat down to discuss the incredible women in our lives and what International Women's Day meant for us, we spoke of past and present friendships, the women in our lives we look up to and women that inspire us.
For our team, there were two people that came to mind that we all had in common...
Living across the globe, yet empowering our team everyday and every step of the way, are our founders - Brigitte and Desley. Two incredible, fierce and inspiring women that not only lead the SOE team but inspire, encourage and support from two locations across the globe.
Best friends who raised their children together and dreamed of channelling their passion for wanderlust into a tangible creation. Through countless conversations while their daughters played, workshopping their vision and formulating a beautiful creation of timeless design, the original Escape tote was born.
Although located at the opposite ends of the globe with Desley in Singapore and Brigitte in New York, the duo continue to speak daily and have managed to continue to grow the State of Escape business, with its headquarters in Sydney, seamlessly and proficiently. Carving out their most successful year yet during a global pandemic. Remaining a constant source of inspiration and reassurance for us, as their staff and for the many women who have followed their journey.
Brigitte and Desley each epitomise the inspiring, capable, fierce modern woman. Both women are renowned for their boundless energy, their positivity, and for being remarkably driven, kind and loyal. Theirs is a friendship and partnership that transgresses geographical boundaries and inspires the women who know them.
As we celebrate women today, we celebrate them near and far, at home and on their daily wanderings. Wherever they may be in the world, we hope the SOE community can be empowered and inspired as you continue to follow us on our journey.