So Money - Episode 30

Soraya Darabi & Maxine Bédat

Co-Founders of

I can’t wait for you to listen to this episode. It’s with two of the most inspiring women you will ever come across, Soraya Darabi and Maxine Bédat.

They co-founded, a shopping platform and lifestyle destination for consumers who care about the origins of the items they purchase. What Whole Foods has done for the organic food movement, Zady does for fashion, including clothing, accessories and home decor. On Zady, customers can learn about the conscious consumer movement and purchase beautiful goods that were created with craftsmanship and artisanship qualities.

Zady has been named one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail by Fast Company and one of 22 Instagram Accounts Fashionistas Should Follow in 2014 by

Three takeaways from this interview in addition to their personal financial journeys:

– How and why started a conscious consumer movement

– What’s it like to work with a friend

– The art of SLOW fashion! Apparently, it is a REAL thing and it is driving a paradigm shift in the American economy… and revolutionizing the way we may and most likely WILL be approaching money, travel and other aspects of our lives in not so distant future

If you’d like to learn more about Soraya and Maxine, visit their website and follow them on Twitter @zady.

One of our favorite quotes from the interview: “Even if you don’t have much money, it’s meant to be enjoyed.” – click to tweet


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