Tell us a bit about the brand and the team.
Andie is a swimwear brand for women that offers classic swimwear staples. It’s easy to shop for, easy to wear, and easy to look good and feel good in. We offer 11 different styles that are timeless.
We are a small group of women in the Garment District in NY. We understand the struggles faced by women because we are all women. Our products are a high-end blend of nylon and spandex, sold at an accessible price point, and we are working to build a brand that women can really trust.
How did you grow the Andie team?
With a lot of time and patience! We made missteps along the way, but we kept growing. In the beginning, it was me and my cousin-in-law, the two of us working unpaid. After we raised our first round of capital and had the money to hire some people, we looked at the biggest areas where we were struggling, and where there was an opportunity to improve, and we began to hire people to fill those gaps. Now, we have people working in digital products, finance and operations, marketing, logistics, and customer support. Today, I think we have the best team in the world!