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The Balancing Act with Jacky from MCLC
Jacky is the sole designer and founder of MCLC, the pop-perfection slow fashion footwear brand that you may have seen rocking your socks off everywhere from TikTok to Trixie Motel. In this episode, Phoebe and Jacky discuss how the daily need to find balance in an ever changing world led Jacky to create her breakthrough design, The Balancing Act Boot.
We learn that Jacky takes on all the roles; from being a one-woman show who designs, produces, and even ships all her products, to taking on the full time role of mom and teacher for her family! All while paving the way to bring modernity to the footwear industry by staying
affordable, pushing for sustainability, and offering size inclusivity!
✿ If it’s not attainable or sustainable, then it’s not MCLC! How Jacky envisions her fashion brand to remain accessible to all of us while implementing new plant based materials
✿ How attending tradeshows and using wholesale platforms got MCLC’s feet off the ground, but online marketing via Instagram remains #1
✿ The fashion industry’s attempt to steal Jacky’s original designs only fuels her fire to create the next big thing, “I guess you liked my stuff and so here you are, knocking me off. I'll take that as a compliment. It sparks something in me and I just have to be one step ahead of them.”
✿ How finding balance is the constant in a world full of changes
✿ Jacky’s advice to product based entrepreneurs, “Networking is key. You meet a lot of people interested in products. I think it's really important to show face and put yourself out there.”
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