Heidi Zak ExplainsHeidi Zak (left) and Ra'el Cohen, founders of ThirdLove. With so many shapes, sizes, and needs, the process of creating a flawless bra bubbled up a number of challenges, one of which was moving beyond the brick and mortar experience and developing better bra sizing and fit without ever meeting the woman in person.
When I started ThirdLove, I set out to create a brand that all women could rely on. So with a promise like Bras and underwear for every body” comes a responsibility to uphold it. It's not an empty tagline that we preach because it sounds nice; it's a way for us to hold ourselves accountable….
Using her experience in both retail and tech, Heidi co-founded ThirdLove in 2013 with the mission of building a better bra, one that fit perfectly and instilled confidence in the woman wearing it. Featured in Forbes, Fast Company, CNBC, and Fortune, Inc., ThirdLove is consistently hailed for both its innovation (half-cup sizes!) and commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Too much padding, not enough padding, uncomfortable under-wire — ripping off that ill-fitting bustiere for the umpteenth time can make you throw your hands up and shout WHY ISN'T THERE AN APP FOR THIS?!” Well, thanks to ThirdLove , there now is, and consequently the experience can be a lot less harrowing.
That's something that really resonated with me, and when you think about how that applies to the company here, I think I also have expectations that people ask a lot of questions, own their own journey… And I think those are really important pieces of running a successful business as well.
While there was plenty of outrage in those two weeks, the scandal simply faded away and people kept shopping at Victoria's Secret and I don't think that's fair. The digitally native brand has made a name for itself as the bra business for every woman. Many American women have heard of ThirdLove , the online intimate apparel company that has aimed to change the way women buy bras.
Our team in Chico are experienced fit stylists who consult with our customers on their particular bra fit issues. First, they wanted an online brand that enabled women to shop ThirdLove from comfort and security of their home. She was proposing an ecommerce company solving a pain point few VCs intrinsically get: How horrible bra shopping is for most women.