Gabrielle Lods has always had a passion for sustainability, and after reading the Four Hour Work Week, decided to start working on her own product. After a thorough analysis, she discovered a interesting opportunity that ticked all of her boxes – social impact, sustainability, location independent, etc – and Sustainabum, a sustainable diaper manufacturing venture, was born.
She first started working on the company on the side in 2012, then took advantage of a convenient corporate restructuring and went full-time 1.5 years later. After 1 more year, she was able to live 100% from her company, and today Sustainabum ships globally and has replaced more than 270k disposable diapers, saving approximately 50tons of waste.
Listen to Learn:
- How bootstrapping fits into the swiss mindset
- How the idea for Sustainabum came about
- The biggest mistake entrepreneurs make when planning physical product businesses
- How to keep your sanity as an entrepreneur
- Gabrielle’s Email
- Gabrielle’s Twitter
- Impact Hub Geneva
- The Lean Startup
- Thinking Fast and Slow
- The Four Hour Work Week