We’re gearing up to feature some incredible women on the blog. This look back on our entrepreneurial series features Elizbeth Mollen of Stone Textile. This is a classic case of liking not just the line, but the girl behind it. One word that often comes to mind: collaboration! Stay tuned for that… For now take a look below for more on her look, her lines and her lessons…

Elizabeth Mollen

 

KK: When did you know you wanted to have your own design company?

EM: As a child, I was usually playing with art supplies or doing somethingcreative so I have always been into art + design. Creating things for aliving has been a goal of mine for quite some time. That goal turned into a reality a few years ago when I left the fashion industry to pursue a career in home product and interior design.

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KK: What do you love most about Austin and being a designer here?

EM: After living and working in LA, I am very grateful that we relocated to Austin.  Starting a business here has been great. The city is filled with emerging designers and creatives.  Everyone is always up for a collaboration and to lend a helping hand.  I am also very inspired by the city and all of it’s modern architecture and design.

Elizabeth Mollen

 

KK: What’s the most challenging thing about owning your own business? What’s the most rewarding?

EM: The most challenging part for me is creating and sticking with my own schedule. The most rewarding part is when I see Stone Textile products in people’s homes.

Elizabeth Mollen

 

KK: What’s the lesson you’ve learned or advice you’ve been given as a designer/entrepreneur?

EM: It is important to start small and work your way up.  I worked as an intern, in New York, starting at 18.  The first hand experience was invaluable. Now, as a business owner I try and teach our interns the day to day happenings of running a small business.  It has really come full circle!

Elizabeth Mollen

 

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