Q&A With Heidi ZakThe brand now services an estimated 87 percent of women. With the company's Break the Mold initiative - a play on words, the company actually had to make their own unique molds to create those innovative half sizes - Zak wants to share the stories of female founders like herself and the accomplishment of ThirdLove's customers.
ThirdLove Co-Founders and Co-CEO's, Heidi Zak and David Spector have been recognized by Goldman Sachs GS, +1.00% as two of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018” who were recently honored at the Builders + Innovators Summit held in Santa Barbara, California.
CMO Ed Razek said in the interview that he didn't think the company's annual fashion show should feature "transsexuals" because "the show is a fantasy." He also said that the brand would not be adding larger sizes to its assortment and that it had no plans to feature plus-size models in its runway show.
Ahead of the annual VS Fashion Show, model Robyn Lawley started a petition encouraging a boycott of the show due to its lack of size diversity, according to Teen Vogue ; she partnered with ThirdLove, who donated a bra to the Support the Girls organization for every Instagram post hashtagged #weareallangels.
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.
From marketing to product development, data has allowed ThirdLove to grow faster than any other online bra and underwear startup. The chief marketing officer of Victoria's Secret's parent company had recently made controversial comments about transgender models during an interview with Vogue.
FOR MOST women, shopping for a bra can be an ordeal, to say the least, a horrific experience on par with shopping for bikinis and just as bad as shopping for jeans. After recognizing a huge whitespace ThirdLove opportunity and drastic need for change in the stagnant $100BN+ global intimates market, Heidi and David founded ThirdLove in 2013 to create perfectly fitting bras for women of all shapes and sizes.