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The 6% with NancyMD

Jan 24, 2022

Episode Overview:

It can be easy to feel discouraged in a world that can be filled with strife, prejudice, and hardship. But our next guest refuses to give in to that and instead uses fashion to spread her message of love because love is a basic human right and is the one common thread that connects us all throughout the globe.

Chrissie Lam, CEO and Founder of the Love Is Project, joins me to discuss how her dedication to improving people’s lives through sustainable fashion led to the founding of her business and how she uses it as an opportunity to promote and empower female artisans in developing countries and provide support to communities who need them.

Join us to learn how Chrissie impacts thousands of lives for the better - one bracelet at a time!


Episode Highlights:

  • How the Love Is Project started
  • The advantages and challenges of being a woman leader
  • Pivoting and learning to see windows of opportunities in failure
  • Carrying her childhood creativity with her to adulthood and to her business
  • How she found meaning in her work and how others can do the same
  • What it means to “have it all”
  • The constant pressure to present yourself a certain way 
  • Chrissie’s lifehacks to boost productivity
  • Her advice for women to look up to her


About the Guest:

Chrissie Lam is an American entrepreneur and proud founder of the Love Is Project. She started her journey in the fashion industry when she was hired as a trend forecaster for Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle Outfitters. After 12 successful years of working with them, she desired to do more and quit corporate life. In 2012, she moved to Kenya where she met a group of women in the Maasai tribe and learned their craft of creating beautiful and vibrant beaded bracelets. Inspired by their work, this led to the creation of the Love Is Project in 2017 which are known for their iconic bracelets emblazoned with the word “LOVE.”

The Love Is Project is based on her philosophy that love is the common thread that connects us all and allows us to thrive. She invites everyone to ask: What does love mean to YOU?

As more people felt compelled to share their stories and get involved, what was initially a passion project turned into a global movement. The Love Is Project now works with over 2000 women artisans in 10 countries and empowers them through fair wages, healthcare, education, and more. They also make sure to give back to the community by donating proceeds of their profits to movements such as Stop Asian Hate, Black Lives Matter, Green School Bali, and the It Gets Better Project.


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