The Glowdown: Yi-Mei Truxes

At Erno Laszlo, we’re all about ambition. It takes courage to carve your own path, and that’s exactly what Bembien founder Yi-Mei Truxes did when she created her own company. Bembien is a line of effortlessly chic accessories, with a focus on straw bags, handmade by artisan weavers in Bali. We’re so inspired by her that we knew she had to be our next Glowdown profile. Keep reading to find out her one tip for fellow future entrepreneurs, how the Balinese weavers inspired her, and more!

What gave you the confidence to launch your own brand?
I never knew I wanted to start my own brand, but I had reached a point in my career where I wanted to see if I could build something from scratch on my own. It took a ton of confidence (that I didn’t even know I had!) but I think what really got me through those beginning days was the conviction to see if I could make something happen.

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