How Pallavi Golla discovered an untapped market for children’s activewear

Ever had a great idea but didn’t know where to start? That’s called being an entrepreneur. The successful start somewhere and often end up with a company or product that appears to have followed a linear path. The reality is that business travel rarely makes sense. But there are some tricks to launching products that work, and Pallavi Golla shares those secrets in this Dying to Ask podcast episode. Pallavi is the founder of Lark Adventurewear. Lark makes breathable sportswear for kids. Pallavi’s son was 4 months old when she noticed he was really sweating in his cotton onesie. She searched for more breathable materials to clothe him and struggled to find one that would meet her family’s needs. So she created it. But designing sportswear for kids wasn’t easy. Most adult workout clothes contain chemicals to help them “breathe” during sweaty workouts. This substance would not work on a small child’s skin. Pallavi had no background in fashion or textiles. But in six years she’s created and trademarked a fabric called Softek and is the driving force behind a seven-figure online children’s clothing company that’s also expanding into adult clothing. In this episode, Pallavi shares how she used what she learned from her background in hedge funds and the wine industry to make Lark Adventurewear a success. To ask about this dying: Pallavi Golla’s advice for entrepreneurs emerging from the pandemicWhy she resists quitting her job to follow a dreamHow she gives herself the grace to make mistakesHow to scour your resume for hidden skills that give you could help start a business, and how you deal with the people in your life who think you’ve lost it, even though you may be on the verge of finding your next big thing

Ever had a great idea but didn’t know where to start?

That’s called being an entrepreneur.

The successful start somewhere and often end with a company or product that appears to have followed a linear path. The reality is that business travel rarely makes sense.

But there are some tricks to launching products that work, and Pallavi Golla shares those secrets in this Dying to Ask podcast episode.

Pallavi is the founder of Lark Adventurewear. Lark makes breathable sportswear for kids.

Pallavi’s son was 4 months old when she noticed he was really sweating in his cotton onesie. She searched for more breathable materials to clothe him and struggled to find one that would meet her family’s needs.

So she created it.

But designing sportswear for kids wasn’t easy. Most adult workout clothes contain chemicals to help them “breathe” during sweaty workouts. This substance would not work on a small child’s skin.

Pallavi had no background in fashion or textiles.

But in six years she’s created and trademarked a fabric called Softek and is the driving force behind a seven-figure online children’s clothing company that’s also expanding into adult clothing.

In this episode, Pallavi shares how she used what she learned from her background in hedge funds and the wine industry to make Lark Adventurewear a success.

To ask about this death:

  • Pallavi Golla’s advice for entrepreneurs emerging from the pandemic
  • Why she’s against quitting your job to follow a dream
  • How she gives herself the grace to make mistakes
  • How to scour your resume for hidden skills that could help you start a business
  • And how you deal with the people in your life who think you’ve lost it when you might be in the process of finding your next big thing

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