How a Wicked Road Trip to Minturn, Colorado Inspired a Thriving Global Design Business
presented by Julia Knight, founder, Julia Knight Collection
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
11:00 a.m. Central (12:00 noon Eastern) time
wegginar® participants will learn how to:
- How Julia started her business.
- The importance of international travel for inspiration and new product creations.
- How customers worldwide find you.
- How to ship products globally.
- How storytelling sells products.
- Insights on running an efficient e-commerce platform.
Meet the presenter, Julia Knight
Born in Chicago, raised in New York, schooled in Providence and Paris, nourished by her global travels, Julia Knight was born to make things
happen. It just took a while to find her muse.
Julia began her career behind the cosmetic counter at Bloomingdale’s where she honed her interest in fashion and luxury products and went on to work in Marketing at both Revlon and Estee Lauder International. Her journey then led her to Minneapolis and Executive positions at Thymes and Minnetonka Inc. before the remarkable launch of an industry-changing frozen baby food company, Growing Healthy. A now infamous road trip to Minturn, Colorado changed everything and helped launch a new venture.
Originally founded under the brand name Stampede in 2001, Julia’s passion led to the design and manufacture of western and southwestern- influenced housewares and fun, entertaining gifts in brilliant colors that captured the imaginations of buyers and consumers alike (her Perfectly
Pink leather-covered cocktail shaker was included in the 2005 Academy Awards celebrity goodie bag).
It was the colors and a trip to India that ultimately captivated Julia and drove her to design serveware and entertaining accessories and to a rarely used process of fusing colored enamels to the aluminum.