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Meet the sisters self-funding a sustainable footwear brand, creating shoes that ‘celebrate every woman's step'

11 days ago   |   By Fortune

This is an installment of Startup Year One , a special series of interviews with founders about the major lessons they have learned in the immediate aftermath of their businesses' first year of operation.
Julie Kuo is a second-generation Asian-American and cofounder of the Los Angeles-based, female-founded sustainable footwear brand, Avre , alongside her sister, Connie. Both of the Kuo sisters learned the ins and outs of the shoe business early on, growing up in their family's footwear company, East Lion Corp. , which produces the Qupid line of accessibly-priced fashion looks. They...
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