What is Textile-Based Delivery, Inc.?
Good question–We have created a new way to administer essential oils, medications, and vitamins. Our approach embeds medications into any fabric, which releases actives into the skin on contact—yet not into the wash during laundering of the fabric. Our first product, the Nufabrx pillowcase is made of bamboo and infused with clinically proven natural remedies to treat blemishes. It has been shown to reduce P.acnes bacteria (main bacteria responsible for acne) by 91.5%
What’s your traction been like thus far?
Pretty solid I would say. We’ve done over $100k in sales in the 6 months since product launch. Although now we’re pretty much sold out of product, so I guess it’s a good and bad.
What do you know now that you wish you would have known when you started Textile-Based Delivery, Inc.?
I wish I knew how important relationships are. Networking and connections, truly are everything. Without the brilliant people surrounding me, I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere close to where I am today.
What’s a hypothesis that you’ve had that has failed? And how did you respond?
I one time thought that all our Chinese manufacturers would always have our best interests in mind. I was wrong. I promptly responded by being sad and then finding another supplier.
What’s your favorite startup in Seattle? (Besides your own!)
Amazon? Ok joking–umm I’d say Microsoft. Keiretsu Forum Northwest is pretty great.
What’s your favorite thing about being an entrepreneur?
Everything! Seriously–waking up in the morning and checking my email and wondering if that million dollar offer came through, or if the board has just fired you. Everyday is an exciting gamble all your own…and that’s what makes being an entrepreneur fun, terrifying and the best profession ever, all lumped into one!
What’s your favorite local sports team?
Seattle Seahawks–was that really a question?
If your company were an animal, what would it be and why?
100% Panda–our pillowcases are made of bamboo after all 🙂
If you were to take your company on a date, where would it want to go? Why?
The zoo to feed the pandas our bamboo pillowcases? If for some reason that’s not allowed, then I would say a Seahawks game of course!