EP58: Being Cruel Isn’t Cool with Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture!

YOU BETTER WORK with Red Radio Episode Fifty Eight, featuring Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of the game-changing vegan fashion house Vaute Couture!  Erin Red chats with the ex-Ford (super) model about her path to veganism, her early work as a young activist, her bold decision to drop everything and launch her own vegan business, and the trials and tribulations of putting on the very first all-vegan animal rights show for New York Fashion Week 2013!  Want more?  Erin Red fills us up with a smorgasbord of announcements, some hearty eyerolling in The Vegan Scoop, and a bitter dose of truth in this episode’s Compassionate Clip of the Week!  DELICIOUS!  Please consider supporting Red Radio by visiting Erin Red’s home base erinred.com and clicking on ‘Support the Show’, and make sure to subscribe to Red Radio on iTunes (or your favorite podcatcher) today!  If you love what you hear, leave a glowing review with five sparkly stars, or drop Erin Red a line at erinredradio@gmail.com and speak your truth!  Don’t feel connected?  Follow Erin Red on Twitter (@erinred) and Like her on Facebook (/erinred)!
  • K.C.

    Thank you for this interview, Red! I absolutely love what Vaute is doing and admire Leanne for all of her dedication and hard work on behalf of the animals. I would have liked to know a couple of things though: I understand Leanne has not made any personal profit on this line. As it has been going on for several years how does she make it- financially speaking? She personally still has to eat and have a roof over her head. How does that work? Also, how did she get the funds to start the line to begin with? To open a store front, especially in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the US?

    I guess I am really interested in more of the mechanics of how one goes about opening a vegan business. I hear of people all the time who are living their passions and dreams. Their narrative sounds very story-like with everything falling into place just so. I know in reality nothing is that smooth and easy, so I would have liked to hear more about how to actually make this happen and how others with limited financial resources can get started on their dreams too.

    Keep up the good work!