MEET Daisy Chen Hutton
Posted on September 18 2020
Female founder of The Fixx Collective
Mom of two tiny humans
Always learning so I can do better
What is your spirit animal?
The Horse - just like my zodiac sign. Quiet strength, down to earth nature.
What is your favorite piece from Le Depot and why? How does it make you feel?
Naturally, my horse ring with the diamond eyes. It is the first piece I bought. It stood out to me because it was unlike anything I had ever seen. Every time I wear it, it gives me a sense of empowerment, like a reminder that I am more capable than I think I am. Plus, everyone comments on the unique beauty of the piece. The diamond eyes add an extra special glimmer - an extra fire within her.
Most transformative moment or decision in your life:
Deciding to start my own business. I am not a one of those born entrepreneurs. But people often say they are not entrepreneurial… until they all of a sudden ARE. For me, it was about finding a cause I was deeply committed to and also knowing I needed to rebuild my identity after becoming a mom. I knew I could no longer work for someone else and that I needed to prove to myself that I could do it. Eventually, the fear of failure became less than the fear of never trying.
What advice would you give your 22 year old self?
Slow down. Take more risks. A career path is supposed to be full of zig zags, wrong turns, and off-road adventures. Success in life is less about book smarts and more about people smarts. No one else is as confident as they seem.
How do you feel about vintage? Thoughts on sustainability.
I have grown to love vintage. When I was young, I thought vintage was just the smelly, ill fitting, odd pieces at the neighborhood thrift store in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. But then I discovered a whole world full of amazing vintage pieces and now I have a deep appreciation of the hunt for special designer items. And it’s so much more satisfying than buying just any old thing from a regular retailer.
Sustainable fashion is my company’s mission. I am building a space where we can celebrate fashion but also be more conscious of its impact on the Earth. We manufacture more than we can use and create a lot of waste. Buying vintage, supporting sustainable brands and renting our fashion pieces are all ways in which we can lower our fashion carbon footprint.
Favorite go to music/ Top 3
80’s pop / 90’s hip hop / Musical soundtracks