On the 17th episode of the Loose Threads Podcast, a show about the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce, I talk with Amanda Curtis, a co-founder of Nineteenth Amendment. Her company is leveling the playing field for independent designers by streamlining everything from production to infrastructure. Emerging designers are often at a disadvantage when it comes to funding their business, securing competitive pricing for production, and integrating technology to help scale. Luckily, this is Nineteenth Amendment’s focus and the company has helped hundreds of designers grow.

Nineteenth Amendment is focused on the long tail, a concept that explains how smaller brands are able to succeed on the internet because of the ability to find and serve niches that desire specific products. The company’s vertical integration is impressive, as is the persistence that has gotten them to realize their vision and now focus on scaling it. I definitely recommend checking on the designers on Nineteenth Amendment and reading more about all they are doing for independents. The more small businesses that are independent and thriving, the better, and Nineteenth Amendment is helping make this a reality.