Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Rebecca Wilde.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
If there was ever a perfect candidate to go vegan, I was it. I wasn’t raised vegan but made the switch as soon as I was informed. My parent’s said that since day one, my eyes would light up whenever I saw an animal. My third word was “Bubbah” the Golden Retriever that lived on our street. At a very early age, I was bringing home injured birds and other critters to rehabilitate and -re-release. Any animal that could not be re-released became a member of the household. Our menagerie quickly grew. When I was seven, we took in three chickens. Once I put two and two together about where our food comes from, that there is no difference between my chickens and the chickens that are slaughtered for our consumption, I immediately cut chicken out of my diet and went vegetarian soon after. I went vegan the day I learned about the lifestyle. I was 15. It completely changed my life and the way I perceived the world. On one hand, I was horrified and overwhelmed at the extent of animal cruelty in our society. At the same time, I was excited to find that there wasn’t just a lifestyle, but a movement working to end animal abuse. I knew I had to be a part of it. Veganism has been a driving force in my life ever since.
Has it been a smooth road?
If anyone says they’ve had a smooth ride in life or business, they’re lying. Challenges test you, but allow you to grow and take it as a learning experience and enhance your entrepreneurial resilience. My biggest piece of advice: no matter what, life will always throw challenges your way, but it is the way you handle those situations and grow from those challenges that define who you are and how successful you can be. I believe in three things: The Golden Rule, Murphy’s Law, and Puppies. Treat people the way you would want to be treated, always be prepared for something to go wrong and be able to problem solve on the fly to get out of it. Find a way to be around puppies. There will be tough days, but everything is easier with a dog’s love. That’s why I bring my pets to work with me every day. My best advice for women in business, know your worth, take no shit, and smash the patriarchy, because you ARE a boss.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I’m the owner and founder of Vegan Scene, a vegan fashion boutique specializing in ethically made clothing and accessories for women. This past year we launched Legends & Vibes, a 100% vegan and environmentally conscious fashion label. We want to make veganism accessible, affordable, and luxe. That’s a big reason for launching our own clothing line. We want to put vegan fashion on the map, and I think we’re just the brand to do that.
What sets us apart? Vegan Scene is still the only exclusively vegan clothing boutique in Los Angeles. I’m proud that we’re leading the way but hope that more retailers transition to compassionate consumerism.
Who have you been inspired by?
My mom. She overcame hardship, took control of her own narrative, and reached success from her own merit. She’s brilliant and incredibly talented but has always stayed humble and true to herself. She’s always been incredibly supportive of me, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without her.
- Address: 4051 Lincoln Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90292
- Website: veganscene.com
- Phone: (310)448-2650
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganscene/
Photographer: Peter Adams, Edited by: Alexis Fu