From the softest scarves and kaftans to vibrant table runners, Beastly Threads offers quite the value proposition. Give yourself or your table a sophisticated jolt of color AND help save endangered animals. Kinda cool. Below, we asked founder Torrey Shawe to share more about Beastly Threads and her entrepreneurial journey.
I am from Connecticut but after years in San Francisco, Washington DC, and Santiago Chile, I am now living in Vaucresson, France right outside Paris.
I have been married to my cute husband Tony for 15 years. We have two amazing kids, Sarah (10) and Nathaniel (13), who thankfully seem to enjoy the adventures we keep dragging them on and still laugh at our jokes.
After years of working in educational reform, I was looking for something new. I wanted to be my own boss, tap into my creative side, and make an impact on the world. After one plane ride of brainstorming, I settled on eco-ethical textiles that support wildlife.
I love the products themselves. They are beautiful, colorful, and well-made by talented artisans. And I LOVE sending money to the incredible environmental organizations that Beastly supports.
I want to get Beastly items into the hands of more people, so that I can send as much money as possible to the non-profits we support. The environmental situation could not be more dire, so our help is critical.
Although I have always found sanity in running, these days, I find a long walk and good Podcast to be the best kind of therapy.
I bet on a couple of vendors who took advantage of my naivete and trust. I wish I had not given them the benefit of the doubt so many times.
Take out a loan and buy that crappy pre-Internet flat in San Francisco. I’d be a gazillionaire now!
The Magus by John Fowles – SO good!
Dirty Money, Netflix
Koh Samui, Thailand
Exile by Taylor Swift
Emiliana Sauvignon Blac
Everything looks better by candlelight!
I haven’t found it yet but am so excited to buy a vintage screen for the fireplace in our new French home. I know it’s going to make a huge impact on the room!
I need one! Please send suggestions my way!
Beauty Counter Tint Skin
“I love the products themselves. They are beautiful, colorful, and well-made by talented artisans. And I LOVE sending money to the incredible environmental organizations that Beastly supports.”