What's the #1 clothing item most requested at homeless shelters? If you guessed shirts, pants, or even undies, you'd be wrong. It's socks. What most of us slide on our feet every morning and never think about again, 600,000 people see as a luxury item. Learning about the transformative power of socks gave Dave Heath the idea for his world-famous company Bombas. The enterprise began with Dave trying on a variety of foot fabric, and it's grown into a $100-million-dollar brand that's given away 45 million items of clothing. Listen in as Dave and Erik chat about... - Watching Dave's dad and granddad create businesses from scratch - Launching Bombas with $0 in capital funding - The power of customer data - Why consumers buy Bombas, not Fruit-of-the-Loom For more interviews like this one, subscribe to HawkeTalk on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
Incursion dans l’univers de Dave Heath, photographe canadien d’origine américaine, agrémentée d’une histoire musicale originale composée par Gaetan Essiambre, musicien gaspésien. Réalisation, entrevue et animation : Maïté Samuel-LeducMontage et conception sonore : Trames audioAssistante de production : Fanny LambertCaptation sonore : Studio T et Ike Barsalou du Studio HunguedoMusique originale pour cet épisode: Gaetan Essiambre Produit en collaboration avec le ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec, Patrimoine Canada, Loto-Québec, Desjardins et la MRC d’Avignon, en collaboration avec les Rencontres de la photographie en Gaspésie et son directeur général Claude Goulet. Voir Acast.com/privacy pour les informations sur la vie privée et l'opt-out.
Join us for this episode of the Good Tidings Podcast, with host Larry Harper—Founder of the Good Tidings Foundation. Today, Larry invites guests and Co-Founders of Bombas Socks, Dave Heath and Randy Goldberg. The idea for the company came quite organically. While scrolling on Facebook one day, Randy came across the fact that socks are the most requested clothing item in homeless shelters. The two had always wanted to start a business together, and after hearing this fact, they felt called to tackle the issue.
In 2011, Dave Heath was an aspiring entrepreneur in search of an idea when a single line in a news story caught his attention. It said that the number one most requested item in homeless shelters was socks. Dave’s mind was spinning and Bombas, the idea, was formed. Together with his colleague Randy Goldberg, Heath set out to launch a line of socks with a twist. For every pair of socks purchased, Heath and Goldberg would pledge to donate a pair to homeless shelters. It was a bold and potentially risky plan. So they enlisted creative support from Andrew Heath and Aaron Wolk to produce the perfect sock. By 2013 the co-founders launched Bombas, which is Latin for bumblebee, after raising a little more than 100,000 dollars on Indiegogo. Within a year, they were pitching their idea on Shark Tank and successfully acquired the interest, and additional seed money from apparel impresario Daymond John. Bombas was off and running. Today, Bombas is a juggernaut in the apparel industry, not just for their sales volume but their mindshare. Dave and his co-founders proved that you can build a sustainable and profitable business on a wholesome premise of giving. And from a practical standpoint, they dispelled certain myths of building a retail brand. You see, what makes Bombas special is their commitment to their core values. But what makes them unique, particularly in apparel, is that they’ve been profitable from year one. -- Show Notes: Bombas Socks Giving Back If you enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe, share with your friends and rate and review on Apple Podcasts and Podchaser. If you have any questions or suggestions for future guests, send an email to email@example.com. Find Morey Creative Studios on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to our blog here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dave Heath, Bombas Co-Founder and CEO, stumbled into his successful sock business unexpectedly when he realized how important they were for people experiencing homelessness. Join Robin and Wayne as they learn how Bombas used the 1-to-1 model to not only help people in need, but also to create a business ethos Bombas is proud of today.
#68: Dave Heath of Bombas, on The Greatest Socks Never Sold
HTW with Zoe and Erica
A must-listen for entrepreneurs! Dave Heath is the co-founder of Bombas, soon to become your favorite socks too--because they’re insanely comfortable, but also for their social impact, donating one pair for every pair sold. He didn’t set out to sell socks, but everything changed the day he was scrolling Facebook and learned that socks were the number one requested item in homeless shelters. And a business was born. Dave Heath talks about... -His early entrepreneurial inspirations, from his dad’s business to door-to-door sales -Backing in to the ideal product, inspired by the desire to give back -Hacking a tired and somewhat unsexy industry to understand all the required elements to design the perfect sock -The Indiegogo experience that yielded 10x their goal. 10X!!!! -How he celebrated reaching their millionth pairs of donated socks...by getting a different kind of buzz -Their winning video marketing strategy -Training customers to talk about the brand by focusing on one core story -Some of their more epic “oh sh*t” moments, and learning how to course-correct -His eclectic fantasy dinner party Resources: -Website -Instagram Highway To Well is a production of Crate Media
Dave Heath is the co-founder and CEO of Bombas, the sock company that took the consumer market by storm. Over the past 8 years, Dave and his team have managed to scale the company to over $100 million in annual revenue. It all started with a simple mission, make a better sock that gives back. For every pair of socks purchased, Bombas donates a pair to communities in need. To date, Bombas has donated over 25 million pairs to homeless outreach programs all over the country.The business Dave has built behind Bombas is almost as inspiring as their social mission. With an intense focus on product innovation and quality, investing in brand story, and putting together an amazing team, Dave has created something exceptional.In Part 2 of Dave's story, he talks with Brian about what’s next for Bombas, the necessity of maintaining perspective and the struggles of adding additional channels distribution channels.You can check out Bombas online at bombas.com or on Instagram @bombas to learn more about how to make your feet happy.
Dave Heath is the co-founder and CEO of Bombas, the sock company that took the consumer market by storm. Over the past 8 years, Dave and his team have managed to scale the company to over $100 million in annual revenue. It all started with a simple mission, make a better sock that gives back. For every pair of socks purchased, Bombas donates a pair to communities in need. To date, Bombas has donated over 25 million pairs to homeless outreach programs all over the country.The business Dave has built behind Bombas is almost as inspiring as their social mission. With an intense focus on product innovation and quality, investing in brand story, and putting together an amazing team, Dave has created something exceptional.In Part I of Dave's story he talks with Brian about what inspired him to start Bombas, how he's scaled responsibly, and how attention and a willingness to learn have been key to his success. You can check out Bombas online at bombas.com or on Instagram @bombas to learn more about how to make your feet happy.
In this episode we talk about our recent trip to Heath's Resort and the Whitefish Chain with owner Dave Heath. We also speak to Paul Moore. He fended off two timber wolves with an ax to save his dog. Great Story.
The Maverick of the flute world - Dave Heath. Welcome to Talking Flutes. This week Clare is on the road with her mp3 player to visit the maverick of the flute and music world Dave Heath. Dave is not shy in pushing boudaries and in this lively interview with Clare, tells stories of hearing WIBB playing at home and knocking on his door asking for a flute lesson, speaks about his compositions with artists such as Sir James Galway through to Nigel Kennedey, his musical philosphy, his views on music colleges and his latest projects. You may hear the odd bang and thud which is due to Dave being animated on the table when he is speaking :-) Thank you for listening and can I please ask you nicely to press the 'Subscribe' button as this is the easiest way for other flute players to find us. Flute questions and suggestions for topics on future podcasts can be emailed to to Clare and Jean-Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org Talking Flutes is a podcast production for Trevor James flutes. For more information visit www.trevorjamesflutes.com