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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lisa Pongrass. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lisa Pongrass, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lisa Pongrass. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lisa Pongrass, often where they are interviewed.

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190: Crafting A Business On A Blank Canvas | Lisa Pongrass, Founder of Canvas & Hyde

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Today we are joined by Lisa Pongrass, the Founder and CEO of Canvas & Hyde, a luxury handbag company based in Brooklyn, NY.  She shares the tactical steps she took to learn how to grow her business, build a brand from scratch, and established herself as a luxury designer all while being a newly single mom. 

Raised by her dad, Lisa faced some hardships growing up. As an adult, she moved to France with a fashion photographer and fell in love with the elegance of France. She did a lot of work in the fashion industry before she got married, started a family, and then moved to the United States. 

Her company Canvas & Hyde was born out of the necessity to start her own business. Her husband wanted to move home to Australia and she wanted to stay in the US. Because she was on a spousal visa, she knew she  couldn’t stay here without her husband or a business. She wrote a 56 page business plan and started Canvas & Hyde. The name of her business came from the blank canvas of her new life and the jackal and hyde duality of human nature.  

Lisa is an acclaimed interior designer and fashion stylist in her Australian homeland, Lisa has over 20 years of experience that has propelled her to the forefront of the international stage of fashion and beauty. Lisa currently lives in Brooklyn, just miles away from her showroom. Through Canvas & Hyde, she’s successfully brought American-made quality craftsmanship to life. 

Here’s where you can find more from Lisa: 

Website: canvasandhyde.com

Facebook: @canvasandhyde

Instagram: @canvasandhyde

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Aug 24 2020 · 30mins
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Ep. 68 How I Built a Sustainable Luxury Handbag Company From Nothing w/Lisa Pongrass

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Lisa Pongrass, an Australian native, began her luxury handbag business out of necessity and passion. Lisa had no formal training in fashion and knew nothing about the handbag business. But, her grit and tenacity birthed a company that Lisa is exceptionally proud to call her own. In our talk, you’ll learn how Lisa started Canvas and Hyde from nothing, her passion for American-made quality craftsmanship, and the intricacies of 100% hand-constructed design. You’ll also learn how Canvas & Hyde sources the finest leathers and hides from around the world in the most ethical and sustainable ways and Ohhh, so much more!

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Website: Canvasandhyde.com
IG: @canvasandhyde
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Aug 20 2020 · 43mins

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Lisa Pongrass found the American dream with Canvas &Hyde

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Listen to how Lisa Pongrass has created THE ultimate luxury handcrafted leather bags and created her own business platform in these new retail times.  Listen to how the brand is creating a new wave of selling both retailers and consumers.
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136: Empowering Yourself Through Business With Lisa Pongrass

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May 22 2020 · 46mins
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How To Create Sustainable Luxury with Lisa Pongrass

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In this episode, Emily is joined by Lisa Pongrass, founder of Canvas & Hyde, a luxury "anti-it" handbag company that are made in America + Italy! The two discuss Lisa's fascinating journey from divorce to entrepreneurship, things she wishes she'd known before launching a product-based business, how COVID-19 has affected her supply chain (and how she's handled it), her involvement with BECCA Cosmetics when it was just a start-up, important buying behaviors, and transparency with informed consumers in today's market.

Apr 13 2020 · 54mins
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Buy The insurance And Other Entrepreneurial Lessons with Canvas and Hyde CEO Lisa Pongrass

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Starting your life is expensive, and so is starting a business.

Canvas and Hyde Founder Lisa Pongrass quickly learned that not having insurance, or ordering in bulk to save money can come back to hit your bottom line before you even have a top line.

For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.bobbirebell.com/podcast/lisapongrass

Feb 04 2020 · 16mins
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E39: Lisa Pongrass: It's Never Too Late to Change Careers

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Lisa Pongrass is the Founder and CEO of Canvas & Hyde, a luxury handbag company based in Brooklyn, New York. An acclaimed interior designer and fashion stylist in her Australian homeland, Lisa has over twenty years experience that has propelled her to the forefront of fashion and beauty on an international stage. Lisa was named in Harper’s Bazaar’s 100 Best-Dressed Australians, recognized for her “classic” style – a category that has been the mainstay of her direction and inspiration for Canvas & Hyde. Determined to source the finest quality and sustainable materials in partnership with environmentally responsible factories, Lisa collaborated with factories in Italy and the US and with a strong vision and meticulous research, Canvas & Hyde was born. Currently, Lisa is a Brooklyn resident just minutes away from her showroom. Through Canvas & Hyde, she has successfully brought American-made quality craftsmanship back to life and has incorporated both local and Italian mastery into the company. Lisa states, “My philosophy is that to buy one quality piece is truly investment shopping, and I’ve incorporated this into both my business and my own personal style.”


In this episode, Lisa speaks to:

-Navigating a career change in her 40’s

- How to begin as an entrepreneur at any age

- What to do if you have a family and need to shift careers

- Why it’s important to take care of yourself as you build a business


Follow Lisa:

Instagram: @canvasandhyde

Website: http://www.canvasandhyde.com/


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IG: @laurenzoeller

Website: laurenzoeller.com

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Dec 19 2019 · 30mins
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Ep. 211: Lisa Pongrass - Turn Your Fashion Dreams Into Reality

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Most people who chase their dreams don’t aspire to build a company. We all know that an endeavor of that magnitude takes a huge commitment of your time and energy. Making a career out of your passion is a rare achievement that few are fortunate enough to do. Today’s guest shares a candid behind-the-scenes look at the challenges and successes in her journey to entrepreneurship. 

Lisa Pongrass is the founder and CEO of Canvas & Hyde, a luxury handbag company based in Brooklyn, New York. An acclaimed interior designer and fashion stylist in her Australian homeland, Lisa has over twenty years’ experience that has propelled her to the forefront of fashion and beauty on the international stage. In 2006, Lisa was named one of Harper’s Bazaar’s 100 Best-Dressed Australians, recognized for her classic style, an element that has been the mainstay of her direction and inspiration for Canvas & Hyde. With the rise of digitally trend-driven “it” bags of the moment dominating the fashion world, Lisa sought to create her own line of “anti-it bags” through Canvas & Hyde. With an intrinsic love of design and fashion, she focused on creating a brand that emphasized quality craftsmanship and a minimal urban aesthetic. Although Lisa was at the forefront of the fashion industry in Australia, she immersed herself in a new challenge--an intense education of the intricacies of the manufacturing process. To assure luxurious quality control, Lisa delved into researching and learning the craft of luxury handbag construction for over a year. Determined to source the finest quality and sustainable materials in partnership with environmentally responsible factories, Lisa collaborated with factories in Italy and the US. With her strong vision and meticulous research, Canvas & Hyde was born. 

A lifelong love for fashion

How many people get to turn their passion into a company and career? For Lisa, her nerdy and obsessive love for fashion was never what she thought her career would involve. After working in interior design for about ten years, she made the shift into the connected field of designing handbags. It was important to her to start her own business and give birth to a meaningful brand, which she calls a “dream come true.” Launching out held a certain degree of uncertainty because there were so many things she didn’t know about the business. Lisa says, “As a solo entrepreneur, I feel like I have one pizza and ten children to feed.” 

TWEET: “As a solo entrepreneur, I feel like I have one pizza and ten children to feed.” @canvasandhyde #chasingdreams

Handling the rough patches

How do you handle life’s rough patches? Lisa says that challenges come up constantly when you run your own business. Being kind to yourself is essential. Lisa rewards herself with a nice hot bath to relax at the end of the day. She realizes that what she’s doing isn’t a matter of life and death, like the challenges many people around the world are facing each day. Another important aspect in handling challenges is not to take yourself too seriously. Lisa likes to take a “big picture” view in being grateful for the opportunities.

TWEET: “Being kind to yourself is essential.” @canvasandhyde #chasingdreams

Balancing work and life

Don’t we hear a lot about “work-life balance”? Is there really such a thing? As a single mom for four years, Lisa found it difficult to juggle the demands of motherhood with building a brand, and she gave up sleep at times to make it work. As an empty-nester now, Lisa finds the balance even more difficult because she’s on her own to create the balance. Sticking to a schedule to eat and sleep well is harder to do. It’s rewarding to achieve each milestone of success, whether a large or small one because you know you’ve done it for yourself. Lisa says that success is the greatest high in the world and is what propels her to get up the next day. 

TWEET: “Success is the greatest high in the world.” @canvasandhyde #chasingdreams

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE:

  • [1:10] Young Lisa and her dreams
  • [3:35] An avenue of uncertainty
  • [6:42] What Lisa would have done differently
  • [8:49] How she knew it was time to hire more people
  • [10:07] What surprised Lisa on her journey
  • [13:40] What networking is all about
  • [14:46] Handling challenges as they come
  • [17:45] Balancing work and life
  • [22:32] Goals vs. journey
  • [25:48] When you’re struggling to pivot
  • [27:33] It’s never too late
  • [30:11] Get to know Lisa better

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Lisa on Instagram

Lisa on LinkedIn

Lisa’s Website

TWEETS YOU CAN USE:

It surprises me every day how much people want me to succeed. @canvasandhyde #chasingdreams

Knowing one’s weakness is a strength. @canvasandhyde #chasingdreams

At the time I considered launching my business, I thought, “How difficult can it be?” @canvasandhyde #chasingdreams

It’s important to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. @canvasandhyde #chasingdreams

Dec 11 2019 · 36mins
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Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 42: Second Act: Turning Pivots Into Pirouettes with Lisa Pongrass

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Lisa Pongrass had the “dream life”… A big beautiful home, cars, boats, and a perfect marriage with a fantastic husband.  All of that came crashing down after the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, forcing them to sell everything, but also inspiring “Chapter 2." Lisa shares with us the struggles she faced after leaving Australia for a fresh start in NYC, and how she went from "1950’s housewife" to a self-reliant entrepreneur.
Lisa Pongrass is the Founder and CEO of Canvas & Hyde, a luxury handbag company based in Brooklyn, New York. An acclaimed interior designer and fashion stylist in her Australian homeland, Lisa has over twenty years experience that has propelled her to the forefront of fashion and beauty on an international stage. Lisa immersed herself in a new challenge - an intense education of the intricacies of the manufacturing process. To ensure luxurious quality control, Lisa delved into researching and learning the craft of luxury handbag construction for over a year. Determined to source the finest quality and sustainable materials in partnership with environmentally responsible factories, Lisa collaborated with factories in Italy and the US. With a strong vision and meticulous research, Canvas & Hyde was born.
Today Lisa and I discuss her business being born out of necessity as a single mom, turning pivots into pirouettes when facing challenges, and how “true magic happens outside of our comfort zone." I love Lisa’s message not to limit ourselves, and that it is never too late to start over. Lisa is ‘walking proof that at 47 you can start a business you know nothing about.'"
You can find Lisa’s handbags at canvasandhyde.com Instagram: @canvasandhyde
Facebook: Canvas & Hyde 
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Oct 15 2019 · 49mins