I’ve curated an all-star team of fashion industry veterans and forward-thinking talent to the ethical clothing line I’m building, and this seed money will help me launch it. I’m confident that my instinct is on the mark—that ethical businesses will lead the way—and capital from Upstart will help me pursue my iconoclastic vision. We are also one of the first brands to design high-quality suits and professional wear for young women, which is just as important to our vision as our ethical business identity. Filling this gap in the market will help women in seemingly superficial but very real ways—it helps them look the part while reflecting the values of their generation. As an ethical business, our values guide us in all our decision-making. We vet our producers for the highest labor standards; third party audited and "instinct-checked" for their commitment to decent working conditions. We don't use models that look too thin. We work with suppliers that employ people in marginalized communities. We use environmentally sustainable materials. And we're sparking a movement.