Business: Provider of sustainable, body positive activewear.
About Grace and TALA
Grace Beverley is a serial entrepreneur, having launched both gym equipment brand B_ND and sustainable activewear company TALA while studying at The University of Oxford. She’s made a Forbes 30 Under 30 list for retail and ecommerce, has become Natwest GBEA Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and is a popular influencer – ranked 26th most influential online creator by The Sunday Times.
Grace’s influencer journey began during her time studying for A-Levels, where she’d post updates of her fitness regime and the progress she’d made. With her online following rising, Grace continued to create vlogs while studying at The University of Oxford, which is when she started up both B_ND and TALA.
TALA is an activewear brand like no other, offering “sustainable style without compromise”. Before working with any new supplier, the startup ensure to check all accreditations, and will only work with those whose practices align with their sustainable, ethical core values. TALA state that:
“Exploitation thrives in hidden places, so we’ve made sure to shine a light on our entire supply chain and work with our factories to help them be the best they can be. This includes setting parameters for overtime, fair wages, anti-discrimination policies and other standards in line with international regulations. We’re aware that there are cultural and legislative differences between countries, but no matter where our suppliers are, we want to work together to ensure that a level of standards is being upheld.”
Even the tags on TALA’s clothing are plantable, each one filled with seasonal seeds that just require soil and water to grow – the tag fully biodegradable, bound in hemp twine.
Grace is also a published author, her book Working Hard, Hardly Working: How to Achieve More, Stress Less and Feel Fulfilled being a #1 Sunday Times Bestseller.