Who Inspires Us: Ebby Rane

 
Who Inspires Us: Ebby Rane. MSH District - Fashion Startup Fund. We love Sonja & her work at Ebby Rane because it's a great example of 'taking charge' of a situation instead of 'putting up with something' and apparently we're not the only one. http://www.mshdistrict.com/blog/who-inspires-us-ebby-rane

Now that we're getting into full-on Summer mode, our 'Who Inspires Us' today is all about Ebby Rane.  A company who is the luggage market for women.

What They Do - The founder of Ebby Rane, Sonja Salmon, recognized a problem in the market.  This former lawyer (her life prior to becoming an entrepreneur) was faced with a problem.  As an active traveller, she could not find stylist, well-made luggage that fit her personal style.  This was the beginnings of what would be Ebby Rane.  Sonja set out to create a fashionable luggage line for women that was both functional AND fashionable. 

Why they are amazing - Sonja really identifies two big things that we love at MSH.  Firstly, she was able to identify a problem in the market that she personally experienced and decided to do something about it.  That's what we love about enterpreneurs.

Secondly, Sonja realized that she didn't need to reinvent the wheel.  Ebby Rane's signature piece, the Quarter Master, pulls part of it's inspiration from the Victorian Steamer Trunks in regards to both form and function.  Brillant!!

We love Sonja & her work at Ebby Rane because it's a great example of 'taking charge' of a situation instead of 'putting up with something' and apparently we're not the only one.  BMO has recently launched a new program called Celebrating Women, designed to recognize and honour women in business in Vancouver, Waterloo, Toronto & Halifax.  Sonja is the Toronto Honoree for her work on Expansion and Growth in Small Business!  Way to go!