This Husband And Wife Built A Luxury Brand, While Helping Hundreds Of Women Escape Human Trafficking
Ian and Brittany Bentley had no idea their initial trip to Ethiopia would lead them to launch a global luxury brand (Parker Clay), build a leather goods factory from scratch and ultimately provide employment opportunities for hundreds of impoverished women.
As a certified B Corp, Ian and Brittany aren’t just creating jobs in Ethiopia, they are paying their employees living wages that average 87% higher than comparable positions, while offering their workers life skills that will help them succeed beyond their Parker Clay tenure. Nearly half of Parker Clay’s employees had not previously held a salaried job. Reliable employment has provided many of the folks on Parker Clay’s team a level of financial autonomy they have never previously experienced.
John Greathouse: Ian – great to connect with you. What was the genesis of Parker Clay? What caused