Hadley Pollet is a contemporary American designer from the New York City area known for creating classic, timeless designs that inspire kind, powerful women to shine strong. Her line includes handbags, belts, one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, athletic wear and made-to-order apparel.
Hadley’s original signature belt designs sprung from inspiration while at Rhode Island School of Design. Her unique style caught the eyes of many when she wore a belt made of vintage ribbon and a tortoise buckle to a birthday party in Boston where several people asked where she got her belt. And with the blink of an eye, she started her business and never looked back. Since then, her line has expanded into a lifestyle brand for high-spirited, powerful women.
Her inspiration for not only her business, but also her business's purpose came after 9/11. Hadley felt propelled to channel the chaos going on politically, economically, and socially into something positive and uplifting. In January 2002, after several years of working in marketing and public relations for textile and fashion companies, Hadley Pollet launched her own line of belts made with copyrighted textiles that conveyed hope and happiness.
Hadley’s intent since day one has always been to inspire women to radiate the power of kindness despite the ongoing negativity in our world. The brand represents self-expression, empowerment, and confidence by igniting an emotional desire for women to feel spiritually uplifted when dressing. Each piece in the line is intended to “exude an outfit” while propelling women to express their individuality, wholeheartedly. Her hope is that every day, women wake up and dress as their spiritual selves, shining brightly for all the world to enjoy.
Sustainability + Economic Empowerment
Sustainability for Hadley Pollet goes beyond ethical sourcing and green operations. It includes economic empowerment for women and female-owned businesses worldwide; propelling clarity, forging opportunities for women, and giving back.
This translates into Hadley visiting every factory and artisan who works with the company, not only to make sure their business practices are ethical and fair, but also that the women are paid fairly. It is a fact that if women are empowered economically, then the local society as a whole strengthens. Hadley personally knows every factory the company sources from, who owns it, who partakes in the profits, how they produce products and, even more importantly that there are kind, powerful women behind all the hard work who are treated equally to men.
Whispering Sweet Nothings
Hadley’s designs create a love affair with her customers through an intimate dialogue of multi-sensory elements in every design. Every pattern and every contact with her customers fosters both an emotional anchor with her fans, as well as a spiraling up of attitudes and behaviors in society.
Everything Hadley does is about helping to lift up women and girls, from training female artisans worldwide to involvement with Shark Tank mentorship programs at Westminster School and speaking engagements and events for organizations such as LiveGirl, the National Charity League, Connect to End Violence in Martha’s Vineyard, Boston University, Babson University and The Girl Scouts of America. Hadley Pollet is dedicated to aiding and inspiring young women to be future leaders of the world.
And it all starts with inspiring women to express themselves.