Former economist for The World Bank, founder, and CEO of sustainable weighted bedding company Bearaby, Dr. Kathrin Hamm joins in a discussion about innovation, entrepreneurship, and mastering risk aversion.
Created to fill a need, Bearaby’s innovative approach to providing enhanced rest by optimizing both sleep science and sustainable design, Kathrin’s success is far from where her career had begun. Without any background in textiles, sleep science, or digital marketing, Kathrin explains the successful evolution of her career from international economics to CEO, the risks she took along the way, and why she institutes a culture of naps at her company.
Meet our guest:
Dr. Kathrin Hamm is the founder and CEO of Bearaby, an award-winning DTC weighted blanket company on a mission to free the world of sweaty, plastic-filled weighted blankets.
Named one of Entrepreneur’s Powerful Women of 2020, Kathrin’s approach towards simple and sustainable self-care without compromise has woken up a tired industry. She aims to destigmatize sleep, make naps guilt-free, and champion rest as a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle.
Bearaby’s signature knitted blankets have garnered a devout fan following and international notoriety, winning both The Red Dot Design Award and Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award in 2020. The company was also selected as the top pick for best-weighted blanket of 2021 by the Sleep Foundation, Women’s Health, GQ, Prevention, and Men’s Health.