We had the good fortune of connecting with Suzette Munson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Suzette, what is the most important factor behind your success?
In everything we do, we do it with high quality. Regardless if its the product, customer or service, we feel its the most important thing we do. Quality!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I love to design. I never actually went to school for it though. As a teenager I remember decorating my new bedroom that I got to move into once everyone was out of the house. This beautiful, yet old, room had a fireplace and I couldn’t wait to make it my own. After finishing I remember having family and friends oooohhhh and ahhhh over it but I couldn’t believe that they couldn’t or didn’t do the same for their room. It wasn’t something I had learned but its always come easy for me. Today, I still decorate homes but more of my time is spent designing high quality leather bags, backpacks and more. Before starting this business I went on a trip to Rwanda, Africa and realized I needed to begin a company that gave 100% of the profits away to educate, give job training, feed and more. Today, we are responsible for thousands of lives being transformed. Although we are a leather business, we are a people business first.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Every time we have family or friends local, foreigners or otherwise, we head down to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and the Fort Worth Stock Yards. I love mom and pop restaurants as well so taking them to the Greek Cafe and Bakery on Davis street or the Paradiso with its beautiful dining space, local ingredients and healthy food. Or I love the UOE, Ultimate Outdoor Entertainment which is great for all ages and with covid, a safe place as well.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I grew up in a large family with me being the youngest of 10. My parents were always inviting strangers and the outcasts into our homes on a regular basis. Although as a young child it was sometimes annoying, I quickly saw its value as I grew older. The compassion, care and love that my parents poured out to the unloved and un cared for was remarkable. I feel its played a huge role in how I view others and how I spend my time and resources. Thanks mom and dad!