Alex Bates' lifework is designing goods for good, building and leading teams for some of the biggest names in the business including GAP, Martha Stewart, and West Elm. While at West Elm she led the effort to expand the brand's audience with innovative collections of environmentally responsible products, artisanal goods, and designer- led collaborations.
Alex started Flint & Kent as a design consultancy ewith a special focus on social impact and has built a global community of like-minded artisan partners and makers.
Her latest business, Bloomist, is an online retailer with a focus on the natural home and sustainably made products. Alex is a co-founder | Creative Director of the brand and travels the world to design and curate simple goods with beauty, purpose, and a story to tell.