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Our slogan is 'bentnotbroken'. We celebrate journey, and want to inspire you to do the same. Below is a quick video explaining our brand and what we stand for:
If you would like to share how you are BENT for the better, send us an email with your story. It can be anonymous and as personal as you'd like. We will be posting stories below on this page!
Jennifer, 27, Los Angeles
"I grew up outside of Boston and after I graduated from high school, I went to college at University of michigan to study engineering. It was huge I was thrilled!
After about a year I was forced to drop out because of mental health issues. I ended up moving to western Massachusetts where I focused on recovering! 2 years later, and with the support of my family, I was feeling much stronger and I decided to go back to school! I transferred to a small liberal arts school where I studied animation and 3 years later I graduated and moved to Los Angeles (A major move across the country). I got a job in animation at a company in West Hollywood and loved my job - I even met my lovely husband there! One day I went shopping and saw this amazing handbag and thought “I could make that” - so I did! And it went well! It became a hobby for me and I even sold a few bags! After about a year, my entire department was let go and I was forced to find another job. I looked at animation studios, but I realized that my passion was making handbags! I took this giant leap and started Bent LA!
My journey has bent so many times, and led me to this amazing place where I have my dream job doing something I absolutely love, and I am married to the love of my life.
We all have a journey and I am proud of how I am bent."
Jane, 56, Boston
“I was on a professional public relations career path in my 20’s that was going really well. But something was missing and my heart wasn’t in it.
At night, I started taking art classes and making art in my basement on the weekends. After a year of dabbling, I decided to switch careers entirely, leaving my office job behind and and began making and selling art full time. 25 years later, it is a decision I am so glad I made.
My path was not straight….there was a big bend in the road…and I am so much happier as a result.”