SOE Award Recipient
2015 • Wholesale/Manufacturing/Global Trade
"Being a company with under 10 employees, we all wear a lot of hats. My philosophy is “do what you love, love what you do,” so I stress this in our company roles. You can’t train people to be passionate."
The Grapeseed Company wholesales and retails organic skincare products made in Santa Barbara from the antioxidant rich byproduct of wine. Kristin started the company ten years ago and works with winemakers in California and Oregon to acquire their red-wine waste after the Fall harvest. That is turned into over 100 skincare products that Kristin formulates herself. The Grapeseed Company has two retail stores, an online business and wholesales their products around the world.