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Designer Q&A: Further

With the show right around the corner, we shine light on one of our favorite vendors - Further Founders: Megan and Marshall Dostal

Website: www.furtherproducts.com

Favorite thing about LA?
Having moved here from New York we have nothing but great things to say about the weather! And the incredible Mexican food is a plus, too!
What do you make and why are the products special?
We make soap, lotion and candles that are very unique. We take wasted vegetable oil from local restaurants like Tiato, Mozza, and Tavern, and turn it into biodiesel fuel for our cars. We then take the byproduct, purify it, and reuse it to make our products!
How long have you been in business?

3 years
What inspired you to start your line? 
Lots of "waste" glycerin building up from our biodiesel production. We needed something to do with it and my wife thought it would be a good idea.

Have you had any major recognition? 

Our products have been featured in House Beautiful, Lucky, InStyle among other publications - and we were featured in Entrepreneur Magazine earlier this year.
Where are your products sold? 
Fred Segal, Williams Sonoma, Dean and Deluca, ABC Carpet & Home, Club Monaco and great small boutiques across the country.
As a Small Buisness owner what are the challenges you face? 
Having enough hours in the day to get everything done!
If you can give one piece of advice to someone starting their own line, what would it be? 
If you like what you're doing, you only need to believe in yourself.
What are your plans for future?  
World-wide domination!
What are your favorite websites and/or blogs that you go to for inspiration?
Megan is a big blog fan and loves Lonny, Cupcakes & Cashmere, Cup of Jo.