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Mel's Musings

Hi! I'm Melanie, CEO and Founder of Andie. When I first started thinking about launching a swimwear brand, I wrote weekly emails to document my thinking and progress. A year later, I'm still writing these emails - through a successful launch, high-flying first season, growing team, and all of the ups and downs that come from trying to build a new company.

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Issue #67: Guest Post – Rachel's Ramblings!

Posted by Rachel Thaw on Mar 14th 2018

Hi there!I’m Rachel of rachel@andieswim.com fame. If you’ve ordered an Andie suit, you’ve likely also received an email from me and quite possibly a handwritten note. You may have also seen me in a nu … read more

Issue #66: Confidence Building

Posted by Melanie Travis on Mar 14th 2018

Good afternoon! Many of you probably know this about me, but growing up I wanted to be in the WNBA. I was very dedicated to basketball starting in elementary school. In my spare time, I woul … read more

Issue #65: Another Week West

Posted by Melanie Travis on Mar 14th 2018

Hello from the back of another cross-country flight!When I was a kid I flew a lot, and every time I passed through the first class cabin to get to my seat among the “sardines,” as my dad used to say, … read more

Issue #64: Special Weekend Edition

Posted by Melanie Travis on Mar 14th 2018

Hi! Thanks for tuning into this special weekend edition of Mel's Musings! I'm writing today because it's time for Andie to grow our team and I wanted to give you guys a first look at the opportun … read more

Issue #63: Self-Care

Posted by Melanie Travis on Mar 14th 2018

Good morning!Maybe it’s just me, but the topic of “self care” seems really popular in 2018. I hear people talking about it everywhere. So I started thinking about my own self care techniques, and whil … read more