Hey there! I’m Sunny, the founder of ourCommonplace (www.ourcommonplace.co), an ethical and sustainable marketplace where consumers are able to shop by their values.
I used to work in the luxury beauty and fashion industry with brands such as Burberry, Gucci, Lancome, etc., managing their sales teams, operations, and merchandising. After 2.5 years in the industry, I knew I wanted something that was more data driven on the backend. This is when I hopped into the advertising industry as a digital strategist, helping teams manage client budgets upwards of $8M+ for their digital advertising efforts. I knew I wanted to get experience in both of those industries but knew deep down that it wasn’t going to be a forever thing. My heart lies in social impact. I found myself spending my free time volunteering abroad in Argentina and South Africa with women empowerment programs, and eventually, on the board of Net Impact Los Angeles, creating a space for social impact professionals to meet one another.
Someone once said to me to keep tabs on where my mind wanders during quiet moments, and that’s where I should explore opportunities of work. That, for me, is ourCommonplace. Not only is ourCommonplace is at the intersection of all of my passion points, but it also fulfills the demand for a fashion-forward, ethical and sustainable one-stop-shop. Ultimately, my goal is to take us towards accomplishing UN’s sustainable development goals while keeping in mind our innate desire for self-expression through goods purchased.