Meet Diana Ibarria, Co-founder of All For Ramon
As with every introduction, can you tell us about your background.
Definitely! I grew up in LA, and I grew up surrounded my familys’ business which was a denim factory. Growing up I pretty much knew everything about the industry by watching my parents and my brother work. My father and brother were very hardworking, and sacrificed a lot, so just by watching them do that, that made me become as much of a hard worker as them. I graduated college with a degree in Business Administration, and immediately went into working in this industry. I enjoyed learning about the fashion industry, and about graphic design.
What made you decide to start All For Ramon?
For a long time, this was an idea that had always stood in the back of my mind. Unfortunately, we lost our brother, and that was the worst pain my family went through. Me and my sister wanted to honor him and our family business, and that’s when All For Ramon was born. Family means a lot to me, so by doing this not only did it allow me to pursue my passion but it allowed me to keep the legacy going.
What sets All For Ramon apart from your competitors?
Everything is ethically made, and we truly care about the quality of our clothing. We dye and design everything in our own facility. Not only is it fun, but it makes it very easy for us to be hands on with our brand. We can ensure that we are being ethical and that our clothing is environment-friendly. We also make it a priority to give back to a local non profit, The Calvin Preston Foundation, which helps disadvantaged families with children that are battling cancer.
Where do your business 5 years from now?
Years from now, I would like to see our brand expand more, and also I would like to see make a more meaningful impact on others. I love helping others, and just knowing that All For Ramon can help others, leaves me feeling satisfied. I would be more than happy too if I could see that my employees are growing within our business. It highly matters to me that my employees are doing good too!
Diana you are a very selfless individual, did your upbringing or heritage influence you to think this way?
Absolutely. My father is the most hardworking and humble man. Growing up and just seeing him work very hard for my family inspired me to be the same way as him. My family sacrificed a lot, but it was worth it.
Being a talented and driven individual is a tough thing to balance at times. What makes you stand out as an individual in entrepreneurship?
I am very adaptable and have always been that way in the workplace. I think that’s a valuable characteristic to have because it allows someone to be open to new ideas. I don’t panic as much when things don’t go according to plan, I just find a way to tackle the problem and adapt to the situation as needed.
If you could give any single piece of advice to a Latina looking to start her business, what would you advice her?
I would say to know your '“why” and always keep it in the back of your mind. Having a business is tough but perseverance is key, and the only way someone can maintain this is by referring back to why they started. I always try to remember why I started, and that is drives me. So I would say, to any woman looking to move forward with their business idea, it is critical for them to understand the meaning behind their brand.