Oct 14, 2021
I know what you’re thinking. “What is a ‘pee cloth?’” And, maybe, “do I want to know?” And possibly also “gross.” If you’ve ever been a woman trying to pee outside you know that the struggle is real and the solutions are sparse. Your options for good hygiene while taking care of business are limited to: a drip-shake dry method, which is ineffective at best; packing out dirty toilet paper, which is not great for obvious reasons; or using some kind of fabric that you plan to wash later. (And if you’re a dude who is thinking “what about those female urination devices like a ‘She-wee?’” -- great idea for solving the squatting issue, but it doesn't actually impact this hygiene conundrum at all.)
So what’s a girl to do? That’s exactly the problem Anastasia Allison was trying to solve when she got the idea for Kula Kloth. Instead of using an ugly piece of fabric, why not create and produce a product for women that can make using the outdoors not just more sanitary, but at the same time also create community and be fun.
In this episode Anastasia shares her infectious joy, personal story of getting close to nature -- including the time she literally stole toilet paper during her first-ever backpacking trip -- and a window into how she is working through her small brand to make heading outside more accessible for everyone.
Some of the good stuff:
[2:50] Anastasia Allison’s favorite outdoor space
[5:00] How Anastasia became someone who likes to go outside
[9:35] How a change of identity changes your perspective
[14:55] How Kula was born
[20:30] The danger of over-thinking
[27:55] What exactly is a Kula Kloth?
[34:35] What has running Kula taught her about inclusivity?
[40:00] Why Kula is a small step for inclusivity
[44:31] That time she stole toilet paper -- like, literally stole it.
[53:49] Anastasia’s favorite and most essential outdoor gear
[56:45] Anastasia’s favorite outdoor moment
Connect with this episode:
Follow Kula Kloth on Instagram (seriously, do it): https://www.instagram.com/kulacloth/
Follow Anastasia Allison on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anastasia.allison/
Shop Kula Cloth: https://kulacloth.com/
Sign-up for a Kula Academy class: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/kula-cloth-30263713380
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