Exploring Life & Business with Dr. Sylvia Kampshoff of Kanthaka Inc. and Pata Lifestyle
Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Sylvia Kampshoff.
Hi Dr. Kampshoff, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
The idea of Pata Life was born with the visit of a dear friend from Argentina whose Mom died of breast cancer when he was only 14. I knew I wanted to do something to help drive down the high breast cancer mortality rate in Argentina which is among the highest in the world. As I am in love with the country and the people for many years now and visit every year, I always came back with one of their high-quality leather bags complemented on by all my friends. It made sense to bring a product you can’t easily get in the US here to do something good and support with a small portion of our profits the fight against breast cancer. We only got started and the bags are selling like crazy. The uniqueness and quality hits a nerve everybody loves and wants. Without spending any marketing dollars we already have true Pata Bassadors spreading our mission with us, who bought more than four bags each. Our clients tell us as soon as they get the bag they throw their Louis Vuitton bag in the corner and just use Pata instead. Every bag is pink inside for the Breast Cancer awareness, made in Argentina and has three pink stripes on the outside. Pata is by women for women. We don’t fight humans but stand together against breast cancer. Going forward we will explore more how to help and join the fight against breast cancer also in the US and might start working on communities for women to exchange their feelings and share hope.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
We just got started and got so much love we never dreamt of. So many women can relate to our cause and share their stories. We also get many compliments on the high quality and durability of the bags without having to wear an obvious brand label. Especially here in Texas we feel it’s where Pata belongs and we want to be. We will now work on also finding a partner to support breast cancer early detection in Texas.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am the founder and CEO of both Kanthaka Inc a marketplace App for Personal Trainers as well as the founder of Pata Life, with the mission to lower the breast cancer mortality rate. Before that, I worked as an M&A attorney at Kirkland & Ellis for over 5 years. For every bag you buy, a portion of the profits will go towards early breast cancer detection in Argentina. We will go back in the fall and personally make sure women in need will receive mammograms and the necessary follow on treatment. Join the movement with us and become part of the Pata family.
We’d love to hear about any fond memories you have from when you were growing up?
I was crazy passionate about horses and being outdoors and am so up to today.