ABOUT CORA SPEARMAN
After graduating from Antioch University, Cora focused her early career on international trade with Asia. In 2009, she survived a battle with head, neck, and brain cancer. The experience strengthened her resolve to pursue her dream of designing a fashion line, focusing on Hawaii and mid-century modern Aloha wear. Coradorables was received favorably by Saks Fifth Avenue and luxury resorts such as the Mandarin and Four Seasons. Media attention in Vogue, Elle, and Tattler led to retail success in Japan at Hankyu department stores and on Rakuten. Cora is a 2020 and 2021 CFDA Raise Fashion Now Award recipient and serves as a member of the NRF’s Sustainability Council. Her work in sustainability was showcased by Inc. magazine in April 2022.
We recently had a chance to speak with Cora and asked her the following questions:
What prompted you to obtain your WBENC certification through WBEC-West?
Cora: I was approached by a Disney Supplier Diversity Executive that encouraged me to obtain WBENC certification, I am so happy that I followed her recommendation and became WBENC certified.