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Kayla Clements, Founder + CEO, Luna Volta, a wellness brand that specializes in making your life better, and with hemp and CBD inspired products, too.
With a background in marketing and design, Kayla Clements spent a near decade working in the fashion industry in New York City. In 2017, she opened her first business, a creative design studio that specializes in working with photographers, stylists, and artist management agencies. Here she is able to flex her creativity by working one-on-one with clients to define their brand strategy, curate their portfolios, and design branded assets. After a 60-day stint of #vanlife across America’s National Parks, Kayla realized she wanted to help people in their daily lives and to make a bigger impact on protecting our planet. Luna Volta was born out of Kayla’s desire to blend her lens of fashion and design with her passion for sustainability into the wellness space.
We caught up with Kayla to learn more about her wellness journey.
How did you get involved in cannabis?
I began using CBD-rich products specifically when I was living and working in fashion in New York City. At the time, I had a lot of questions and there weren't any brands on the market that I felt I could trust. After leaving my job, a summer of #vanlife traveling across America’s National Parks reconnected me to the land, to the beauty found in solitude with nature, and to the healing properties of regenerative agriculture and hemp. It became my mission to learn how to contribute to a brighter future. I spent a year and a half studying cannabis science, getting certified, formulating, and sourcing earth friendly packaging before Luna Volta launched in early 2019.
What is your mission with Luna Volta?
We believe in a regenerative approach to personal and planetary wellness - that what is good for you can be good for the Earth too. Our human history since even before the Industrial Revolution has led us to severely DEGENERATE the land. We first must REGENERATE before we can SUSTAIN. Regenerative hemp can be used as a part of this whole systems approach.
As a company, our core values of quality, design, and planet impact every decision we make. I believe in working towards a closed loop, net positive supply chain and one step in this direction is our 100% biodegradable and plantable packaging, embedded with noninvasive wildflower seeds beneficial to our declining bee population. I also believe in creating an equitable industry, supporting woman and POC owned businesses throughout our supply chain and partnering with mission aligned non-profits.
Where do you see yourself in the industry in 5 years?
Bringing the conversation of regenerative agriculture and earth friendly packaging solutions into the mainstream.
What's the biggest challenge of working in the cannabis space and the biggest reward?
Nothing is easy, the industry changes by the month – and sometimes, by the hour. The biggest reward is that we have the opportunity here to create an industry for GOOD. We must work together to build it this way.
Do you have any advice for any fellow cannapreneurs?
Use the skills you have, the industry needs creatives, problem solvers, activists, educators, photographers, scientists, students, farmers. Learn about the missions of other people and find ways to collaborate.