Antonia ia serial entrepreneur. The focus of her companies are to provide much-needed solutions for women, and sustainable alternatives for the planet. With THINX, Inc., she created performance underwear, activewear and other reusable feminine care items, and with Antonia Saint NY, she makes hi-tech, customized-fit heels and flats that last longer, and feel soft like sneakers on the inside.
Antonia first began her entrepreneurial journey by writing the patent and leading the design of the premier products at THINX that were later named one of TIME Magazine’s “Top 25 Inventions.” She was the Chief Operations Officer for many years, and helped to secure a long-term strategic partnership with Nike’s #1 supplier, while the company went on to be named one of Fast Company’s “Top 50 Most Innovative Companies”, Entrepreneur’s “Top 100 Most Brilliant Companies,” CNBC’s “Top 50 Disruptors,” and #37 on Inc.’s “5000 Fastest Growing Companies.”
Called a “Feminist Genius” by the press, and nominated to Women 2.0’s list of “Top Founders to Watch,” Antonia is now focused on disrupting the $28 Billion Dollar U.S. women’s shoe industry, with multiple patents and other patents pending for Antonia Saint NY. A market test of Version 1.0 of her shoes hit $2.4Million in pre-orders within 90 days, and in June 2020 she officially launched the third style of the DTC brand with Version 2.0 of the technology and design.
Good design was part of her upbringing in a creative family, where her Industrial Designer father influenced her greatly, but her career path didn’t always have this focus. Instead, she first earned a Communications degree from Northwestern University where she also studied music as a classical cellist before going into public relations and advertising.
Always looking at the world through the eyes of design, Antonia continues to patent new ideas and create solutions that will both benefit the planet and those who use them.