We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Bell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, what do you attribute your success to?
I attribute three factors to success. First, it is important to define success. reVessel is guided by a set of values and a mission, vision and purpose for our company, rather than a monetary target at the forefront, which is the old way of capitalism and a zero sum game. We are constantly striving for ways to idealize our values in everything we do. We do believe we have achieved some level of success in reaching certain milestones toward the mission, but just as a war can’t be won without succeeding in many battles, we are just in the beginning of what is possible. Second, looking at problems at a systemic level and continuing to search upstream to see stakeholders involved so that we may better address the root of the problems and align across multiple stakeholders to serve our purpose. Last, knowing that this is a journey and not a destination and that the path will not be straight or without adversity has set us up for resilience as we stumble and course correct with as much grace as possible, especially in a year of multiple crises.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
reVessel is a purpose-driven organization that exists to reclaim health of people and planet. The brand was born out of personal trials and a desire to leave behind a better world for future generations. I personally found myself in a devastating place with multiple chronic health conditions and found it nearly impossible to lead a healthy and mindful life harmoniously. There were too many compromises and our systems were not set up for non-toxic, waste-free and healthy living. By playing a role in repairing a broken food system and designing long-lasting alternatives to unending consumption of natural resources found in single-use items, we are containers for change. reVessel advances safe, sophisticated and sustainable foodware designs for conscious people on the go with empowering tools to conveniently pack and preserve food anywhere. We build high-performance products that support healthier, more efficient and conscientious daily habits aimed to improve human health outcomes and eliminate waste in the process for planetary resilience. As a mission driven organization, we give back to help farmers regenerate soil and break dependence on chemicals to grow healthier food as well as support ocean conservation efforts. We guarantee there is not a more versatile system that can do more in and out of the kitchen to store, prep, cook, pack and carry food. We set out to solve the challenges that prevent active people from carrying food that fuels them.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend were to visit, we would have to take a trip from North County San Diego and head south along the coast. I would plan to visit The Plot in Oceanside where you can now get takeout in reVessel reusable packaging with some really innovative food that happens to be plant-based. I would set us up on the beach with a picnic to soak up the San Diego sunshine. Later, I would plan to walk a farmer’s market in Little Italy to see what seasonal items could be used for a make-at-home meal as we head back before the sun sets for a glass of bubbly overlooking the ocean.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to dedicate the shoutout to each and every physician empowering their patients and communities with intrinsic health that starts with what is at the end of the fork, the farmer dedicated to regenerating soils to grow nutrient rich food, free from chemicals which acts as a carbon bank and every advocate, mentor and organization, including Ad Astra Ventures, Conscious Capitalism and SBDC for helping establish and frame our values and practices to create a healthier world for the future generations.
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