Panties and Bras Easily Changed

Meet the founder and Chief Innovator Chick of Slick Chicks, Helya Mohammadian.  She has created panties and bras easily changed!
Who has experienced trying to change their panties in the locker room before or after a workout and lost their balance?! So what happens when you lose your balance? you  catch yourself from falling by stepping on your underwear! You know, you have all had that experience!
We revolutionized the design of panties to effortlessly be taken on and off. Join us in empowering women through life’s challenges.

1.What/who inspired you to start your company?

When I first launched Slick Chicks I didn't realize that this product would have a huge impact on someone's life. It wasn't until I started receiving messages from women thanking me for making their lives a little easier that I realized so many women need these underwear. But it was one specific email from a woman that changed everything for me. She reached out and shared that she had limited mobility and Slick Chicks would be so helpful for her. Her request made me realize that the innovative product I had created for women to have a convenient way to change their panties also had a use as adaptable clothing for people with disabilities By the time I was able to send her some Slick Chicks, she had unfortunately succumbed to cancer. A few weeks later I received an email from her daughter who said her mother was so inspired by my product that she worked harder in physical therapy to keep her mobility so she’d be able to change her own undergarments and regain that dignity. While I am so sad that she never got that chance, the fact that Slick Chicks empowered her so much erased any doubts I had about my product and strengthened my mission to help others.

2.Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like?

I was born in Iran and moved to the United States with my family when I was three years old, just after the revolution. My parents envisioned a better life for me and my siblings, so they packed their bags (and whole life) and moved us across the ocean. Despite being the only Middle Eastern family living in a small Southern town in Louisiana, my childhood was pretty normal. I knew at a very early age that I wanted to work in fashion. Though it wasn’t easy, I made that dream come true when I moved to New York City 15 years ago to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology and I have been here ever since.

4.Tell us a story/incident that happened while starting or running your company that may have made you feel defeated. Now tell us how you overcame that.

As an entrepreneur we all wear many hats, but as you start to build a business, it is so important to identify what you are and aren’t good at. My biggest challenge was asking for help. I felt that if I showed any sign of being vulnerable it would make me look weak. But that was far from the truth. Surrounding yourself by like-minded individuals who are just as passionate about what you are doing lets you focus on growing. Of course there will be speed bumps along the way. Everything from trying to gain a following of customers to just managing the process can be daunting. But staying focused and passionate about what you offer and managing it well is the key to growth. You don’t have to tackle all challenges alone.

6.Are you working on any upcoming projects you can tell us about? 

We recently started a Slick Chicks Ambassador program where women share their stories of inspiration and how they are giving back to their communities.  These women have powerful voices and share in our mission of empowering others so we want to celebrate their accomplishments. Instead of hiring professional models, we love to spotlight these real women in their day to day lives and give them a platform to bring awareness to a cause they are advocating. It's really important to us that women feel empowered and confident in our products, regardless of their situation.

7.What are your goal with the company?

We are currently developing more products for both female and male genders, which includes bras for women. We have already started to develop a "sister" line of products geared towards the medical market where we already see a huge void. Right now the only options for adaptable undergarments are diapers and incontinence underwear that seem to be made out of cotton or polyester. We can't imagine anyone feeling confident or regaining their dignity when they’re wearing something designed decades ago. This industry needs a complete facelift and we are excited to be a part of pioneering that change for the better.