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The Founder and Designer behind Dare Heart™, a movement brand to empower women through ultra-comfortable and beautiful cotton underwear.
Kim is folding her decades of being a mother, partner, sister, friend, and business founder into this new fashion venture. Born into an entrepreneurial family and educated in philosophy (BA) and art therapy (MA), she is the third generation to own and operate a business in Oregon.
Kim holds the fundamental belief that we should all be seizing our opportunities to live by our own choices. In 1995 she started Campbell Salgado Studio, a well-regarded boutique photo studio in Portland. After decades of crafting bespoke imagery, she has witnessed first hand the challenges and expectations society places on women — prescribing how they should look — and how this affects their self-esteem and confidence. Her powerful antidote is to create a clothing brand that embraces women in their current beautiful bodies.
Making self-care and personal-empowerment her priorities, this native Oregonian loves to create gorgeous outdoor spaces for spending time with family and friends, practice yoga, shape new or up-cycled fabric into clothing, and try new recipes from places where she’s traveled. Active in her community, she volunteers with her local business alliance and mentors future entrepreneurs and artists. As a fine art photographer, her latest body of work entitled ‘Enrobed’ tells a personal love story between her late mother and herself through her mother’s gifts of hand-made clothing.
Dare Heart™ will resonate with women who value personal authenticity over societal expectations. By offering a product that lifts women up, she hopes Dare Heart™ inspires individuals to be courageous in big and small ways. Kim firmly believes in the collective power of women to turn ripples into waves.