Joanna Griffiths is the Founder and CEO of Knix and Knixteen the direct-to-consumer intimate apparel brands that are reinventing intimates for real life. Since launching the company in 2013, Joanna has built Knix into one of the fastest growing intimate apparel brands globally. Through a focus on product innovation and the brand's mission to empower women to be unapologetically free, a Knix item is now sold every 7 seconds, and the company has shipped over half a million orders in the last twelve months alone. Knix was recently named the 6th fastest growing company in Canada with over 3800% 3-year growth.
A marketing disruptor, under Joanna's leadership, knix was the first intimate apparel brand to showcase real women in their campaigns. Over the past six years the brand has photographed over 1000 of their customers, ranging in age from 21 to 81, and sizes 0 to 22. In October of 2018, Joanna pioneered the brand's Faces of Fertility campaign. The campaign was inspired by Joanna's own experience having had a miscarriage on Mother's Day. The campaign to-date has received over 1600 uses of the hashtag #FacesOfFertility and expanded to include a weekly podcast that Joanna co-hosts. More recently, Joanna created the Life After Birth Project, a multimedia exhibit that features the images of over 750 women, including Amy Shumer, Christy Turlington, Jillian Harris and more. Within the first ten days of launch, the project received over 220 million media impressions.
Joanna holds multiple patents and has been cited in hundreds of media publications including Forbes, Fast Company, The New York times and more. Joanna has been recognized on both the national and international stage for her work as a marketing disruptor championing the topics of body inclusivity, fertility, mental health and postpartum. Joanna has won the Women Of Influence Start Up Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Shopify Build a Bigger Business competition, The Retail Council of Canada Marketing Innovation Achievement Award and was a finalist in the prestigious E&Y Entrepreneur Of The Year.
Founder & CEO at Knixwear
MBA, International Business