On the show today we have Natalie Balmain.

Natalie is based over in the UK and she’s an actress, a voice over artist, and she works in community health as well. Earlier this year she added the title Founder and CEO to her credits.

A couple of years ago Natalie had an idea to create clothing that was not only fashionable, but also functional, for women who are living with diabetes. Her company is named Type 1 Clothing and Natalie has been recognized by the BBC and people like Chelsea Clinton, for her practical, yet remarkable, contribution to the world.

In our conversation, Natalie and I get into her hard-headed personality traits and how this served her in her pursuit of her art and making an impact. We talk about losing her mom at a very young age. We discuss her battle with depression after being diagnosed at the age of 20, and how, over several years, she worked her way out of a very dark place.

Natalie then shares her inspiration and creative process for her expanding line of clothing geared toward those living with type 1 diabetes. 

We uncover the stressors associated with running a start-up, and how Natalie supports herself to ensure she is taking care of her physical and mental well-being.

This is an interesting conversation on persistence and a desire to demonstrate to the world that anything is possible if we tap into our creativity and express it in a manner that is true to our own personal style and nature. 

Natalie is a unique person who is not only using her platform of fashion to help raise awareness, but she’s also contributing funds from the profits of her company to support type 1 diabetes research around the world.


Social Media Links

Natalie Balmain/ Type 1 Clothing - Instagram

Natalie Balmain/ Type 1 Clothing - Facebook

Natalie Balmain/ Type 1 Clothing - Twitter

Type One TV - YouTube


Websites Mentioned in Podcast

Type 1 Clothing - website


Related Episodes

Episode 010 - Laura Pavlakovich

Episode 011 - Poli Van Dam

Episode 025 - Appleton


Music Credits for BRAVEST Episode 026

Intro music - Podington Bear, 'Sepia' & The Passion HiFi, 'Sweet Revenge'

Outtro music - Joakim Karud, 'That Day'


Support Our Friends!

GREATER THAN is a lifestyle brand launched by Steven and Jenn Kramer dedicated to empowering all individuals. They believe, and they want you to believe, that whatever your challenge, you're greater than that challenge.

Because of the personal impact resulting from the recent diagnosis of their son with type 1 diabetes, their first campaign focuses on the T1D community, and is branded ‘GREATER THAN 1’. 

With every purchase of GREATER THAN products, a portion of each sale will be donated directly to type 1 diabetes research and support. 

Visit, and use the code 'BRAVEST' at checkout to receive 10% off your entire order.