Esential Bodywear, LLC**

**Trademark of Essential Bodywear, LLC

Essential Bodywear, LLC

Copyright Jeffrey Babener

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Founding Story

Essential Bodywear was founded in 2003 by Carrie Charlick ( and Marcia Negro. The company is headquartered in Commerce, Michigan.

The business was initially conducted out of Marcia’s home and shipping was conducted out of Marcia’s basement. This continued until 2004 when the company moved to an official office space and warehouse.

Impact on the Industry
Essential is a member of the Direct Selling Association. Essential Bodywear has been featured in The Oprah Magazine and Nat'l TV.

Discussion of Products

Essential Bodywear sells bras, panties and shapewear. The bras include the Carina Bra, the Dream Shameless Bra, The Dream Tisha Bra, the Shameless Bra, The Essential Bra, The Flity Bra, among others. The panty collection includes the Control Panty, the Cotton Man Boxer Brief, the Cotton Man Brief, the French Cut Panty, Microfiber Panties, among others. The shapewear includes the High Waisted Long Leg Bodywrap, and the Exclusive EBW Bodywrap in Extended Sizes. The company also sells loungewear and thongs.

Discussion of Opportunity
Essential Bodywear offers the following information regarding its opportunity:

For additional information on joining, one must contact the company.

Discussion of Distributor Base and Sales Volume in U.S.
Essential Bodywear ( has nearly 300 representatives in 34 states and 12 home office employees.

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