Interview with Sam Reich

Sam Reich has always done things differently. At 13, he set up his own tech company. This first small venture put Sam through university. The fact is entrepreneurship runs in the young Englishman’s blood. He is, after all, the grandson of famed entrepreneur and textile designer, Tibor Reich. With humble beginnings in a small weaving unit in Stratford-upon-Avon, Tibor soon established himself as a vanguard designer who disrupted traditional techniques, and was consequently one of the most important contributors to the textile industry of the 50s and 60s. When Tibor Reich died in 1996, he left behind one of the largest design archives in Britain.

Sam Reich studied history at the University of Bristol for good reasons. After graduating, he put his degree to good use and made way through his grandfather’s archive with the prospect of reviving the family business.

Tharawat magazine spoke to the young entrepreneur about his family legacy, how he deals with fear, and the revival of his grandfather’s company.