We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsey Valentine and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsey, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Why I started Swagher Inc. after going through addiction and experiencing time behind bars, I realized how many people aren’t given second chances. I have a background in Executive management with a large oversight in creating and growing call centers from lending centers to solar installation to the non-profit world. Though I was able to help many people I still only had limited control of who I hired and who I had to let go due to background checks. In August of 2018 I decided to leave my job and give Swagher Inc. my all, it was time to have complete control who was on my team. Given my personal background with addiction and being incarcerated my heart feels and understands people from a different point of view. I truly believe when you give people a second chance and some guidance they not only with flourish and thrive personally but also be a great asset to their place of employment. Swagher Custom Athluxury is a luxury clothing brand providing comfort and quality with ONE OF A KIND DESIGNS. The brand’s focus is to provide unique pieces to be worn with confidence while expressing your individuality. We are excited to be expanding our team and developing new departments.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
What sets Swagher Inc. apart from others is our brand Swagher Custom Athluxury offers unique one of a kind designs that will set you apart from others AND you are not limited to what is available on the website. Customers can personally design and create their own unique, one of a kind pieces with Swagher Custom Athluxury. Building the business and brand has been a process, I have taught myself most of what I know through books and research including many utube videos. Though it has not been easy and I continue to grow and develop more and more everyday, I have learned if you put your mind to something, stay consistent, and want it bad enough YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN. As a brand we take pride in the quality of our fabrics as well as our printing techniques with over 50.3 million invested in printing equipment, our brand is focused on high quality results.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Living in Washington is amazing from the beautiful state parks to the small historic town of Poulsbo. Of course we all know Seattle is a city that msut be experienced and the Space Needle would be our first stop. Now lets go to Mt. Rainier for a wonderful day of exploration out in nature. Visiting Pikes Place Market in Seattle viewing the beautiful fresh flowers to fish literally being thrown around the market as on lookers gather to watch, is a experience you can’t miss out on. During the holidays there are so many attractions to visit, one that you want to put on your bucket list is Leavenworth – Village of Lights. The town reinvented itself back in the 1960’s and gained notoriety as one of the best Christmas towns in the US. I will wrap it up by making sure you grab a viking cup (cinnamon roll) in downtown Poulsbo at the famous Sluys Bakery.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Without my parents I would not be who I am today through the good, bad, and indifferent they have supported me and stood by my side through it all. I also have to give my partner in crime Tyreek a huge thank you. He has been my biggest supporter behind Swagher Inc. and is my behind the scenes person that keeps everything on track and compliant.