Startup Story: A Collectible For the Sophisticated Tourist + Business Traveler

indeegear®  A Collectible For the Sophisticated Tourist,  Business Traveler or Savvy Person

Tell us about your entrepreneurial product or service.
indeegear®, a way you can express your style and remember the special moments in your life… memories of how much fun you’ve had on your vacations, the joy of doing something you love, supporting a cause, or showing an accomplishment are just some of the ways that make you unique.

By collecting and adding your choices of embroidered sleeves from a growing collection of designs onto your indeegear® luggage belt, backpack, golf bag, board bag or other 2 inch strapping, you and your gear will stand out from the others. Custom designs are available to promote your business, event, school, cause or fundraising activity. Each time you look at your indeegear® collection, you will enjoy a special memory.

The indeegear® collection is not only a unique identifier for your bags, it allows you to Make A Statement!

indeegear® is patent-pending and Made in America, from the beautifully embroidered design work to the sharp packaging using manufacturers on both the east and west coast.

What inspired you to launch your business idea?
After years in business and my own personal travel, I found the need to address the ongoing problems associated with finding my luggage at the carousel and kept thinking about how I could make my luggage look different in a way that was fun yet professional. I also love to collect a souvenir that I will enjoy “forever” and that sparks conversation with others about their travels as well. Combining my love of travel, creativity, and business experience; indeegear® went from an idea to a product available today.

What problem does your business or organization solve?
indeegear® allows people to find their luggage or other gear from a good distance while allowing people to Make A Statement when they display their unique selection of collectible indeegear® sleeves to slide on their luggage belt, backpack, board bag, etc.

What has been your biggest challenge as an entrepreneur and how are you working to overcome it?
My biggest challenge was finding manufacturers to build the product in the USA. It took time, but I overcame that challenge.

Give us one word that people might use to describe you.

How has Project Eve helped you and/or your business?
Project Eve provides information and encouragement in a relatable format that creates an excitement not only for myself but for others. I LOVE seeing people work hard for something and succeed.

Give us an insider tip that relates to your industry or startup story.
When someone else picks up your belongings by accident, it can be stressful. People are VERY creative with ways to make them stand out from the others, from tying a simple red ribbon on a handle to attaching a funky lanyard on a backpack. We are excited about giving people a way to find their belongings easier and letting them make a statement while doing it!

Company: indeegear


Follow my organization on social media here:
@valerie_freer @indeegear

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