Today we’d like to introduce you to Ty Harrigan.
Ty, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. I have always had the biggest struggles accepting myself for who I was and all the things that were ahead of me. Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, I grew up extremely blessed to have a family that showed me nothing but love, but through all that love, I still struggled with loving me completely. I have always had a creative state of mind. I knew I wanted to become an entrepreneur and own a brand that sends the message of love but most importantly, self-love across the world to people who struggled with self-acceptance. I brought the idea that I’ve had for years to LYF Line’s Chief Financial Officer Fitzroy Williams, who from day one believed in me and every vision that I have ever shared with him. In addition, After moving from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Dallas, Texas, I met Reenah Byas LYF Line’s Chief Operating Officer who believed in the brand so much that she decided to invest by supplying me with my very first printing machine. I have had a lot of Ideas that failed and obstacles that came my way, but even through the trying times I never gave up. There were people very close to me and people very far who I didn’t know struggle with these emotions on a daily. Today LYF Line Clothing Co. is growing more than I could’ve ever imagined and we will continue to grow and spread a message that is extremely important to everyone’s daily life.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been an easy road. Some of the struggles I have faced through building LYF Line has been financial hardships buying the proper equipment and supplies needed to be able to fulfill orders consistently, needing more space to be able to create and structure ideas that come about, trying to maintain a 9-5 job and still give the brand 100% and also battling with my own thoughts thinking maybe I wasn’t big enough for my own dreams. But, I must say this although all of these obstacles were very overwhelming, I knew I couldn’t give up, and it was just the beginning.
LYF Line Clothing Co. – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am the founder and CEO of LYF Line Clothing Co. the LYF in the name LYF Line stands for ( Love Yourself First), a clothing company that believes in everyone loving themselves and allowing ourselves to be who we are by expressing self-love through words as well as actions. We provide creatively designed T-Shirts for all occasions. Our Mantra is simple – “ We believe life should be filled with self-love, confidence, and lots of positivity.” As a brand, we want to bring awareness to the world that self-love is extremely important to everyone’s confidence level. Without self-love, it’s hard to stay positive and love someone else unconditionally. Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological, and spiritual growth. What sets us apart from others are that our apparel is strictly designed with pure love. I am most proud of the positive feedback that the brand receives.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success in being persistent, knowing exactly what you’re aiming towards, and being great at something you truly love. We strive to provide great quality apparel at a reasonable cost.