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Happy Birthday to us!

 

Wow! It feels great to sit here today penning this post on such a momentous occasion.  However small the meaning of today really is, I sit here proud at the work I’ve done.  Quite some time before our launch I started with simple sketches, an idea and a dream.  The dream was more than travel bags, it was the opportunity itself.  It was the ability to be free, create at will, take a thought and execute it.   I’m sure it sounded crazy to some…I wanted to start a luggage company? I can agree, it’s pretty random, but our current offerings don’t begin to reflect to growth planned for our brand. My idea had to first build a foundation and now I’m working on putting legs to it.  I have had many downs and many ups.  I have been complemented and ridiculed, and even though I’d like to say it’s all been roses, it hasn’t.  I definitely took my punches, til I learned how to duck and weave.  This entire year has been a great learning experience.  It was extremely important to take the time to establish our identity and define our niche brand. I feel fortunate that I can put my name to something and stand behind it.

I not only have been working on ITL, but also a few other projects that came about because of the work I have done with ITL,  These opportunities would not have been there if I hadn’t put my vulnerability out there and took the risk. I’d like to thank all our loyal fans, family and friends for their support.  It’s been a great year and here’s to many more.

ITL —> FBA

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Our newest initiative included becoming (FBA) Fulfilled by Amazon and we are transitioning over smoothly.

Our new status makes us eligible for Amazon Prime and available to millions of customers.  Amazon Marketplace is an amazing resource for us to connect directly with customers.  Through their advanced platform, small businesses and entrepreneurs can go direct to market and reach out like never before.  Large retailers often overlook small companies based on risk, rather than the value their product offers.  ITL’s flexible and dynamic model means we can innovate, adapt and scale on our terms.

Safe travels this spring and summer! Take time to enjoy life and family. For Michael, Pay it forward.  Rest in peace Michael Collins.  #MCstrong

Kristin

 

 

New Year…New Opportunities

As 2013 draws to a close, I reflect on the past.

This year I launched a new business and took my simple sketches to reality in the form of Inspire Travel Luggage.  Our success is measured by so many things and most notably being supported by our loyal customers tops our list.  I thank each and every one of them for their business and wish them a prosperous new year.  We have big plans for 2014 and cannot wait for the new beginnings! To health and happiness!

 

 

 

Being Thankful..

Happy Thanksgiving to our loyal customers and the support we have received from you throughout the year. My family and I are thankful for the ups and downs, as they both contribute to who we are.

Kristin

The 27th Annual Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference

 

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Inspire Travel Luggage recently attended the 27th Annual WBDC Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

As a certified WBE, Inspire Travel Luggage was there to showcase our business and support an amazing organization that does so much for women owned businesses. The WBDC supports women owned businesses from start-up to growth and they have helped WBE’s reach their dreams through organization and strength. It was an honor to be in the presence of so many amazing women and network with some of the most talented WBE’s in the country.

 

Travel Goods Approved

We received official word that The Traveler Elite was chosen as a newest must-have for business travelers!  Picked by The Travel Goods Association, a great organization that includes travel industry insiders, buyers and retailers from around the country.

We are thrilled to be a member of this great organization and we have them to thank for this opportunity as well as the early recognition The Traveler received before our launch. The feature will run in the newest issue of The Travel Goods Showcase out mid-August.

Hello Travelers!

Hello Travelers! Thank you for taking a minute to check out our new site. We are underway with our product launch of The Traveler, our exclusive line of patent-pending cosmetic & toiletry luggage cases.

Inspire Travel Luggage was fortunate to have had some early recognition from Kathy Witt, Travel Goods, Gadgets & Gear columnist and seasoned traveler.  As one of our loyal fans Kathy has enjoyed taking The Traveler with her on a few outings so far, she was so kind to say “I really love this bag, I love that it holds full-size products and that the 2 side pockets are so roomy and can hold brushes and so many other things”.

Check out Kathy’s reviews of The Traveler on our Press page by clicking the link, also subscribe to her column, it’s a really great read!  We are beyond thrilled to be up and going and can’t wait for what is to come. We welcome all our new fans and thank all of our loyal supporters. Like us on Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for exclusive news and contests.  Till next time…