Destiny Padgett here, self-taught entrepreneur, based out of Texas and founder of Lit Handlers. When I’m not creating new designs and sizes for my shop, you can find onewheeling at the park or at the beach, doing my part to keep our oceans and beaches clean.
I began my journey as an entrepreneur during the hardest year of my life. At 10-weeks pregnant I lost my daughter’s biological dad to suicide. That experience changed the course of my life as I learned the importance of mental health and turned to entrepreneurship with the drive to take care of my family. A year later I began my first mobile and Etsy store, learning the ropes of business bit by bit, alongside doing lash extensions and permanent cosmetics. The Lit Handlers of today soon began to take shape.
I started making solid color can coolers with monograms when I was gifted a Silhouette machine from my parents with hopes that having a new hobby would pull me out of my slump. It was very intimidating to start but I watched a few videos and was a pro in no time. While running deals on Jane.com and selling from my Etsy shop, I slowly realized that there wasn't really a whole lot of options for pattern coolers for us crafters. From there, it has been steady progress as I worked by trial and error to offer more variety.
At heart, we are about providing stand-out Handlers with cool designs that fit just about any type of beverage for just about any occasion but we are so incredibly grateful for the support that we recieve. With yalls help, we have been able to give back to our communities through sponsorships suchs as fishing teams, kids basketball teams and college cheer teams. We also cry a little everytime someone goes out of their way to tell us how these Handlers have helped so much with their CMT (Charcot Marie Tooth Disease) and other related neuropathies.
As much as we love creating, we love supporting other artists. If you are creative and could see your patterns on our Handlers, we would love to see your work! Email us your main website that will allow us to purchase patterns with licenses at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are still new and aren't set up on any of the major sites, don't feel discouraged. We can still find ways to collaborate!
If you are interested in wholesale or custom handlers please contact us at email@example.com.
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