One rainy night after getting off night shift, I headed to my car parked in a poorly lit lot without an umbrella and couldn’t find my keys. I fumbled and dug around my handbag in the dark, for what seemed like eternity, while expletives spewed from my mouth.I had had enough, I made a promise to myself that night to invent a product that would end my struggle with keys.In 2007 with money I had saved to buy my dream 1 carat, flawless diamond ring I hired a business attorney, filed my application to start a professional organizing business and began working on a prototype. Along the way I realized no-one would believe I was an organizer if I had to fumble around and dig through my purse for my keys. The focus of my business then turned to creating Clé-à-porter, keys’ best friend.
Despite many mistakes under my belt and dollars spent unwisely I created a unique and stylish solution to keeping keys at the ready, accessible in seconds. No more frantically searching for keys anymore ! I hope my invention helps you as much as it has helped me. Sanity is good !
p.s. My dad would often say to me “If your head wasn’t attached to your body you would lose that too”. His words were my inspiration.
My promise to you is to insist on high quality materials and craftsmanship in every product I make. It is also important to offer products that serve a function with the purpose of making life easier for you so you can focus on the people in your life… family, friends, yourself.
My goal is to bring you products that are reasonably priced and that you get value for the money. Nothing is more aggravating than spending your hard earned money on something that falls short of doing what it is supposed to then breaks after a few uses.
I will continue to strive to use earth friendly, recyclable materials. Whenever possible I will use biodegradable/compostable packaging and keep up with the latest innovations in this area to help Save Our Environment – SOE. Be SOE conscious!!
I purposely keep packaging to a minimum for two very selfish reasons. First is the idea of the less we use (and still get the job done), the better for the environment and earth’s resources. Second, I can lower my costs and pass on the savings to you – simple as that.
- LINDA NAGAMINE
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