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The World's first Inspirational Eyewear Company
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What happens when one person goes off to the Military, almost dies from Malaria, gets out to chase his dream, get married, get divorced, lose 2 houses, start a podcast & successfully grow it, but still want more?

He Merges Fashion & Inspiration to Create SWAV Eyewear, which is the World’s First Inspirational Eyewear Company. 

My name is Isiah Fowler and while serving in the United States Air Force I contracted Malaria in August 2011 and almost died. I was in the ICU for nearly 2 weeks fighting for my life, and at the realization that I could die I made a Vow that if I survived this I would go pursue my Dreams Fearlessly.

After getting out in 2014 I’ve Successfully Invested in Real Estate, from Wholesaling to fixing and flipping, but Losing it all nearly took me out the game so I had to Reinvent myself. 

I then Started the Starts With A Vision Podcast (SWAV) and dedicated my life to spreading the world of Entrepreneurship, what it could afford you, but also the realities of it. We built that up to over 325 Episodes and over 100,000 Downloads in less than 24 months. 

In December of 2017 I made a Decision to turn the SWAV Podcast into a Product Based Company and that’s Where SWAV Eyewear was Born.

Each pair of Sunglasses has an inspirational Affirmation on the inside of the temples to inspire you to NEVER give up on your Vision and they are Handmade in Greece with Eco Friendly Material called Cellulose Acetate.

I recently Found a New Manufacturer that would Improve our Quality and allow us to provide more Versatile Options. So I flew out there to meet them in Person and Design the Next two Collections.

With your help we can bring these Collections to life and change the world through Eyewear! 

For every pair of shades we sell we take $5 and put it into our Visionary Investment Fund and each Quarter we take that amount and Invest it into people who have a Vision! 

We look forward to continuing to put this Message out in the world and allowing it to Evolve into something Huge!


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Our Vlog to Greece to Meet our New Manufacturer:



Above is a Vlog of Flying to Greece to meet our new Partner and Understand the Industry more, how we can create the best products on the planet, and how we can ensure this is sustainable. 



We spent 5 hours talking about the Previous Collection and how to make this Next Collection better, how to create Frames that are Comfortable, Durable and Also Stylish. This was an amazing and Incredible meeting.



Had a chance to visit the Building where all the frames are Handmade and I was blown away. Everyone gets treated well and with Respect, the Quality is Amazing, and everyone was happy who was working.


Product:

-Eco Friendly Cellulose Acetate: Our Frames are Made from RAW Italian Cellulose Acetate sheets, Mazzucchelli and this will ensure the Look, comfort and Durability that you will love from SWAV Eyewear.

-Inspirational Quotes: Each pair of Frames Comes with an inspirational Quote on the Inside of the Temples to Inspire you to Never give up on your Vision!

-Iconic Piece: The tip of Each Temple will be Transparent Gray, which will Represent the Subtle Reminder that these are Official SWAV Frames that you can't get from Anywhere else.

-CR-39 Lenses: Tested more thoroughly against any standard law the optical industry requires, our SWAV Frames come equipped with the highest quality CR-39 Polarized lenses to deliver the same superior optics found in the top optical brands in the world. Our non-prescription sun lenses are crafted from CR-39, a polymer that holds color beautifully and hits that sweet spot of lightweight and durable. All of our sun lenses block 100% of UVA and UVB rays for optimal eyeball health.

-Engraved SWAV: Our Trademarked "SWAV" will be Engraved on the Front Right Lens so that you can Subtly let the world know that Everything you do in life Starts With A Vision. 


Collections:

The Visionary Collection 2.0 & The Trailblazer Collection.
The Visionary Collection 2.0 & The Trailblazer Collection.

Visionary 2.0 Collection:


The Visionary 2.0 Collection is a Better more improved, more versatile Collection from the Initial Visionary Collection. 

We have 5 different Color Options and on the inside of each Temple our Trademarked Quote “Stay The Course”

To Stay the course is essential to being a Visionary and seeing the level of success that you have desired to. If you Stay The Course you will begin to see how beautiful the Journey is.


Specifications: 

145 – temple lenght

19 – bridge size

51 – eye shape size


Trailblazers Collection:

Our Trailblazer Collection Represents Acting on that Vision as a Visionary and forging your Own Path in life. As a trailblazer you must be willing to be fearless, take Risks and also know that you are doing this for everyone and everything that comes After you. 

The Trailblazer Collection has the Trademarked Quote “Be Fearless” on the inside of the Temples as well to inspire you to be Fearless on your Journey as a Trailblazer. 


Specifications:

145 – temple lenght

17 – bridge size

54 – eye shape size

Trailblazer Collection
Trailblazer Collection

My Guarantee to you:

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My Guarantee to you is that we will Keep you inspired. We will Remain your Source of Inspiration through our Products and content, Pop Up Experiences and more! 

Each Pair comes with a One Year Warranty because we believe in our product THAT much. 

If you aren’t happy in any way all you have to do is let us know and we will get the problem Resolved as fast as possible.


Visionary Investment Fund:

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I know what it’s like to feel as though I just need $500 or $1,200 to keep my Vision Alive or get it started! That’s what this is for. I truly believe that life isn’t about what you get, but more about what you give, so I wanted to create something that allowed us to be able to Give because we want to birth new Leaders and Visionaries into this World.

For every Pair of Frames we sell we take $5 and put it into our Visionary Investment Fund and two times per year we take that amount and Invest it into a few people who have a Vision!

Project Timeline:  

SWAV Eyewear Timeline
SWAV Eyewear Timeline

Risks and challenges

The greatest Risk has been experienced already. Which is Trusting the Wrong Manufacturer, but we fixed that Problem by Flying Across the Atlantic Ocean and meeting them and their team in person so that we can ensure we know who we are working with and who we trust.

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    LIMITED EDITION SWAV Hoodie or Backpack

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    One Pair of SWAV Frames

    Your Choice of a pair of SWAV Frames from the Visionary Collection 2.0 or the Trailblazers Collection.

    1x Cellulose Acetate Frames
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    1x Microfiber Cloth

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    Visionary Package

    Receive One Pair of our SWAV Frames and your choice of a SWAV Backpack OR SWAV Hoodie.

    1x Cellulose Acetate Frames
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    1x Microfiber Cloth
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    Two Pairs of SWAV Frames

    Your Choice of two pairs of SWAV Frames from the Visionary Collection 2.0 or the Trailblazers Collection.

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    SWAV Complete Bundle

    Your Choice of two pairs of SWAV Frames from the Visionary Collection 2.0 or the Trailblazers Collection.

    2x Cellulose Acetate Frames
    2x One Year Warranty
    2x Microfiber Cloth
    1x SWAV Backpack
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    Visionary Mystery Box

    Your Choice of 3 pairs of SWAV Frames from the Visionary Collection 2.0 or the Trailblazers Collection.

    3x Cellulose Acetate Frames
    3x One Year Warranty
    3x Microfiber Cloth

    1x Exclusive Stationary Set which Includes exclusive Notebook & Pen for you to put your Vision on Paper

    1x- MYSTERY SUPRISE

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    In Person Delivery

    Your Choice of 5 pairs of SWAV Frames from the Visionary Collection 2.0 or the Trailblazers Collection Hand Delivered to you by the Founder.

    5x Cellulose Acetate Frames
    5x One Year Warranty
    5x Microfiber Cloth

    1x- One Hour Session with the Founder to Discuss your Own Vision

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