Inventors are inspirational. Lindsay Phillips is an inventor and entrepreneur. She invented Switchflops and founded her self-named company, Lindsay Phillips. Her company produces shoes and accessories for women.
Lindsay Phillips was born on December 7, 1984 in Clearwater, Florida. Her parents were medical professionals and the family lived in Tampa, Florida. She attended school at Berkeley Preparatory School, which is a Pre-K through twelfth grade college preparatory school. While in high school, she came up with the idea of creating flip-flops with removable straps and decorations to match any outfit. She created a pair of ceramic flip-flops for an art class project and was encouraged by the response her flip-flops received. She realized she could use hook-and-loop fasteners to make her vision reality. She applied for a patent before she graduated from Berkeley Prep.
In 2003, she began attending Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She interned at Ralph Lauren Corporation in New York City during two of her summer breaks. She, also, attended Semester at Sea studying and touring several countries. In 2004, she received her patent for what became Switchflops. In 2007, Lindsay graduated with a BA in Art History and a minor in communications. With help of her mother, she began traveling and looking for a manufacturer. Before graduation she debuted her product at the Surf Expo Trade Show in Orlando, Florida. Today her company with the help of family, friends, and her then future husband is very successful. Her company sells multiple types of women’s footwear, shoe accessories, bags, and scarves. Her product line has been featured in magazines, such as Woman’s World, and on television shows, such as Good Morning America.
Lindsay has won several awards and has donated to several organizations. Be inspired! Have a bright day!