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Founder: Isiah fowler
When Isaiah Fowler first got the “vision” for his brand SWAV Eyewear, it was twofold. He not only started a company that would design high-end, eco-friendly sunglasses, handcrafted in Greece, but also, each pair of glasses includes an inspirational quote engraved on the inner temples, a reminder, he said, to “never give up on the vision.
Inspiration for his designer eyewear brand first came to him in 2011 while serving in the US Air Forces. Fowler was diagnosed with malaria, but after overcoming the disease he decided from there that he would dedicate his life to impacting and inspiring the world. With every pair of shades sold, a portion of that sale goes to the Visionary Investment Fund, which at the start of each new quarter will donate the full amount to another visionary and innovator in the community.
Launching his brand in 2018, Fowler says inspiration is needed more than ever. “With everything going on right now, it’s so easy to get emotionally distracted,” he said in an interview with Blackbusiness.com. “The fight against injustice and discrimination is more important than ever, and we need that focus more than ever… that’s why our executives are labeled ‘Stay the Course’. Everything in life starts with a vision, but in order for the vision to come to fruition we need to keep our focus no matter what.