Lloyd and Maccie Varnado of Tees2UrDoor — as an entrepreneur, you must have instinct and ability to self-learn.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Lloyd and Maccie Varnado.
Lloyd and Maccie of Tees2UrDoor sells T-shirts with on-trend designs, high-end embellishments and fun graphics at an affordable price. The company cuts out the middle-man and buys directly from the mill, offering customers better prices for trendy, fashionable and quality T-shirts. They specialize in a variety of designs for every type of T-shirt wearer, with customizations available too. Tees2UrDoor doesn’t just sell T-shirts, they also offer other clothes, footwear and accessories. Based in Nederland, Texas, the company is family owned and operated and has full design, printing and distribution teams.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
We are a family originated printing business. Ironically enough, I have an art degree and had no idea what sector of the “art world” I would land in. My husband worked in an environmental role, but knew he possessed many more skills, which his current role was holding him back on. When we met, he was in the beginning stages of the screen printing business, aside from his full-time job with DuPont. I found this remarkably interesting!! I did not have any formal training in digital art programs, such as, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. My interest in this process, coupled with his struggle with artwork, sparked me to dive into these programs. With my background in art, and his in chemistry, it was a perfect fit for us.
Can you tell us a bit about your family business and your role in it?
Our family business started locally in a very small portable building. It evolved with the acquisition of a small shop in Nederland, TX in 2002. Laughing, I will never forget, I was 7 months pregnant and my husband came home and said, “I found a small shop for sale. A husband started it for his wife who wanted to get out of the house. Now he’s trying to run it and he wants out. I bought it, and I’m resigning from DuPont!” My thoughts went crazy at 7 months pregnant. No…