Skylar Bennett – Durability In Everyday Life


Millions of people wake up five days a week, put on a suit and tie, and head to work. Skylar Bennett and his business partner Kevin Shoemaker, both former real estate agents, were tired of wasting money on new ties every time one got stained or damaged - which happens often! This problem led them to create a solution, and Tough Apparel, a fully machine washable and liquid repellent necktie that continues to look brand new wash after wash, was born.

In this episode of Lessons from the Tank, I talk with Skylar,  one half of this dynamic duo. He shares his first-hand experience on Shark Tank and how he and Kevin were able to expand their company beyond just neckties following their appearance on the show. Tough Apparel now offers button-up shirts, socks, and belts that provide the same durability as their neckties. Skylar hopes to continue to expand to a full high-performance apparel company.

In today’s episode of Lessons from the Tank, Skylar also shares how faith can help you persevere through some of the most challenging times, how Tough Apparel was able to grow even through the COVID pandemic, and more.

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I'm a life-long innovator, entrepreneur and problem solver who turned my cutting-edge invention, FlexScreen - the world's first and only flexible window screen - into a thriving multi-million-dollar company. 


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