“I realised just how bloody hard it is to a buy a man a gift.”
SWIG was set up in 2013 to product and sell amazing hip flasks.
I was also struggling to find a decent hip flask as most were either comedy items or valuable antiques, and both impractical. So, clasping these twin problems in one hand, and a lightning bolt in the other, I forged SWIG: the UK’s first hip flask brand, dedicated to making the best flasks on the market, and perfect for gifting. Starting
SWIG however wasn’t to be an easy process. I took the terrible decision to sell anything valuable I owned to gather together the funds to move to London. Never was a greater sacrifice made by an Xbox. In such dire financial straits, nothing but success would do. I needed money to buy Christmas stock. Needless to say, for a gifting company, December is the make or break season. So I turned on a bit of the Irish charm, made the judge laugh, and won SWIG’s first loan.
I had duly ordered my Christmas stock for a large Christmas fair. It had taken every penny from the loan to place an order with my suppliers and I was banking on the new coloured hip flask pouches selling well. However, the pouches took their time in arriving, so much so that they only turned up at the very last minute. Relieved, I ripped open the boxes to inspect my new product. Of course they were terrible. Useless. Unsellable. As unsellable to the general public as a Miliband brother.
“Entrepreneurship is definitely not glamorous.”
After a lot of ups and downs, ups including meeting the British Prime minister and being invited to one of Buckingham Palace’s famous garden parties. Since Spring 2015 SWIG has really started to grow. Sales have tripled in three months, the team has grown to 6, and we’re working with the likes of multinationals, premium whiskies, and ambitious new spirits brands.
SWIG Magnetic Executive Flask in Blue
From our Executive supplier, we have a limited range of brand new pouches.
· Black/Brown/Blue colours.
· Magnetic Flap. 1 year ago we were perpetually sold out of ‘magnetic executive’ and it was our best seller. Now we’ve taken heavy inspiration and built into our new upgraded Executive pouch. We’ve also drawn the traditional inspiration from the Scottish Heritage range.
· Elephants- This limited run of 100 has our lucky SWIG elephant pattern on the inner.
· Card slot- Store emergency cash/debit card/business cards/special notes in the purpose cut card slot.
· The executive range is an elegant, premium range of SWIG® flasks.
· Supreme quality veg tan leather is ‘wet moulded’ by leather artisans based in the Spanish town of Ubrique.
· The stitch and leather cut is perfection. The leather pouch is perfectly moulded to fit the flask.
We make our pouches to a standard that ensures your SWIG® collection will stand the test of time, and can be handed down through generations”.
Terms & Conditions –
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
Colour is subject to availability. Not refundable or exchangeable for cash. SWIG will post the items directly to the winner.
This competition is open to a worldwide audience who are at least 18 years of age.
The giveaway will run for 2 weeks and end on 06 October 2015.
Drawing the winner: One (1) potential winner will be determined in a random drawing held on or about 06 October from all eligible entries received during the Giveaway Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the applicable drawing. Limit one (1) Prize per person and per household throughout the Giveaway Period.
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