Edwardsville Entrepreneur Develops Touch Screen Purses (As Preventative Measure Against Breast Cancer)

A line of touch screen purses designed to give women a safe place to keep their phones has exceeded $1 million in sales in its first year.

Edwardsville entrepreneur, Tami Lange, developed a line of touch-screen purses after she noticed her sister-in-law, a breast cancer survivor, was storing her phone in her bra.

Save the Girls Touch Screen Purse Company was started in 2017 by Tami Lange, who became concerned when she noticed that her sister-in-law, a breast cancer survivor, was storing her phone in her bra.

Realizing there had to be a safer alternative, Lange quit her full-time job and designed a purse that allows women to access the touch-screen functions of their phones from the purse itself.

The company has grown exponentially in the past year and has projected an estimate to make $1.1 million by the end of 2018. It currently offers nine styles of vegan, animal-cruelty-free purses in a variety of colors, with unique designs to appeal to women of all ages.

As part of their socially conscious mission, the company donates 10 percent of profits to breast cancer research.

β€œThe reception has been phenomenal!” Lange says. β€œPeople love the story of how an average citizen came up with a new idea because of her sister-in-law wearing her phone in her bra.”

Lange, whose background is in the food manufacturing industry, brings some refreshing practices, like shipping on demand and flexibility in styles and colors during shipping.

She also takes an aggressive approach to multimedia marketing, equipping retail and wholesale customers with social media content and live videos to share with their friends and customer base.

The purses are available for purchase online and in many St. Louis-area boutiques. Visit Save the Girls at savethegirls.com or on Facebook at savethegirlsSTG for more information.

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Jonathan Allen is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of EQ. Formerly the President and Co-founder of Longneck & Thunderfoot (L&T), a brand publishing company incubated at the Columbia University Startup Lab in NYC, Jonathan moved to St. Louis in the summer of 2016 after receiving an Arch Grant.