Behind the Glove: Melissa Meister, Founder & CEO

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In 2020, when we knew nothing of  what the future would look like and the world was rapidly changing, my beautiful mother came to mind.  With seven children, she always looked elegant and sophisticated - and loved gloves. The thought of her style and grace inspired me to create Seymoure.
My mother was also my same influence to leap in into the entertainment industry 25 years ago.  Starting in front of the camera and eventually finding my passion behind the scenes.  I was drawn to construction and taught my self to make patterns and sew. From there, I began my first clothing line.  Over time, I was asked to make custom pieces for famed musical artists which then lead me into styling and costume designing. I spent two decades as a celebrity stylist and costume designer, working with icons like Serena Williams, Shakira, Taylor Swift, and Yara Shahidi. These experiences taught me the work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to raise the bar that are crucial to running a successful business.
Each of these moments have been an education that has led me to where I am today.

I am a self-starter and self-funded entrepreneur, having founded several businesses in industries ranging from fashion to sustainability to content creation. To be an entrepreneur, you need to be willing to jump off the cliff with no net. It takes a spirit of adventure to pursue your passion and dreams. And some of those dreams are just a path to your next creation. Seymoure was not something I had planned on, but it just happened.  I Listening to my intuition and taking action led me to create an brand that not only represents a symbol of giving and sharing but also embodies the spirit of living life to the fullest. Our gloves are more than just a product; they are an invitation to love more, feel more, and SEE-MORE. Within six months of launching Seymoure, the brand was sold to Nordstrom.

At Seymoure, we infuse our personal values of sustainability and luxury into both our products and operations. We call it "Considered Luxury," which represents the thoughtfulness that goes into creating each product and the experience it offers. Our craftsmanship is a lost art, and we take pride in the details and how our work can make an impact on those we serve.

VECA is the foundation of Seymoure, which stands for the Vision of life, Emotion we feel when truly living, Connection we have when collaborating or sharing with others, and Artistry we put into creating for you. When you touch and feel the gloves you will see how special they are.  When you wear the gloves you will feel how special you are.

As a diverse female founder, my journey has taken me through many experiences, but now is the time to be seen and share this exceptional product, knowledge, and journey with exceptional people who are wanting to or living the way we were meant to be. Seymoure represents the epitome of luxury, and it is my hope that it can inspire others to live their lives to the fullest with ease and grace.

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