University of San Francisco - Bachelors in Marketing
Tiffany Breckenridge knows what it means to be busy. As both a new business owner and a new mother she admits that it's a big struggle sometimes to make everything fit together smoothly. "There are some days," she divulges, "I'm literally changing diapers while on a conference call." And while things can get more than a little crazy, Tiffany makes it work with a whole lot of positivity and her yoga mat. It's this same mentality that led her and her business partner, Trey Harwell, to start YogaGlyphs: a lifestyle brand inspired by the philosophy and benefits of yoga.
Self-described die-hard yogis, Tiffany and Trey created YogaGlyphs to help people feel good, stylish and comfortable. Built around wearable 'glyphs' meant to promote balance and positive energy within the wearer, the entire line is designed to move from warrior pose to a lunch date while being active and fashionable enough for both. At YogaGlyphs it's not just about yoga, but rather about a lifestyle fueled by positive energy. "We invite you to play on your mat, wear your asana, and laugh and love your way through this life and beyond."
When things start to spin, I know that I can get on my mat and everything gets put in perspective.
What inspired you to launch your own clothing line?
My business partner Trey Harwell inspired me. It was something I had always wanted to do, but I had never taken the leap. When we met, he had this crazy idea, and I ran with it.
What makes YogaGlyphs differ from the competition?
Our aesthetic makes us stand apart as we’re merging both the fashion and yoga worlds together one tee at a time.
What does your job involve on a daily basis, and what types of responsibilities do you have in your position?
Since we are still in startup mode, I’m responsible for pretty much everything. From design, to production, to our website, etc. You name it, and I’m doing it. I even pack and ship our website orders myself!
What is your favorite part of running your business?
Seeing our design concepts come to life in the form of actual tees/product.
We noticed you work with your best friend. What are the positives, and what challenges do the two of you face when working together, if any?
Trey is a fantastic business partner. He always makes sure that we spend a couple of minutes a day checking in on each other personally before we launch into business mode. We really haven’t faced any challenges. There is a mutual respect from being friends, an understanding, and while we do have different opinions, at the end of the day, we are friends and that cures all. We also make sure that we practice yoga together at least once a week.
What challenges keep you awake at night?
There’s not enough time in the day to get everything done!
As an entrepreneur, is work/life balance ever a problem with you? If so, what is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?
It’s incredibly hard to have work/life balance. I have a 16-month-old daughter, and on busy days it’s a struggle to be everything for everyone. There are some days that I’m literally changing diapers while on a conference call (if the recipient of that call only knew)! My no-fail tactic is to put the cell phone down at key times and practice yoga. Yoga helps keep me balanced. When things start to spin, I know that I can get on my mat and everything gets put in perspective.
Was there ever a moment in your career where you’ve thought, “I can't believe I have this job?" What was it?
Every day of my career feels this way! I started at Levi’s in San Francisco, and I remember thinking every day that I got paid to wear the coolest pair of jeans to work every day. Better yet, I got paid to help launch designs of those jeans, every day.
What are some of the rules you live by?
Trey and I share a mantra, and it's simple. It's: “You can’t take life too seriously or it will take you.” We try and start every day remembering this.
What one piece of advice do you wish you could tell a 21-year-old version of yourself?
Life is a journey. You are exactly where you should be. Work hard and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses.