Court Godfrey was sick of spending too many hours in front of a computer screen. Working a 9-to-6 job for over 40 hours a week was not for him. An entrepreneur at heart, he decided to start making accessories out of neckties after a series of brainstorming sessions.
Godfrey borrowed a sewing machine and taught himself how to sew after work and on the weekends. He received positive feedback on his creations and even made some sales at a local artist market. Encouraged, he quit the “comfortable insanity” of his day job and took the leap into entrepreneurship.
Today, Godfrey is living his dream of being a small business owner, offering a unique and green product that people would want to own and providing quality employment to folks who might be out of work otherwise. His business, Narwhal Co., sells handmade, one-of-a-kind accessories made from gently used vintage neckties including wallets, passport covers, and wrist cuffs.