The Story of the Duggan Sisters
The Duggan Sisters are Chicago gals determined to beat the odds and take others along for the ride. Mary is a former educator, administrator, and designer who sustained a traumatic brain injury in December of 2000 when she fell down two flights of stairs and into a whole new world. Annie had 20 years invested in the mortgage and banking industry when a mysterious immune malfunction derailed her career, her health and her life in the summer of the same year.
“When Annie and I joined forces professionally in 2003 the press releases, had there been any, should have read HALF DEAD AND BRAIN DEAD JOIN FORCES” says Mary.
Being victims had never been an option for the Duggan Sisters; so, they combined their weakened but still substantial skill sets to prove that there had to be a better way than the hopeless or diminished prognosis traditional medicine had to offer. What they learned about healing both body and soul, and their special training in lymphatic wellness, infuses their health message and the amazing products that grew organically from their own personal journeys to wholeness.
Unable to find a natural deodorant that worked, and keenly aware of its importance to lymphatic wellness, the Sisters focused their combined energies and cracked the code on natural deodorant, creating lifestinks: a natural deodorant that actually works. Determined to make a go of it despite the rough economy, they pooled all of their resources – even sharing a home and a car – and established their “empire” in the basement.
Having jumped into the oftentimes rough and tumble world of natural products, there have been no regrets and no looking back for Mary and Annie. In 2010 lifestinks deodorant even drew a third sister into the fray with Clare Duggan returning from a 15-year stint as a marketing consultant in the Netherlands to help her sisters put their family business on the map. Now three sisters share the same house, the same car and the same dream.
Determined to distinguish themselves in the $116 million natural deodorant marketplace, and knowing they were three female Davids up against Goliath, the sisters went for the gusto, delivering a product that not only meets, but also exceeds, what anyone else has ever accomplished with natural deodorant. The philosophy that underscored each and every decision they made was a deep belief in the intelligence, integrity and idealism of their customers. Along with absolute purity, guaranteed efficacy, and incomparable price points, they wanted to make it easier for folks to enjoy an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Spiritual and emotional resilience underlies the products they make and the message of hope and renewal that is the Duggan Sisters brand. Make sure you check out their website to enjoy stories of victory over the odds – their own and others’ – that define the Duggan Sisters experience. Their website is jam packed with helpful user guidelines, tips to transition successfully to natural deodorant, an informative and entertaining blog, and the full story of this true cottage industry – yep, lifestinks deodorant and their other amazing products are still made in their home on the South Side of Chicago!
Learn more by visiting http://www.duggansisters.com