MEET THE MAKER
My name is Tracy Hanes. I am the founder, designer and sole employee of Beachwood Apparel! I am 32 years old and was born right here in Ontario, Canada. I grew up about an hour North of Toronto and am lucky to have amazing parents who have supported every career change I have made. Yes there have been a few! I worked as a dental assistant, and supported myself to go back to school. I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and worked as one for 6 years! I knew I had gone as high as I could with that career and felt it wasn't enough. So I worked hard and passed the police PREP exam and received my certificate to apply. I applied, but was unsuccessful on my first attempt. At the same time I had applied to be a member of the Directors Guild of Ontario. I am currently working in the accounting department on various television productions in Toronto!
My hobbies include spending as much time on two wheels as possible! I like to ride my street bike and do a little motocross for fun! I LOVE to travel, most of my trips involve surfing. My dream is to move to Hawaii lol! I also enjoy dabbling in photography and I collect coins. I am forever learning! Whether it's taking courses, learning from people or just trying something till I figure it out. I hope I never stop learning. Which is where Beachwood Apparel comes in! I have been learning everything I can about proper techniques of manufacturing swimwear, the best fabrics and materials to use and even learning about marketing and running a business. It's been overwhelming and amazing!
My goal for my products would be to never stop perfecting them. I have endless amounts of learning to still do and would love to hear from my customers. Tell me what you love and what you don't love about my products. I want to be able to give you what you are looking for. What I am not willing to do is compromise the quality in order to gain quantity. If you are looking to spend a little to get a lot than Beachwood is not for you! I am striving to provide a high end product that you will have for years to come. To learn more about what sets Beachwood Apparel apart from the rest, see my blog post titled, "Why choose Beachwood Apparel?".
If I would describe myself. I would say I am stubborn, loyal, smart, funny, tenacious and a lover of all animals. I met my soulmate 3 years ago! He is the reason Beachwood Apparel is here today. He encouraged me to start it and he continues to encourage me to learn and perfect my processes. This man knows me better than I know myself and I am so thankful for him. He never makes me feel guilty for spending all my free time working on this business, he encourages it! I truly believe that every strong, independent woman has a life partner, friend and/or family standing with her that lifts her up and pushes her to realize her endless potential!