Megan Eddings, Founder & CEO
From winning $10,000 in Liftoff Houston Business Competition, in 12 months, self-made and serial entrepreneur, Megan Eddings, turned Accel Lifestyle into a multi-million dollar company. Megan Eddings left her successful medical-equipment sales career because of a common household issue: stinky laundry.
Eddings has completely disrupted the global textile industry, already being featured for her innovativeness and tenacity in international publications. Inspired by the odor trapped in her husband’s workout clothes, she invented Prema® antibacterial fabric, the first smell-repelling fabric without the use of toxic chemicals and 100% sourced and made in the USA. A chemist by trade from the University of Virginia, Eddings turned our universal fear of odors into a global activewear, mask and fabric conglomerate rooted in sustainability and ethical practices.
Eddings is the definition of “pivoting with purpose.” When Eddings learned frontline worker’s lives’ were at risk because of the lack of protection they needed, Eddings jumped into action by redirecting her fitness apparel supply chain into a mask making machine. She was one of the first leaders to pivot to face masks because of an innate need and desire to keep people safe. Her vision, risk-taking and game-changing attitude has successfully named Eddings an industry leader in public health, entrepreneurship and textiles, serving as a necessary resource to the medical community, the U.S. military, universities and beyond.
The entrepreneurial success story of Accel Lifestyle and Megan Eddings has led her to be one of the top mask manufacturers in the USA and sparked the launch of Accel Unite. Megan’s passion and enthusiasm is contagious (you’ll experience it when you talk to her) as she focuses on always being positive, inspiring confidence and how to authentically stay true to an ethical ethos, focusing on what is best for humanity and the environment.
Here are some of Megan's accomplishments: Business Competition Winner: Liftoff Houston (2017), Winner of HCC/ Newspring Business Plan Competition (2018), Top 3 finalist in Inc. Magazine/ UPS Store small Biz Salute (2018), 1 of 40 entrepreneurs selected for Inc. Magazine’s Founders Project