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How Army Veteran Valerie Thomas Opened Clay Luxury Kids and Achieved Her Dream of Becoming an Entrepreneur


Veterans face a more difficult set of circumstances when trying to find employment after returning to civilian life. The challenge of translating military experience into civilian terms is often a strenuous process and studies show that there were over 300,000 unemployed veterans last year alone. But this next story highlights the very unique success of an Atlanta veteran turned entrepreneur who has proven that the dream of leading a veteran-owned business can be made into a reality. Here to talk with us more about her fashion-forward, luxury clothing business, Clay Luxury Kids, is CEO and Founder, Valerie Thomas.

Clay Luxury Kids

In this segment, we take a closer look at Valerie’s entrepreneurial journey, which started while she was serving in the United States Army. Both Valerie and her husband have a combined 24 years in the military. She walks us through the process of transitioning out of the service and what led her to open Clay Luxury Kids.

Valerie and Jim also discuss the inspiration behind launching Clay Luxury Kids, the products it offers, and how Valerie took the business from eCommerce to a brick-and-mortar store in Lenox Square Mall.

To find out more about Valerie and Clay Luxury Kids, be sure to watch the entire interview above.

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