Consider Magpul. They built their company selling a what basically amounts to a thick rubber band with an extra loop on one side.
Over the course of the following seven years, they landed defense contracts and made enough profit on that little doodad to design and manufacture the PMAG, which is their best-known product now - and I strongly suspect, their primary profit driver. They've sold absurd numbers of PMAGs over the years.
After that, they were a well-known name in their target demographic, and were able to parlay that into a line of "furniture" for ARs - stocks, hand guards, grips, etc. These days they sell everything from rifle magazines and accessories to wallets and iPhone cases. They come to mind immediately for me because I saw yesterday that they'd launched a line of safety glasses... that start at ~$150.
Magpul's product line is the very definition of "durable goods", but they've managed to build a thriving business around them. The keys to that as best I can tell are: never stop building your brand, and never stop researching and releasing new products.
That said, just like clothes, the products will need to evolve or expand if the company is to see long term success.
They sold to Unilever in 2000, after 20 years in business.
Also maybe you can sell out to the big guys.
Indie Hackers was/is the inspiration for the site, but we focus on interviewing e-commerce/consumer product makers rather software.
Not that every site has to be super fashionable or anything (I prefer minimal) but that platform bar on the left (scroll down) seems kinda ... icky.
So I switched it up . Now, only the image and title are wrapped in <a> tags, so you should be able to open in a new tab if you click directly on the image.
If anyone knows a good solution around this, let me know.
onauxclick="e.preventDefault(); window.location.href = '/stories/brumate';"
To me the jumble of icons is visually distracting, but it doesn't break the site or anything close to that.
So you have one section for the interview itself, one for tools, one for something else, etc.
It's not the typical plastic bottle holder that barely keeps your beer cooler.
It's usually not warm enough here, decent beer is sold in glass bottles, and in general I don't know what a single cold beer would get me over bringing a whole cooler full of beers.
Seriously, I wonder where one uses those. Where do you bring a single beer of your own instead of buying one, and where do you drink it so so slowly that it would warm up fast enough to justify 25$?