By Taroue Brooks
What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?
The thing that inspired me most to become and entrepreneur is the freedom to be as creative as I want without any restrictions.
Tell us about your clothing line.
My clothing line, Famous Apparel; is a sportswear line that’s unisex. My items consist of tee shirts, sweatshirts, sweatshirts and hats.
Where do you get your ideas from to create merchandise?
A lot of my ideas for the graphic tees I create come from life and what’s going on. One of my best selling items happened to be a collage I created with the black lives matter street painting and a few different landmarks in DC (my hometown).
What makes your clothing line so unique?
My clothing line is unique because the items are limited. I like to create a specific number of each item, not to exceed 50 because I want people to appreciate the exclusivity of the particular item they purchase.
How do you market your business?
Social media and word of mouth are the two main sources of marketing and promotion for my line currently. I plan on launching an official website this winter.
What can a client expect when purchasing your clothing?
When purchasing an item from Famous Apparel, the client can expect a quality fabric and a nice fit. I’m very big on repeat customers, so I make sure I don’t disappoint when it comes to quality. People will come back for more if their first purchase was on point.
What advice do you have for someone who seeks to become an entrepreneur?
The one thing I would say to someone who wants to become an entrepreneur is to be passionate about your business. When you’re passionate about it; you’ll take the losses with the same attitude you take the wins with. Nothing is easy and when it comes to business, there will be some hills to climb and some rough times, but if you’re passionate about it, you’ll continue to climb and knock down obstacles.
Where do you see your clothing line in the next five years?
I hope in the next 5 years, famous apparel will be in A major retail chain in the US.