Wednesday, August 6, 2008

URBAN INNOVATORS presents... ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH






Thanks to all the supporters of Freshman Clothing Company, Thanks for checking out the site. Check out the small BIO/Interview from Urban Innovators... U.I. TO THE SKY

Hey Phillip Before I get started with the questions, I just want to thank you for allowing Urban Innovators to interview you. I've seen some of your clothing, and I must admit I was really impressed. UI's goal for entrepreneur of the month is to showcase talent so we're pleased to have you as our first feature. I want to set up the interview by first doing a mini bio of you and your background.
SOUNDS GOOD, LETS GET INTO IT...
1) Can you tell me the name of your clothing line?
FRESHMAN CLOTHING COMPANY
2) Am I correct in saying that you are the CEO of Freshman Clothing?
YES, YOU ARE CORRECT. ITS BEEN ALONG JOURNEY FINGING A STRONG TEAM BUT NOW I HAVE A CREW OF CHAMPIONS. ONE OF MY ALL STAR CHAMPIONS IS ERIC LOWRY. HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON NEW DESIGNS, MARKETING AND BRANDING FRESHMAN CLOTHING.
3) I think the name is really catchy, How did you come up with the name?
LOL WELL I WAS THINKING OF A WORD WE USE EVERYDAY, SOMETHING CLEAN, SOMETHING FRESH, FRESH-MAN, FRESHMAN, USING BOTH MEANINGS AS BEING A FRESH INDIVIDUAL AND ALSO BEING A FRESHMAN: FRESH START, NEW BEGINNING. I KNEW FRESHMAN CLOTHING WAS THE PERFECT NAME.
4) When did you first realize you had a passion for fashion and actually get into designing?
AROUND TENTH GRADE I STARTED DEVOLOPING MY OWN STYLE. NOT UNTIL MY FRESHMAN YEAR ON CAMPUS AT U OF M, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN I STARTED PAINTING MY JEANS AND ROCKING MY OWN UNIQUE CLOTHES. I CUSTOM MADE SHOES FOR A WHILE BUT NOW ITS A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK. SHOUTS OUT TO ERIC FROM EL CAPPY CUSTOMS. CHECK OUT THE LINK.www.myspace.com/elcappycustomz.
WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS I HAVE BEEN HEAVY IN THE WHOLE STREET WEAR SCENE.
5) Now I've seen some of your work. Our CEO of Urban Innovators was recently seen wearing one of your tee shirts. Do you only specialize in shirts or do you design more items? and is it for both male and female? FRESHMAN CLOTHING THIS FALL WILL OFFER CREWNECKS, POLO'S, HOODIES AND OF COURSE, LORD WILLING, NEW ERA FITTED HATS. WE ARE WORKING ON BELT BUCKLES, STICKERS AND OTHER PROMOTIONAL ITEMS AS WELL.
IM GLAD YOU ASKED ABOUT THE FEMALES, LOL. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS FOR FRESHER .
6) What are some of your longtime plans for freshman clothing? What do you hope for in the future?
IN THE NEAR FUTURE FRESHMAN CLOTHING SHOULD BE IN SOME OF YOUR PREMIER SNEAKER BOUTIQUE/CLOTHING BOUTIQUE'S AROUND THE WORLD. LOOK FOR FRESHMAN CLOTHING SOON AT BURNRUBBER SNEAKER BOUTIQUE. CHECK OUT THE SITE, http://www.burnrubberdetroit.com/. SHOUTS OUT TO RO, RICK, CLIFF, DYLAN AND THE WHOLE BURNRUBBER CREW. ALSO LOOK FOR FRESHMAN SOON IN ANN ARBOR'S ONLY STREETWEAR AND FASHION BOUTIQUE, MOTIVATION. SHOUTS OUT TO MIKE AND MICK BOOGIE.
7) In the meantime, where can people find your clothing or how can they get in touch with you? (phone #, email, fb, myspace...)
WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON FRESHMAN CLOTHING MYSPACE PAGE. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE BLOG AT http://www.freshmanclothing.com/. ALSO LOGIN ON FACEBOOK AND ADD PHIL FRESH SIMPSON AS A FRIEND. MY EMAIL IS PHIL@FRESHMANCLOTHING.COM AND REACH ME ANYTIME AT 313 701 1656.
8) Is there anything else that you would like to add?
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK URBAN INNOVATORS FOR THE LOVE.
U.I TO THE SKY '' Urban Innovators"
BE FRESH OR BE NOTHING AT ALL ''Freshman Clothing Company"
WATCH YA STEP " Burn Rubber Sneaker Boutique"

1 comment:

DetroitRockCity said...

u aint special! lol but i love what u doing wit the line! keep up the good work