Clothing is something that you wear, but fashion is a statement, especially for Thirty One Fifty (3150), a brand that represents unity through clothing.
3150 is based out of Atlanta, Georgia and they have been tirelessly and successfully promoting its message through the clothing line. I recently caught up with the founder for a quick interview. Check it out below:
Can you tell the readers and I a little about yourself?
We’re an exclusive clothing brand that’s been in business since 2017. We’re based out of Atlanta, Georgia and we are two cousins with a similar mindset trying to stay consistent in all aspects of life.
We started the company really just to spread a positive message and take our wives and kids out to eat and family outings such as Chuck E Cheese, camping, youth sports. museums, indoor playground, etc.
Growing up and still to this day who are your inspirations and how did they impact your life?
Our biggest inspiration growing up and still till this day would have to be our Uncle T. He has been there for us in every aspect of our life. From fashion, spirituality, careers, to our partnership with our wives. To being our number #1 supporter in our journey in the clothing industry.
At what critical point in you life did you realize you had a passion for fashion and social consciousness?
Fashion kind of grew on us through the music industry moguls like Dipset, Jay-Z and Diddy. Of course, older cousins and siblings but we figured if we spend money on other brands why not spend it on our own clothing.
The social consciousness came from our Uncle T who was always testing and questioning our mindset based on us just seeing and believing everything we were being told by the media from social media to local news to even national news. The one thing that he told us that stuck with us was, “If you didn’t see it with your own two eyes there’s a 50/50 chance it’s a lie.”
What particular event, situation or thought inspired you to create your clothing company Thirty One Fifty?
It’s was just a random day that we were just talking about how much we spend to represent these expensive brands that really don’t care about us. The company was originally going to be named Founding Fathers, but after watching videos on YouTube, Facebook and doing a little reading about the current state of the U.S. and how divided things are in general and with in the community, we came up with Thirty One Fifty which is named after 3150 B.C. the year Egypt (Kemet) was United.
Can you tell us the meaning behind your brand and about its objectives?
3150 B.C. is the year when Upper and Lower Egypt (Kemet) was United under one pharaoh (Narmer) starting the first dynasty of Kemet history. We just want to build awareness among everyone. The fact that a lot of Ancient history has been manipulated, we just want to present fact and make it in a way where it’s not overwhelming.
How many different designs and products does your brand currently sale?
We have about 10 designs and have over 60 items to choose from Premium T shirts, Hockey Jersey , polo’s, backpacks, Stickers, Hoodies to SnapBacks and Dad Hats to Duffle Bags and windbreakers plus more all ready to be shipped out as soon as an order is placed!
What are your top five designs?
4.Forever Life (Ankh)
What are some upcoming release dates and events we can look forward to seeing from you?
For upcoming release dates you’ll have to follow us on Instagram . We do surprise drops on our stories due to our exclusive designs and quantity, but we can say this, we will be dropping new items for Spring/Summer and also introducing our 3150Kids collection this summer.
We exclusively do four pop-up shows every year. The first of 2019 will be our “City of Ink 12 Year Anniversary” on Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m. which will be held at 333 Peter Street in Atlanta. The event is FREE! Stay tuned for future pop up shops
What great advice and words of wisdom would you like to share with the millennials?
As millennials ourselves, we advice that you invest in yourself (credit, financial, health, knowledge), set goals and execute them on daily and weekly basis, and stay consistent in your passion and art.