Always down to support something of good nature, I want to share with my readers a newly launched INDIEGOGO campaign by my friends over at Last Resort, an apparel & accessories company. Made in America with care for the future, their high-quality products are created for lovers of art—for people who collect passport stamps like loose change. With a strong collection of hats made with some of the finest materials already on their resume, the guys are now looking to give back to their hometown of Newark, New Jersey. With the cities youth as the focus, Chad Balkum and Akeem Joseph; owners of Last Resort, launched a 12-week fashion business start-up course for that encompasses real-world entrepreneurial skills with a focus on the fashion industry seeking to teach them how to live out their passions now, instead of waiting until they “grow up.”
So what’s the campaign about?
The goal is to raise $10,000 to produce the hats designed in collaboration with the students that participated in the 12-week course. Last Resort will also be presenting the hats designed in collaboration with the students at Capsule Trade Show in addition to their own latest collection.
Proceeds from the sales of the hats produced in collaboration with the students will be used to create grants that can be put towards funding their very own start-up ideas or used directly in support of their pursuit of higher education.
Following production, Last Resort seeks to keep the course going for youth aged 15-17 giving the students something they never had; practical business knowledge and a team of mentors who care about seeing them live their dreams.
As a project that inspires future entrepreneurs like myself, I most certainly feel this is something everyone should take a look into. Below is a video with words from the owners themselves giving you more insight on this campaign:
Read more about the campaign and contribute on INDIEGOGO HERE
Feeling to spread the word?
Tag @lastresortintl and use the hashtag #createparadise!