Growing up in South Texas and receiving labels from teachers, counselors, coaches, friends, and family is what drove the passion in Arturo Castañeda to create his own label. After moving to New York and being mentored by some of the top names in the fashion industry, a new label was born – Cielo Brands!
Earlier this year, I had the honor to check out the launch of Byas & Leon. What caught my attention was its connection to Haiti. The guys at Byas & Leon are of Haitian descent, and wanted to find a way to give back to their ancestral home. Foreign companies often take advantage of the unemployed population and pay them in cents. It was time to disrupt.
Purpose. It’s what drives us. It’s what makes us seek to achieve great things. Whether it’s to become a great artist or just wake up in the morning at 6am to work on passion projects, purpose keeps us going. I met up with Richard and Wesly of BROOKLYN WOLF and I heard their purpose. They left their cushiony finance jobs to solve a fit problem they see in the menswear industry. The guys at BROOKLYN WOLF, are seeking to provide better fitting trousers for lean athletic individuals.