Read: Your Own Journey
The other day Bobby posted a blog on the blog that matters HIS, the post was part explanation part exit interview from CLSC Co. The post also gives a solid synopsis of the CLSC time line. The article is full of gold you should read it twice if you're interested in the market. What is most interesting about the article is the tone. It feels from the beginning, very somber like the end is inevitable. While it touches of some of the highlights Josh created during his journey up the hill with CLSC on his back it isn't the Josh story so you miss the indepth moments at SSUR and The Hundreds working under Jon (Mixed Media the printing portion The Hundreds) and then under Scotty who is an actual legend in sales. His journey is so unique that it has even pivoted yet again and now he's taking his passion and combining it with a newfound passion of his, teaching, to start something new. At this point he is a young yet seasoned business owner who has amassed a network that can allow him to teach and help facilitate projects. In the end on the piece on Josh's departure from CLSC there is mention of Workwell and it's beginnings and where he plans to take it so check it out it. But what you need to keep in mind young entrepreneur is that there are several paths to the peace land and every journey is different. Keep in mind that making money takes time and that global is the goal but you can remain self sustained and eventually welloff by conquering your region in the right ways. Streetwear is as much about your personal community as it is pop culture. If you find a way to connect with LA like the The Hundreds or Boston to Johnny Cupcakes you'll spread with time but it takes that and it is not guaranteed. The Carrots brand is another example of owning your own journey. Their success comes from time invested and years of organic relationship building paired with a timely launch. There are several other examples we could use but I'll spare you the paragraphs.
It's important to know there is a cycle and things come back around if you're around long enough you get to see it, timing is everything but nothing you can count on.
If you're smart and starting up you're going to take a look into Workwell - the type of resource Josh is providing was not available to the first generation of independent brands. What makes it more appealing is that you know it's coming from someone who has achieved the type of success you're looking for and he's under 30. All I'm saying is on your own unique journey to becoming a staple where ever you reside you now have the option to phone a friend.