Hi everyone, my names Jak and I’m the owner of Original Offender London.
All my adult life I’ve struggled to know what it is I’ve wanted to do as a career I’ve tried so many different jobs.. some that paid well, some that didn’t pay so well.. but my over all desire was just to find something I LOVED doing because I always felt a bit lost, like I didn’t really have a purpose in life and that I would never be successful or make my family proud.
Until one day my fiancé said “you love clothes and you’re so passionate about fashion and you love to be creative, why don’t you start a clothing label, it’s becoming more common now” so after debating with myself whether I had the confidence to take the risk and actually go for it I started drawing designs and coming up with ideas and choosing my demographic for my clothing label. I noticed that there were a lot of Instagram brands that had popped up over the last few years and I was a customer of a few of them.. but what I quickly realised that there wasn’t anything of any real quality that was affordable.. I decided I wanted to build a brand with the manufacturing quality of your higher end designers like Ralph Lauren or Ted Baker but for the same retail price as my competitors. Expensive style without the price tag.
I have spent months applying for trademarks and coming up with a brand name, designing my logo and sketching designs in my book from t-shirts to tracksuits and baseball caps! Deciding what my mission statement and vision for the brand should be. I have suppliers that are currently drawing up tech packs for my first range of clothes that I wish to release which I have used all my savings for, I just need help with some of the further costs that I will face for samples to be made, a website to be built and my first order of stock.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. This has become my dream and I want to realise it as best I can. Thank you for reading. X