We had the good fortune of connecting with Bless It Clothing and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bless It, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Life is nothing without pursuing the unknown. The same is true in business and life. Growing up, “risk” was always taught to be a scary word. We were taught that if you do not follow the blueprint of those before you, you are destined to ultimately fail. Stepping out of that restrictive mindset, is what will set you apart in business and life. The unknown is that for a reason because you cannot determine what lies ahead. However, you can eventually know once you take that step. Many people in business and life will talk themselves out of opportunities, based on lack of education, experience, or resources. But the real reason is, fear. Fear of the unknown. Bless It Clothing has taken on every risk and challenge that has come our way. There are things that we do not know about the industry and business in general. We take the time to make mistakes, educate ourselves, and learn along the way. The fact that we are a faith-based company in a world of those that believe only in themselves, places us at the risk of being pushed to the side. We will never give up and will keep pushing, so that one day we can share the tales about the unknown with others.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are set apart because we are delivering the word on God in a time of crisis. During this pandemic, we can help encourage those around us to not give up. We are not a street clothing line, but we are messengers for Christ. Being blessed and blessings have been around forever, and it is not something that we just made up on our own. It has existed since the beginning of time. The Word of God is to be protected and shared. That is what makes us different. Our clothing line is not for everyone, and that is okay. We understand that. When we are dealing among opposition, within the matrix of fakeness, we know that we stand on principle. We will break that for no one! Along the way, we have learned hard work, consistency, pain, and/or staying in our right mind. Our line is not a high-end clothing line that charges thousands of dollars for a jacket or hat. Those clothing lines are based on individual names. But our clothing line is forever because God is forever and always. So, even if we were to never make a sale ever again in life, we find solace in knowing that we were doing the work of the Father.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If someone were to visit LA for about a week, I would tell them to go see the If someone were to visit LA for about a week, I would tell them to go see the ocean first. The waves in southern California are like none other. You can really sit on the sand, speak with God about everything that you are feeling and going through. When in doubt, go and reconnect with the largest body of water. I would show them the usual tourist places, Santa Monica Pier, Tower Records, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Mann’s Chinese Theatre, Griffin Park, The Getty, etc. All the places that they have seen on television. I want them to have interesting pictures to show their friends and family. There are great places to eat that are unique to LA as well. Mike’s Deli and New York Style Pizza, Soul Food Shack in Gardena, Taco Mel’s Food Truck, or Blue Kitchen Food Truck. Any Hillstone restaurant, especially South Beverly Grill, is great for a nice dining experience and even better food. I would also take them to skid row. This is where a large collection of homeless live. There are tents as far as the eye can see, and poverty that few know exist. This is to show them that everything that you see about LA is not all glitz and glamour. You cannot show only the great things, but how real life can get in the blink of an eye. The third richest city in America, is plagued with the most residents that need so much. It is a wakeup call for many to see just how many are suffering. It will also show how life has no guarantees, so you should appreciate every blessing that you are afforded.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We want to thank God. Without Him, nothing is possible. We have been in business for going on three years and are finally reaching the momentum that we dreamed about in the beginning. Like Deuteronomy 28:6 reads, “May you be blessed in you going out and coming in.” This scripture really encompasses our philosophy about Bless It Clothing. We look for the blessing in everything and are determined to share what life is like for those that trust in Him. We are a family-based business. The hoodie that you purchased may have been packaged by our 8-year old. The design that you are so fond of, may have been approved by our 12-year old. The post that you see online asking for support, may have been made by a cousin that lives 3,000 miles away. We are so grateful that our family has rallied around this cause and business. We want to thank those family members and friends that have used the most powerful tool in business, “word of mouth,” to help Bless It Clothing make it around the nation. Without them, I am not sure where we would be. Please join us for our pop-up March 14th in Downtown L.A., from 12-5pm, at 1318 South Figueroa Street. Remember…Everybody Needs A Blessing!
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