We had the good fortune of connecting with Caine Whitmore and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Caine, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I believe risk taking is a necessary part of life. Whether living your everyday life or even if your trying to achieve something . You have to take risks otherwise you can get stuck in that “what if” state of mind. It can either be the best move you have ever made or a lesson learned. (It’s not a L, it’s a Lesson)
I took plenty risks in my life i remember putting up half my work checks just to start up my brand not knowing what the outcome was going to be but for some reason God kept telling me I’m going to make it, Ive always had a passion for fashion.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I take pride in creating my work, from editing, printing, to packaging my merchandise. I start completely with a blank screen and brainstorm until my vision comes to life. I tend to focus my brand around real life events and put them on clothes to set myself apart from other brands.
I got to where I am today by taking a leap of faith! I started production in my grandmas garage.With a silk screen set up previously owned by my uncle from the mid 90s.
As time went by I learned the basics & got to work! I knew I had something going I just felt it in me. Before I knew it everybody started supporting the movement from locals to people in different state’s. I was selling out! It was ups and downs to everything. Some days were better than others and some days I wanted to stop everything. I questioned everything. My biggest challenge was trying to make time for my clothing brand while trying to work full time, finish school, and trying to provide for my family.
A Lesson I learned along my journey was to make time for what you really want to do. Sometimes you may have to step out your comfort zone and take that risk and reduce your work hours to chase your dreams because you only get one life to fulfill your purpose.
I want the world to know we are the W.E.S.T (Wise Entrepreneurs Setting Trends).
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to take the time out to recognize my support system, in a way they are the brand. From the feedback to the new ideas. Without them nothing is possible we just some Wise Entrepreneurs Setting Trends.
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