We had the good fortune of connecting with D’Vonte Mckneely and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi D’Vonte, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
The process that came behind starting my own business was an idea sparked by a friend. I am huge on wearing hats so he seen me buy multiple hats at a time, and he jus threw the idea of “why you buying so many hats, you might as well make ur own”. that conversation stuck with me and 2 weeks later I made my first hat and released it just for my instagram followers and I saw the warm reaction to the product and it just inspired me to create more and more. I am currently in the process of expanding into not just hats but clothing as well.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
With my business what sets us apart from other brands is our Quality and Authenticity, we work hard to create new refreshing ideas, that tell a story and have meaning. We create with purpose, in effort of touching the people who encounter our products. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank my boy Brandon for sparking the idea in my head to create my own brand, and also giving me the game needed to succeed so far because he has his own brand as well @2muchhclothing (instagram) and a lot of the mistakes he has made he allowed me to learn from. My mother and sister are 2 people that are pivotal in the brands success as well just the added encouragement and support during the tough moments are what helped me push through to keep going; and last but most importantly I would like to thank my girlfriend Eryn for continuously pushing me to become better at every aspect of the business as well as personally, she truly makes my life and business easier to navigate.