We had the good fortune of connecting with Noah Say and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Noah, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Would I wear this shirt/ sweatshirt? Why am I wearing it? These are a couple of questions I ask myself when I’m designing a print. A lot of companies and brands just don’t do it for me, and creating my own just felt right. Putting what I love on a shirt/sweater and sharing that and seeing people actually buy it-let’s me know there are others that like what I like and that’s always a great feeling. Being apart of something you love and believe in was a big vision of mine when creating Project Thirtyfive.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I really believe what set my brand from others is the photography aspect. Most of my designs are my own photos. I don’t have a design team or other photographers unless I reach out for a collaboration- which is coming soon by the way. I have also reconnected with rolling (aggressive skating) and that as sparked a new flame in the design process as well. Which also opens a new like minded door for people to see what Project Thirtyfive is all about. But don’t get me wrong, there has been a lot of set backs, like I said earlier the people who have supported the brand keep my flame going. There are challenges everywhere in this clothing game but just like rolling, when you fall during a trick, you get up and keep going until you land it. That’s what I’m doing everyday. Lessons learned from this journey so far is not everyone is going to like your ideas…and that’s ok. I don’t take that personal, just keep on going. Project Thirtyfive isn’t for everyone and I don’t expect it to be. I’m just here making what I love to wear- and if you love it too, then thank you.
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.
Covid has changed everything. We’d basically do a lot of walking through DTLA, Hollywood, Venice, and Santa Monica. Capturing life through the lens and enjoying it the best way possible.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would definitely give a shoutout to everyone who’s purchased and supported Project Thirtyfive. Whether they purchased something from ProjectThirtyfive.com or simply just shared a post on social media to get the word out. Also Bobby Hundreds from The Hundreds, his book really helped me as well.
Photos by Noah Say Cori Say Sean Say