We had the good fortune of connecting with Twin Flame Productions and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Twin Flame, how do you think about risk?
We founded Twin Flame Productions in February 2020 just before the pandemic. With all of our plans having to be adjusted, we knew there was so much that we can do and take advantage of our resources. We opened up a brick and mortar in the Arts District of Los Angeles in October 2020 and even with COVID-19 public closure, we still found growth and new opportunities. We knew that opening up a business during these times would be a huge risk, especially because some of our team and Co-Founder work remotely from Colorado with frequent traveling during the world-wide pandemic. We knew we had to keep going regardless of the state of the world in order to succeed with our vision and continue building community.
Risk is essential for growth, experience and success. You never know until you try. In business, our very existence is risky. Our Co-Founders identify as Non-binary, Queer, Mestizx and Cis-Woman, Queer, Armenian. These identities systemically limit our opportunities in this industry. Ultimately, we exist in this industry to grow.
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.
Each of our Co-Founders have their own artistic journey before they met each other. Ty, one of the Co-Founders, started their journey as a designer while young. They grew up in Lower SES (socio-economic status) which meant they didn’t grow up with all the brand names and what is “in and trendy” so they would make their own cool clothes from what they already had. They would always get complimented for their pieces they would be wearing and decided to make it a brand. Their mission was to end fast fashion above all and make fashion accessible and durable, while unique. After being a model in the industry after some time since the age of 15, they turned their passion into a career and is now in partnership with Lucine for the birth of Twin Flame Productions.
Lucine, the other Co-Founder, founded Ginchi Apparel back in 2015, in the midst of launching her professional artistic career as well. Her brand mission was to create a world where all people have the access and resources to do what they love with abundance and ease, specifically regarding fellow artists. This is how the Artist Empire ™ was found and still carries through Twin Flame Productions.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
We have an event, Pop-Up on Palmetto, at Twin Flame Productions in The Arts District of Los Angeles that takes place every first Saturday of the month. We feature local LA businesses and it is a great place to enjoy music, food, fashion and build community. The Arts District in itself is a great place in Los Angeles, there is always something going on, and it is a wonderful place to get lost and satisfy your artistic cravings.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Our shoutout goes out to first and foremost to our Designers, members of the Artist Empire ™. Their incredible work makes up over 75% of our inventory and we love representing them. Next, our team behind the scenes: Lead Graphic Designer, Photographers, Videographers, Assistants, Managers, Models, Musicians, Vendors, Interns and especially, our investors and private business partners. None of this would be possible without you!
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