I’m a senior in Highschool looking to spread positivity to everyone around me. I grew up in a single parent house hold where my mother would do everything she could to make sure that me and my siblings were happy. My father passed away when i was in 5th grade, making life so much harder for me, my brother, my sister and of course for my mother. I soon fell into depression to where I was seeing counselors every week, and if it weren’t for them, my family and friends I wouldn’t be the young man I am today, because of them I thrive to help everyone in need of a shoulder to cry on. I love posting inspirational quotes and seeing multiple people screenshoting or commenting on them because it lets me know that I just helped them or moved them to stay positive In whatever situation they are in. With so many requests to do more with my words I became inspired to make a clothing line to do just that.
Our readers would love to get to know you more Elijah . Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?
For starters I’m a senior in Highschool. I’ve made it a point In my life to spread positivity to everyone around me.
Elijah , what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Fashion Label?
Spreading positivity through personal words of wisdom, I made it a point to post daily inspirational quotes on Snapchat where I’ve gained a great number of followers, which actually brings us to how I got started. My followers started to message me directly asking me to do more with my words, so I answered with Life Merchandise!
Who is your inspiration in life Elijah ? How do you keep inspired?
My family and friends they have always been there for me through thick and thin. The thing that keeps me going is seeing how many people screenshot my daily quotes because It means I’ve touched them deep enough to where they want to save my words and it just makes me so happy knowing I’m helping others in need.
We all make mistakes Elijah , we wish we could take back. Please tell us about a time being a Fashion Label , you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
As the sole proprietor of Life Merchandise I haven’t had any problems with anyone.
Elijah ,when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Fashion Label, how do you go about prioritizing your clients’ needs?
As newly formed small Business I don’t have to many clients;however, with every customer I ask for their satisfaction to make sure that I’m proving everything in the best way that I can and if I’m not then I can evaluate what I’m doing wrong so I can better myself and my label for returning and new customers.
Please tell us Elijah , about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Fashion Label?
Again as a newly formed label I make every customers needs my main priority, providing them with stylish, comfortable and affordable clothing.
Elijah , please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.
Every time I’m out advertising my label I have to explain why I’m different from all other lables and what inspired me. Ultimately ending with them seeing things the way I do, having their full support and interest.
Elijah please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Fashion Label. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share to everyone. What is it and why?
I can honestly say that when I first pronounced my first public Instagram for my label. The reason why I say this is my proudest moment is because I gained nearly two hundred followers in a little less then two weeks! Just the feeling of successfully making a clothing label and having supports was just the best feeling I’ve ever had.
Elijah , please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
All my work contains 100% creativity. I absolutely love creating new, original inspirational quotes and then putting it all together to make a new shirt.
What advice would you give to the people who wants to be successful as a Fashion Label?
Just be you because you are the only YOU. Make a difference and be unique with your work. Just be original and do something that makes you smile everytime you do it!
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Possibly, it honestly depends on the terms.
Pic1: photographer: Elijah Kapp
Pic2: photographer: Kayla Creed
Pic3 : photographer: Raylynn Gibs
Pic4: photographer: Elijah Kapp
Pic5: Photographer: Darius Reed
Pics4-10: photographer: Elijah Kapp