What advice would you give a young entrepreneur who’s looking to follow a similar path?
Just go for it, do the thing that makes you the most passionate. You have to love what you do and you have to love waking up doing it. There’s definitely hard times and hardships and if you don’t have the passion you’ll give up when you come up against those hardships. Don’t take no for answer. Steve Jobs said, “You have to be crazy enough to think you can change the world” and it’s true, you have to be crazy.
Looking toward the future, what do you guys want to add to the Coco & Breezy brand?
We’re always going to do eyewear and with every collection we’re going to keep on adding new styles so that we can build our collection and our signature pieces. Our goal is to add some optical frames. We’re also looking to put out art pieces which will be a whole different brand; people think we can only do eyewear because that’s all they’ve seen but we’re artists and we’re going to put that out there also. So we’re going to create a small capsule collection of sweatshirts with our artwork on there. I think people want to see more from us and we want to give them that.
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