Today we’d like to introduce you to Henry Kemp.
Hi Henry, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Growing up, I moved around a lot living in 8 different states and even though each state was different one thing always stayed the same. That was segregation through different groups of people whether that be ethnicity, religion, beliefs, etc.
I never understood why others hated one another based on their background and wanted to make a difference. Fashion has always been one thing I loved growing up but my family was too poor to ever get me the clothing I wanted so in 2018, I decided to create a brand called Hippie Culture.
A brand dedicated to bringing people from all different types of backgrounds together as one to help create a better world for all. I started this brand in Salt Lake City, Utah, and moved here to LA in 2021 to expand the brand and my knowledge of fashion.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Entrepreneurship has been hard.
Throughout the years, I have gone through quite a bit of up and downs from hitting rock bottom due to losing my job from covid in 2020 and not having enough funds to fund my company. Moving to Los Angles and working different jobs to get back on my feet and find a place to stay.
I’ve finally found my grounding and starting to grow the business now so the losses and knowledge I’ve gained throughout the process have all been worth it.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I specialize in tie-dying, photography, graphic design, and fashion design.
I am known for being able to see the beauty in indifference, connect with others despite their background differences and bring others together. I am most proud of my passion to create a better world for not just one but all races and doing so.
What sets me apart from others is my background growing up in different families of many ethnicities.
We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
On the business side, I have had little luck but in life, I have been able to travel to many parts of the world and connect with many people which has expanded my knowledge of others and the world.
- Shirts range from $25-30
- Sweaters range from $35-40
- Email: Hippiecultureclothing@gmail.com
- Website: Hippiecultureclothing.com
- Instagram: @Hippiecultureclothing
- Other: @hippiemanhenny