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Meet Anthony Robles, Frank Lopez and Justin Manriquez of Third World Unlimited in Montclair

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anthony Robles, Frank Lopez and Justin Manriquez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Anthony, Frank , Justin . So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Third World Unlimited is an apparel company. We are an urban street wear brand. We use the “Buy one, Give One” model. We are three friends, all of us are recovering addicts. All three of us have suffered from drug addiction and homelessness. One day we were sitting around the kitchen table. We started throwing around the idea of starting our own clothing line. We wanted to do something special, but we also wanted to give back to the streets. We are grateful to have escaped, but we also wanted to give back. We believe that we may not change the world, but that won’t stop us from trying. When we started the company we didnt realize we were at the beginning of a movement. “Back To The Streets” is now fully in motion. We have worked with Non-profit organizations and we are currently working on collaborating with others. We have been involved with street clean ups, hygiene drives and other volunteering opportunities. We believe that grassroots work is the most powerful vehicle we can utilize.

All of our designs and prints are done in-house. We have total control of what we do and what we put out. We aim to inspire others to get involved and to always remember, no matter what situation a person might be in, we must always remember “We Are All Human”.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Like all entrepreneurs, we’ve had our struggles. We don’t believe in failure, we believe in learning, growing and finding the courage to move through any obstacles. We strongly believe in our product and we love what we do. Believing in each other has made all of this worth it. At Third World we’ve become a family. Our customer base has been so supportive. Not only have they supported us by purchasing top quality products but several of them have also came out and volunteered their time and efforts during our street work.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Third World Unlimited – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Many companies that produce urban street wear say they cater to our people.” Third World not only serves our people but we also engage and contribute back into the community. We do this by directly meeting and interacting with people who are homeless. Not every houseless person is battling mental health or struggling with drug addiction. Our biggest asset is that we understand.

We also produce a fashionable street wear that anyone can wear. Our favorite piece is the WE ARE HUMAN shirts. We’ve produced, sold and donated several of our pieces. Our company is Inspired by Empathy and the best way to express this is with action. We want people to remind people, “If they see someone wearing Third World Unlimited apparel, that We Are All Equal and We Are Human”.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
In the future we would like to be a nation-wide fashion line. We believe that our brand will make a statement so you don’t have to. One day people will recognize our logo and know what our brand stands for.Justin is our graphics design artist and he works tirelessly to produce top quality and high demand merchandise. They look good and he is creative enough, to make a fashion statement. Justin has a heart of gold. He is full of love, passion and fire.

Frank does all of our customer service and in house work. He has a special talent because he has worked in the mental health field for several years. He is a very compassionate human being and is an integral part of our team

Anthony has people skills and a marketing approach that is nearly impossible to match. Together, Third World Unlimited is a incredibly attractive company.

We would like to thank everyone who believes in us. We look forward to many years of revolutionizing the apparel and fashion industry.

Pricing:

  • Our shirts generally run about $25
  • Hoodies run between $45-60

Contact Info:

  • Website: Www.thirdworldunltd.com
  • Phone: 9092364493
  • Email: together@thirdworldunltd.com
  • Instagram: @thirdworldunltd
  • Facebook: Third World Unltd


 

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