Today we’d like to introduce you to Kortney Hastin.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Kortney. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started working retail during college. Then took a break from retail to become a substitute teacher. Did that for a year. Realized that teaching wasn’t a huge passion of mine. Ended up moving to LA immediately after my teaching career was over. Jumped back into retail. Shortly after getting into retail, I found a job on the wholesale side of the business. I was now “corporate.” I worked in the wholesale side of the business for eight years.
Moving up the ranks from a Sales Associate, to Regional Manager, and ending as a National Sales Manager. After working for a handful of brands and seeing how they evolved and expanded. I thought to myself if they can start an apparel company, why can’t I? That’s when I decided to launch NORMAN RUSSELL.
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?
It’s been a little and a lot of both, haha! The struggles for me is that I’m a one-man show. I don’t have a business partner. I don’t have a design partner. It’s just me. There are many aspects of the business that I am not that good at. Mostly the digital realm of things. i.e. Social Media, Web Updates, etc… Basically, I’m digitally innate.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with NORMAN RUSSELL – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
NORMAN RUSSELL is a modern denim brand that has evolved into a small collection I value quality over quantity. I create small-batch goods from carefully selected high-end unique fabrics. I only produce limited runs, and personally hand-number every pair of jeans that leaves my shop. If I’ve done it right, my customers will appreciate the philosophy, the material, and the hard work that goes into everything I make.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
The thing I love best about our city is the diversity. I think we all can agree that the worst thing about our city is the traffic!
- Website: www.normanrussell.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/normanrussell/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NormanRussellDenim/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/NormanRussell
- Other: https://www.pinterest.com/norman_russell/
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