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Meet Matthew Anglen of Hi fivE Apparel in Sacramento

Today we’d like to introduce you to Matthew Anglen.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I currently own a clothing company based in Sacramento, CA. I started out working with youth and then transitioned to the health and fitness industry. As great as these jobs were, they didn’t exactly let me embrace my creative side. After a series of events in a short period of time the direction, I was going change. I was able to find a way to allow my creative side to come out more. After many rough drafts, I was able to create and launch my brand Hi fivE Apparel.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
This path has definitely had its obstacles. Being completely new to the fashion/ retail industry, I’m always learning new do’s and don’ts. Mostly from trial and error. I wear many hats from creating to marketing and sales. It’s a constant learning and tweaking process. I’d say one of the hardest parts though is finding a work-life balance. Running a business and finding family time can get tricky at times. They say the best roads are the ones less traveled. There’s going to be more bumps and turns, but always worth the end results.

Hi fivE Apparel – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Hi fivE Apparel is a clothing brand for men and women. We combine streetwear styles with a message of self-belief. Our motto “Positively Successful” is a belief that being successful in whatever you do first starts with believing in yourself. The thing I’m most proud of with Hi fivE is that we are creating a new way for people to express their success with Their everyday style.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success by the way one influence the people around them, the amount of good they do, and the people they inspire.

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