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Meet Turt Franklin of Destroyalldenim in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Turt Franklin.

Turt, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started Destroyalldenim on March 29th, 2020. I found inspiration to start this business the first time I met a now close friend/little brother @rudysrage in Los Angeles. He is a young videographer who motivated and inspired me to focus on my craft. I was based in Phoenix, AZ but noticed that I was receiving lots of LA engagements. I soon started traveling to LA 4x a month hosting pop up shops in my hotel rooms and networking all over Fairfax & Melrose and Hollywood.

Three months in I find myself selling Denim to Dee Santiago, Lil Housephone, ASAP Josh and other notable IG influencers. I was also featured as a vendor in Detroit, MI at an event called Midtown Market and also plan on being a vendor at Kobey’s swap meet in San Diego, CA.

My goal and focus is to be everyone’s go to source for bottoms/pants/jeans, as well as helping some of my followers expand their horizons by educating them on new brands, producing content and giving certain Artist a platform to share their music via a series that I host called “Designer Jeans & White T’s” which an artist wears designer jeans and a white t and they perform one of there songs on vhs. I noticed this also helped expand my audience.

My goal five years from now is to have the Destroyalldenim Flagship store up and running in Los Angeles and hopefully, I can continue to be a platform where artist can showcase their talents/skills.

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 hasn’t always been a smooth journey. Some artists are difficult to work with because some of these artists just expect free clothes. So you have to be firm and let artist know how much time and money you invest on your craft so they can understand this is my art.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Destroyalldenim story. Tell us more about the business.
I sell archived designer bottoms and I make/customize jeans as well. Prices can range anywhere as low as $75 to as high as $4K.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I don’t think luck played a role I think my consistency has been the reason for any of my success.

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@destroyalldenim, @turtfranklin

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