Today we’d like to introduce you to Yahman Berry.
Hi Yahman, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I honestly always wanted to start a clothing brand, but I was always hesitant because I didn’t have the confidence nor the motivation. I was scared of failing. This past year, I gained so much knowledge about the fashion industry and learning how the game works. The stress from work and overthinking, the late nights I was up working on my brand was worth it. Where I am today is way better where I was last year. Getting a lot of positive feedback for my idea is motivating and reassuring. It makes me feel great that people are loving my idea and wearing my products.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No, it hasn’t been a smooth road, I wish!!! At first, I didn’t know where to start, then I did my research. Stressing about my logo and designs, wondering if it’s good enough. Looking for the perfect blanks, worrying about the quality of my product. Deciding how I want my designs to look on a shirt and the method of actually putting my designs on the shirts (via screen printing, DTG, vinyl). Most importantly, the Funding, how I’m paying for all of this with a 23k salary!
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Deep Pocket Mafia is more than a clothing brand, it’s a lifestyle. The term “deep pocket” are for those who have an abundance of money, therefore money is the least of their worries. As a result, “More money, Less problems”. As for the “Mafia” in our name. We move as such, instead of illegal activity to obtain money, we promote doing it the right way, by LLCs, stocks, Real estate, and other positive ways of obtaining money. In conclusion, “More money, Less problems”.
What was your favorite childhood memory?
Honestly, my favorite childhood memory is admiring the lavish lifestyle I have seen on tv. I knew it was going to take work, so I always coming up with ideas to make money. The silliest idea was selling happy crack, which was just kool aid and sugar in little baggies for a dollar.