Ray G. of 8&9 MFG. Co. sat down with Sneaker Bar Detroit to discuss various topics from sneakers to design process to #8and9Life. Check out some quotables below.
When asked what inspired the creation of the clothing brand:
“We started our clothing brand to provide jobs. We were really young with no experience but our backgrounds had been in retail, so creating a brand was the natural extension. [A natural extension] with greater upside potential.”
When discussing Streetwear culture:
“We look at streetwear as the expression or pulse of what’s actually happening in the streets. Hustling, music, sneakers, skateboarding; it all inspires our work.”
When discussing who 8&9 cater's to:
“8 & 9” is a street brand. We supply what’s needed. Our customers are sneakerheads, hip-hop connoisseurs, and hustlers. People that set themselves apart from the pack. We’re about giving more to OUR market rather than testing new ones.”
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