I interviewed Kipri about her product. You will want to know more about this product when you see what Kipri is offering. At the end of this interview, there will be an offer for my subscribers. Enjoy!
Why did you name your company, Black Tongue Clothing (BTC)?
Kip: Life and death is in the power of the tongue. All my shirts are focused on positively promoting black culture. Hence, Black Tongue.
Do you make all of your shirts yourself? Do you only use cotton?
Kip: Currently, I have screen pressed cotton t-shirts, but I am working on other ideas and designs. With the exception of the Adinkra symbols, the designs are ideas of my own. I work with a graphic designer to digitize my ideas and bring them to life.
What do you want people to know specifically about your brand that you don’t have on your site?
Kip: I want people to know that my brand celebrates black culture. I want people to know I truly believe that black America can thrive through circulating the black dollar in our community.
If someone requested a specific shirt, do you allow for that? Do you have any limitations on requests?
Kip: No requests. I do, however, like to hear people’s suggestions or ideas on new designs. I don’t make custom made shirts.
How did you come up with this idea?
Kip: BTC actually blossomed from another idea. I was working on a totally different clothing line and one thing lead to another. I continued to come up with good designs and so I just decided to put it all on shirts.
What makes you stand out from other t-shirt lines?
Kip: What makes me stand out is 1) I have positive images 2) I have ORIGINAL designs that give a clear message 3) I have shirts for men, women and children 4) Although BTC promotes black culture, anyone can wear and appreciate my designs.
Do you only make T-shirts? Will you have other products in the future?
Kip: At this time, I only make t-shirts. I do have plans for other items, but that depends on the demand.
Tell me about yourself and how you got into this business.
Kip: I am a very creative person and I like to think. I like art, I like to work with my hands. I previously had a small side cake business. The cake business didn’t go as I had planned, but it was worth the lessons and experience. I told myself if the cake business didn’t work, I will surely try my hand at something else. I am an entrepreneur and enjoy the freedom of being an entrepreneur.
What is your definition of passion and what is your passion?
Kip: My definition of passion would be to do what makes your heart smile. Do what moves you no matter how hard it seems. My passion is creativity. I could create all day!
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY FROM BLACK TONGUE CLOTHING’S AVAILABLE DESIGNS!!
The first of my subscribers to post comments on http://blacktongueclothing.bigcartel.com/ under the CONTACT section, will get a free shirt of their choice from the available shirts, United States shipping and handling included. Kipri will have to charge for international shipping.
The next two subscribers to post comments will get half off the shirt of their choice with free United States shipping and handling from the available shirts. Kipri will have to charge for international shipping.
All three will receive my upcoming e-book for free as a way to say thank you. Stay tuned for more information on the book.
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