Today we’d like to introduce you to PaPaRooster.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I’m a DJ/Entrepreneur who is a native of Tuscaloosa, AL. I graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville on May 6, 2018, with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Systems Engineering. I began my career in engineering the day following my graduation. Engineering paid the bills, but I couldn’t continue with this career path knowing it wasn’t my true calling. I decided to leave my engineering job and pursue my passion for music and fashion by becoming an entrepreneur full time through my businesses, P.A.P.A. Clothing and as DJ PaPaRooster. This new found path inspired me to continue my growth and put myself in an environment where my brand could thrive, so I decided to move to Atlanta. I am where I am today because of my drive, optimism, and motivation to see my purpose through.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not always been smooth sailing. I believe the biggest issue I have faced as a business owner, is getting individuals to understand and carry out the purpose of the P.A.P.A brand. It is somewhat difficult to convey to audiences the meaning and origin. I don’t want my brand to be another fad; I want it to be a movement. Once the audience grasps and acts on the purpose, I feel as though my job is done.
Please tell us about P.A.P.A. Clothing.
Pushing Ancestors’ Purposes Afar” or P.A.P.A.is a brand that motivates people to follow the footsteps of someone who has inspired them. P.A.P.A. encourages the formation of new beginnings and reminds the community to remain resilient and strive for excellence with their dreams and aspirations. At P.A.P.A. we hope to inspire the world through positivity and empowerment with our clothing.
I am most proud of the support team that backs the P.A.P.A brand. The company would not have gotten this far if it was not for my customers/supporters who have been with me since day one.
For P.A.P.A Clothing I am always keeping up with the newest trends and fashion, implementing them in my new designs. It’s more than just a clothing line; it’s more than just an acronym. The uniqueness of my clothing line comes from the root and origin of its creation. What truly sets itself apart from others is my motto “I could care less about the purchase, it’s more about the purpose.”
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
If I could start over, I would have put more time into the company. With me being a “full-time” entrepreneur now, it’s different from having other obligations to cater to such as school, work, etc.
- Website: www.cluckup.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Instagram: @papaclothing
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/papaclothing/
- Twitter: @papaclothing
- Other: IG – @djpaparooster