Posted February 4th, 2016 at 6:07 amNo Comments Yet
Denver, CO February 4th, 2016: Starting from humble beginnings, 3 best friends, college roomates, of Belong Designs started the company in 2013 with 40 T-shirts at the Colorado School of Mines during their senior year of a Mechanical Engineering Curriculum. Now they have grown into one of Colorado’s premier lifestyle apparel brands with an affluent local following that is quickly branching outside Colorado.
Belong Founders (left to right): Ben Thomson, Shamus McNutt, Mark Grubbs
The 3 Founders, Shamus McNutt, Ben Thomson, and Mark Grubbs, attribute much of their early success to friends, family, their 30+ athletes that they sponsor, and their incredible fans that continually support through social media and as return customers. The company was able to hit the $100K eCommerce sales mark during their very first full fiscal year in 2014. They plan to really make a huge push into the wholesale/retail market after discovering how well their brand pushed online.
Belong Founders and Taylor Stolte Skiing at Mary Jane on a “Sick Day”
Mickey Wilson, Professional Belong SlackLine Athlete//Photo: Nathan Minatta
Belong Designs was founded on the fundamental, yet simple mission that when you follow your passions in life, you realize where you Belong! This single statement was the first idea put to paper prior to the logos, prior to the shirt designs, even prior to the business plans. “If you don’t have a mission that you full-heartedly back/feel passionate about, you will not be able to make it through the sleepless nights of work, followed by the days of generating relationships”, said Ben Thomson. “My biggest piece of advice to any entrepreneur that is starting up a business is to follow what you feel passionate about. If you follow only the money, you’ll lose interest/hate your job quickly. Do what you love and the success and money will follow”.
AcroYoga Belong Athlete Michelle Griffith in Moab, UT
Follow your passion. Do What you Love. Find Where you Belong.