Many brands are flourishing on the Bristol fashion scene and one brand that has consistently been on the radar is Dreamdrop Apparel. We at the Mogul Minded Group finds it particularly inspiring how Dreamdrop Apparel aligns itself with other brands positively demonstrating unity within fashion and business. Fresh, edgy and urban it’s clear Dreamdrop will be around for a long time. We caught up with CEO and founder Jordan Lindo for an exclusive interview to find out more about the project that kick-started his brand, his plans for the future & being a business man in Bristol. Determined, Positive and Creative Jordan Lindo is The Man Behind The Brand.
1. You are the founder of Dream Drop Apparel, what inspired you to create the fashion brand?
To be honest, the idea for the brand came from a college project where I had to make a form of brand. As the project went on I realised I could make a career out of something I enjoyed doing so that inspired me to keep on pushing and transform the project into an actual brand.
2. What would you say is your biggest success story to date?
My biggest success story to date would have to be having a pop-up stall at Nass festival earlier this year. It was a mad feeling to be involved in something like that as well as sharing the moment with my people (DLMTG & Smoke Loud UK)
3. If you could choose one international artist who you would like to see wearing your brand who would it be and why?
I’d like to see someone like Big Sean wearing Dreamdrop. Mainly because his music is inspiring and motivating to me and the kind of imagery and style of my brand is something I could see him wearing.
4. How is it being a business man in Bristol and what would you say needs to be improved?
It’s interesting being a businessman in Bristol, at times it can be hard to get a lot of support from people in the city but it’s gradually getting better. I think more things like the MMG Awards and gathering like-minded business owners together would help things.
5. What advice do you have for aspiring designers trying to break into the fashion industry?
My advice would be to make sure you’re in it for the right reasons and you actually enjoy doing what you’re doing. Consistency is also very important to get noticed.
6. How do you stay motivated while running your own company?
To stay motivated I try to surround myself with like-minded people that are all creative in their own way. That way ideas and concepts bounce off each other and you can gain constructive criticism.
7. What was your biggest obstacle since starting your business and how did you overcome it?
My biggest obstacle for me so far was probably a year or two ago where I just felt drained of creative energy and didn’t feel pleased with what I had achieved at the time. What helped me overcome that was definitely my people around me reminding me of how far I’ve come and I realised that running a business is like a rollercoaster and there will be even more ups and downs in the future.
8. Where do you see Dream Drop Apparel being in 5 years time?
I think in 5 years time I want Dreamdrop to be worn worldwide and possibly have some sort of store or space where you can purchase Dreamdrop as well as other bristol brands.
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