Interview with PHMSTW Clothing Company by Rachael Lovette.....
Lawrence Black started his clothing line Please Help Me Save The World (PHMSTW) in May 2017 with the goals and vision in mind of how he’d like to change the world through his inspiration and religious/spiritual messaging via his clothing line and inspirational music email service.
Get to know Lawrence & PHMSTW
What considerations go into building an eco-friendly brand?
My manufacturers are committed to using safe dyes in the clothing and only dealing with businesses that are committed to eco-friendly principles and only dealing with suppliers committed to the fair treatment of their employees.
What was your biggest fear when going out and starting your own line?
My biggest concern is not having enough advertising and promotions to get the word out nationwide and worldwide about my mission for all of us.
What is your favorite part about being a designer?
I'm committed to putting out all positive message into the world via my clothing and bringing us all together and getting rid of racism and sexism etc. and particularly uplifting women as you'll see by viewing my designs on my website.
Do you have a favorite piece that you designed?
My Princess Warrior shirt or hoodies or my women's I can do many things a man can do on my website are my favorite designs so far as well as my kids designs and baby onesies which can all be viewed on my website by clicking the ORDERING tab.
What would you like remembered about you?
I just want to be known for making a major difference in the world in terms of socially bringing us all together and I wanted to be a lawyer at one time also.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Try to keep God involved in everything you try to do.
If you could go back and tell yourself one thing before beginning your career what would it be?
Just try to stick to one endeavor in life and master it and make sure it's something that's viable and something that can make a difference in the lives of others in a major way. And money can't be the determining factor in life to how successful you are or what difference YOU made in this world. Money is nice but love is the key!
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- Rachael Lovette, Portland Fashion Week