Wayzata High School Grad Starts T-shirt Business
A former Wayzata High School student’s new retail business is encouraging people to be all they can be. Nineteen-year-old Drew Kinkade is the brains behind the brand Flavor.
Kincade said he started screen printing T-shirts in his mom’s dining room when and his friends were in seventh grade. That’s when he first came up with the Flavor brand that he brought back after his freshman year at the University of Minnesota.
“I just wanted to have a new hobby. So I start making the shirts, needed a company name, remembered Flavor,” Kinkade explained.
The environmental engineering major learned to screen print on his own, getting inspirations for his designs, anywhere he could find them, including doodles from a bank teller.
“I really liked it and turned into my own,” he said.
T-shirt Business Brings “Flavors of Life”
While Kinkade’s company offers hats, stickers and several variety of T-shirts, it’s the message behind the brand that he’s selling the most.
“Flavor means the flavors of life,” said Kinkade.
He encourages people, especially his generation, to get out of their comfort zone.
“They’re making enough money to pay rent and they enjoy watching tv and their phone enough, they’re just comfortable there,” explained Kinkade.
When people see the Flavor symbol, he wants them to think of living outside the box.
“I think people need to chase the things that make them happy. Whatever you love, that’s the flavor of life.”
You can check out the line of Flavor products June 23 at a pop-up shop at Julia Moss designs in Minneapolis. The event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information: http://www.flavorworld.co