When Brett Conti started his internship at a finance firm, he knew almost immediately that this was not the career path he wanted.
“I didn’t just want to be a robot,” Conti told In The Know. “I wanted to do something much bigger.”
A big part of his life up to that point had been skateboarding, but he did it for fun and had no intention of turning that hobby into a full-time job.
But when he was injured and had to take a break for six months, he turned to another creative passion of his: Clothing. Bored and feeling stuck in his college dorm, he started making pocket t-shirts and hats with his grandmother’s sewing machine.
Conti’s grandfather owned a textile company and Conti grew up learning about different fabrics and the fundamentals of creating clothes. Again, this was another interest of his that he never planned on turning