What an amazing week this has been, although it’s been very hectic at work I have had some of the greatest support from people that inspire me on a daily basis.
The following guest post is from Harry Chaos Clothing, an Australian made brand with to die for apparel. Sean, the creator for Harry Chaos is such inspiration to me because of the way you can see his passions for life through his brand and photos.
Sean, I am so gracious for your contribution to the blog and our flourishing friendship through the process. Thank you for your spreading positive vibes with The Basic Bish!
I asked Sean to write about what he is passionate about, here’s his inspiring piece:
HARRY CHAOS CLOTHING, MY LIFE, MY PASSION
My name is Sean Anderson, creator of Harry Chaos Clothing. An Aussie made lifestyle brand from Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.
I grew up in a rural town (Ballarat, Victoria) with my parents and two brothers.
We didn’t exactly have a lot of money growing up, but our family was much richer in other aspects of our lives.
We got to spend a lot of time with each other on family holidays. Going to places like the Murray River, Nelson Bay and Portland, mainly to see family a few times a year. We also played a lot of sport, which our parents were always there.
Needless to say we had a rad child hood, and as you grow older you come to realize that family out weighs money, any day of the week. I’m more than grateful for life our parents gave us.
The one thing I hated most about not having much money was “HAND ME DOWN CLOTHES” HAHA! I’m sure there’s plenty of people out there that know what it’s like to run second hand clothes from their older siblings!
So one day when I was around the age of 15, my Mum took me to the local skate/surf shop to get some new t-shirts, I was stoked. But, being a skinny kid I struggled to find a good tee that fit me the way I wanted it too, I’m very picky when it comes to clothes. I remember standing in the shop looking around thinking “how good would it be to have my own clothing label”
Something I can create for myself that i’d actually like to wear. It was a dream!
When I finished school I also wanted to be a graphic designer, but I was terrible at learning. If I wasn’t excited about it, and couldn’t concentrate, my mind would always wonder.
By the time I finished school, I got an enter score of 21, which was too low to get into graphic design…..shit!!
I was stuck and didn’t know what to do, so I took the easy way out and became a tradesman. Terrible idea!
So after 12 years of being a plasterer, I bit the bullet and created
‘Harry Chaos Clothing’ something I had dreamt about for half my life. I had no idea how to start or run a company, but I just had to start.
All day, everyday I think about how I can better my brand and my future, I love it! Being able to creat on a daily basis, and getting people tell me they love my brand is an amazing feeling. I’m just a disappointed in myself for not making it happen sooner, but I never regret the past, it is what it is!
I could go on forever about my brand and my dreams, but that would take way too long.
The moral of this story, if you have a dream, don’t wait for it to happen. You have to go out and make it happen, do what it takes to see that dream come alive. Start today, don’t waist another moment.
As the old saying goes “TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN”
HARRY CHAOS CLOTHING