Self-made local clothier Isaiah Thomas already has two storefronts in Willow Grove and Moorestown for his successful streetwear clothing brand with a message behind it – and now he plans to add a third one in New York, writes Vittoria Woodill for CBS3 Philly.
Thomas is the first recipient of the Small Wins Grant Program that emerged from CBS3’s ‘Open For Business’ segment during the pandemic to highlight local businesses.
His business is thriving.
Thousands in Philadelphia get their streetwear style-clothing from Stay Humble Stay Hungry Clothing. He also uses his brand to try and combat the struggles he has seen in the city.
“Growing up, I grew up in North Philadelphia, Nicetown section, so I’ve seen a lot of violence, a lot of friends that I lost due to the death, streets and stuff like that,” he said.
He also faced a gun charge at 13 and spent some time in jail, an experience he says woke him up.
A decade later, he has turned his life around.
“I believe the things that I went through, it was made for a greater purpose,” said Thomas.
Read more about Stay Humble Stay Hungry Clothing at CBS3 Philly.