Sit down, put your feet up and strap yourselves in for episode 5 of the PEDESTRIAN.TV X Platypus Shoes podcast, Sneak Up.
This week, we’ll be tackling the topic of streetwear and the power it has to make a change that matters as well as the freedom it gives people to express themselves. Face it, we all love to mix things up in the wardrobe department (even if you have seven variations of a black tee).
To help us out with the ep, we chatted to Josh Foon, the designer and founder of streetwear brand Any Means, as well as HoMie co-founder Nick Pearce, to tell us what goes behind getting your own brand up and running.
During last week’s ep we sussed out how to get music festivals off the ground so if you’re planning on becoming a designer and/or a founder of a music festival, you’ve come to the right podcast.
Back to this ep: Josh has been running Any Means since 2014, powering on as a one-man business (with the help of his reliable production team, Fresh Tees) ever since.
Throughout the poddy, Josh touches on his designer inspo, steps to making a name for yourself and the method behind his own radness.
Side note: Keep an ear out for his take on fast fashion.
Next up on the pod, HoMie’s Nick dives right into the motivation behind his brand: making caring cool.
More specifically, HoMie uses 100% of profits to combat youth homelessness so really, if there’s any reason to spend some dosh on some new clothes it’s this. As an added bonus the clothes are made right here in Melbs so get out there and update your wardrobe people.
Because of the purpose of the brand, Nick tells Sneak Up about the challenges they face to ensure the quality remains tip-top and their work with the homeless remains priority numero uno.
It’s an 11/10 decent listen, get around it.