As we grow so does the message and the people it touches: The BKc journey has us visiting the oddest places, doing the most interesting things in the pursuit of Style + Character, but most of all, meeting the most interesting people on this planet. A few weeks back we had the opportunity to meet a very interesting couple on a journey similar to that of the BKc. They met The Bearded Man at his favorite local hangout “Stir it Up” Jamaican restaurant, when Carlyle introduced himself as a designer and avid reader of our blog. They chatted and decided to meet at our office a few days later. Their mission “People’s Pride”, their goal if the name does not give it away,
“We at People’s Pride utilize the universal power of fashion and literature as a means of educating people about HIV/AIDS, and promoting awareness and prevention as a vehicle to empowerment. Philanthropy and social consciousness in the name of the betterment of all humankind.” -Tanya Cooper for People’s Pride.
We have never seen their product in person, but if their Style + Character is a reflection of what the product is, the world has something coming to them. People’s Pride is a husband and wife team comprised of designer Carlyle Hanson his wife Olga Koren, with operational support from his brother Arthur Rutledge and London Native/Columbia graduate Tanya Cooper at the marketing desk. Yep! The BKc Style + Character & The Hundred Year Plan . . .