"We know people from all over the world express love for their own homes, and the pride of place is a universal human feeling wherever you come from," says Dewberry. "We want to celebrate that feeling by giving you the best of what each locale has to offer." In launching his brand, Dewberry initially looks to celebrate Americana through Flag Day, July 4, apple pie, sporting events, and other dates, products, and activities that bring out the best in America. Though, he doesn't stop there. He will expand his designs and product offering to include other countries in his mission to inspire others to celebrate their homelands and what they stand for. His aim is not personal, but an acknowledgment of the positive and special things we all come from.
I recently had the opportunity to discuss his brand and overall goal with Dewberry. Here's a few things he had to say.
Which motivated you to launch Flag Day International?
I always knew that I wanted to be an entrepreneur and set up a business related to my travel and sports hobbies. I purchased collectibles of sports and I was talking of developing an existing product. I see the organization as a sports team and have created a logo that I can sell across the world.
Patriotism, patriotism, triumph. They must celebrate national holidays, sporting events and sport competitions in particular.
Who inspired the t-shirts artwork?
For the t-shirt designs, I wanted to combine other American items with the apple pie: baseball, Independence Day (1776), arches and traditional fonts.
I wanted to give as much detailed information as possible about what I was looking for with the creation of the logo. I presented sketches and pictures and then applied their thoughts and imagination to the artist.
What's the inspiration behind the company and you?
I wanted to create something that was enjoyable, recognizable when you first saw it and something that everybody could wear regardless of their point of view.
Would you recommend books, posts, forums, etc. to inspire artists and entrepreneurs?
Business news, Inc. weekly. Shop forums, attend product-related conferences and YouTube videos on the subject. Use your nearest Small Business Development Center to explore whether your business has succeeded or failed with other entrepreneurs.