We had the good fortune of connecting with VannAubrey Thomas and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi VannAubrey, do you have some perspective or insight you can share with us on the question of when someone should give up versus when they should keep going?
There’s no such thing as giving up in my head! Have you ever heard of people that always says “I’m tired of starting over” “it’s too hard” “it’s tiring” ect ect. See the thing about those people is that they can blink one second and quit/ stop what they were trying to achieve because thats EASY. Quitting is literally the easiest trait to have because it takes 0.1 seconds of time to do so. On the flip side of that it’s takes an HECK of a person to stay down and grind it out to achieve one’s goals! I just solely respect the hard grind over giving up and quitting any day.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I feel what sets me apart in the fashion lane is that I actually work for a clothing manufacturing company in Stafford. So I’m actually hands on with clothes every single day; learning new fabrics, seeing/ touching different types designs and clothes on a daily just keeps my mind open for my pieces. I’m most proud that I can bring back HustleWorld in full affect not only because my father started in, but it’s based in a great city in Houston therefore it has a bigger advantage of selling/ being seen rather than in small Akron, Ohio where I’m originally from and where HustleWorld originated. Honestly it was very easy to start seriously making clothes.. Like I said my father started in 98’ but his life got cut short due to him being shot when I was just 16 months old. So naturally I was always good at drawing and putting together designs on clothes, it’s kind of like second nature to me you could say. Lesson I learned in the fashion world would be to move at your own pace. You don’t have to move at a fast or even slow pace, move at your own speed l. As long as you’re consistent and have strategies for your pieces, the rest will workout for it’s self! I want the world to know that HustleWorld is a brand for EVERYONE, because whatever you are , whatever you do, you gotta hustle!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Ok so I’m from Akron so houston is a big big chance of scenery for me as well as my family and friends. So the first place I would take this is downtown for sure, like discovery green area- let them see the lights, get drinks down there, you know , just kick it and have fun! We’d def then go to lounges such as kamp or prospect and end the night off at a club like space or 2727 lounge & bar.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
First and foremost I wouldn’t be anywhere I am today without God, he’s brought me through some very very dark and hard times & through it all, he has shined his light for me to see clearly & keep thriving to be great in anything I choose to do! I would like to give a HUGE shoutout to my best friend which is my mother; man she’s just so amazing, she pushes me daily, never doubts me, as well as giving me realistic criticism- so for that she deserves more than a shoutout, she’s my rock! I would also like to shoutout my brother, Anthony “Amp” Thomas Jr for just being the best big brother there can be, he actually encouraged me to start our fathers brand again! Shouts out to all my supporters as well with out them I wouldn’t have the following bases I have to market myself/ brand, so for them, I am very appreciative.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vannaubrey/

Other: Website in the works, will be dropped first week of April as well as official custom 1/1 zip up hoodie drop! YouTube: VannAubrey

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