Welcome to the world of Tulsa Native, where fashion meets hometown pride and local culture. As a proud resident of Tulsa, I set out to create a clothing brand that not only resonated with the locals but also seamlessly blended with their everyday style. The t-shirt line is more than just apparel; it’s a statement that celebrates Tulsa’s unique identity and provides a versatile addition to anyone’s wardrobe.
Our vision for Tulsa Native was to craft designs that would instantly connect with those who call Tulsa home. Each shirt is a wearable piece of art that encapsulates the spirit of the city, its landmarks, and its people. We wanted to offer something that went beyond the typical souvenir tee, creating garments that could effortlessly complement everyday outfits. The goal was to enable Tulsans to proudly showcase their roots while staying true to their personal style.
As a serious musician myself, a core aspect of Tulsa Native’s mission was to foster a sense of community through the local music & art scene. With my own ear to the beat of Tulsa’s indie music & rock scene I proudly partnered with local musicians and bands (friends), providing them with a platform to showcase their talents. Our website & social media presence not only sold our thoughtfully designed shirts but also served as a hub for discovering local music through a compilation CD and digital downloads. By intertwining fashion with music, we created a multi-dimensional experience that captures the heart and soul of Tulsa’s creative scene.
Furthermore, we collaborated with “Ida Red,” a local store renowned for curating and selling products from Tulsa-based brands. This partnership allowed us to extend our reach and make Tulsa Native accessible to a broader audience who share a passion for supporting local businesses. Together with Ida Red, we weren’t just selling t-shirts; we cultivated a movement that celebrates Tulsa’s unique cultural tapestry and fosters a deeper connection among its residents.
We didn’t stop at t-shirts alone – eventually, our brand expanded to include a range of additional products and accessories that embody the Tulsa Native spirit. For instance, partnering with local coffee shops and breweries to offer Tulsa Native branded keychain bottle openers, adding a touch of our identity to everyday essentials. This expansion is a testament to our commitment to weaving Tulsa’s essence into every facet of life.