Personalised T-shirts: I don’t know if you’ve noticed (we hope you have), but many changes have been implemented lately in the Printsome Blog world.
Instead of one simple blog now we have three awesome blogs! Where you will find daily, creative content about your favourite topics (marketing, events and t-shirts).
Other changes include a mission to get more involved in our community, hence our new fully integrated newsletter and – drumroll, please – the new version of #TshirtTuesday!
From now on, for #TshirtTuesday, we’ll be interviewing some of the most promising, national and international t-shirt designers! We’ll be featuring their best designs which you’ll be able to buy from our blog! Awesome!
Our first edition of the new #TshirtTuesday will feature Vivida, a T-shirt brand that has been catching people’s attention for a while now! Don’t miss it!
Interviewing David Harris-Burland, Vivida Lifestyle’s founder
Printsome: Hey David! Thanks a lot for accepting this interview! Even though we know each other, could you please tell everybody who you are and what your story is?
David: Hey guys. So I’m 22 Years old. English, but was born and spent the first 7 years of my life in Brussels. I graduated this summer with a Bsc (hons) in International Management with Modern Languages from the University of Bath. I’m fluent in French and Spanish after having lived in both Paris and Tarifa. I’m known as being a pretty diverse; not long ago I was working as a stockbroker in Paris..now I’m starting my own lifestyle brand!
Printsome: Nice, now that everyone knows a little more about you as an individual, how could you describe Vivida for someone who never heard of it? How’s it? Why is it unique? How would you describe its personality?
David: For the adventurers, the dreamers, the thinkers and the doers. Vivida is a lifestyle. A culture. An identity. It is more than a clothing brand. Vivida, with its roots lying in the sea and sand, is a lifestyle brand, committed to motivating people to #domorebemore and get more from our one wild and precious life.
Vivida Lifestyle will be driven by its athletes, creativity and forward thinking. At the moment the emphasis is being put on creating a strong network of brand ambassadors. From talented sportsmen to lifestyle ambassadors; proactive, enthusiastic, life-lovers. They shine and spread the Vivida Lifestyle. What makes Vivida unique is that it really is a lifestyle; it isn’t necessarily a clothing brand. Vivida is a people brand so would much rather put the importance on investing in giving to the people than heavy SEO work for example!
Have got big plans for Vivida. For now, I’m really working on creating that branding image, and getting cool T’s and Sweaters out there is a great way to promote and make Vivida Lifestyle tangible. It really is very exciting what Vivida Lifestyle could turn into… so to everyone, I’d say keep an eye on us, watch us grow and remember where we began.
Printsome: It was well explained indeed, but since we are in an age when everything tends to be simplified, could you tell me what your brand is in just three words?
David: Motivational. Creative. Adventurous.
Printsome: I see your brand has a very clear personality, how long have you been making tees? Any advice to someone who’s just starting?
David: Really not long at all. I first spoke Ryan and the team at Printsome back in July. Had my first batch of tees, sweaters and vests in time for my trip in August to the kitesurf mecca of Europe, Tarifa where I promoted it and made the launch movie. The 18th September, a week after getting back from Tarifa I launched the Vivida Lifestyle website with online store. The movie was a real success and was shared by all sorts of E-Magazines and Facebook pages. It now has 16K views Vimeo and YouTube combined. Hopefully, Vivida will get a name for itself making sick videos…. Next big movie coming up from the Dominican Republic in December.
Best advice would be to just do it. Get stuck in. Don’t wait.
Printsome: Brilliant! Always nice to talk to you! Before you go, let’s shoot some quick questions!
- Cats or Dogs?: Both! Animal lover.
- T-shirts or Vests?: T-Shirts
- Sports or Video games?: Sports
- Coffee or Tea?: Tea
- Beach or Countryside?: Beach
- A colour: Tiffany Blue
- A place: Tarifa
- A quote: “Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor”. I interpret this basically as ‘just do it’. You never know what great things will lead on from being a Yes man in the long run. Even if you don’t feel like dancing, sometimes just getting out there, simply getting onto that dance floor will lead to all sorts of opportunities and life-experience-leads you would never have ever expected or imagined. Life is so amazing like that. The parallel-what-if universe….
Vivida Lifestyle – Featured Garments
LAPLIBRO FOR MACBOOK
A natural product, the leather will improve and become richer with age, acquiring a unique vintage look and feel over time.
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