Emerging Entrepreneurs, DahBroz, present at the World Indigenous Business Forum, October 27 – 29, 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
DahBroz is a clothing company focussed on promoting positive thinking. Inspiring quotes such as ‘Y we dream’ supports sports skills development programs; ‘Y we either win or we learn’ supports team development; and ‘Y We Believe In You’ supports suicide prevention programs.
Their dad Wayne Kaboni, a single father for 9 years, has dealt with many challenges and in 2014 the two brothers, Clinton and Connor, wanted to help their dad save for their college fund.
They decided, at ages 11 and 12 years of age, that they would start a clothing company to inspire youth to overcome the daily challenges of life. They came up with “DahBroz” a line of clothing for youth to inspire other kids to believe that anything is possible.
The brothers are active athletes who enjoy playing hockey and lacrosse for local sports associations, and play school sports. Clinton enjoys playing piano, a hobby that started by teaching himself watching YouTube videos, and now he is taught formally, and as a family they enjoy learning guitar.
The Kaboni family also run a Foundation called “Y We Dream”, sponsoring or coordinating programs including a Role Model Speakers Bureaus and a Skills Hockey program for Youth 11-13 years of age.
The goal of “DahBroz” is to raise funds from the sales of their clothing to help sponsor “Y We Dream” programs.
Their dad has been a role model and very supportive of the boys goals and ambitions. He persuaded the boys to find a mentor to guide them through the development of their business. Clinton and Connor looked at their dad’s network of friends and associates, and thought of one person who their dad respects and trusts. Therefore, they have garnered the support, mentorship and guidance from business leader Mike Elwood, former President of Indian Motorcycles.
Their brand tag line is “It is” and they have launched the first of many T-shirts with the first one quoting “It is! Y We Dream”.
It has been a challenge as a single parent family but together they face all their challenges, and they know their dad relies on their strength and ambitions to help him see the light of their positive development.