We had the good fortune of connecting with John Cityskateproject.com and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi John, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I was tired of buying clothes with the same few skate brands and it wasn’t doing much to help my local skateboarding scene.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Starting a skate brand wasn’t easy. Most last just a few years. Lots are gimmick styled. We stayed with basic three core things. Decks,tshirts, and hats. U takes time to grow the brand and we although sale nationally we are known locally for sure. Since cost has changed and other aspects we mainly sell shirts and stop printing decks (for now). We want the world to know that they have choices and when things blow up for a brand you should celebrate that skateboard person cause it takes a lot to get there.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The group is the original CSP now city skate project that inspired and kept skating throughout the years. Most everyone quit in or before 95 and a few of us skated then to a break to explore other things. That group is still around and supporting skateboarding and parts of the Dallas industry to date.
Julio Da Chupacabrah