About the Company:
Describe a little bit about what your company is and what it stands for
iame clothing is a clothing company that was created to spread love for oneself. It stands for i.am.me and is the only clothing brand in the world that pertains to every single person for who they are. Embrace who you are and love yourself as it makes life a much more beautiful thing! If you already have self-love, then embrace it and help others feel the same!
How did you get the idea to form it?
I got the idea to form the iame company when I sat down and said, “I am going to start a business that will help people.” I have always loved clothes (I won best dressed in high school, no biggy there) so I knew it was definitely going to be a clothing company. Knowing this, I put my own life struggles into a message that can help people love who they are, which turned out to be iame.
Who/what was your biggest inspiration during the development?
My biggest inspiration during the development was to help people in any way, shape or form. Since my modeling experience, I am now on the right track so, if you are struggling, it’s time to change. If you are feeling on top of the world, it is time to embrace who you are!
What is your favorite part about the company?
My favorite part about the iame company is that it helps people. The iame clothing brand is the only clothing brand in the world that pertains to every single person for who they are. If you are not who you are, then who are you?
Where do you see the business in the future?
In the future, I see iame being a very big company that will help a lot of people. It is going to take time to build, and I understand that. Since it is so new, I will be eating dirt, and will most likely be very poor for a few years. When the ball gets rolling, all of that will change! I want to expand iame into some departments in addition to clothing. One of my main goals is to have an iame retirement/elderly home, seeing that a lot of retirement/elderly homes are not run up to par, I want a safe and secure one that is!
About the Founder:
Describe a little bit about who you are
Who am i? Well iame of course. Beyond that, my name is Alec Mancheski and I grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, a town of about 35,000 people. I love anything to do with business, but deep down in my heart, I love helping people. I feel as if I am here on this planet to help people and that is what I am trying to do.
What is your professional and educational background?
As far as my educational background goes, I actually just dropped out of school during my junior year. I know people will say, “That is so risky, why don’t you just finish your bachelors?” Honestly I never see myself doing anything besides iame, therefore, I believe college is not for me.
Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
I was once told this story about a woman whose grandpa was dying, and she was watching him along with her family in his final seconds of life. While all of her family was crying, her grandfather made eye contact with her seconds before he passed. Since she did not want the last thing for him to see was his family crying, she smiled, and he gave a smidgen of a smile while his eyes closed. That is the type of person I want to be in life.
Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
In the next few years, I see myself traveling while spreading the iame message. A smaller goal I have is to own a large iame RV to travel and spread the message and idea. Some people would say that seems hectic, but the company and the idea of iame means the world to me. Just ask anyone!
It’s actually a funny story how I first heard about iame and what it was all about. I had just started school this past September and had attended a couple parties where I noticed a few people I knew wearing t-shirts and hats sporting “iame” on the front. At the time, I was very confused because I had never heard of the company, what it was about or where it had come from.
I later had learned that it had been started by Alec Mancheski, a friend of a friend of someone I knew (distant connection, I know). As I discovered the message of the overall brand and what he was trying to accomplish, I was extremely inspired and thought super highly of the fact that he was trying to start a business from scratch to spread something so meaningful! I have had the privilege to help Alec in writing for his website backgrounds and have been influenced myself by the message as well. I truly believe that with the drive and determination that he has, the brand and overall message will expand and reach new heights!
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