CELO Clothing, LLC strives to be the world’s most respectable business by providing athletic apparel through a socially and environmentally responsible business model. Our company will use its business platform to inform and inspire consumers, around the world, to demand and create sustainable changes through their purchasing power that creates a better global community.
To provide the socially conscious consumer ethically made athletic apparel while improving the world.
From the moment that I began my professional career, I have always been passionate and committed to public service and working for things greater than myself. My first occupation, after receiving an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University, was to proudly enlist and serve in the United States Navy. I not only wanted to serve the country that I loved so much, but I also wished to repay the countless veterans that sacrificed so much to provide the freedom and opportunities that have been given to me. These are things for which I am extremely thankful and have never taken for granted.
After my honorable discharge, I was able to continue my call to service by serving on the administration of the Mayor of New Orleans. Soon after, I transitioned out of the mayor’s office to pursue and complete a Master’s in Urban Studies at the University of New Orleans. During my time in graduate school I was exposed to and learned a great deal about various social issues affecting our international community. While completing my graduate degree, I rejoined the local government in the City of New Orleans. In this role, I managed grant money on various community development projects. However, while working in the city’s Office of Community Development, I became very impatient with the pace of progress and the setbacks to social improvement through the public sector. I believed that there must be a more efficient and effective way to address issues impeding our society.
This is when the idea of CELO Clothing was sparked – an ethical athletic apparel brand that will provide fitness clothing through an entirely sustainable business model while improving the world. Through this business dream of mine, I fully believe that I can address and improve issues hindering our society in a quicker and more effective manner through the private sector. However, unlike traditional business goals, CELO will not measure success by the amount of revenue and profits generated. We will measure success by the amount of people we can help on a global scale while doing our very best to protect the environment. I hope you will help us in our efforts to make a difference.