ELEV8ED Urban Supply Company evolved from a genuine yearning to quit our jobs. The 9-to-5 culture, the "team" outings, the politics — we wanted out. So, we built a storefront that was an exact contrast. A place where creativity would be celebrated, cultivated and supported. Where we could apply our talents to purposeful projects. A place where the terms "innovation" and "collaboration" were echoed in practice; not tossed into our mission statement arbitrarily. We didn't actually have a mission statement but, you get the point. We wanted creative freedom. And once we got started, other kids on the same pursuit of fulfillment entered the shop. We came together as all forms of misfits, self-starters, college dropouts, underdogs, ex-cons, and black sheep. And we cheered for each other. We pushed each other in design, risks, and self-discovery. We elevated potential and expectations.
Today, ELEV8ED is still a collection of creatives set on making cool stuff for cool people. We want to see young thinkers transforming their communities with new ideas. And we've made it our goal to provide the encouragement, the positivity, direction, and tools to help the youth charge past limitations — to help visionaries reach their vision.
BOLD BRANDS, RISKY IDEAS, and YOUTHFUL SPIRITS. We don't do "safe".
We're youth-centered but we're not kids. We don't "take part of movements". We create them. From our start as a skatewear retail shop to our current work developing brands, ELEV8ED has always been founded in counterculture. We are the home for misfit designers helping others to charge forward on the unbeaten path. Just ask our friends at The Deep Center, Jump Around Co., Grilled Cheese Papi, and The Pulp Podcast.