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Donating All Beanie Profits To This Family

One thing I do with Opinion is every single night I go through Instagram and like and comment on pictures with the hashtag Minneapolis. I have found this to be super fun because I meet so many new people and I get to see so many creative minds while also building the brand. A couple weeks ago, I came across a picture that really made me stop in my tracks. It was a picture of a young woman and her son, and I could tell that they were in the hospital. As I clicked on her profile I learned a small amount of the long journey that they have been on and are currently going through. I soon learned the...

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The Change I Want To See Opinion Make.

It might just be in my own head, but I feel like the meaning of Opinion is straying away from what we want this brand to mean, so to clarify even further, this is what Opinion means to me and this brand as a whole. I get the feeling that some people think that this clothing brand means to not even listen to anyone else's opinion and only care about yours. I want to be clear, that is NOT what this brand is about. We encourage you to listen to other peoples opinions, but make a decision if you're going to let that affect you or not. Everyone in this world HAS an opinion and everyone in this world has the RIGHT...

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Important Lessons I Have Learned About Starting A Clothing Brand

Opinion has been a whirlwind of ups and downs, and I still have so much to learn it’s insane, but I hope these tips will help anyone thinking about starting their own business. These are some of the lessons that I have learned so far with Opinion. You can’t please everyone. If you are trying to accomplish something so that you please a certain person or a group of people, you’re doing it for the wrong reason. Accomplish something so that you feel good about yourself. You can’t be happy until you’re happy with yourself. No matter what design I come up with for Opinion, there will ALWAYS be people that don’t like it, and I need to understand that...

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What does Anxiety have to do with Opinion?

Anxiety has been a major part of my life. If you don’t know, my name is Nolan Rockers and I’m the Founder of Opinion. I have had anxiety, more specifically, Generalized Anxiety Disorder since about 6th grade. Anxiety is a funny thing, every person has a different trigger(s) for their anxiety, and one of my biggest ones is having an anxiety attack and embarrassing myself in front of people, by either passing out, or throwing up (which neither has ever happened).   As a grew older, and started to understand my anxiety, I realized that literally nobody cared that I had anxiety, it wasn’t embarrassing, and that I was just stressing myself out over nothing. That’s where I cam up...

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Adopting A Pitbull

If you don't know from my abundance of instagram stories and snapchats, I adopted a rescue pit bull May 31st. I named the little potato head Gus, which is short for Gustavus. It had been a dream of mine since I was little to adopt a pitbull. I was so drawn to their kindness, their snuggles, and those FAT heads. I was also drawn to them because of what they were assumed to be. Sadly, one of the first things that comes to mind when you say pit bull, is attacking, aggressive, and fighting, but the truth is, that's not who they are.  Now you might be reading this thinking that this has nothing to do with clothing, and you're right,...

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