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To Thailand, from Australia.

Hey Dad,   It’s been a while since I actually wrote a proper letter to you. I’d like to take this Father’s Day as a chance to take us back and share some of my favourite moments with you.   Dad, I loved it when you cooked me omelette in the morning. It is my favourite dish ever. It has the softness and taste that I would not be able to get it from anywhere else. I can never have enough of it. Dad, I loved it when you bought me a notebook so I kept track of my expense. It taught me the value of money and helped me reflect on what I spent on. I became an adult...

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Belinda Loved It When...

Dear Dad On father’s day, we celebrate all that you have achieved in your sixty years of life. Your love for family, your values – and stand for justice, what is right, has taught me so many things and has made me who I am today. I would like to share some of my earliest memories that I love and have influenced my life.  Dad, I loved it when we discussed that a new car is not an investment – thank you for not letting me get a loan for a new car – I still have not indulged but feel it will come one day soon! Dad, I loved it when we talked about happiness, independence and wealth –...

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The story behind why, and where to next?

GENT Underwear was born out of frustration in the lack of choice for ethical men’s underwear. We focussed on this and identified that we needed to differentiate ourselves in more ways than one to make a big enough shift that large multi-nationals will follow. We registered as a Social Enterprise and committed to donating 10% of our profits to a mental health organisation. We thought to ourselves “If this is going to be HUGE, and enact lasting change on a big industry, let’s go for the biggest one in the country”… so we did. Now we are partnered with BeyondBlue. So, we had found a gap in the market, and had a point of difference, it was time to start...

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How to ask for help

If you don’t ask for help, the answer is always no.   For some, asking a favour feels like begging. Others are afraid to look vulnerable or needy. Many just don’t want to inconvenience another person with their request. But for the most of us, it’s the simple fear of rejection – hearing that dreaded “No”.   I consider myself a very independent person. I like to think I’m capable of doing most things, therefor I don’t like to ask for peoples help. Though at some stage we must all realise that other people in our circle know more than we do. So the first necessary step to take before you ask for help, is accepting that you need it....

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Our first interview

Clique Arcade interviews GENT Underwear Why Underwear? Well I finished my degree at the end of 2014 and had recently been hit with the travel bug, but I found myself always writing business plans during the long commutes between cities. The challenge was, I kept finding myself aiming way too high, being faced with multi-million dollar budgets and start-up capital and eventually thought I was wasting my time because I, nor anybody I know has that sort of money to invest in either me, or my ideas. So, like many aspiring Entrepreneur’s, I had the cliché idea of doing “Dollar Shave Club”, for socks. After researching viral campaigns, AdWords and Cost Per-Acquisition of new customers, I was a little discouraged...

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