Originally from Zimbabwe, Thulani Ngazimbi spent most of his childhood in Idaho with his tight-knit family. Going from Africa to a mountainous, not so diverse state in America may seem like a guaranteed culture shock to many, but for Thulani- it was the weather change that most concerned him. Even as a kid, Thulani never separated or labeled others by their skin tone. To him, people weren't white, black or brown. People were just people.
He carried this outlook with him into adulthood and after graduating from the New York Institute of Technology with a Master's Degree in Energy Management and Environmental Management, he searched for jobs that shared his ideals.
As time went on and employment options proved to be bleak, Thulani grew frustrated. He expressed this frustration to his sister, who then advised him to start his own business. Their conversation brought him back to the fashion orientated sketches he once drew while in high school and reminded him of how much he enjoyed creating them. And just like that- The Rad Black Kids was born.
Over the past year, The Rad Black Kids has developed into a Streetwear, Surfwear, and Skateboard brand. Each product is geared towards uniting people of all ethnicities and creating a common ground for people to come together over. Staying true to his environmental roots, Thulani and his business partner/sister plant one tree for every product that is sold. Their hand painted skate boards can be found all over the world and their unique, quality crafted clothing can be purchased online.
Visit Thulani: www.theradblackkids.com
Thulani Ngazimbi | The Rad Black Kids | Zimbabwe