15-year-old entrepreneur Trey Brown and his mother, Sherell Peterson, appeared in Season 13 Episode 5 of “Shark Tank” to introduce Trey’s designer clothing line, SPERGO. Trey’s rise from a typical teenager to an aspiring entrepreneur running a successful business is motivating and impressive. His passion and dedication to SPERGO made us curious enough to trace the growth of the company. Well, here’s what we found out!
SPERGO: Who are they and what are they doing?
Trey Brown founded SPERGO at just 12 years old with just $ 178 from his birthday money. At the age of 12, Trey became increasingly concerned about the violence that continued to threaten his community. So while he was looking for alternative ways to keep himself and his friends safe from harm, he came up with the idea for SPERGO. Choosing a name inspired by the words: SPorts, hEROes and GO, Trey realized that SPERGO could even encourage his friends to follow their dreams and never give up.
With the initial fund of $ 178, Trey printed a few T-shirts and started selling them at local hair salons. Profits returned directly to the company and Trey gradually continued to increase production according to demand. Based in Philadelphia, Trey focuses primarily on streetwear and sportswear. He claims to use his fashion and design sense to inspire and encourage young people across the country and even market his brand alongside motivational videos. From its humble beginnings, SPERGO now caters to men, women and children by selling comfortable, well-made and durable clothing.
SPERGO: Where are they now?
Starting at $ 178 in 2018, Trey’s business grew by leaps and bounds and in the first year he had sales of almost $ 40,000. From there, the number only increased as Trey dove into promoting his business. Trey’s relentless efforts even resulted in him being hospitalized for exhaustion in 2020, but it ultimately paid off as the young entrepreneur mentioned that 2021 sales are expected to reach around $ 2 million.
As an inspiring young entrepreneur, Trey received a lot of attention from celebrities who praised his designs. Trey initially ran his business online, but once he got a surprise grant of $ 25,000 from Sean “Diddy” Combs, he invested the money in opening a warehouse and a store. store. In addition, the teenager is said to have received a huge grant of $ 200,000 from the Philadelphia 76ers, which allowed him to advertise for free during the team’s basketball games.
At present, SPERGO offers many varieties of street and sportswear, including hoodies, caps, socks, headbands, sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc. Their website has different sections for men, women, and kids, while also having a unisex option for people who prefer it. Surprisingly, even adhering to its superior quality and craftsmanship, the company has managed to keep its prices relatively easy on the pocket.
Those interested in SPERGO clothing can purchase it directly from their website or visit their physical store in Philadelphia. Additionally, in their efforts to make products more accessible, the designer lifestyle brand occasionally sets up pop-up stores across the country. SPERGO recently opened permanent stores in King of Prussia and Pentagon City shopping centers.
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