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Dahbroz is clothing company focussed on promoting positive thinking. The clothing promotes this through using their brand Statement “It Is”, developing inspiring quotes to promote healthy choices, healthy lifestyles and being positive. One of the main goals of the company is to support other youth or community based initiatives by allocating $1 from the sale of each product to a campaign, see our campaign section to view current campaigns. For example for our sports program and family initiatives, a portion of all sales goes to pay for programs that the family foundation “Y We Dream” develops and supports. Inspiring quotes like It is! Y we dream supports our sports skills development programs; or It is! Y we either win or we learn supports team development; or It is! Y We Live to support programs of suicide prevention to name a few.
It is to be 100% owned by Clinton and Connor Kaboni, Status Indians and members of the Nipissing First Nation. The business model features inspiring and branded clothing. The end goal is to ensure consistency and integration in everything the company does relative to marketing, communications, and the execution of the Dahbroz brand while still being youth.
The founders: Clinton and Connor Kaboni
One of the biggest struggles of any parent is to have a sick child and but it is a greater challenge to be a single parent with a sick child and have no answers for the younger brother about what is happening to his big brother. In 2014 the two brothers 11 and 12 years of age respectively thought to help their dad pay bills accumulated to cover health costs for when older brother Clinton had health problems with his Heart and to help save for their college fund, they would start company. First they looked a Gelato company “Excellente Gelato”, after that novelty wore off, they decided on clothing company to inspire Youth to overcome the daily challenges of life. They came up with “DahBroz”; an inspirational line of clothing for youth to inspire other kids anything is possible.
The brothers are active athletes that enjoy playing Hockey and Lacrosse for the local sports associations, and play school sports. Clinton enjoys playing piano, a hobby that started by teaching himself watching YouTube videos, and now he is taught formally, and as a family they enjoy learning guitar. The Kaboni family, also run a Foundation called “Y We Dream”, with programs it sponsors or coordinates include a Role Model Speakers Bureaus and a Skills Hockey program for Youth 11-13 years of age. They are also developing a larger speakers program with role models, leadership camps and other skills programs. The goal of “DahBroz” is raise funds from the sales of their clothing line to save for their Post Secondary education and to help sponsor “Y We Dream” programs like the Role Model Speakers Bureau and the Skills and Drills programs. A portion of all sales goes toward these programs.
There dad, a single father for 9 years, has been a role model and very supportive of the boys goals and ambitions. In doing so persuaded the boys to find a mentor to guide them through the development of their business, they looked at their dad’s network of friends and associates, and thought of one person who their dad respects and trusts. Therefore, their journey began; they have garnered the support, mentorship and guidance from business leader Mike Elwood former President of Indian Motorcycles. They pitched him in the spring of 2015 and asked him to guide the roll-out and development of a stable and inspirational clothing line. Their brand tag line is “It is” and they have launched the first of many T-shirts with the first one quoting “It is! Y We Dream”. Not bad for two boys that are not even teenagers. So their goal is to work on several lines to support programs for youth around issues of suicide, stay in school, and other topics that require positive inspirational quotes that can be used to support programming. It has been a challenge as a family with a single parent but together they face every challenge as a family, and they know their dad relies on their strength and ambitions to help him see the light of their positive development.