When passion meets persistence, the sky’s the limit. That was the case for three Clubhouse teens, Kalel, Lilly and Tobias when they formed Vitreous, a sustainable fashion brand that takes thrifted pieces and breathes new life into them. The Vitreous team was so passionate about their fashion line that they applied, and were one of six Teen Tech Centers selected, to highlight their work at the Best Buy Charity Classic.
The Best Buy Charity Classic raised a record-breaking $7.4 million in life-changing opportunities for youth at Best Buy Teen Tech Centers (learn more about BBTTC). Prior to the gala, guests worked their way through the silent auction and past the Vitreous fashion line display, showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit. Also spotted in the crowd was Best Buy CEO, Corie Barry, who was admiring their work. It turns out she has an eye for fashion and supporting the teens they support as she intends to purchase one of their custom designed blazers.
Through their experience, the three teens learned the value of entrepreneurship. “I really enjoyed the opportunity to work with experienced individuals which helped further our goals as a brand and I plan to continue our journey towards a successful sustainable apparel business,” reflected Tobias. Kalel and Lilly also noted how valuable it was to network with “successful businessmen and women” and how they were inspired to grow their own business and future. We know this is not the end for them but simply the beginning.
We are also immensely proud to share that BBTTC alum, Twinky, was recently featured in a Best Buy promotional video. He discovered his love for photography and videography at the Gold Crown Clubhouse and had turned it into a career. Not only was he paid to capture the Best Buy Charity Classic, but he has recently filmed 50Cent and Pitbull. View his work and watch his story.
Congratulations to the Vitreous team and Twinky for your successes. We know this is not the end, but only the beginning. We can’t wait to see what the future holds.