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Student entrepreneur hosts trunk show at J. Michael
James Barrett ’13, owner and operator of James Barrett Co., will host his first-ever trunk show at J. Michael on Marshall Street on Friday, March 2, from noon-5 p.m. Apparel items will be available in custom colors and the event features a Peace Tee inventory sale. Other items for sale include the hoodless and zip hoodie, Peace Sleeves, Peace-n-Glow glow in the dark shirts and PeaceU tees in school colors.
The company’s signature item is the Peace Tee, which features a bold and graphic hand-drawn peace sign on the front of the shirt with the company stamp on the back. Most recently, the company has sold more than 120 Peace Pinnies at J. Michael since December 2011.
“We are more than thrilled to host James’ first trunk show,” notes J. Michael owner John Vavalo. “Our store loves working with well-rounded student entrepreneurs like James as his Peace Pinnies continue to be a hot product on our shelves. We look forward to his new collection, debuting later this spring.”
Since April 2010, the company has sold more than 3,000 products in 31 states across the United States, has over 3,100 fans on Facebook and was honored with the award for Creative Excellence in the 2011 cross-campus Panasci Business Plan Competition, hosted by the Whitman School.
Barrett plans to enter the Panasci Competition again, in hopes of winning seed money to help grow his company, ultimately making the James Barrett brand a household name.
To learn more about James Barrett Co., ‘like’ the Facebook fan page at http://facebook.com/jamesbarrettco.