Get To Know Nate Sheppard, Founder of Aeonik Threads

Get To Know Nate Sheppard, Founder of Aeonik Threads

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nate Sheppard.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Nate. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was raised in Orangeburg, SC. In Orangeburg you would see a range of different styles when it came to fashion. There was the prep look of Izod, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren to the street/hip hop look of FUBU, Cross Colours, Sean John, just to name a few. Growing up in a single-parent home, we were taught to work hard for what we want, don’t give up, and do something positive with our lives, no matter the circumstances. I’ve seen my mom work multiple jobs and go to school at night while raising three sons. It is because of my mother’s strength and perseverance that got me here today.

I’ve always been into fashion and admired the way the apparel was created from the stitching to the design. A good friend of mine and I even discussed starting a clothing brand after we graduated high school (shoutout to Orangeburg-Wilkinson), but life happened and we all went our separate ways.

Fast forward to 2016, I was involved in a car accident. Thankfully, I came out of it ok, but it was that moment when I decided to push forward and create Aeonik Threads. Thinking back on my upbringing, I didn’t want my lack of resources, knowledge, or just plain fear hold me back from pursuing what I wanted to do.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road has not been easy and some of the challenges I’ve experienced as a new brand is getting our name out there. Thanks to family, friends and Social Media, it has allowed me to gain some following, but I know there is always room to grow.

Being a husband, a father, a full-time employee to marketing and trying to build a brand is no easy task. It’s all about balance and having a great support system. My wife and daughters have supported me every step of the way which makes that part a bit easier.

Please tell us about Aeonik Threads.
We are a lifestyle brand that is committed to inspire and empower you to pursue your ambitions and to want more out of life. We all deserve to live a life filled with abundance and success. An abundance of love, relationships, inspiration, wealth and resources. The path to an abundant life is not always easy. Sometimes we’re faced with challenges, setbacks, fears, insecurities, and self-doubt that will hold us back.

Aeonik derives from the word eon meaning forever. We want to encourage you to go out and Create Your Forever, no matter your circumstances or challenges.

Our slogan is Create Your Forever Build Your Legacy.

I’d say our specialty and what we’re known for would be an apparel brand that’s creating inspiring, motivational, and empowering conversational designs.

As a company, I am most proud of our perseverance and pure grit to keep pushing and not quitting.

I would say that our customer service helps set us apart from others. Right now, we are solely an E-Commerce company and every order comes with a sticker and a handwritten thank you note. I know it’s cliche’, but great customer service goes a long way.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Absolutely! I fondly remember the smell of Sweet Potato pies baking at my grandma’s house during the Holidays and for Sunday dinners. No matter what was going on in our lives, we always made sure to come together as a family and enjoy ourselves.

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