We had the good fortune of connecting with Nathan Ball and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nathan, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
While growing up, I always had a fascination with apparel and style which eventually met up with my entrepreneurial tendencies. A clothing brand just made so much sense, but I knew my business needed to mean more. Looking around at the struggles my family had overcame, I was heavily inspired to create a brand that celebrates the way people turn their struggles into strengths and remain UNSHOOK through life’s disasters. From day one, our mission has been to electrify the world to live in confidence, and it’s been a hell of a ride so far.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business definitely stands out amongst other clothing brands because even though apparel and fashion are a focus, clothing is only one tool we use to express our message. We involve many talented musicians and lyricists as well as other talented people who all tell their unique stories. Including interactive ways for our community to tell their own stories and communicate with others is also a strong part of the UNSHOOK brand that I’m very proud of. It’s impossible for every product you create to sell rapidly, however, I’ve learned that nothing’s more important than the purpose of a brand and that’s our foundation that will still be here many years from now.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If you’re coming to San Diego, you need to try some local taco shops. Some are okay but many are fantastic and my advice would be to try em all, especially closer to the boarder. If you’re a creative who loves photography or video and you’re looking to shoot in the city, Hendo Studios is a creative playground to make some amazing art. Other than that, make sure you spend some time by the coast, relaxing and meditating to the beautiful Ocean that many of us take for granted far too often. This city is full of talented and kind people, so don’t be afraid to talk to strangers.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The number one person who has helped me on my creative journey is 100% my brother, Ryan. He has been my mentor and artistic inspiration since we were kids filming fake war movies with Nerf guns in our backyard. Through our creative and entrepreneurial struggles, Ryan’s refusal to accept anything less than greatness from both himself and myself has been the launching pad for everyone of my successes. His famous quote “Never Submit to Reality” will always remind me that you have the power to create whatever life you want for yourself, never listening to the status quo.

Website: https://unshook.com

Instagram: https://instagram.com/unshook

Twitter: https://twitter.com/unshookclothing

Facebook: https://facebook.com/unshookclothing

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJALOG8WBV_Iwqh-GPPIthw

Other: Text “UNSHOOK” to (833) 664-0559 for awesome discounts and content

Image Credits
Ryan Joseph | Anthony Moreno

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