We started in 2011 with the idea of bringing people the best clothing we could possibly make that was inspired by the music, art, and skate culture that surrounds us. In the beginning we knew nothing about design, coding websites, managing money, or running a business but we learned along the way and we have no intention of stopping. When you buy a shirt from Still Alive you're not buying from a faceless factory you're buying from a small indie label that hand packages your order with love.
In the fall of 2015 we moved almost everything in house. We bought a printing press to print our own shirts and started buying our blank tees from American manufacturers. It was important for us to create the products we were designing to ensure that everything leaving our doors was top notch.
"Growing up I always had aspirations of being in a band. I bought a First Act guitar when I was 12 years old and learned every blink-182 song I could but when it came writing my own songs I could never get the hang of it. I always found myself gravitating towards the visual arts growing up. I liked skateboard graphics, band t-shirts, and had fierce dedication to all the clothing brands I loved. In 2011 I set out to create my own music and skate fueled brand with a $200 check I got from my parents for my birthday. I never thought that it would go anywhere but I'm thankful every day that it did."
Gage Wright / Still Alive Creator
Owner / Operator
What is your role at Still Alive?
I handle just about everything. I run social media, design
tees, code website tweaks, ship orders, print tees, product photography,
sew hem tags, and anything else you can imagine.
Is there anyone else behind Still Alive?
Nope. I started Still Alive and have always enjoyed running it alone.
I call on a few close friends occasionally when I need product photos,
extra help printing, or shipping out large orders.
What are some of your hobbies?
I'm a big fan of video games, television shows, skateboarding,
snowboarding, and attending punk shows.
What are some of your favorite bands?
Some of my all time favorite bands are blink-182, Mansions,
Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, Fireworks, Manchester Orchestra,
The Wonder Years, Front Bottoms, and The Menzingers.
What's your favorite food?
Taco Bell. I could easily eat Taco Bell for every meal.