I am a military veteran motivated to get started on my own apparel line. I have always had a strong passion for fashion, but It wasn’t until now, a year after I left the military to make a fantasy a reality. My brand name is “Rippa Range” and when interpreted it means “Excellence Goes Far.” During my time in the military I had gotten the opportunity to go to Australia. There I learned the Slang/term “Rippa” which means awesome or excellent. The word “Range” is in terms of distance. So that’s how I got my name for my brand. Rippa Range is a streetwear brand for Hip-Hop enthusiasts, BMX riders, skateboarders, and others alike. With this brand, I want to build a “Nation” not just a community. Let it be “Our” brand!