Two young Warrnambool entrepreneurs have plans for greatness with their t-shirt design business Slow Pickles, and they are still in high school.
Emmanuel College student Ray Slockwitch, 15, and Warrnambool College's Moses Stromvall-O'Brien, 13, said they had books full of designs for future t-shirts.
"We just like to draw," Ray said.
Ray first tried screen printing during an art class in 2018. The pair started hand printing and selling t-shirts to friends around the Surfside caravan park over their summer holidays.
"It is great when we see our friends wearing these t-shirts, when they wear it more than once you know they actually like the design," he said.
They now have over 300 followers on their Instagram site, and are shipping their t-shirts to family and friends as far away as Sweden and Japan.
"We only have one of the original prints left," Ray said.
"Now we are having them printed for us, the first ones were a bit rough.
"All of the money we make goes back into producing more t-shirts. The more we sell, the more we can make."
Moses said the t-shirts have been very well received.
"We have sold a heap so far," he said.
"The best design so far has been the colourful "Environmentalist" design, and the basic Slow Pickles sloth design.
"We want to put our designs on jumpers, socks and hats, any other clothing."
Mayumi Slocwitch, Ray's mother, has been providing business advice for the pair.
"I have been encouraging them, they are enjoying themselves that is the most important thing," she said.
"They spend their time surfing, skating and drawing.
"There are lots of opportunities these days, if they can push themselves."
People can see Slow Pickles t-shirts designs at Shiraya Sushi and Deli, or on the Instagram account, @slow_pickles.
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