Humboldt Republic, is a Clothing and Multi Media/Entertainment Company located on 535 4th Street in Eureka. All the clothing is exclusively designed and printed in Humboldt County. The store celebrated its 2nd anniversary in June 2013 and is co-owned by Jason Brandi and Justin Christensen.
According to a press release, the store has reached online customers in 25 states in just the last 6 months which is when they started the online outreach. The store outgrew its original location on 5th Street in Eureka within the first year. The present location is 2 times larger. According to Brandi and Christensen, their clothing has “an exclusive factor.”
“We are not your typical Humboldt clothing store,” said Brandi. “We design clothes that are modern and trending. What makes us unique is that we print new designs weekly and we don’t print mass quantities of every design. We create for specific colors and styles. We offer high quality clothing at a lower cost than our competitors. Besides our own brand, we are the only local Humboldt clothing Brand with a store location that carries national designer brands for men and women.”
Christensen states that they travel out of the area to trade shows and hand-select each garment. “Our clothing caters to the entire family from adults to infants.”
Both Christensen and Brandi grew up in Humboldt and come from local families. “Two years ago, we came into a bad economy but succeeded by being unique,” they said. Local community is very important to them and they regularly sponsor youth teams and donate to various charities.
Besides clothing, they also put on concerts and shows. The store already had its 2 year anniversary sale but there is another chance for old and new customers to cash in on the celebration. If you like their Facebook page, share it or recommend it or tag yourself in a photo wearing HR clothing, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free sweatshirt, 2 shirts, or 2 tanks. There will be three drawings in month of June, one on the 10th, one on the 20th, and one on 30th. You are not limited to do just one entry and you can re-enter in each drawing.