Mya Alfonso - Staff Writer
The Lone Peak area is known for successful people and companies, including many local businesses. Some of these companies include STAYwear, DAZI Skinny Ties, and Kortni Jeane Swimwear.
The first company is STAYwear, and they actually have a really cool background which includes students here at Lone Peak. The website tells about how STAY came to be, in company-founder Shane Ball’s own words: “Since childhood, I dreamed of starting a clothing brand that was different, unique, and real with people. STAY started out as a skateboard clothing brand that focused on a clean image and simple designs. However, STAY would soon become more than just a skater brand. In Spring of 2015, students from Lone Peak High School (Highland, Utah) contacted me and asked if I would support them in their cause #ICHOOSETOSTAY, which focused on suicide prevention. I knew that I wanted STAY to have a charitable part of the company that would give back to others, and by taking on the #ICHOOSETOSTAY campaign, STAY donates 10% of profits to a local charity that focuses on suicide prevention.” It’s awesome that such a great company supports such a great cause! Check them out at www.staywear.com
Next is the awesome necktie company, DAZI. They are a skinny tie company that has found a way to make fashionable ties affordable. Here is the story of how they were able to find their unique name: “Months of brainstorming finally led to a name that we fell in love with. We wanted a name with meaning behind it. We came across the word DASI which is Indonesian for "necktie". We decided to switch the S to a Z to make it our own–DAZI [daw-zee]. As we continue to grow, we will always be reminded of our roots, where it all began - neckties. We have a strong desire to continue creating products that are as unique as the people who buy and wear them.” It’s amazing that this company is able to stay true to their roots! Find them at www.daziusa.com
Kortni Jeane is such an incredible swimsuit company that has found a way to make their swimsuits comfortable for people of all sizes. They are a company based in Provo, that believes that every woman should be “comfortable in her own skin… [and] doesn’t compare or judge, but rather embraces her body and makes it work!” They are a mix-and-match company that you can pick which top and bottom you want. Doing this you basically create your own swim suit! Currently they are doing a campaign called #KJILOVEME where they are asking people about how they view their bodies and how they think others should view their bodies. Kortni Jeane is a great company that has great swimsuits that encourage everyone to love their bodies! Check them out at www.kortnijeane.com
These people have managed to have successful companies and are doing well in their area. Through the stressors of life they are able to make these companies work. If you are think about starting a business or are even interested in this type of career field, go check out how some companies were able to start. And don’t forget to go check out these companies, they have awesome products!