Summer Company Spotlight: Nathan Richter

The South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre is pleased to welcome a new cohort of students ready to launch their businesses and dip into the world of entrepreneurship – including Nathan Richter of GVR Custom Apparel.

GVR offers custom hoodies and t-shirts designed to make you look great and give back. Apparel can be purchased online through their online shop. 25% of profits will be donated to Plan International’s goat program that provides goats to families in third world countries to help with sustainable farming practices.

Read on to learn more about Nathan and his business.

What is your favourite part about being an entrepreneur? I love that I have full control over my working hours and I can take breaks according to my own desire.

What inspired you to start a business? I enjoyed digital design and when I came across the program I figured it would be a great opportunity to test out entrepreneurship.

What products do you offer? Currently, I offer hoodies, t-shirts and hats but I am constantly adding more items.

Who do you look up to for inspiration? Mostly famous clothing brands, like Nike, Roots, and Adidas.

How did you come up with your business name? I came up with the name GVR which stands for ‘GIVER’ and this is because I am giving away 25% of all profits to Plan International.

What celebrity would you love to purchase your product? If a celebrity was to purchase from me, it would probably be Justin Bieber. This is because he has been to Collingwood before to ski at Blue Mountain. From social media, he looks like he wears a lot of baggie hoodies and I think he’d look pretty sharp in a GVR design.

Where do you like to go on a day off? I love going to Blue Mountain. There is so much to do and I enjoy spending time there.

What technology innovation made the most impact on your life? This would be the computer as it is where I spend most of my time and where I am even writing this now. How handy!?

What is your favourite cartoon character? My favorite cartoon character is Naruto. This is because it is my favourite show and he is the main character. The characters name and the show name are both “Naruto”.

What is your favourite treat? It would probably have to be ice cream. The taste never disappoints.

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To shop GVR’s selection, check out their website here: https://gvr-custom-apparel.myshopify.com/