ABOUT SOLE FOLKS

SOLE FOLKS IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE THAT EMPOWERS EMERGING
ENTREPRENEURS WITH PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT, RESOURCES AND
RETAIL CHANNELS. WE DO THIS THROUGH:

1) THE SOLE FOLKS COOPERATIVE
A CREATIVE RETAIL SPACE IN THE HEART OF LEIMERT PARK OFFERING
UNDERSERVED ENTREPRENEURS A PLACE TO SHOWCASE THEIR COLLECTIONS
AND BUILD THEIR BRANDS.

2) THE SOLE FOLKS LAB
AN INCUBATOR PROGRAM EMPOWERING UNDERSERVED CREATIVE
ENTREPRENEURS WITH A BRAND BUILDING CURRICULUM, BUSINESS RESOURCES,
PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP AND STARTUP CAPITAL.

WE ARE A WORK IN PROGRESS

MISSION

CULTIVATING BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP.

SOLE FOLKS CULTIVATES THE CREATIVE PURSUITS OF UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS THROUGH AN INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM, A MENTORSHIP ECOSYSTEM AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

VISION

POTENTIAL, REALIZED.

WE ARE DEDICATED TO A WORLD IN WHICH
THE FOUNDATIONS OF BLACK CREATIVITY ARE
FORTIFIED, ACTIVATED AND ECONOMICALLY
SUSTAINED.

CO-FOUNDERS

AKIL WEST

CEO

Experienced nonprofit leader and financial literacy author, focusing on providing opportunities to underserved populations. Black Owned and Operated, Hood Gardens, Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Money.

TAZ ARNOLD

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER

Acclaimed designer (collabs including MCM) and Grammy winning producer (Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar), with audiences craving his next projects.
TI$A, Sa-Ra.

SOLE FOLKS HQ
4317 DEGNAN BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90008

AKIL WEST
CO-FOUNDER x CEO
213.407.9923

EMAIL ADDRESS
team@solefolks.com

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TEAM WORK