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Company aims spotlight on mental health

Company aims spotlight on mental health
November 09
03:33 2017

While making a splash in the fashion industry, a locally owned, and operated streetwear company is also shining a light on mental health issues that plague communities across the country and right here in Forsyth County. 

Chris Wilson, founder of Mogul Clothing Co., has always had a passion for fashion, and earlier this year he turned that passion into his own clothing line.

But Mogul is not just a clothing company. Along with upgrading your wardrobe, Mogul also aims to make a difference in the community as well. A portion of each sale goes to help fund the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and local nonprofits that focus on mental health and suicide prevention. 

Aside from his love of fashion, Wilson said he had several inspirations for Mogul, including his grandfather, who has owned his own blacksmith business for more than 50 years and his older brother CJ, who he credits for being the most fashionable person he’s ever known.

In 2003, Wilson lost his brother to suicide. Wilson said his brother was his biggest supporter and he always encouraged him to follow his dreams.

“My brother was my best friend and my biggest fan. He always encouraged me, he always took care of me and even to this day I feel like I’m honoring him with the things I’m doing,” said Wilson. “If he could see me now I know he would be so proud.” 

During an interview with The Chronicle last week Wilson said he is always working on new ideas for the brand. He said it’s important to keep a balance between what’s trending and his own original ideas. He mentioned he has learned over time to “go with his gut.”

Wilson said he would love to see his brand become a household name like Supreme, or Kick but most importantly he wants people to think of Mogul as the brand looking to make a difference when it comes to mental health.

“When people talk about mental health awareness, I want people to think our brand is helping the most,” he continued. For more information on Mogul Clothing Co. or to make a purchase visit www.wearmogulshop.com. You can also make purchases at the Oval Office Barbershop located at 628 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem.

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