How I started my own clothing company

Posted on: 27 November 2020 in Enterprise

A graduate

Danny Sullivan is a BSc Mathematics with Finance graduate and director at Good Trip Clothing Ltd.

Can you describe your current role?

I started my own clothing business, Good Trip Clothing in 2018, originally as a souvenir clothing company for people looking for a premium alternative to the cheap, gimmicky travel t-shirts flooding the internet. 

I wanted to create more subtle designs for t-shirts after a trip around Japan; something you could wear comfortably without making a massive statement. The business has grown and now creates premium quality clothing inspired by destinations around the world, manufactured ethically and sustainably, benefiting local communities in the process.  

Which aspects of your course do you think have been the most beneficial to your career? 

When starting my own business, the skills learned on my Economics and Accounting modules certainly came in very useful. The general problem-solving skills that come with a Maths degree have definitely been the most important to my career development however. The skills developed on my course have given me the tools to build a successful business.


What is the first thing that you think of when you think of the University of Liverpool?

The city is one of a kind and I always love going back there. It's arguably the best night out in the country and the locals are the friendliest you could ever wish to meet.


Do you have any top tips to share with future and current students?

Throw yourself into everything including socials with your course mates and any extra-curricular activities that you're interested in.

The best thing I did was go on a ski trip even though I didn't really know anybody else going. Forming friendships and having great experiences are just as important as your course in my opinion.


Keywords: Case studies, enterprise.