“Two years ago, I lost everything. I ended up in a small trailor in the woods of South Georgia 20 miles from the nearest town. I ended up knitting teddy bears to get myself out of there. It took six months, it took walking 7 miles a day to the nearest post office, and took a lot hope, prayer, and resilience. My teddy bears became admired, adored, and longed for.
I’ve knit nearly 600 teddy bears in these last two years, and though people love them, I’ve only just begun what I think could be an amazing moment in entrepreneurial history, where a man, homeless and with nothing, managed to build an empire by knitting. Yeah…by KNITTING. A rough looking, bearded red neck of a man who smells of Old Spice that knits teddy bears showed the world that it takes passion, persistance, and a certain amount of humility to build a business into a brand.”