A group of six Watford Boys Grammar School students from Croxley Green and Watford have managed to reach the regional stage of the Young Enterprise Company Programme Competition.
The team, consisting of Colm Finnegan, Ayo Fasanya, Ethan Meller, Gus Finnegan, Zach O’Malley and Charles Manieson, established the streetwear clothing label “MisQuoted”. Each of their products, including hoodies and long and short sleeve T-shirts, feature satirical ‘misquotes’ from famous people.
All of the group feel that young people are not engaged enough in politics and the social sciences and so decided to try and make them more relevant and relatable to the youth. Due to their shared love of the big streetwear brands such as Supreme and Palace they decided clothing would be a perfect way to achieve their goal.
To date their most popular design was a hoodie with “‘Drop beats, not bombs.’ – Kim-Jong Un” on it, and their upcoming release is a T-shirt with “Skaters. Not dictators.’ – Putin” on it. Both garments also feature vibrant designs. All of their products can be viewed on their instagram page (@misquotedlondon) which also contains the link to their website.
As a result of their hard work, on top of studying for their A levels, the boys managed to win their district, area and county finals. They also managed to win awards for Best Interview, Best Presentation, three awards for Best Marketing as well as three awards for Best Overall Company. MisQuoted will now compete in the regional round of competition where they hope that they will achieve even more success.