A NIGHT FOR A TRAILBLAZER
SkidRow Enterprises is a Los Angeles based apparel company founded by Evan Brisbane that aims to eliminate the stigma associated with homelessness.
Before starting the company, Evan had been chronically homeless for two years after being released from prison. Evan served 17 years of a cruel 25 year-to-life sentence under California's 3 Strike Law for writing a bad check ($600). Due to the severe nature of the sentencing the legal firm of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt waged a legal battle to get Evan out in a landmark case.
Since gaining his freedom, Evan has risen above his circumstances and worked hard to put the pieces of his life back together.
Today, Evan works at Impact Hub Los Angeles, a community hub and co-working space located in the Arts District that is focused on helping non-profits and social enterprises succeed and thrive in our city.
Evan started SkidRow Enterprises in an effort to use business as a force of good. He hopes the company will reframe the way people see Skid Row and homelessness.
Every resident of Skid Row has a story of tragedy, triumph, perseverance and strength. By enabling people to proudly displaying the community they are from Evan hopes to instill a sense of pride in anyone who is actively working to survive and thrive.
Every purchase of SkidRow Entreprise apparel helps us get closer to the ultimate goal of providing jobs and helping people rebuild their lives.