Our People - Stefanie Noll

Our People - Stefanie Noll

Meet Stephanie. Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, grew up in Kansa City, Missouri and now currently residing in NYC.

A dancer with a new love for choreography.

Showing expression through movement and sharing those feelings with others has given her a drive towards choreography. We talked to Stephanie about the past year, the hardships and the slow times...
Ticket To Dream 2021

Ticket To Dream 2021

This back to school season, the nation’s 400,000 foster kids will return to school, alongside all of our school-aged children, for the first time in over a year.  For foster children, it’s often a new school  - where a fresh start could change their future...
Our People - Melissa Miranda

Our People - Melissa Miranda

Today we introduce our good friend, Chef-Owner of Musang: Melissa Miranda.
A Filipinx creator who studied and worked in kitchens overseas after completing college, then found her way back to Beacon Hill, where Melissa spent her youth.
 
Before Melissa and her team opened their first brick and mortar restaurant, supported by a successful kickstarter campaign, you’d have found Melissa at one of Musang’s pop-up brunch or dinner experiences serving up delicious Filipinx-inspired food dotted around Seattle...
Our People - Jamila Pomeroy

Our People - Jamila Pomeroy

Today we introduce Jamila Pomeroy. Jamila is an internationally-published, award-winning writer/journalist, a director, artist and creative entrepreneur, based in Vancouver, Canada. Outside of writing, Jamila is the founder and creative director of Canada’s first Black-owned print lifestyle magazine, Avocado Toast Post.

As a Kenyan-Canadian writer and filmmaker, Jamila's aim is to help facilitate the taking back of BIPOC narratives and empower minorities and people of varying socio-economic statuses through storytelling. Going hand-in-hand with this, is her strong passion to tell real, raw and authentic narratives, that give characters the ability to live outside of exhausted character archetypes. As a multi-generational hereditary storyteller on both sides of her family, Jamila sees film and editorial as a way to honour and pay homage to her Kenyan, Newfoundlander and Mi’kmaq heritage, while helping to shape a new generation of media.

Our People - Jordan Nicholson

Our People - Jordan Nicholson

Last month we launched Arvin Good’s newest project “Our People” - a video series highlighting some amazing people telling their stories. 
 
This week we caught up with our good friend and Seattle local: Jordan Nicholson, a photographer and all round creative mind, known for his positivity, colourful style and rad collaborations. Jordans lifestyle and work has inspired many, living with TAR Syndrome has not held him back, his photographic eye has been used by some of the biggest musicians to well known brands. Here’s what Jordan had to say about self love and some pivotal points in his life...
Friend of the People: An Interview with Steven John Irby

Friend of the People: An Interview with Steven John Irby

Steven John Irby (A.K.A. Steve Sweatpants) is an artist cut directly from the cloth of Brooklyn and Queens. Photographer, creative consultant, and aspiring director, Irby is an artist of the people, dissolving the arbitrary division between low brow and high brow. His stunning black and white photographs invoke the spirit of Henri Cartier-Bresson but with a modern twist. 

We caught up with Steve to talk photography, his community and the direction he's taken his work... 

Our People - Zane Coppard

Our People - Zane Coppard

Meet Canadian musician and songwriter Zane Coppard.

Zane has been surrounded by music from an early age, picking up drums when he was 8; sessioning in bands, taking him all over the country and being one half of Smash Boom Pow with his brother. In more recent years, Zane has been working on a solo project and we’re stoked for his new album that comes out on July 30th.

Friend of the People: An Interview with Dean Petty

Friend of the People: An Interview with Dean Petty

This month we partnered with our friends from up north: Anchored Coffee, to bring to you a carefully crafted coffee blend that pairs terrifically with our rad limited edition Anchored Coffee socks. 
Friend of the People: An Interview with Steven Tiller

Friend of the People: An Interview with Steven Tiller

Meet SeaVees Founder Steven Tiller.
Friend of the People: An Interview with Eddie Berrang

Friend of the People: An Interview with Eddie Berrang

Whalebone is more than just a magazine. Somewhere between playing a round of golf with Bill Murray and Kelly Slater, and hosting a worldwide photo contest, they've also managed to find the time to make their own hot sauce, launch a print shop, and throw some of the best parties Montauk has ever seen.
We caught up with founder and self-described janitor Eddie Berrang to talk about their latest collaboration with Arvin. 
Friend of the People: An Interview with Sean Kesterson

Friend of the People: An Interview with Sean Kesterson

Sean Kesterson, AKA Alimo, paints with the effortless grace of a noserider, and his pieces pull you into the scenes he creates — whether it’s a hidden surf spot poking out of the trees, or a pair of snowboarders scrambling up a peak. 

We teamed up with Sean to create an exclusive pair of naturally-dyed socks in a sun-drenched yellow colorway that captures his fun-loving attitude, and a handful of limited-edition prints titled “Party Wave” that reflect Arvin’s collective approach to making the world a better place. 

Friend of the People: An Interview with Kris Evans

Friend of the People: An Interview with Kris Evans

Kris Evans photography has a warmth and intimacy that’s like seeing his world through the eyes of a friend. 
Kris started out in the skateboarding scene, and he’s brought that sense of community camaraderie to the powerful campaigns he’s created New Balance, Knickerbocker MFG, and most recently — Arvin Goods.
We recently caught up with him to chat about film, patience, and his advice for young shooters.