Stay Golden Apparel was founded in February 2012 at the Gahan House Pub in beautiful Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Canada by 3 lads from Colonel Gray High School. Devin MacGregor, Alex Khan, and Coltin Handrahan saw the need of an Island clothing brand that wasn't being met by corporate companies. The goal from day one was to provide quality clothing at good prices to Islanders while giving back to the community and building a brand on the Island lifestyle. Throughout the spring more and more people in island schools and the public began supporting local through their clothing. When the summer of 2012 arrived the company began a transformation from a student start up into an established company. After placing at the top of the Start up PEI Challenge from over 20 other local start ups Stay Golden went digital with www.staygolden.ca and began renting it's first office at 224 Queen Street in downtown Charlottetown. Throughout the summer the team began developing a dynamic set of partnerships with other local businesses including Fishbones Oyster Bar & Grill and the Victoria Row Concert Series.
In August through a partnership with the organizers of the Tanner Craswell & Mitch MacLean Memorial Golf Open, Stay Golden ran a charity campaign selling "TCMM" tee's to raise over $2500 to do our part in establishing the Tanner Craswell & Mitch MacLean scholarship fund at Colonel Gray High school. Throughout the fall of 2012 and into the Winter of 2013 the team has been busy expanding the brand through Sales Representatives throughout Canada and beyond!
Here's a video from CBC: Compass back in the day when we were getting going. We're looking forward seeing Prince Edward Island and Stay Golden making the map and want you to be a part of it!