Name: Christopher and Courtney Rhodes
Location: Austin, TX
Describe yourself in three words: Chris – Pretty Boy Extraordinaire; Courtney – Sapphic Cat Lady
What is the name of your business and what do you do?
FLAVNT Streetwear. We are an LGBTQIA+ clothing line
Why did you decide to start your own business? How did you get started?
FLAVNT was started sort of by accident—we created some shirts to wear to the Austin Pride Parade and saw a lot of interest in the “Pretty Boy” shirt Chris had made for himself. This made us wonder if we could come up with even more designs that resonated with people in our community, so we put our graphic design backgrounds to work, branded FLAVNT (pronounced “flaunt”), and designed more shirts. Some social media prowess helped us grow from there.