GCP 64: Shroom Brothers
Episode 64: Bob and Carrie from Shroom Brothers
Shroom Brothers is a company that sells originally made art in the Tacoma area. They make wearable and hangable art. All art is hand drawn by Carrie and screen printing is done by Bob. The show starts with Bob giving a detailed description of what the business does. They also talk about how the two met and got started working together and the types of media Carrie works with.
They then dive further into the discussion of how long the company has been in business. They started selling shirts in 2012. Their first showing was at the Urban Arts Festival, where they sold 9 shirts. The business has now grown to selling over 100 shirts at the larger art festivals. They also talk about how the podcast continues to climb in numbers of downloads and Scott and Brogan's own celebration of the podcast growing.
Conversation turns to their recent experience with Spaceworks in their search for a local storefront in Tacoma. Recently graduates of the Space Works program, they talk about the experience of going through the program. Carrie also describes being an artist since she was a child, getting into college, and the importance of having other create people around you.
Bob then talks about where the Shroom Brothers name came from and other businesses that also have racy names and what the name means to them today. They also talk about the podcast growing and looking into local advertisers, and the giant octopus at the Narrows Bridge.
The show winds down with Bob talking about being from Maine and how he ended up in Tacoma. He then talks about his favorite places around the area, including Three Bridges District and Opera Alley. They also cover the businesses that carry their merchandise, that include: American Ritual Tattoo & Wunderkammer Curiosity Shoppe at Freight House Square, Hotel Murano, Washington State History Museum gift shop, Crimson Wraps and Graphics, Grit City Grind House, The Nearsighted Narwhal, and the Blue Octopus. Each place carries a unique style, customers are encouraged to visit each business to see the different designs.
Thanks to Bob and Carrie for joining Scott and Brogan on the podcast!
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