Rag trade right fit post- service
FORMER Townsville soldier Marty Cornish took a leap of fate when handing in his resignation to the Australian Army last year.
But the dream to start his own clothing label was too important to ignore and has now let to the successful launch of his street style label Made Status and a soon- to- be- opened shopfront on Flinders Street.
“Two years ago I had a vision to bring street wear brands to Townsville as I found that a lot of people in North Queensland were buying them online or went to Brisbane to do their shopping there, so I always wanted to bring that vision to Townsville,” Mr Cornish said.
“I now have the exclusive rights for brands such as Made Status clothing, Crooks and Castles as well as other ( brands) which I’m now looking to launch in Townsville.”
Mr Cornish said his former defence mates had been integral in helping him launch his dream.
“The Defence Force has helped me with the launch of the brand. My mates in the army have supported me in many ways from modelling for print advertising campaigns and wearing the brand to displaying Made Status stickers on their cars,” he said.
To give back to those who supported him, Mr Cornish most recently joined forces with Mates4Mates.
He is currently in negotiation with the local Family Recovery Centre to create a more personalised T- shirt design for members and also donated gym equipment to assist injured veterans and their spouses to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
STEPPING OUT: Former Townsville soldier Marty C