Street fashion scene fits better than uni
Heat Plus Clothing founders enjoy success
Kieran, 19, added: “We know for a fact that people our age really like street wear and they don’t know where to get it.
“They would ask us to get things for them and there has been some great people getting
The pals have always had an interest in the fashion industry.
Kieran says he used to be really into the gym and would make gym T-shirts to sell, and Johnny would record videos at weddings and for musicians – now they have combined their skills to get Heat Plus off the ground.
They are keen to help people their own age get access to the top brands.
“We know what people like and are into and what’s on the decline and on the up,” said Johnny. “We know how to give people a fair price and if it sacrifices a bit of profit that’s the way it is. When we were younger we just couldn’t afford it.
“You gradually just learn more and more about it though through shopping around, watching videos, going on eBay and going out shopping.”
Kieran continued: “We want a shop that is trusted and has good prices. We want to keep customers coming back rather than go online. We get a good feeling helping people out.”
The former St Andrew’s and St Bride’s High School pupils admit that leaving university has been a risk, but they feel that it is now proving to be the right decision.
Johnny said: “I regret staying in school as long as I did because you are just driven towards going to university. You can take the other opportunity to go and start your own business. It’s not that difficult, it’s just not that common.”
Kieran continued: “We just followed the normal progression. Johnny got straight As and I had four As and a B.
“I didn’t even want to go to uni, but I’m glad I did though to try it. It felt like the natural progression but we weren’t into it.
“It’s about taking the risk. It’s a pretty big thing.”
I regret staying in school as long as I did...
Passion for fashion Johnny Little and Kieran Feechan