The story behind Ambassadeur Co. Shirts
“My name is Albert Lukonga and I was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the country’s political crisis that made life a little hard to survive. My mother, (a tailor and designer), worked hard in the fashion industry to put food on the table for ten of us (Yes all from same father and mother). Eventually, this became impossible for my mother to take care of everyone in the family. So we decided to flea from Congo and ended up in a refugee camp located in Zimbabwe where we lived until June of 2006 when we were chosen for resettlement to come to the United States. This was not just a dream come true, but it was something unexpected to me. Once settled in Lexington, Kentucky, I attended school and play soccer at Henry Clay high school. This is when I met Mrs. Jones (my soccer mom that took care of me as her own son), she taught me a lot about the country, helped me with school work, and improved my English. While doing this I was also doing side jobs in MLM companies, insurance companies, selling vacuum machines door-to-door, and other sales jobs. Unfortunately the day before my high school graduation, we lost Mrs. Jones to breast cancer, this is when I started putting everything she ever taught me to work. I moved on and ended up attending college at Eastern Kentucky University. Trying to keep up with the Jones I decided to major in Biology and the plan was to go to medschool. But after a couples years at University of Kentucky I decided to drop-out to fully pursue my childhood dream (building Ambassadeur Co.). With all the money I had saved for school I invested it all into the company. My brand provides high-quality clothing to a modern men who wants to take their style beyond their means.
My company (Ambassadeur Co.) represents and speak all essentials that are needed and required in our 21st century to stand out, build character, and be confident in what you are wearing. Along with this, I do not only want you to feel like all you have on is just another logo, but understand the story behind the logo itself, how it makes you feel, and what it truly stands for. Wearing our elegant shirts in public shows great character and truly represents what it means and feels to be a gentlemen, but most importantly our logo represents something bigger than just you and me. I decided to first start with shirts as my main product because i wanted the company to focus on one product for better execution and also I just did not have the finances to branch out into other products. But Ambassadeur Co. will soon be launching more items for our everyday unique clients that wants to stand out and also be part of something bigger than just themselves. For every item purchased by our customer we automatically donate two percent (2%) to a chosen charity to help feed a child in need on your behalf because as the CEO and Founder of this company I remember the days I spent being hungry in the refugee camp for 2-3 days. By giving back this percentage, I will be able to help others who are still in the place where I used to be in(world of hunger). I want to do something for them that no one has never done for me when I was trying to survive back then, this also gives my brand a true organic experience of how we can affectively execute this hunger crisis by hearing directly from me and the types of experiences I encountered. Finally, I also know that to execute this I will need all men to come in and join my mission to dress well while making a huge impact in the world we live and also to built a community of men who wants to make a difference. This is why I chose to focus on serving my clients with great products combined with a one of a kind service (rolling my own sleeves to help meet my customers needs ad wants). Now gentlemen, the time has come for you to make a difference and also wear something that not is made with good quality but has a true meaning behind it, we believe that not all shirts are made the same.”