"Usomoni" clothing founder Clarence Mikasa shares his journey behind the name of his brand, getting his business off the ground and his own mental health journey.
He was born in Samoa and comes from the villages of Vailele and Vaipu'a, then raised in Flaxmere, Hastings before moving over to Australia.
A note from Clarence:
I’m the founder of USOMONI and started this brand to bring awareness to mental health in our Pacific community.
I know that our people are very proud people and don’t like to show emotion or share what they are going through. They bottle everything up and there are often not enough resources to help our communities.
I started this journey as I was one of those that were going through dark times but didn't let people know what was really going on.
As an owner of a printing business I started "USOMONI" back in 2019 from making tees and sending them out to high profile usos and sisters.
Now I’m a step closer to speaking in front of a big crowd to share my story world wide.