Hi Dave, can you give us some information about Mokan and the history of the company and those involved?
Hi Dan, Thanks for having me! Yeah Mokan is a small - well, small at the moment - company based in beautiful, sunny Porthcawl, South Wales. We make and sell currently just a few surf fitness products and a couple of lines of clothing.
It’s a bit of a family business at the moment with my wife and me at the helm we have a team of freelancers who we work with for design work, online stuff and the retail side as well as the factories that produce the components of the products.
I’ve always been a bit of an inventor, I love the ocean and surfing and I guess we created Mokan to have an outlet for that creativity. When I was a kid I dreamt of having a surf shop on the beach and always liked the idea of wearing my own branded products rather than anyone else’s. With the change from bricks and mortar to online retail my aspirations have changed, so yeah I’m not after a surf shop anymore!
We also felt ourselves potentially going in the wrong direction - focusing more on our careers and less on what’s important - I guess the message of Mokan is to be here and live now, live life stoked - not just be stoked for the moment you’re on the wave!