Growing up in a housing project in Brooklyn, NY was challenging. Adding a parent battling mental illness made it even tougher. Through all the hardships I’ve experienced, I was able to learn about, cherish, and take care of my mental health. Shouldn’t we all?


I made NRGFiEND to create apparel and accessories that positively impacts the lives of the wearers; allowing them to channel their inner energy and emotions through their style. Making it possible for clothes to not only cater to people’s styles but also their minds, bodies, and spirits.


I hope to create a community to fight just like my dad did. Fight against stigmas, bullying, and conforming to the norms of society that hinders growth. Let’s do it together.


- Kareem, Founder & CEO of NRGFiEND.