In a garage on Crown Avenue, three enterprising La Cañada High School graduates who recently returned from college are pooling their talents and ambitions to launch a one-of-a-kind T-shirt company.
Co-founder Francis Pollara said that [SIC] Apparel draws its name and inspiration from the Latin-based term ‘sic,' meaning “intentionally so written.”
“Our company is centered around the concept of referencing artwork and designs exactly as they were originally created,” he said.
In addition to giving their chosen artists free rein to design what they please, the company is offering artists a 35% commission on each sale of a T-shirt bearing their work.
Pollara, with co-founders Anya Rosen and Walter Mansilla, officially launched [SIC] Apparel with a party at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design March 25. The event celebrated the start of the company's drive for start-up capital on the popular crowd-sourced fundraising website, Kickstarter.
The trio, all 2007 graduates of La Cañada High School, said they reunited after graduating from college in 2011 to apply their various skills to a common goal.