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Clothing entrepreneur a 'Happy Chap' when musician sports his brand on stage
Raymond Mfon launched Happy Chap in February after two years in the making and hopes his brand will inspire people to think and behave positively
A CLOTHING entrepreneur is one very "Happy Chap" after a chart topping musician was spotted wearing one of his branded T-shirts.
Raymond Mfon of Goodwin Drive, Sidcup says he was "over the moon" when Ed Sheeran donned one of his Happy Chap T-shirts at a gig in Zurich, Switzerland.
The 20-year-old said: "I was fortunate to go to Edinburgh and hand him the clothing.
"I didn’t know if he was going to wear it, but when I saw pictures of him in the T-shirt, I was over the moon.
"It really means such a lot."
Mr Mfon launched Happy Chap in February after two years in the making and hopes his brand will inspire people to think and behave positively.
The digital media student at Canterbury Christ Church University said: "Happy Chap is an idea I created out of my love for fashion.
"People always used to say I was a happy chap, so it was a reflection of myself.
"I wanted to launch a brand that’s positive and that showed living in a positive way.
"This is shown by the expressions of our models - we didn’t want them to screw their faces up like they do for high fashion brands.
"We wanted them to be comfortable and have fun.
"On our facebook page, we post quotes of the day about happiness to inspire people, such as one by American motivational author Brian Tracy.
"We use fair-trade clothing made in the UK, not in sweatshops, to promote good economy.
"I want to change attitudes of not just individuals but of communities.
"It’s a lifestyle brand that shows not everything is doom and gloom."
Mr Mfon, who has also donated some of his shirts to orphans in Uganda, says he was inspired by musicians Bob Marley and John Lennon to create the brand.
He added: "They lived their lives promoting happiness and that’s what I want to do as well."
The clothes are available to buy online at facebook.
For more information, visit facebook.com/HappyChapClo
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