The average age of a successful entrepreneur in Australia is 37.2 years old, with that number being even higher in the United States at 45 years. The notoriously competitive entrepreneurial club requires years of hard work, dedication, and sleepless nights but not for young entrepreneurial Shakir Hammadi. Shakir didn’t settle for the traditional route to self-ownership and business prosperity – gaining years of experience, developing a concrete plan, and testing out countless formulas for success. Instead, he understood his dreams and trusted his intuition and skills to eventually build the most successful custom jersey company in the world. Meet Shakir Hammadi, founder, and CEO of Jersey Nation.
Jersey Nation began like most ambitious startup stories. A teenage Shakir began working at a local supermarket in Australia, where he was born and raised. It was at this supermarket job where he discovered his disdain for typical retail work, and the foundation for Jersey Nation was laid. He stayed persistent at the supermarket despite wanting more, keen on saving enough to fund his dream business. His hard work gave him the motivation to pursue entrepreneurship and the confidence to rely on his instincts. These events took place during his senior year of high school, and Shakir also had the pressured decision to attend a university he was accepted into for health science. Faced with the impending howls of adulthood, Shakir ultimately chose to trust his gut and pursue Jersey Nation, which has suited him incredibly well.
While the world faced turmoil and a state of oblivion, Shakir saw 2020’s pandemic as the perfect opportunity to hone in on his vision, leading him to launch Jersey Nation in his home country Australia. Hammadi states Jersey Nation as a “fashion label seeking to create unique and custom jerseys inspired by the things people cherish the most”. Sports culture is embedded into most aspects of society today and the young entrepreneur utilized this notion to create a world for himself. Jersey Nation does more than supply jerseys to fans. Its products are made to engage sports audiences who share passions across the entire athletic gamut including baseball, basketball, hockey, and football. Jersey Nation’s sweet spot lies in its creativity and ability to truly give fans what they want. Customers can see this in the company’s diverse jersey and accompanying shorts offerings, with some products including trendy references to social media crazes, television shows, and movies, as well as the widespread hip hop and rap culture.
Shakir’s confidence presented a massive opportunity for which he agilely delivered. Being a successful company wasn’t enough, he envisioned Jersey Nation as becoming the most well-known custom jersey company in the world for males and females in all sports niches. He was able to utilize his Gen-Z aptitude for social media content to grow his company after hours of hard work, which led to massive milestones such as getting to experience some of his favorite NBA players wearing his merch. Early successes helped Hammadi generate the foundation to sustain his ambitious goals, with Jersey Nation reaching an impressive one million sales in the first year of business. Consistency led to the ideal next step in doubling those numbers in the consecutive year. Shakir Hammadi is a testament to the heights one can reach when sticking to their plan and trusting their instincts. His dreams became a reality, and signs show continuous growth for the 19-year-old business founder.
Some of Jersey Nation’s major achievements are the company’s 726,000 Instagram followers, and features in notable publications including GQ, Yahoo!, ESPN, and SLAM Magazine. His seemingly natural tendency to make the right business moves both online and in person is a massive contributor to his ongoing success story. Photographed with major NBA stars, Hammadi is doing all the right things, and the trajectory of Jersey Nation’s growth since its recent launch is a credible testament to that.
Jersey Nation stands out because, unlike most custom jersey companies, it understands the value that lies in our constantly evolving culture. Each jersey’s design captures a moment in the unique modern cultural zeitgeist. From the “Pushing P” TikTok craze to the inclusion of classic video games like “Super Mario” these jerseys address audiences in a way that makes sense for them. This is especially true because of the custom jersey software integrated into Jersey Nation’s website. Customers can discover trending jersey designs or instead flex their creative muscles to craft unique jersey designs that match their own interests.
From trusting his vision to utilizing the power of social media, Shakir Hammadi has dominated the entrepreneur landscape by doing all the right things. His age was irrelevant in the grand scheme of things and using creativity, he was able to manifest his wildest dreams. Jersey Nation continues to thrive and has become a household name in the custom jersey sector, because of an active social media presence and tendency to innovate the landscape. Let Hammadi’s success with Jersey Nation be a testament to what we can accomplish, and be sure to check out the Jersey Nation website for all things custom sportswear!