We Are Sozo-Ryoku
Founded in 2009, Sozo-Ryoku is a creative lifestyle brand designed and managed by artist Andre Spight Jr. Its name comes from the Japanese phrase for “Imagination” and is designed around their 4 character collections influenced by music, life, food, and love. While also drawing inspirations from Japanese Pop Culture. The brand quickly became a favorite for many around the world. It's characters have not only been used in a variety of products and clothing styles, but continues to influence other brands in today’s market of handmade items and more. With Sozo-Ryoku you’re bound to find something that not only accommodates your style but accents your personality.
Andre Spight Jr
As the Owner & Creative Director of Sozo-Ryoku, Andre Spight Jr always had his mind on something bigger. Born with Sickle Cell Anemia, Spight would tap into his imagination as a child to escape the constant pain he felt from his debilitating illness. Using his passion for music, art, & Japanese Culture as a palette, Spight decided to use the arsenal of sketchbooks he had to take a chance on what would later become one of the most popular brands to come out of the Midwest.
"Each day is painful, but being able to make a brand that people see themselves in makes it all worth it" -ALIVE Magazine 2013