Connor Curran + Dustin Paisley

Connor Curran + Dustin Paisley

Connor and Dustin are the co-founders of Local Laundry, a made in Canada clothing company based in Calgary, Alberta. A dynamic duo in their late twenties, they show what you can accomplish when you put your heart in it—and your belief in community.

Connor and Dustin are the co-founders of Local Laundry, a made in Canada clothing company based in Calgary, Alberta.

“We like to say that we don’t sell clothing. We build community. Everything goes back to how we can create a positive impact and give back.”

Local Laundry first started back in 2015, while Connor was studying abroad in Sweden. He wanted to build a company that represented where he was from and could bring people together to create a connection. So he did what anyone would do and Google searched, “How to start a t-shirt company?”, watched a YouTube video, and a few hours later he had an online clothing company.

The most difficult thing at first was that we didn’t know what we were doing, and to some degree, we still, don’t! We’re not fashion designers or e-commerce experts. We’ve learned a lot just by trying, failing and trying again. That’s what entrepreneurs are at the end of the day: glorified problem solvers.