The Corporate Misfits – Slangin’ Tees with Brittany and Amy of Oil Digger Tees

In today’s Dirty South Club spotlight we give a little shine to the proud co-founders of Oil Digger Tees, Brittany Darrington and Amy Tyndell. Earlier this year we were able to connect with the ladies to give us some D$C type of motivation and have them share a bit about themselves and their business. Read on to learn more about the trillest ladies representin the Dirty with the grittiest fashion-forward apparel and gift company.


What’s your name and where are you from:

Brittany: My name is Brittany Darrington and I’m from Austin, Texas.

Amy: Amy Tyndell, Jacksonville, Texas.

What do you do and what inspired you to do it:

Brittany: I am the Co-Founder of Oil Digger Tees; I’ve always dreamt of owning my own fashion company ever since I was a little girl; I used to put on Barbie fashion shows for my family and even started my own ‘Outfit of the Day’ blog.

I attended The Art Institute where I majored in Retail Management and Marketing. While in school, I had the pleasure of working for Tootsies for several years where I learned the ins-and-outs of high-end retail.

Amy: I am Co-founder of Oil Digger Tees. I have been designing and creating since a child. After graduating from Texas Tech University, with a major in Apparel Design and Manufacturing and a minor in Art/Business, I joined the corporate world and dabbled in creative jobs.

I decided the 9 to 5 and working for others wasn’t for me. I became an acrylic/mixed media artist (www.facebook.com/amytscustompaintings). I wanted a faster paced industry which led me to the fashion industry and my old-fashioned pal Brittany Darrington.

 

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Best business or personal advice you’ve ever received:

Brittany: Make sure you have resiliency within.

Amy: Take your dreams and passions seriously. If you don’t, no one else will.

Any words of advice or encouragement for those who wish to follow in your footsteps:

Brittany: Don’t be afraid to take risks and fail. I look at my failures as a success because of the lessons learned. My mentor John C. Maxwell encouraged me to get comfortable with making mistakes because that’s where greatness is formed. 

Amy: Be persistent and on your toes. When something doesn’t work out, get creative and regroup.

How do you define success:

Brittany: I define success by accomplishing goals that I have set for myself.

Amy: Being able to live off your dream.

What are your plans or goals for the business and for you personally in the near future:

Brittany: Our plans are to grow Oil Digger Tees into every major retail company that fits our brand and pop bottles of champagne while eating queso along the way! 🙂

Amy: To keep expanding and have fun while doing it!

Where can the people find you online:

Brittany: You can find us online at www.oildiggertees.com, Look-book at issuu.com/oildiggertees.com and on Instagram/Facebook @Oildiggertees. We are sold nationwide. Locations of our partnered retailers can be found online.

What do you like to do for fun:

Brittany: I love to learn about unique wines, traveling, watching Shark Tank and taking hip hop classes.

Amy: Hanging out with friends and family and trying out new restaurants.

What do you love most about the South:

Brittany: UMMMM the food! I eat..eat..eat..eat! I love me some fried foods, macaroni, and best of all STEAK! Also, I love the support from the South. I’ve met great southerners who want to support entrepreneurs from the South.  

Amy: Slangs Twangs, and Country thangs!

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Photos Courtesy of Oil Digger Tees


Kinfolk, make sure you get by and support these ladies’ business at OilDiggerTees.com. They’ve got some fly shiggity to keep you swervy!

 

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