It’s easy to write off something different. Growing up with a name like Dersu in Montana wrote me off as strange right off the bat, and I spent a big part of my middle school being the target of endless heckling. In a place like Denver, Colorado, Tikwid could be seen as the odd kid out, however when you begin to get to know what the brand/store represents and the cultural influences that permeate the shop, it doesn’t seem so peculiar and actually starts to get positive attention (on and off the playground).
I’ll let the pieces speak for themselves, just know that each brand has a story and is as rare as they come. Make sure to check out the online store or pay them a visit in Denver.