One of his trips included a spring break adventure to San Juan, Puerto Rico, during which he and his two friends came up with the novel idea of Hawaiian pants, adorned with a surfer-type cartoon dolphin. After the shenanigans subsided, Farmer left Puerto Rico with nothing more than a comical idea, not expecting it to manifest into a business venture.
When asked about how his time at St. Barnabas helped him to become the person he is today, Farmer stated “St. Barnabas is where I found my confidence, through supportive teachers and good friends. Without that confidence there’s no way I would have been able to try something like starting a clothing line on my own.”
While Ryan’s Hawaiians is still in its beginning stages, Ryan has already begun promoting his idea of the “Aloha Renaissance” through social media, blog posts, and the distribution of promotional t-shirts and koozies at various events. To keep up with Ryan and his continuing work on his brand, be sure to follow Ryan’s Hawaiians on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Also check out his website to make sure you're the first to know when Ryan’s Hawaiians are available to the public.
SBES Class of 2008