Jeff & Eric Long are San Diego locals who spend most of their day outside in the Southern California sunshine, riding waves all around the city. These two brothers are the owners of Slippa Co., selling artistic round beach towels. They are designed in San Diego and feature beautiful mandala designs, tye-dye, and some artist collab designs too. Their overall mission is to inspire the outdoor lifestyle like the one they live. Here at Hi Sweetheart we sell a handful of Slippa's round towels with various designs. They are definitely a hot item in the shop, so come on in and get your Slippa towel today.
We had an exclusive interview with Jeff & Eric the other day and asked them some questions to get to know the men behind Slippa Co. as well as some questions about their business adventure. Read on to learn more about these two awesome guys!
Tell us a little about yourselves...the basics...
What part of San Diego do you live in? Pacific Beach
Favorite color? Green
Favorite Netflix series? We don't have Netflix (No T.V either lol)
Would you consider your self a morning person or a night owl? Definitely a morning person, love surfing early.
Favorite item of clothing? Wetsuits, we spend more time in a wetsuit than anything else!
Favorite travel destination? Kauai
Coffee? Tea? Matcha? Coffee all day!
Slippa Co. Questions
What motivated you to start your own round towel company? I was pretty set on starting a company, and after dragging my brother, Eric, into it we felt it would be best to start a lifestyle brand that embodied who we were. The round towel was the first product we launched and after incorporating art from our network it just snowballed into something much bigger.
What is the best thing about working with your brother? We are best friends, it's like a dream come true. My brother and I also enjoy all of the same things, so we get to spend a lot of quality time together surfing, spearfishing, and traveling.
Who are some artists/designers you'd like to collaborate with in the future? Cryptk
What is the next step for Slippa Co.? Any new products coming down the pipeline? Starting the first ever hemp beach towel line along with a hemp sports towel and yoga towel. We are also expanding our line of up cycled leather goods which are made from airplane seats at the San Diego International Airport.
Any advice for young entrepreneurs? If you fully commit and believe in what you are doing it is amazing what you can accomplish. Embrace rejection and failure, instead of letting it deter your effort, allow it to fuel it.
What is your favorite surf spot in San Diego? Well we can't tell you our favorite spot bc its kind of a secret, but Blacks is one of them.
What is your favorite post-surf meal? California Burrito
How long has Hi Sweetheart been stocking Slippa Towels? Hi Sweetheart was one of the first accounts we ever got. Molly has been selling our towels for 3 years now.
What is your favorite thing about Hi Sweetheart? We love working with local shops, especially ones that feature local companies. Hi Sweetheart carries a lot of unique items, things you can't normally find in other shops. Definitely a must see if your ever in the La Jolla area.
Jeff & Eric, you guys are legends! We are so happy we can support your business and love what you stand for. Keep doin' what you're doin'.
Xoxo Hi Sweetheart