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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH OUR FOUNDER: AGIT BAMBANG



  • UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH OUR FOUNDER: AGIT BAMBANG



1.       Please explain about yourself and your role at Amble

Hello, my name is Agit Bambang Suswanto (24) and I’m the founder and creative director of Amble.

 

2.       How  did you start building Amble?

I started building Amble when I was 19 years old. I didn’t have a money, but guess what? I had a big dream to have a footwear company. I started produce 13 pairs of shoes and sell it on KASKUS. Surprisingly, only in 3 days all the shoes was sold! For me, building Amble is not only about to gain money, but passion.

 

3.       What accomplishment are you most proud of?

In 2012 I was selected as a Top Ten Finalist IYCE by British Council in creative and fashion field. In 2014 awarded by SWA magazine as an Indonesia Youngster Inc. Entrepereneur Champion 2014. But the most proud accomplishment that I have right now, AMBLE grow better and bigger. I started this business from small, from nothing into something. Amble have a solid team and we are so ready to work together to serve people more so they can get satisfaction from us.

                                                                                                          

4.       Is there any ups and down stories, but at the end it turned out to be the most memorable part?

Of course, when we start building something there is many obstacle and problem. But if we try and try and try, we can learn from our problem and soon can get the solution to get the best results.

In the beginning I started Amble, I am the one who picked up all the shoes to my home with my motorcycle. And can you just imagine I pick up about 50-60 pairs shoes with motorcycle? Because I didn’t have a car.

 

5.       What’s your favorite part about your business so far?

Working with passion, doing experiment with shoes, meet new people from this creative industry, togetherness in Amble team and of course, money haha….

 

6.       What’s the biggest personal change you’ve ever made?

More discipline, patient, wise and religious..

 

7.       What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?

When I use to pay my education cost when I was in university because of my family economic situation. I do things harder than other. I was trying to finish my study and also build Amble at the same time.

 

8.       Who in your life has influenced you the most? How did they do it?

My parents, especially my mother. She is really though. I remember she always support me to do my business also finish my study. There is a moment when she helped me to buy and pick up raw material for shoes also the shoes itself by motorcycle. Driving motorcycle, she picked up the shoes alone because I was sick and need a bedrest. She always serve me a breakfast because I was too busy to study and doing my business. She always waiting for me at home’til the middle of night because worry about me. That’s why I called her “Supermom’.

 

9.       What is some of your major goals in life?

Have a good wife and great family haha. Build a good business and company with a good culture and good impact for better Indonesia and also outside Indonesia. Doing some social activity from what I get from my business.

 

10.   3 fashion items that you used everyday

Shoes, denim, and watch. Can I mention more? My engagement ring also hahaha.

 

11.   How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?

About 100, I don’t know exactly hahaha..

 

12.   What is your favorite form of exercise?

Soccer and running.

 

13.   If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? And why?

Iron man, I love robots and mechanical things.

 

14.   What is one of your favorite quotes?

“People who do good even if the sustenance has not arrived, but the disaster has been away from him, while those who do evil, even though the disaster had not yet arrived, but the sustenance has been away from him”.


Catch him on Social Media:

-Instagram: agitbambang

-Twitter: @agitbambang