Spencer Johnson sketched his initial designs for Sota Clothing as part of a class project while pursuing his degree at UMD. While Spencer is an avid travel enthusiast, his passion for his home state of Minnesota continually grows and it always brings him back to her shores. He draws his inspiration from the northland where he studied and from the trailblazers who’ve gone before him in their own creative pursuits.
Since its initial debut to a classroom full of students in 2011, Sota Clothing has picked up considerable steam. Countless Minnesotans have now embraced his designs as a wearable way to express their home state pride, and Spencer has gathered around him a team of family and friends to see to Sota’s growth.