Established by Mr. Gregory Austin, this apparel brand stands for more than just fashion—it’s a beacon of hope and positivity.

At GCA Unlimited Apparel, the fabric of inspiration is woven into every garment. Each piece, from slogan tees to hoodies, is carefully crafted to not only make a style statement but also to inspire, uplift, and energize anyone who wears them. With a focus on unisex designs, GCA Unlimited Apparel ensures that its message of affirmation and positive energy resonates with a diverse audience.

The journey of GCA Unlimited Apparel is a testament to the power of community and expert guidance. The Chicago Urban League Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the able direction of Diane McDonald, played a pivotal role in nurturing Mr. Austin’s dream. Their expertise and resources helped lay the groundwork for the brand’s growth and expansion.

In the same stride, Jerrica Hill from the Southland Development Authority (SDA) has been a guiding light, offering personalized advising and consulting that was crucial in elevating the brand’s presence. The SDA’s commitment to partnering with local businesses through tailored consulting services has proven invaluable for entrepreneurs like Mr. Austin.

Here’s what Mr. Austin has to say about the support he received: “I’m immensely grateful for Diane McDonald and the Chicago Urban League Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation for their unwavering support. Their guidance was the catalyst for my business growth. Also, the collaboration that SDA has with consultants is a godsend. It has propelled my business forward, and I am deeply appreciative!”

The recent accolade of the Illinois Back to Business New Business Grant, awarded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), is a milestone for GCA Unlimited Apparel. With plans to revamp his current website, Mr. Austin is set to broaden his digital footprint and reach more hearts with his apparel.

Mr. Austin’s aspiration is that his inspired slogans not only adorn garments but also imbue purpose into the lives of his customers, sparking meaningful dialogues and connections. At GCA Unlimited Apparel, each thread, each pattern, and each slogan is a conversation starter, a statement of belief, and a stitch in the fabric of a community.

About GCA Unlimited Apparel

GCA Unlimited Apparel is more than just a clothing line—it’s a movement. Each article of clothing is designed to resonate with individuals who seek to express themselves through fashion and carry a message of hope wherever they go. For more information about GCA Unlimited Apparel, please visit this link

About Southland Development Authority

The Southland Development Authority is a nonprofit business organization launched in 2019 by business, civic, and political leaders from around the Southland who recognize the potential of the region’s people, businesses, and real estate. Our mission is to bring the resources and capacity needed to achieve transformative, inclusive economic growth for the south suburbs with a focus on investments in the Southland’s communities, industry, housing, and workforce.

We work steadfastly to connect Southland business owners, investors, and individuals with key resources to operate and thrive in the region, from equipping mid-size and small businesses in our Business Growth services Program with customized advice and consulting services, to helping local residents access the tools needed to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. With a deep institutional knowledge of the Southland’s people, markets, and history and our multifaceted, experienced team, the Southland Development Authority is a powerful partner for any individual, business, or investor.

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