Our Story

    My son said that I was "toxic."  I didn't think much about this at the time, having a teenage son and me just doing my dad duties.  Then he said it again, this time referring to my wife and I.  He could sense the dysfunction in our relationships, between he and I as well as my marriage.  This bothered me and I started to think of what has my life done to me?  What kind of person am I?  I don't want to be "toxic."  I don't want to be critical of my son.  I want to do all I can to be a loving husband.

   I decided to work on who I am, to seek a better me.  I have been journaling off and on for years and I enjoy self-help and leadership books, I decided to bring these tools together, to look for materials that help me know myself better.  I know that my past, growing up with a violent alcoholic father and co-dependent mother had to affect me in some ways so I decided to do some counseling as well. I did five sessions and realized that finding and getting this vital help is not as easy as I thought it would be.  This was in 2019.  As I sought to be more aware of who I am and to be a better person personally, I thought of "Don't Be Toxic."  I asked my son if he would be interested in starting a clothing line that is the catalyst to seek self-improvement?  I explained how I see the clothing being a "call out" to seek self-betterment and building a toolbox of resources on our site for those that wish to know themselves and improve on a personal level. A puzzle that needs to be put together, that is our mission and that is what is happening here.

   Here we are, and this is the story of DB Toxic's origin.  We hope that our mission is adopted by others that want to improve on whom they are, as well as spread our message with people to take care of themselves and treat others better.  

   Be A Better You and Look Good Too!