Huge Apologies for my major hiatus this past week! During that week I worked on some new things for you all here, as well as spent a beautiful weekend away, completely unplugged, enjoying the small town of Weston, MO. (I’ll tell you more about all the fun of my trip later this week!)
It’s time to feature another one of my very favorite companies!
This week I’d like to bring a little exposure to Barnabas Clothing. An incredibly comfortable brand that focuses on sending a wave of fearlessness into the world. Not only are their designs light and fun, but they scream pure comfort for men, women, and kids. Barnabas works with a few other companies in order to support small handmade goods, like Hannah’s Hats, which raise money for foster kids in California.
What is Barnabas really about? Here’s what they have to say:
In a culture overrun with violent images and messages of settling for society’s standard of what is ‘normal’, we at BARNABAS want to say something different. We say: ‘Be bold and courageous!’ And we want to encourage anyone and everyone to be fearless in making choices that make a difference in their life as well as those around them. We think the best way to get that message out is to be examples of this message and be intentional about living our lives with purpose and action – to
LIVE A LIFE WORTH IMITATING. So, BARNABAS is more than a brand or a logo — it’s an identity and lifestyle. The actual meaning of the name is “Son of Encouragement,” and here at BARNABAS we see our purpose as just that – To be people of encouragement in every aspect of our lives – with what we say, what we do and even with the clothes we wear. Our logo depicts two straight lines with one life making a ripple effect symbolizing how ONE life, just ONE life can make an impact. We hope that when you put on our logo, you take on that challenge – to be a BARNABAS – and become part of this massive community that is sending ripples of change and hope out into the world. And with our intent to build a solid brand, we want to lead the charge of change by donating 10% of all our sales here at Barnabas Clothing to an organization that continues to inspire us: The Living Room International. Purchase a gift for yourself or someone else and you directly give a gift to those in Western Kenya, Africa! The Living Room International is a non-profit organization based in Western Kenya that provides comprehensive care to those men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS or other life threatening illnesses. Their vision is to be a community that honors life and offers hope and they do so by becoming family to those that are dying. The organization has a 26 bed inpatient hospice facility that allows them to provide compassionate medical, emotional and spiritual support for the patient in their final days of life. The environment and atmosphere is that of a home – everyone is welcome, everyone is loved, and everyone belongs. No one is left to face their pain or fears alone. Outside of the facility, the staff also makes home visits, bringing critical care and compassion to house-bound patients. In addition to hospice care, the Living Room is a training institute on HIV/AIDS prevention and in collaboration with other organizations provides education and resources to the surrounding community.
These are a few of my favorite things: I’m so wishing I had room in my capsule for this sweatshirt! Maybe it will be a transition into spring addition!
What are some of your favorite companies? Share them with me in the comments below!