Fashion with Compassion: Faithfully There Apparel
We are so excited to introduce to you our new friends over at Faithfully There. I discovered their hip and edgy clothes line while perusing on Instagram recently.
The name Faithfully There came from the never ending love, grace and mercy that the Lord continues to pour out on our lives. Faithfully Their purpose is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through fashion and outreach.
The aim is to create fashion that encourages conversations that lead to the Gospel, thus opening up a door for sharing the Gospel to others. We pray that Faithfully There will be a vessel to inspire others to live and share the Gospel.
The Faithfully There Story:
The majority of my life I gave all my attention to everything except God. When my mind and heart were wrapped up in the world, I always knew they didn't belong there. In the winter of 2011 I approached a period in my life when I was searching for something--I began working on my relationship with Christ. I was making progress but I knew I was not giving Him my heart, mind, and soul. So, He sat me down ... literally.
I’m going to take a few steps back. I'm a hooper! I have played basketball the majority of my life and continued to play after college. I spent a lot of my time in the gym practicing and playing basketball. Sometimes, I would put basketball over spending the much-needed time with God. Like I said, he sat me down. I tore my Achilles in the spring of 2012 and I couldn't play basketball for months. To say this was the easiest thing I've ever been through would be a lie. I was torn, not just my Achilles, and even had bouts of depression. I realized that I found my identity in basketball rather than finding it in Christ. But it was during that time that I was able to put everything aside and truly see who God really was in my life. This ended up being the most rewarding trial of my life.
Towards the end of the summer 2012 the Lord really put on my heart a passion to spread the gospel and to help the community I live in. I had no idea that Faithfully There was in his plans. There has been one common thread throughout my life, The Lord’s faithfulness, and that’s exactly what Faithfully There is about. To spread the gospel and to be faithfully there for our community, family, homeless, and people who we come across every day. And our hope is that The Lord uses Faithfully There as a vessel to point people to the cross. - [Kevin Perry, Owner]
The Compassion Part:
Since the establishment of Faithfully There in June 2014 we have grounded ourselves on spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging others to do the same. If people ask questions or make comments about Faithfully There’s apparel, share the gospel with them. Our apparel has an eternal message.
We are currently in the process of partnering with The House DC based out of Washington D.C. whose aim is to transform and empower the lives of inner city youth and their families through Christ, by giving them hope, a productive future, and a changed community.
We have had a great opportunity to go out into Washington D.C. this past October and hand out clothing and talk to the homeless in the community. We not only want to cloth them with clothes but also with an eternal message. We are looking to expand this aspect in the near future and continuing to grow the outreach in our community.
The Fashion Part:
All of our designs are created with the intent of spreading the gospel. With that being the center of our approach we aim to create unique, thought provoking, and eye catching designs, which will encourage people to ask questions or make comments about our apparel. And when the questions are being asked or comments are being said it opens up a door to share the gospel with that person. All of our designs have a deeper meaning than what first meets the eye. For example, our Die Daily shirt has the “i” lying down like it’s dead, the Don’t Obey People’s expectations shirt is referring to Acts 5:29.
How can our readers connect with Faithfully There and where can they go to shop?
Our website is FaithfullyThere.com. To keep up with new apparel and promotions you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @FaithfullyThere. And you can also subscribe to our website to receive monthly updates on promotions, blogs, and events.
Get some Christmas shopping done today! Faithfully There is giving our readers 15% off your entire order until November 30th. Go shop and enter discount code: MadeWhole to get your discount.