July 27, 2011

Something Beautiful

"There is something cleansing about learning to sew and work with my hands. Especially after my hands have done so many things I wish I could undo." 

This is one of the many reasons we love and believe in what we are working toward with G.E.A.R. While we know that none of our pasts can be undone, we know we can take full responsibility for our future...and what we make of our past. We hope that what we are working on together with our friends at the mission will be a cleansing experience for all of us.  That we will become more of our true selves as we engage in relationships with each other...people who would in any other setting pass each other without saying a word.  Fortunately, our lives have collided and we now have an opportunity to learn and grow from one another.  As we walk this journey with these friends we hope to see them arrive at a place where they know they are fully capable of creating something beautiful with their hands...and with their life.

July 25, 2011

Atlanta Show!

Kellie returned from AmericasMart in Atlanta this past weekend and we are thrilled to hear how well G.E.A.R. was received by buyers and sellers at market! We will be shipping to 30 new stores in the coming weeks and hope to have a page that will tell you where you can find G.E.A.R. in a store near you!  We also have a sales team out on the road and expect for G.E.A.R. to take on a presence in more cities.

We are thankful for the new opened doors of opportunity  and are eager to see what continues to happen as we work with the ladies at the mission in the coming weeks. Thank you to all of those who are supporting this journey.  It's amazing to see dreams become a reality.

July 11, 2011

Market and other updates!

Kellie is heading to Market in Atlanta this week to hopefully sell more than we can handle! I (Rachel) and the rest of us are praying for record sales and that the heart and passion that is the driving force behind all we do will be seen and felt! More than anything else, this is about individual lives being changed.  That, to us, is the bottom line.   We will let you know how things go at the end of the week!

Our Saturdays at Friendship Mission are going wonderfully.  It has been a humbling experience being  there each week. I absolutely LOVE watching women like Stacey's eyes light up when they start to get the hang of the sewing.  It is a beautiful, beautiful thing.  This is not to say there are some difficult things that come up, as women leave and move on, but what we hope is that our presence and the opportunity we are presenting them with will be a part of changing the both of us for the better.