October 26, 2012

Thank you, John Conti Coffee & Tea!

We are continually amazed at how people find out about G.E.A.R. and send us bags and fabrics! If you're new here, we use recycled coffee bean bags and fabrics to create gorgeous goods that represent the people we work with. 

Yesterday, the UPS man showed up with 3 pallets of burlap bags from John Conti Coffee & Tea in Louisville, KY. They are the regions largest roaster of specialty high grown arabican coffees....and they roast over 1.5 million pounds of coffee each year! So we guess they do have some extra bags to share!

We want to say "THANK YOU!" to them and all of the other designers, roasters and suppliers that are "Re-Inventing" with us!

We are stocked up and ready for orders!

October 24, 2012


What will you say, "Yes!" to?!

October 23, 2012

We are moving!

After 2 years, we finally have a NEW website underway! We will be transitioning over to the new site over the next few weeks and will be sharing it with you soon!

here's a peek!

October 16, 2012

World Food Day

"The lines are getting longer."

These are the words we have heard from our friends here in Montgomery who serve food to  the homeless and poor.  It's heartbreaking to us...to know just blocks from our office  are peopl who are hungry, homeless and hopeless.

Just last week as some of us were leaving the office, we saw a man digging through a trashcan on the corner. He was skinny and wide-eyed. He told us he made to One Church Mission, where they serve dinner to 80-100 people a night, just 15 minutes late...and the food was already gone.

He went on to tell us that his monthly disability check goes to his landlord who takes all $650 of it for the mans rent...who lives in a house where he said, "I can see the ground. We confirmed his story with our friends at the mission and know this is not right. And it's right here in our own city!

While it is clear there are many issues facing the poor in our city, hunger is the one we are focused on today as people rally around World Food Day. The Why Care Campaign has done an amazing job raising awareness and getting people to think about the reality of hunger and what it means to the millions suffering from it...and telling us it's something we can do something about in our generation!

At our little spot in downtown Montgomery, we are just doing what we can with what we have. That's all you have to do, too! We invite you to ask yourself to open your eyes to the needs around you and let love be your motivation.

Here's a great article about ways you can help!

October 3, 2012

October Events

We have 2 events on the calendar for what seems to be everyone's favorite month...October!

October 6th in Alpharetta, GA: Crossroads at Crabapple Antique and Art Festival
We will be doing a trunk show with our friends from Urban Farmhouse-Crabapple!  We will be there a 9 am rain or shine!

October 13th-18th 2012 in High Point, NC: It's that time of year...High Point Market! Come see us and find out just why changing the world looks this good!

Our location: PARAGON Corporate Showroom IHFC Suite C203