It’s been months since we blogged, but the truth is, we have been busy!! It has been an incredible year and I have more “pinch me” moments than I can count. Each day I wake up, I feel so blesses I get to do what I LOVE, while also helping to make a difference. So, what have we been up to the last year? Here are some highlights:
In August 2015, My HOME Apparel was born when 2 companies were divided. My HOME Apparel was created out of desire to celebrate where we call home, while also making a social impact in Canada. We have a brand new logo and colours, which has evolved as the company evolved. What do you think? We love the warm blue!
I knew when My HOME Apparel was created that I wanted it to be a social enterprise. We teamed up with amazing homeless initiatives across Canada and in one year, we have donated almost $10,000 in financial support, fundraising campaigns, and in-kind donations. So, pat yourselves on the back! Together in 12 short months, we have made a difference!! I know together, we will continue to do amazing things.
We added so many new products from hoodies to toques and our famous floor mats! We grew from 25 skus to hundreds! You kept asking, so we kept making! We can’t wait to show you what we have for Fall!
We now carry every province! You can rep your HOME no matter where you live in Canada! The Territories are launching soon!! We also added East Coast and West Coast chick tees, as well as our new Vitamin Sea shirts. So many new ones on the way!
When My HOME Apparel first started the only employee was me. We quickly grew to 12 people by Christmas for the Holiday season. I have the most AWESOME team who has helped me bring my vision to life. We are a little family and this is our HOME away from HOME!
We have also started to do our own printing! We are now printing over 50% of our own designs in house! Our studio will officially open this fall with our new store (yup, we said, OUR STORE is opening this Fall!). We are also super excited to announce that our shirts will soon be made in Truro at Stanfield’s!
Collaborations have made this past year so, so much FUN! From Sugar Pie Hair Clips, to Halifax Paper Hearts cards, and the super popular, East Coast Girls are Hip shirts with Rhubarb Paper Co, we have had a blast! We have also worked with Sarah Duggan and other local designers for awesome projects and we can’t wait for more in the year ahead!
This year we spread our wings and headed West on a tour across Canada! From Alberta to back East, we travelled all summer spreading our brand and sharing our story! It was a BLAST and we can’t wait for next year!
Participating in Truro’s first Pride Parade and then attending Halifax Pride was a highlight for the whole year. To be a part of such love and joy was a time I will never forget. It was an incredible way to help end our first year in business!
Thanks for all your support and for believing in our company. Everyday you inspire us to be better and bigger.
We can’t wait for you to see what is to come!
Founder/CEO, My HOME Apparel