I began sewing about 10 years ago because I wanted to make my pants fit better and not so clownishly. Gradually, I started tailoring other garments and eventually started creating new articles of clothing; these ranged from simple things like sewing different-colored sleeves and contrasting pockets on t-shirts. In my early days, I learned all the basics of sewing from kenandrewdaily on YouTube; I owe much of my knowledge to him and his expertly crafted tutorials. Over the years, I continued to learn through constructing articles for myself and friends, but I only dabbled in creating things to sell in my free time and never took it very seriously. However, at the start of the 2020 covid-19 lockdown, I lost one of my part-time jobs as a server at a café, and it was incredibly difficult to work remotely as an English tutor (my other part-time job). Consequently, I found myself without a job or a source of income, so I decided that my best bet to make some money was through sewing. Through God's grace, hand-making clothing grew far beyond my expectations and has become my full-time occupation. The lockdown initially felt like a restricting, stifling situation, but it turned out to be all part of God's plan to get me out of two unfulfilling part-time jobs and into an occupation that I truly enjoy, and for this, I am immensely grateful to God and to all the amazing friends, family, and followers who have supported me along the way.
I strive to bring honor to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in all I do, and my business is not exempt from this conviction. Matthew 25:40 states, “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me" (NIV). Christ has called his followers to care for the "least of these" and look out for brothers, sisters, and neighbors who are the victims of abuse and evil across the world. But who is our brother, sister, or neighbor? Christ gives an answer to this question in Luke chapter 10:36-37: "'Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?' The expert in the law replied, 'The one who had mercy on him.' Jesus told him, 'Go and do likewise'” (NIV).
We are called to "Go and do likewise," and in our fallen world, there are many causes to join in the pursuit of being Christ's ambassador on earth, but I have chosen to fight against human trafficking. With each piece I make, 5% of profits are donated to fight this evil industry. Every month or two, I will also dedicate an entire drop's profits for the fight against human trafficking, and I have been immensely blessed by all the support (both financially and through encouragement) from my followers on this mission. To you all, I thank you for joining with me in this fight.