Its February, and on top of course being Black History Month (hence the blacked out logo and background you see on the site) its also Fashion Month here at Praisable Press. We’re showcasing some of the great movers and shakers in Christian design and fashion to give you a glimpse at some great opportunities to literally wear your hear (and your faith) on your sleeve.
Below we’ve listed some of our personal favorites and encourage others to share theirs in the comments below. Let’s all show our support for positive fashion and hit these online shops! You can also check out our Praisable Show calendar as we’ll have two of the featured designers on the show and follow on podcast.
Created by the husband and wife team of William & Anna Johnson, the mission of Sacred Apparel Clothing is to use their apparel to share the gospel, and to provide a clothing line that believers can wear proudly knowing who and what they stand for. Sacred Apparel believes in providing clothing at an affordable price, giving back to those in need, and spreading the gospel with our entities. They have done this through multiple sponsorships, events and more.
They are currently in the works of opening their first brick and mortar shop this year, prayerfully to be followed by several more. Sacred Apparel takes its work ethic and inspiration from Colossians 3:23-24, “23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” .
“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its fruit.” Worn by musicians from Trip Lee and Tedashii to being seen on fans at just about every major Christian event around, B3ar Fruit takes its colorful mascot in amazing (and sometimes surprisingly strange) directions. Their designs fit a wide range of tastes but in the end it all shows a unique and fun blend of faith meets fashion that deserve a look.
C28 Christian Clothing
C28 Christian stores offer an alternative to mainstream mall stores. It is quite possibly one of the most popular and well known Christian Clothing companies in America, featuring the popular “Not of This World” brand better known as NOTW, as well as its equally popular Truth and Canvas brands. C28 has been around for over eight years now and it shows. Reaching thousands who have come to Jesus while at C28 stores and its various sponsored events, the chain isn’t playing games when it comes to outreach.
Their designs are too shabby either, with product lines that reflect a clean and positive Christian lifestyle. C28 stands for Colossians 2:8, “8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.”
It began very simple. One day while searching through the section of Christian shirts at a local Christian Book Store the creators realized most of the clothing was a far cry from what they liked, it just didn’t appeal to them. They felt that God was calling them to make Christian apparel that appealed to a similarly minded Christian Youth. Down to Earth Apparel, whose name is a reference to John 6:38,40: “38. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me… …40. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day,” was then born. Down to Earth Apparel began with the mindset that people and not shirts are the testimony.
Down to Earth’s shirts are designed so that you can be a reference to your friends, family and peers, as well as be an ice-breaker that can lead others to salvation, so that you the people chosen by the lord can have something to talk about. We still know that that amazing message that God gives is forever inside of you waiting to be shared.
Pulling inspiration from Matthew 5:13: 13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. This relatively new brand has had a burden on its heart to bring unity back into the body of Christ and exemplify and unashamed love for our Lord. It’s focus is on designing shirts that are a visual interpretation of God’s word and they do it with style. They encourage the wearer to exemplify a sense of accountability and confidence to be “doers” of the word as explained in James 1:22: “22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
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