I started this endeavor after going through a major life-changing event. I woke up on Thanksgiving morning 2014 and found myself a widow and very soon after, an empty-nester. Life all of a suddenly looked very different. Traveling was my coping mechanism. It was an attempt at self-discovery to understand who I am now and how I want to live my life going forward.
Wander Wear was born from the awareness of needing to find passion from my new life. Through my self-discovery, I realized that my happiness was not what I can gain for myself, but how I can give more of myself to others. I didn't want to open up "just another t-shirt company", my intention was to give each collection a voice...to push you to take risks, be inspired and inspire others, have fun and give back to the universe. So, from that, 3 initial collections were created.
The Wanderlust Collection - This collection was designed to inspire you to take a leap of faith, take a chance at transporting yourself to a new environment and find yourself through this process.
The Inspire Collection - This collection was designed as a reminder that you are stronger than your problems and fears. It's the daily affirmations to keep in the forefront of your minds. Social impact is one of our biggest missions. Our apparels are meant to inspire, empower and rejuvenate. What better way to do so than to give to organizations that personally touch the lives of people who need help the most.
The Tipsy Collection - This collection was designed as a reminder to not take life so seriously. It's okay to let your hair down, dance the night away, be silly and have fun!
Each time I return from my travels I feel as if my soul has been restored. It's given me a different perspective on the journey that's brought me here. Traveling made me more aware of my blessings and less aware of my problems. It created a path for me and lead me down a new journey.
Through this venture, I want to be an influence on others and let you know that you too can and will see light through your dark times. Each shirt was designed with all this in mind. We all have a wandering and unwavering spirit inside of us. I hope that when you wear a Wander Wear shirt, it will inspire you to love yourself from the inside out and reach deep into your soul to find your happy place. And maybe inspire you to buy that plane ticket and just go get lost for a bit. We all deserve a little bit of wanderlust.