A couple weeks ago, we had the pleasure of helping our friends, Pat and Brian at Submerge, an eight-day pop-up art & music event at historic H Street in D.C.
We bumped elbows with some great, young artists: DECOY, a legendary mural and graffiti artist based out of DC; Sarah & Samantha, two bright young photographers who just started a photobooth company; and Andrade, a spunky six-year old who was less than afraid of showcasing his crayon portraits around the big boys. Of course, MIGHTY made a couple appearances.
If anything, meeting all these up-and-coming artists got those wheels turning in our heads. We’ve been thoroughly inspired and can’t help but feel that our big break is pretty close on the horizon. Mighty is in a good place, a real good place. You’d best be keeping an eye out: some crazy, crazy ideas are in the making.
We guess you could say it was one of those stars-aligned-just-right kind of events. We met Brian and Pat at a NoKingsCollective event two weeks ago where we first learned about Twice As Warm, a clothing non-profit based in Washington, DC that provides new clothing to struggling individuals.
The project started in 2010 when founder, Brian Lieberman realized that people often treated shelters as dumping grounds, donating clothing that often had holes and were tattered. He tried finding a way of providing new, quality products to those who came to shelters searching for warm clothing using a one-for-one model: for each clothing item purchased, the same item will be donated to a DC shelter. But don’t be fooled. Unlike other buy-one-give-one models, all their products are manufactured and distributed right here in the USA, sustaining jobs and supporting the local textile economy.
While walking down 7th St. in Chinatown the day after meeting Brian and his sales partner, Pat - we were startled to see them both walking our direction! They invited us to join them on a field trip to DC Flea and by the end of the day, we had decided: these two were some of the mightiest folks around.
We’d like to think of MIGHTY as Twice as Warm’s newest fan club, and vice versa. They’ve been helping us get MIGHTY products out to their supporters and we couldn’t be happier. And to think none of this would have happened had we not been at the exact same place at the same time that one random afternoon. Kind of blows our mind. Call it fate. Call it serendipity or what you will, but we’re extremely greatful to the powers that be.
Working alone has its perks for sure, but we can all agree that having support in good people makes everything twice as sweet. Or, in this case, twice as mighty.
Show your support & check out their awesome products @ www.TwiceAsWarm.com