A California entrepreneur has come up with a way to my heart and yours by creating a line of shirts called HeartThreads that have encouraging and inspiring messages printed on the inside.
I had a chance to meet artist, designer and manufacturer Scott Wilson at one of New York’s Media Events for New Products last year and was so touched by his genuineness and his line of inspirational shirts.
Although he has been in the clothing business for a long time, it was his empathy for a family friend who had lost a child that led him to create the clothing line that he says “inspires from the inside-out.”
After the death of his friend’s daughter, Scott designed a shirt that had a picture of the young lady on the inside above the heart. This way he felt that his friend would have his daughter close especially when he wore the shirt.
What a lovely idea!
So many people suffer silently on the inside but try and appear strong on the outside. I love the idea of having a lost loved one’s picture near your heart, yet no one knows but you. It’s your own personal tribute and can give you comfort and strength at the same time.
From this idea came the expansion of his line of fashions to include shirts with themes that encourage a positive attitude through Faith, Inspiration, Wisdom and Love. Scott wants the wearers of his shirt to be reminded that, ” Wherever we go, good things come from the heart”.
I particularly love the friendship shirt that says, “We all need someone to believe in, trust and be there. I will be that person.” Can you imagine giving that shirt to someone special? That person will feel your spirit whenever she wears the shirt.
Then there’s the inspirational shirt that will help one realize their own potential and work towards goals and aspirations. That shirt says, “Open my mind’s eye. Visualize the thing you want. I will see it, feel it, believe it.”
The shirts, made in the USA, come in women sizes either long sleeve or short sleeve fitted styles; nine different colors and each shirt individually packaged in its own inspiring, coordinated box. When you purchase a shirt from either the Love, Faith, Inspiration or Wisdom line, (each theme has several messages for you to choose from) the shirt is folded inside out with the message showing through the top of the box.
Shirt prices are approximately $30 for the short-sleeve or $36 for the long-sleeve and can be purchased in exclusive boutiques or online at www.heartthreadsclothing.com.
I can’t think of a better gift to give a special someone than a daily reminder to keep hope alive; stay positive, foster love or be encouraged.
What’s next to your heart everyday? Why not let it be a message of wisdom, inspiration, love or faith?
Shop HeartThreads and leave a message on someones heart or carry your own reminder close, where no one sees it but you. After all, what you say from your heart is what’s important, isn’t it?