Meet Jonathan! He is one of the new additions to the team and you can learn more about him by reading our interview below.
1. So, you are a really good cook and a few of us have been lucky enough to try some of the food you have made! Is there a reason that you enjoy cooking so much?
2. We love getting to see your photography and videography work. When did you discover your love for film in general?
3. Do you have a favorite video project or film that you have worked on?
4. What is your favorite thing about working at 5 Pound Apparel?
5. Do you have a favorite line that we carry?
6. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Meet Sharon! She is one of the newest additions to the 5 Pound Fam and we already couldn't love her more. Read our interview with her below to learn more about her!
You are such a real and down-to-earth person. Have there been any experiences in your life that you believe have helped shaped you into the level headed person that you are today?
You have such a interesting and engaging blog! Could you tell us a little about why you started blogging?
How would describe your style?
What are some of your favorite brands that we carry?
What is your favorite part about working here?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Sharon studied Marketing at Evangel University and she is about to get married in a few weeks! You can learn more about her on her blog http://freelyronnie.blogspot.com.
Olivia has been working for us for well over a year now and we love having her as part of the 5 Pound team! She works at our Farmers Park location. These photos were taken at Grayson Home in downtown Springfield.
Here at 5 Pound Apparel, we have some pretty amazing employees, so we thought we should show them off on our blog! So meet Kelsey. She has been working for us for several months now at our Farmers Park location, and we love the light she always brings with her whenever she comes in.
We love how you are such a happy person! You always bring joy wherever you go. How do you manage to stay so positive?
You are such a motivated girl and we love having you here! Although you could work anywhere, why do you choose 5 Pound Apparel?
What is an event in your life that shaped who you are today?
What do you feel is your calling in life?
How would you describe your style and what are some of your fashion inspirations?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
What are some of your favorite lines that we carry?
It is amazing that words can make us feel so many different emotions and how one word alone has the power to cause a positive or negative paradigm shift in our lives. Words even have the ability to tear others down or build them up. According to a study by Harvard Medical school, words can nourish the brain or damage it, especially during the years of brain development.
It seems as if the creators of The Giving Key understand this.
The idea behind The Giving Key is straight forward. Each key has one simple yet powerful word stamped on it that holds a great deal of cognitive meaning. Some of these words include faith, hope, inspire, strength, love, and dream. Once you receive or purchase a Giving Key you must eventually give it away to a person that you feel needs the message more than yourself.
The Giving Key takes something as ordinary and seemingly useless as an old key and recycles it into something creative and purposeful, which we believe is metaphorical for the way in which these keys renew life. Each one is made by people who are in the process of transitioning out of homelessness and provides them with an income to create a better situation for themselves.
Each key represents a new start.
You can find The Giving Key at either one of our locations, and you can read stories about why people gave theirs away here. Thanks for reading!
Hey everyone! Starting now, we are going to highlight some of our unique brands that we carry in store on this blog once a month.
So meet the Reclaim Frame! We are now selling Reclaim Frames at our Farmers Park store, but there is much more to this frame than meets the eye.
This product is the result of a collaboration between Holstee and Urban Ashes, and each one is handmade out of salvaged wood from abandoned houses in Detroit. They allow for an easy way to elevate any 5X7" piece of art, photograph, or standard sized greeting card by simply slipping the item out of the frame.
Thanks for reading!
Things have been moving at full speed but we have finally been able to catch a breath to update you on the progress of the new location we are opening up at Farmers Park! We are excited to announce that by the end of this month, the store will be open for business. The tentative date for the new store's opening is April 19th, which is only 10 days from now. Opening up a 2nd location is allowing us to expand, and don't worry, we will still have our downtown Springfield store!
We know you are probably curious to see what the inside of the new store will look like, so we will be posting photos of the new location on our Facebook page until the opening day, and here are the first two:
For the interior of the south side store we wanted something that was still rustic, but more industrial and modern than our old location. We have paired wooden trim with iron details and white walls. We even got crafty and handmade our own chandelier out of mason jars and Edison bulbs!
We hope you will stop by on our opening day to check out all of the new inventory, and if you want additional information about the new location you can find out more by reading our last post. Keep checking back for more updates and photos!
(Photography by Josh Stewart from Hook Creative)