I was bullied by someone of authority that I worked with, it affected me more than I thought it would.
I have always been an advocate for kindness, being bullied in high school I knew when I had kids I would make sure they weren't bullied or the bully!
After being bullied in the workplace, it really opened my eyes to the bullying that occurs not just in the school yard!
I knew I could do one of two things, I could continue to allow the bullying to affect me OR I could do something to bring more kindness into the world.
I had always toyed with the idea of having t shirts with kind messages printed on them for my two boys.
I saw clothing as a blank canvas that could be used for good, to be used to spread kindness and inspire others to be kind!
Having three little boys growing up in a very different world that I grew up in is scary, I wanted to try and create a change, to make the world a kinder place.
Slowly one t shirt at a time this is happening.
At first we used a drop shipper to print the t shirts, then as the business grew we decided to take the production/printing in house to provide better customer service, faster turn around times and to ensure the quality was maintained in product and service.
I design the t shirts, hubby & Bec print the t shirts, Karissa, Nadine & myself pack the orders.
The t shirts are ethically sourced, from suppliers with high ethical and sustainability standards.
They are made with love and kindness, in the hope at least one person wearing them will be kinder and/or inspire someone to be kinder.
A small act of kindness changes everything, it changes your mindset, it will change someones day, and it will start to create a kinder world.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
We can only make a change if we actually change, change our mindset, our actions and our thoughts.
Often kindness gets forgotten about, often it isnt the intial way we choose to respond. Being kind takes less energy than being mean.
Kind Is Cool was founded with the intent to lead by example and show our younger generations that being kind is cool.
The change starts with you.