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Are you passionate about clothing and your Christian faith? Looking for an outlet to buy fashionable clothes that embody your Christian values and supports needed missionary work abroad? Look no further than to Col. 2:2 Apparel
, a Christian family clothing business based in Northern California.
Established in November 2012, Col. 2:2 Apparel seeks to spread the message of "knitting God's word back into the world one stitch at a time." Here is a quote from president Heather McQueen about how she started this business and ministry:
Col. 2:2 Apparel started on November 3rd of last year when I went to my second Women's Coffee Talk at Bayside Church with my oldest daughter, Hailey. The topic was built around Colossians 2:2 and how we are all knitted together by God's love. The pastor of women's ministry spoke about her recent missionary trip to India, which focused on helping women in the impoverished country. As she was speaking, I was wishing I could help, but realized that as a high school teacher, I did not have the funds to do so. After the inspiring meeting, my daughter and I were speaking about the Coffee Talk on the way home. I mentioned how I wish I had the funds to help out women and young girls in India, as well as spread God's word there. I also mentioned that I would love to find Christian clothes that were stylish.
Mrs. McQueen's vision has turned into a beautiful, family-run business. Through its message and clothing, Col. 2:2 Apparel seeks to spiritually revitalize the United States. As we all know, the United States has become spiritually impoverished. Essentially, Col. 2:2 Apparel seeks to reverse that trend by encouraging Americans to boldly share their faith by wearing it and spiritually nourishing Americans who are hungry for God's Word with clothing that is enriched with God's love.
In addition, Col. 2:2 Apparel is helping to further missionary work in India by donating 25% of its proceeds to Central India Christian Mission (CICM)
. Currently, Col. 2:2 Apparel sponsors one child in India through CICM. As the McQueens grow their business, they plan to sponsor more children in the near future to help spread the Gospel in India.
| |What also makes Col. 2:2 Apparel put a smile on your face is that the McQueens serve as models for all of their clothing on their website. There, you can find Christian clothing for men, women, girls, and boys. Also, Col. 2:2 Apparel has a "Specialty" section, which features a bracelet, baseball caps, aprons, and a lovely tote bag, and a "Clearance" section.
Many people are proudly wearing their faith thanks to Col. 2:2 Apparel. Just go to the "Customer Reviews" section and see how many happy customers are thankful for Col. 2:2 Apparel. Also, if you can, please consider making a donation to Col. 2:2 Apparel.
Below, you can view Col. 2:2 Apparel's newest clothing items for men and women.
Col. 2:2 Apparel is also on Facebook
. We at Counter Cultured fully support this wonderful new family business and ministry! We hope Col. 2:2 Apparel inspires you to wear your faith passionately and boldly! Col. 2:2 Apparel truly is God's business.
These Dollhouse shoes are from my closet! These vibrant orange flats are perfect for spring, since they have beautiful floral accents on them. They especially go well with a dress, and are perfect for church or a night out with your girlfriends. You'll definitely get compliments wearing these!
I love this Brooks Brothers polka dotted tie
from Nordstrom with this 1901 dress shirt. Perfect for graduation ceremonies, weddings and other early summer activities. Don't be afraid to mix stripes with polka dots, it's like a hamburger with fries.
Ladies, are you tired of women's magazines, like Seventeen
that fail to honor your unique beauty, present distorted images of femininity, and promote clothing that does not celebrate your dignity?
Are you looking for a fashion magazine that cherishes your natural beauty, features tasteful fashion, and honors your individuality and self-worth? Look no further than to Verily Magazine
, a new fashion magazine that we have been waiting for!
Unlike most fashion magazines, which pressure young women to look, act and dress alike, Verily
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Verily's emphasis on valuing self-worth is especially evident in its style section. According to co-founder and style editor Janet Sahm, Verily's style department features classy, tasteful fashion that never forgets to honor you:
We believe fashion is such a powerful tool in communicating who we are as women. For better or for worse, what we wear says something. Within Verily's style department, we hope to help women fully understand their own worth and to dress in a way that reflects that. Fashion can actually be fun, so we aim to curate truly beautiful, wearable looks -from street style to runway trends - in order to inspire in women to not only embrace their personal style, but the best of who they are.
Breaking the hypersexual mold of today's fashion magazines, Verily naturally portrays female beauty. While magazines like Cosmopolitan present altered images favoring one type of female "beauty," Verily presents images of women who are found in real life. That best exemplifies Verily's commitment to celebrating natural uniqueness, which is especially evident in a statement from Ashley Crouch, Verily's relationships editor:
Whereas other magazines photoshop to achieve the “ideal” body type or leave a maximum of three wrinkles, we never alter the body or face structure of our models. We firmly believe that the unique features of women--be it crow's feet, freckles, or a less-than-rock-hard body--contribute to their beauty and therefore don’t need to be removed or changed.
And thankfully, Verily
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offers its readers relationship tips that will help them cultivate real romance and achieve life-long marriage. Verily Magazine is truly a breath of fresh air and a beacon of hope for our nation's young women. Finally, there is a fashion magazine that promotes our dignity, offers trustworthy relationship advice, and features clothing that naturally complements who we are. Verily is our hope in a culture that constantly praises fashion magazines that promote female sexual degradation, a false sense of empowerment, and deceptive relationship advice. Subscribe
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Guys, keep spring interesting with socks like these from J.Crew
. Have fun with stripes, dots and other patterns. Socks are often overlooked, but they can change your entire day - so choose awesome socks!
Ladies, celebrate spring well with these gorgeous matching earrings
from chloe + isabel! Wearing this jewelry will easily help you manifest your rosy femininity.
Ladies, check out this Lauren Ralph Lauren Square Neck Side Button dress from Nordstrom
! This stunning dress is femininely sizzling. It's all-around modest look is a treasure to have in your closet. Pair this little number with black heels and a black jacket for a night out with your girls or a date with your boyfriend.
This Red and Blue Plaid Tommy Hilfiger Long Sleeve Dress Shirt
is great for the office or the picnic in the park. Wear it with plaiditude (plaid attitude), whatever that may mean to you. It's a great shirt, and if you didn't already notice, it's quite patriotic. That's always a plus on my list. Wear this shirt when you're looking to add some fun to your day.
Need a feminine suit for work? Look to Ann Taylor for help! Together, this canyon rock wool jacket and wool pencil skirt make for a great outfit. They are simple, yet sophisticated. Wearing this suit with a white blouse, nude hosiery, and black heels, you'll be good to go for work!
As spring is in the air and graduation parties and barbecues are coming up, this blue factory slim washed pique polo from J. Crew is a classic. If you are confident enough, feel free to pop the collar and wear it proudly because you are a competent man.