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LIFT: Spreading Love One Tee at a Time

October 16, 2018

Every now and then it’s nice to have a reminder that you are enough, you are strong or that you’ll make it through the storm. That’s one reason I love this new startup, Lift Apparel Company. Wearable mantras, inspirational quotes and comfort are all promises made by LIFT and they have just started shipping orders. Now through December 31, they have a BOGO offer using the code liftlaunch! Christmas presents ya’ll! I’m just saying!

I’m wearing my favorite design. The “You are Enough” shirt from the collection.

There’s also stickers and hats available.


Lift is the brain child of Evan Hampton. He and I were college buddies and we’ve kept in touch through the years.  When he started this new company, I wanted to learn more. We did a little Q&A about his motivation to start an apparel company as well as the message he’s hoping to spread one shirt at a time.

I love a company that reinforces positivity. What’s the mission statement for LIFT? 

“We exist in the truth that people are good. That kindness and a positive attitude can create a lasting impact that starts in one’s heart and ripples outward to others. It’s an impact that causes all who feel it to be encouraged and uplifted.” The tagline on our stuff says “Projecting Positivity” and it’s just all about being a positive light in your world and the world of others around you. It’s clothing that will make you feel comfortable in more ways than one.

When did you come up with the idea for your company?

I know this is going to sound like a big bite of cheese, but I actually had a dream one night that I started an apparel company making positive message t-shirts. I truly feel that God gave me the idea, as He often does, to all of us who might hear His call.

At what point did you know you had to act on it?

I’ll be honest, I am known for my weird dreams. Most of the time I have a dream, I wake up and think “well that is interesting” and just go about my day. But with this dream, for some reason, it just kept coming back in my mind. I’d be driving our son to his grandparents and the memory of the dream would just pop back in my head. After about the third random time that happened, I knew it was something I should at least investigate.

Who designs the shirts?
So the shirt concept comes from me and then I have a designer friend who will transform my ideas into reality. At some point my hope is to open it up and provide the theme of the t-shirt to the public and let people submit their design ideas. I’ll then select the top 3 for people to vote for what gets printed.
Do you have a favorite design?

I think my top one might be the “Grow Through What You Go Through” because it really is an empowering message that no matter what you experience good or bad…its all a learning opportunity to grow and to adapt and to make a better outcome for the path ahead of you. Grow where you’re planted type of thing.

If you want to learn more about Lift or shop for some goodies, visit their website at You can also follow along on social media and be sure to vote for your favorite design to be printed!

xoxo, Lesa

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