Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a mother of 3, 1 bio son and 2 adopted from Fostercare. My husband and I live in a farmhouse right outside of Cincinnati. We love our quiet city yet closeness to the city.
What exactly is FeatherRefuge?
FeatherRefuge is a tshirt company that promotes foster care and adoption. It supports an orphanage in Liberia Africa and various Fostercare needs.
What inspired you to start FeatherRefuge?
The inspiration came from my own experience and the experiences of friends through the foster care adoption journey.
How did you come up with the name?
The name comes from a Psalm in the Bible. Psalms 91:4 He will cover you with his FEATHERs and under His wings you will find REFUGE
Where are your products sold? Are they sold in stores?
The shirts and various other items are sold on the website. FeatherRefuge.com
What is your favorite part about running FeatherRefuge?
I love supporting and encouraging others who are going through the ups and downs of foster care. I love encouraging others who are thinking about fostering or adopting. AND I love the creating aspect of course.
What is your least favorite part about running FeatherRefuge?
Well the business side. LOL. Paperwork. 🙂
Is there a favorite product?
My personal favorite is the REFUGE tee. I love geometric patterns.
Your items give back, can you tell us about that?
We support a local fostercare agency, Beechacres here in Cincinnati. It helps provide basic needs for children in care or in need in our community. We also support Psalm823Mission.org. They are building an orphanage in Liberia, Africa. I have personal ties to this area in Africa.
How do you spread the word about your company?
Mainly Instagram, partnerships and collaboration with other companies.
Do you have any advice for fellow entrepreneurs?
Do not worry if you feel you would be overlooked because your product or creation has been done before. You have a very specific platform and your uniqueness will shine through. AND surround your self with other creatives and entrepreneurs to bounce off ideas with.
Do you have a favorite quote or go to saying? 🙂
Philippians 4:13 “I can do ALL THINGS through him who strengthens me.” Some days I want to give up or be sluggish. But I have to remind myself of who is in control of my like and continually give Him the reigns. 🙂
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Owning and starting a business has been such a Joy! It is such a contrast from the mundane jobs I’d had for so many years. Being able to do the thing you love for something you are so passionate about is so rewarding and exciting! Worth the paperwork….. 🙂