At the end of 2014, roughly a year after a trip to a South African orphanage, I launched Cornelius & Co. The children at the orphanage had a huge impact on my life and were my inspiration to start this company. I’ve always longed to own my own business, large or small, and I value companies that have a charitable heart.
Cornelius & Co. is a contemporary clothing line that celebrates simplicity and inspiring messages. We design tops that aren’t specific to a season, but can be worn year round. We like to keep it simple and to keep our shirts about the message. So, style them up, accessorize, throw on a layer, and spread kindness, hope, joy, laughter, truth, or encouragement.
I’m thankful for a Creator who has given so many individuals incredible, creative abilities—and for the gift of color, craft, and form. He created people with gifts in clothing design, textile creation, and garment construction to bring glory to Him- and so that we may be able to enjoy the gift of dress. Colossians 1: 16 says that all things have been created through Him and for Him, so I believe fashion can be glorifying to God.
While I love fashion, I don’t believe my identity and self-worth should be wrapped up in what I put on my body; it’s an expression of who I am. I believe that self-worth comes through the saving work of Jesus Christ. I hope that through this blog we can connect through fun stuff like fashion, and encourage one another to live unique and intentional lives!
Here are a few of my current Cornelius & Co. faves