Collecting items is a common but enjoyable hobby that many people take part in, whether it’s hats, pez dispensers, beanie babies or even something as simple as cards. Today, I’m here to talk a little and to ask a little about collecting. If I had to pinpoint a moment in time, my whole interest in fashion started back in my freshman year of high school. I didn’t know how to dress but I knew that I loved sneakers and I loved collecting them. For the most part, I collected Air Jordans but eventually my horizon expanded. I started off with one pair and through selling various shoes I built up my collection. Currently my sneaker collection is at 107 pairs (and counting!). While I have slowed down a lot in recent times my love for sneakers has not diminished. It has, however, snowballed into my love of clothes. Honestly that is probably the reason my sneaker collection has slowed down, most of my funds have slowly transferred from sneakers to clothing. While it’s good to have your wardrobe in balance I think my shoe collection will always dominate my closet and shelves.
I am curious to see what our readers collect and what their collections may look like. Drop a few comments below about your hobbies and collections for me and our readers to check out!
Sneaker. What’s the first image that pops into your mind? Hm… maybe a pair of Converse or Vans… maybe some Nike high tops. But there’s a new image that needs to be a part of that “sneaker compilation”: Bangs Shoes.
Today we had a guest speaker come in to talk about her start-up company centered on sneakers. To be honest, I always imagined guest speakers as these really qualified but unrelatable people who’ve gone on to do amazing things that I just can’t really connect myself with. Obviously, I respect them with every ounce of my body but there’s just something about them that makes me not want to pay attention 100%. But when this lady named Hannah entered, she totally lit up the dull classroom. This confident lady had a message and she intended on letting us know.
She started a company (Bangs Shoes) that is a for-profit organization that sells shoes to help people in need. She was inspired by the shoes she saw workers in China wearing and knew there was something special about their aesthetic after she got multiple compliments from wearing a pair. She decided to start her own company and use the profits to help individuals from struggling countries like Cambodia, India or Nicaragua. Her idea definitely inspired me to be a better person who can use success to assist others. Also, I loved the fact that in such a capitalist society she chose to create a business not based on selfish profit but something that looked out for the bettering of a whole global society.
Definitely check out Bangs Shoes at their website or Instagram!
Stand for something.
XOXO, The Style Saviour