StampLabel is a clothing brand that gives, say the company’s 22-year-old co-founders, twins Jeremy and Joshua Mathis, pictured above. The startup’s best-selling “fashions with a purpose” are its Pocket Tees, with fabrics that represent the cultures of the world. It also sells another design -- Graphic Tees.
Sales are increasing every month, but the Mathises, who grew up in Carol City and graduated from Nova Southeastern this year with business degrees, say their primary mission is to make a difference. Ten percent of the profits from every StampLabel product purchased is given to charity, and they also give back in other ways.
For instance, one of the charities StampLabel supports is LifeNet4Families. StampLabel's employees and volunteers provided 250 families hot meals to eat and boxes of food for later on Christmas Eve. LifeNet4Families, based in Fort Lauderdale, has been making a difference 365 days a year for over 25 years, providing food and other daily necessities to homeless and needy families in the community, says Jeremy.
In the past 12 months, StampLabel, based in Miami Gardens, has helped provide food to more than 3,000 individuals. In addition, the company has taken more than 120 volunteers to the soup kitchen; helping to provide them with a new outlook on life. "Each month, we take company employees and volunteers to give back and feed the homeless,’ says Jeremy. “These soup kitchen visits are always humbling and life changing for everyone that participates.”
StampLabel, like all startups, has been a journey of twists and turns over the past 18 months. The pair started out offering a design-your-own T-shirt product but found interest to be lacking. Last month the co-founders relaunched their website and company with their Pocket Tees. “What’s remained constant is the giving back purpose,” says Jeremy, adding that StampLabel’s customers also help choose the charities the company supports. “Throughout our journey in life, a lot of people helped us, and we wanted to start a socially conscious business and give back.”
Posted Dec. 31, 2013