Thursday, November 7, 2019

Two Blind Brothers: Clothing For A Cause...

At a young age, Bradford and Bryan Manning were both diagnosed with an eye disease that causes blindness over time. This condition has inspired a special vigilance for details, a passion that carries over into the construction of their clothing line. They are both graduates of the University of Virginia and currently live in NYC. Bradford and Bryan get down to the details. At launch, they spent six months sitting in coffee shops and going back and forth on how to source the best fabrics, the perfect factory partners and even the right buttons. Their diligence is evident in the well-considered clothing collections.

This company is both a social enterprise and a charity project. Legally, however, they are set up as an LLC, but they may change our corporate structure down the road. They donate 100% of profits to charitable foundations, programs, and researchers focused on their mission.

The profits go towards research programs that are developing therapies for retinal eye disease cures. They select the beneficiaries through their own network and other trusted organizations. Bradford Manning is a director on the board of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, an organization they work very closely with.

Men's Perspecti Ve Tee. Love, Love, Love this shirt. This ultra-soft, casual shirt is made from luxurious fabric. The material is a tri-blend of high quality and ultra soft materials. Their signature touch comes down to natural textures and tested materials. For example, their tri-blend of premium bamboo (66%), COTTON (28%) and spandex (6%). It looks great, feels great, love the olive color, and we love its message. The coolest thing about this shirt is the braille that was used on both the sleeve and bottom of the shirt. Did I say I love this shirt! You bet!

Men's Mittman Long Sleeve Henley. Their ultra-soft, high-quality tri-blend fabric is a combination of premium bamboo (66%), cotton (28%) & spandex (6%), resulting in a brilliantly constructed garment that is both classic & unique. Each shirt has a metal tag written in Braille on the sleeve. This is so classic, simple, and great looking.

Women's Braille Spiral Tank. Again, love this great tank with the braille spiral on its front. What a great message it sends. Made from the super soft and delicious fabric as all of their shirts, you won't want to take this off.