1Eighty actually started back in 1989 as I sat by the bedside of my dying grandfather. Neither of us were ready to say goodbye. Our conversation meandered as only conversations in those moments can. My grandfather commented on my t-shirt. It was a simple, faith-based shirt that led to a not-so-simple conversation between us. This conversation led to him accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior! My t-shirt served as the catalyst to the most important conversation my grandfather ever had. The seeds of 1Eighty were planted the day my grandfather was welcomed to eternity.
Over the next 15 years we prayed, plotted, planned and waited. Sometimes we got impatient, but we held on to the promise of God’s perfect timing. In November of 2004, on my wedding anniversary, 1Eighty was established. We shipped our first shirts in March of 2005.
Our goal today is to provide inspiring, thought provoking, stylish, conversation-starting apparel that just might plant eternal seeds. With every shirt we ship I am reminded that a simple t-shirt saved me from having to say goodbye to my grandfather. I hope you are blessed with your own 1Eighty moments!