Welcome to our first official By Grace blog post!

If you’re reading this, you are probably a close friend or relative who loves us and supports our dreams.  For that, we say thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We would not be on this incredible journey without you.

Our hope is that this blog will serve as a place of encouragement for the dreamers, education for the seeking and inspiration for the doers.

So, from the very beginning we’re asking for a favor – help us spread the word!  Tell all your friends and family about who we are and what we’re doing.  Who are we?  Two women in their mid-twenties with a vision and a mission to educate, employ, and empower women.  What are we doing?  Diligently working to build relationships with women around the world, in an attempt to provide dignity and honor through employment, while showcasing the beauty of individual cultures through hand crafted goods, which we hope will educate women in the United States about the plights of women living in impoverished communities.  Yeah, it’s a lot.  We’ll elaborate on all that in weeks to come.

We started talking about our fictitious, hypothetical company in eighth grade, working on the very real By Grace in December of 2012, and were officially incorporated as an LLC in January of 2015.  Along the way we’ve designed a clothing line, met some incredible people, made some big mistakes, had some success, and realized there’s nothing we would rather do than run this company!  We are passionate about women; we are passionate about missions; and we are passionate about entrepreneurial pursuits. 

We believe that By Grace is not just another company, but that it is part of something bigger, part of a calling to impact millions of women in countries and cultures across the globe.  Sound daunting?  Why, yes it is.  Sound exciting?  More than you know. 

Thank you for joining us on this journey; we are thrilled to share it with you.

Excitedly Yours,

Emily and Kelsey