FARTS Hoodie - Lilac
Perfect for those days when you just can't seem to shake off the blues. This lilac hoodie is sure to bring a smile to your face, no matter how tough the day gets. Spring forward in gratitude!
Made with 100% cotton for maximum comfort, it's the perfect reminder to be grateful and thankful everyday. So go ahead, let 'em rip and always remember to always find a reason to smile.
Size up for a looser fit.
Machine wash cold, tumble dry low (hang dry recommended)
FARTS Find A Reason To Smile® is an effective way to practice gratitude everyday. A lifestyle more than a brand. No matter how challenging life gets, we all have a reason to smile... it's within you!
Hey what's good!?
My name is Rashard and some call me Julio. Let me tell you about the concept FARTS Find A Reason To Smile™.
The idea came to life in early 2020. By this point I was down... I couldn't shake what I was going through and was in a really dark place. I knew that I couldn't stay there but I didn't know how to get out of this funk that I found myself in.
Don't get me wrong, this wasn't my first rodeo. I had been in tough times before where things weren't "right" and fell into a horrible thought pattern. This time was different. This was just the time that I really went within myself for the answers. I parked, stopped thinking about all the issues or problems, cooled out, and directed my attention on the good in my life (the gift of life was enough). Past experiences, people, memories... I became grateful for all of it! I realized that my life was really good even though I had a lot to figure out. Who knows what's good or bad?
Simply put, I found a way to express gratitude during one of the toughest moments and that shifted my energy almost immediately. I realized that I found a reason to smile and what happened afterwards. Oh if I had an acronym... wait... F-A-R... 🤯 Ayoooo! It was a divine moment! By the way, I really do enjoy farts. Always have thought they're funny and I always will. My purpose and my passion is to spread FARTS.
Long to the short, I know how life can life and it doesn't always feel good. I am honored to share with you this concept, this idea but mainly practice that has helped me and could help you stay in a good place mentally as well. Sometimes, you really do have to go within and Find A Reason To Smile.
We offer FARTS apparel and accessories as reminders, and a way to spread FARTS. It started with a couple of FARTS t-shirts. The reaction was indescribable and people wanted to buy it. Let's just say... FARTS started bubbling.
Read more about Our Story here.
Take good care,
On the cool, I got some weird looks & heard a lot of hesitation over the phone when I first told family and friends that "my purpose is to spread FARTS". Yep, that's exactly how I said it before going into detail. But you know what? They all smiled at the end (you can hear smiles over the phone too)! 😁
Initially, I was going to start a YouTube channel so I made a t-shirt for the videos. Well, YouTube is still on the todo list and we have a lot more than t-shirts including FARTS hoodies, joggers, socks, keychains, wristbands, and lanyards. Whatever to promote the brand that's big on care, kindness, and gratitude.
Ok, let's go back... using a Cricut, vinyl, and my laptop I made a t-shirt that had "FARTS" on the front. I wore it and maaan I wasn't ready! People were reacting; I mean heads turning, pointing, smiling, even engaging in conversation. It was so cool! Then they start asking where could they get one. This and an interest in designing and producing clothes took over. I had made enough shirts to wear every day until my cousins snatched a bunch. That meant something though. 😊
I started posting on Instagram and TikTok in April 2022 and launched the online store the following month. You know, I once heard someone say that your gift is hidden in the thing that you don't want to do. That's the mystery. I share this because I wouldn't have thought it would feel natural posting online. I'm cool with being reserved, not saying too much, playing the background. You could say that I'm kind of an introvert. 🤷 The idea of showing my face and talking had a lot of weird thoughts associated with it. One day, I stopped overthinking it and just pressed record and started talking... the feeling was indescribable! It felt natural, as if this is what I'm supposed to do. Like a flow of joy and fulfilment! 💨
So here we are... still posting, still mailing FARTS across the US, and listening to your feedback and ideas. I want to share my knowledge gained through experience and what's helped me have a better life so it may help you too.
FARTS Find A Reason To Smile has had a local presence at vendor events in El Paso, TX since August 2022. Your interactions; talking about FARTS, liking, commenting on, and sharing social media posts means so much to us as a new business and it helps us grow.
Remember FARTS in the challenging moments and Find A Reason To Smile.
Read "Why FARTS?", how the concept of FARTS came about.
Take good care,