New Beginnings

New Beginnings

April 22, 2017

 Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Slow down. Close your eyes. Envision the world you know in the depths of your soul the way it was… intended. People truly valuing one another, using their gifts and talents to propel each other forward, raising each other up for good. I know you can see it too. In the rare corners of this world there are those, that feel this pull also. We believe in the hope and possibility of what could be, as well as what good each one of us has the potential of extending, by the Grace of God alone. Two years ago, Citizen&Darling was born out of that tug, & desire for hope. Myself (Christina) & other half of C&D, Karina both envisioned the marriage between our broken hearts for the world, and the encouragement we have been given by our faith to attempt something amazing. We KNOW our brothers and sisters were not made to be used as objects or items, but rather in the image of God. We have strived these last two years to provide a creative and effortless way for you and I to proclaim that message of hope and set our value to a different beat than what has been tainted. 

In the beginning of 2017 we made a decision to slow down, pull back, and remind ourselves what is and isn't important. Temporarily closing our online shop and reevaluating our balance was one of the hardest, but best decisions we could make. This dream of ours to pursue freedom for others through fashion has been a journey of not only faith, but community and forgiveness as well. In the last few months, We have sought after better quality, care and production of not only our clothing, but to be able to come alongside others who are seeking after good as well by supporting local businesses just like us! It has been an incredible time of learning lessons and allowing ourselves to feel deep growing pains of what it looks like to run a business, but also experience a great deal of gratitude for those who have helped us take another step forward. 

 

Our theme for this year is simplicity. We have chosen to simplify our designs, so we can propel towards our long term dream, to provide opportunities for victims of Human trafficking to start fresh with a talent & trade. To provide sustainability to those who are making a difference for the fight on modern day slavery with financial support and exposure, as well as give our all at events. We are still in the building phases. We are wives, mothers, with normal jobs & going through life, just like you. We make mistakes, learn from others,  learning to understand balance, and ultimately, take this journey together. Thank you for believing in Citizen&Darling and welcome to our new website. God Bless.  

For Freedom, 
Christina Vaichus



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