I like to create and I like to put things out into the world that adds something positive, even if that’s just in the smallest possible way. Last year I made an embroidered patch along with pins. It’s something I’ve always enjoyed collecting and I’ve had requests for more ever since. As a perfectionist, it was essential for me to improve on the last and more importantly to highlight something that has affected myself and many others. My mental health is something I’ve struggled to deal with my whole life. I’ve done the therapy, the pills, the diets - you name it, I’ve tried it.
It’ll probably surprise some friends as it’s something I’ve spent a lot of energy trying to hide. It’s always been something I’ve kept to myself but I actually have an odd combination of aspergers, dyspraxia, dyslexia, ADHD and OCD, which has and always will shape my life for better or worse.
I spent the last few years dealing with depression and anxiety. As big changes happened in my life I struggled to cope, always falling back to the line “I wish I was normal” - What I’m really trying to get at is I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my family, my friends, my mates.
I’m kicking off this year’s patch project with a special limited release dedicated to checking up on those who mean the most to you. A message only takes a second of your time but can mean the world.
It’s a play on the original Huarache adverts which is fitting as it’s one of my favourite shoes. The stitch-on patches feature the highest quality of embroidery with the colour matched as close as possible to the iconic “Purple Punch”.
50% of the profits will be donated to CALM with the rest going on to fund more designs with a range of friends and artists in and around the industry.
Thank you for taking the time to read, thanks to Adam for putting up with B-TEC design lingo and helping me create this beauty and thanks to everyone who has continued to support my journey so far.
You can purchase your patch here.