Day 10 - Camplight Apparel
On the tenth day of Christmas, The Archibald Project gave to me a store for the whole family that helps feed malnourished people in Haiti – Camplight Apparel! Camplight makes the most encouraging and cute apparel that will be a perfect gift for anyone left on your list!
Where are you from and why did you start Camplight?
Our names are Tiffany and Jacob Blaze and we live in Nashville, TN! We started our business with a desire for a creative outlet that helps others in need!
What's your mission and vision for Camplight and why are you passionate about it?
We design our clothes with the hope of spreading positivity and hope, both for wearers as well as people who see our products. We also partner with Harvest107, an organization working in Haiti, making donations to enable them to do their work with malnourished children. I (Tiffany) was born into a difficult situation where I was severely malnourished. After suffering from failure to thrive and then being rescued from that life, we want to use what we have to help others with the same challenges.
What is your favorite part about your business?
We love working as a husband and wife team; it’s been so much fun to build something together. CampLight has also been an avenue for us to share our story, and in return, our customers sometimes share theirs with us. We love hearing how a specific design plays a part in someone’s life. It’s really humbling, in a good way.
What is the hardest part of your business?
Starting CampLight has been a huge learning experience. Like with any new venture, there are things you have to figure out along the way, so sometimes we have to make some really quick decisions!
What advice do you have for people out there about shopping with small businesses?
We’re not experts in this area, but we’ve always loved giving gifts that give back in some way.
Why is it important to support small and/or ethical businesses?
Shopping at small businesses helps directly support the families who own them. We know a lot of small shops, ours included, which enable moms to stay home with their children while also contributing financially to the household. For us, this has meant more time together and better connection as a family.
Anything else you'd like to tell the Archibald community about Camplight?
We really enjoy what we do. After a little more than a year and a half as a company, we love what we’re building together and the way we’re able to help make an impact on the world in a small way.
We think what you guys do is so great! How can we shop and follow along with Camplight!
Our shop is www.CampLightApparel.com & our social media handles are: