AUSTRALIA’S faith-focused clothing line Faith Move is set to open its doors for the first time on Thursday, bringing together Australian Christians, Hindus and Jews in one shopping centre.
It’s set to offer a unique blend of styles and designs.
“I am delighted that this is opening up to the public for the very first time and to bring together all Australians, Hindus, and Jews who are part of the Australian community,” Ms Grace Smith, the founder of Faith Moves, told ABC Radio Perth.
“It’s a brand new concept for us, a brand different to what we’ve been doing before.”
Ms Smith said the brand was inspired by the experiences of people of faith around the world who are changing the world for the better.
“What we have in common is we have all been in the shoes of those who have been in a difficult situation,” she said.
“They’ve had a loved one killed, their loved one is homeless, or their loved ones are living in the middle of nowhere, and they’re struggling to make ends meet.”
These people are just struggling to survive and to survive on what they’ve got and how they’ve been living, and so what we do is give them the support they need and we also provide them with the opportunity to help make a difference in their community.
“Ms Grace Smith said her faith-centered brand would be a “cultural bridge” between the Australian Jewish community and the Australian Muslim community.”
This is not a brand that we have come up with to just give them a piece of cloth or a brand,” she explained.”
We really want to give them hope that they can have their voice heard, to have their voices heard and we want to provide them that opportunity to have a meaningful voice in their communities.
“Ms Griffith said the idea for the brand came to her when she was researching ways to help Australian Hindus cope with the impact of climate change.”
The Hindu community is in the midst of a climate crisis,” she told the ABC.”
So we have a problem that they have got to deal with and we have to deal in a way that is inclusive to them and not just their immediate circumstances but also their community and how it relates to the rest of the world.
“The store will be located at the new The Salvation Army store at the Westfield Perth shopping centre in Fremantle.