Early this year, I reached out to one of my favorite companies with an idea for a custom piece for Nella’s room and the possibility of turning it into something bigger I could share with you. It was fueled by my love for clean, colorful design but more so the message I want Nella to hear over and over–that she is not limited by a disability, and that her dreams in life are answered by the anthem of three powerful words: Yes. You. Can.
The company I approached is Oxford Pennant, a Buffalo shop I’ve been following for a few years now–obsessed with their aesthetic, products (made in the U.S.!), and creative passion behind their marketing. I also knew the owner had a niece with Down syndrome.
One banner snowballed into an entire collaboration–the first product collaboration I’ve ever done, and I could not be more thrilled with everything it turned out to be. A portion of the proceeds of every sale in this collaboration will benefit Ruby’s Rainbow, but the inclusive empowering messages are for us all…
Yes You Can.
…and I Like You Just the Way You Are.
I was in Buffalo this past weekend for a fun launch event at the Oxford Pennant Shop, and can I just say, BUFFALO! You SLAYED me! What a fun, creative city with the warmest people. Buffalo’s 21 Connect also came to celebrate with us–a portion of the evening’s sales benefitting their continued mission to provide education about Down syndrome and support to families in the Buffalo community.
I brought home the banner that started it all and wasted no time in getting it hung in Nella’s room.
In a little over 24 hours in Buffalo, I got the full behind-the-scenes tour of Oxford Pennant and learned more about the story behind their company and the wonderful creative people who are part of it–all which made me even more proud to have my name next to theirs in these products I cannot wait to see out in the world.
There’s something for everyone in this collaboration…which is exactly what these products are about: Celebrating everything, everyone.
Shop the entire Kelle Hampton x Oxford Pennant collaboration, and when your banners and pennants and sweatshirts and patches are out there in the world, tag me in the pictures!
I love seeing these messages in your homes, knowing you’re loving something we made.
Can you buy everything in the collaboration online? YES YOU CAN!
Can you buy kid sizes AND adult sizes? YES YOU CAN!
Can you buy from another country? YES YOU CAN!
Can you help a passionate young adult with Down syndrome achieve their college dreams by shopping? YES YOU CAN!
So many yeses. xo
And the hugest thanks to my wonderful friends at Oxford Pennant for making these so beautiful.