For our honeymoon, my husband Anthony and I traveled several continents away from our home in New York City to Mumbai, India. And it was in Mumbai where we served alongside Vision Rescue to support their mission of empowering people to find their purpose and live with dignity.
As part of Hillsong’s Global Sisterhood, it’s always been in my heart to do just what Bobbie Houston encourages women to do - I have heard Bobbie encourage and pray for a Global Sisterhood of women - to go out and create change. I have always prayed for God to use me just like that and to mobilize me for His purpose.
In 2015, I started a social-impact fashion brand featuring designs by women, supporting programs that educate kids, empower women, and support other non-profits that are on a mission to be a light and create change. We love to celebrate, honor, and feature the beautiful stories of women and their designs when we launch our collections to the world. Each design tells a special story featuring the woman’s name, her photo, and what inspired her to create the design. Each design is made with love, by women, for God's purpose.
The time Anthony and I spent with Vision Rescue in Mumbai will always hold a special place in my heart. It was in Mumbai where my husband and I started our honeymoon and our marriage. It was in Mumbai that I made new friends and family like Biju, Secunda, and the entire Vision Rescue team! It was in Mumbai that God connected me with a group of women who will now be in my heart forever. I sat with these women as they showed me how to use their sewing machines and shared their designs with such pride, care, and love. For all of these reasons, this collection is so much more than a scarf, a shirt, or a bag. It’s a story about the love, strength, and the dignity I saw in these beautiful women; these women who are part of my very own Global Sisterhood. This collection features their flowers, patterns, and artwork, which you see depicted on each item.
This is so much more than fashion. These designs represent women and their stories, and they are a beautiful reminder that when one woman sets out to make even a small change in her world, she can develop a friendship and connection with God’s daughters even when they live continents apart.
Lisa Mayer, Founder of My Social Canvas