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Grateful Apparel Review



About Founder


All this because I said "Whatever it means to serve you, I want to serve you"


Before that very moment, my whole life was full of emptiness. 



When I was a kid, all I wanted was for my parents to affirm me. 



As a teenager, all I wanted to do was fit in. 



As a young adult, I used drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. 



As an addict, all I wanted to do was get clean. 



When I did get clean, all I wanted to do was catch up. 



While I was "catching up" all I wanted was MORE. 


Until the very moment,  "Whatever it means to serve you, I want to serve you"

About Grateful Apparel

It was 2008, when Raymond Rivera was swimming in his friends swimming pool in 
Orlando, FL, when it hit him, “I’m gonna make some cool tees,” he said. He walked out of 
the pool, dripping wet straight into his friends home office, grabbed a napkin and started 
doodling. He always used the phrase “Thank you Lord”,so he wanted to incorporate that 
in the logo. 3 minutes later, he was staring at the new TYL logo, and moments away from 
embarking on a journey that would change the course of his life: Grateful Apparel. He hasn't 
stopped working since that day! 
Grateful Apparel is a lifestyle brand influenced by the rock, hiphop and bmx & skate 
culture. The apparel produced in urban street wear tends to stem from these cultures, 
which entails the good, bad and ugly. Raymond saw the common thread amongst most 
brands in the industry and decided to go against the grain. Carving a lane, not specific to 
any genre, but a brand that highlighted Gratitude, something every person could support 
and appreciate. 
Since making this the mission of the company, Grateful has build an international fanbase, 
collaborated with artist including Andy Mineo & Bizzle, New York Times Bestseller, 
Jefferson Bethke, and sold 10’s of thousands of apparel worldwide. More importantly, 
proceeds from Grateful are used to help fund The 3Sixty House: a non profit transitional 
home geared toward helping those in need, founded and operated by Raymond Rivera.
Grateful is devoted to producing premium quality products, matched with supreme service 
to our supporters. Grateful offers a range of t-shirts, fleece, accessories, skateboards and 
more. Having a strong design aesthetic, and a commitment for creating high quality goods, 
Grateful Apparel, has been embraced by the streetwear community, creating a demand for 
its products.
Under Raymond Rivera’s leadership, design and aesthetic, Grateful continues to evolve and 
flourish amongst an ever changing culture. 
Whether an artist, bmx rider, subway worker or teacher we all have something to be 
Grateful about. #THEGRATELIFE.


My Review:

Thank-you Grateful Apparel for sending me items for free in exchange for an honest review.   All opinions expressed are 100% mine and I was not paid for this review.  

I have said it before, We are made on purpose for a purpose with a purpose!   I find everyone's story and testimony absolutely fascinating.   God sure is calling and yearning for us to trust and love him as much as he loves us.  

The founder, Raymond, uses his knowledge in the skater/BMX lifestyles with this clothing line that will spread and share Christ's love! 

Majority of the items for sale do say "Grateful" which is an important thing in life.   I take it a step further and hope that people are Grateful to Jesus Christ who has made it possible for us to go to heaven, because he died in our place we should show some thankfulness or act grateful for his sacrifice. 

Also, when we align our identity with Jesus our life becomes very purposeful!  The hat above says, "I am Who I am" and I hope that people understand that when you die to yourself and live for God life is so much better!   God has a plan for each of us and it is so much better than anything else we could have imagined!  So "I am who I am" because of who God has created me to be! 

The shirts I received are  very comfortable and soft and they fit me very well.   I enjoy seeing the variety of shirts in the collaboration section on the site.   There are some really great ideas that I hope bring many conversations among people who wear it to bring the Father glory! 

One way that I see Grateful Apparel company really reaching people in need is with there 3 Sixty house. 

The Grateful Apparel Family is yielded and committed to the Great Commission.
In Matthew 28:16-20, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gave the disciples a commission: 


“The Great Commission.” 





Here at GRATEFUL APPAREL we are geared towards helping those in need via The 3Sixty Houses.. 



Take a look at this video, it will give you a quick inside look at The 3Sixty Houses.. 



So by you guys supporting GRATEFUL APPAREL you guys are actually making someone GRATEFUL ... 

Check out the video describing the 3sixty house.  Not only is Raymond reaching people with a clothing line but he truly is housing and helping people who need to get out of the life they were living and find victory in Jesus!   

I hope you consider making a purchase from Grateful Apparel and partner behind Ray and his purpose... reaching lost souls and showing them how Grateful they truly are with Christ!   



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