Meet the Maker - Miriah Kearney
My HOME Apparel is a Canadian-made apparel brand based in Truro, Nova Scotia. Their mission is to help celebrate where you call home while working to give all Canadians a home. This is why they donate 5% of profits to homeless initiatives across Canada. Since its launch in 2015, it has grown from a home-based business to being sold in retail shops all over Canada. My HOME Apparel is our sister company, and you can always find some of their apparel in our shops.
What inspired you to start your business?
"I started my business in August 2015 after my brother passed away. I owned another business at the time that I enjoyed, but was feeling very lost. I felt very passionate about businesses that were making an impact and began to feel it was my destiny to help others. Through losing my brother, I developed a greater sense of compassion for the homeless, and realized that everyone has a story. I created the HOME shirts as a way to celebrate our own stories, as well as help those in the greatest need. I started with a single grey Nova Scotia HOME shirt, since that is where I am from. Now we do HOME shirts for every province and territory, and donate 5% of all our profits to help end homelessness in Canada. To date, we have donated over $35,000.00"