We had the good fortune of connecting with Devin Ward and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Devin, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Growing up my birth parents were drug addicts and alcoholics. They beat me, malnourished me, and abandoned me. I was taken away by Child Protective Services and in foster care for a while before I was adopted and raised by a single mom. Going through all of these challenges at such a young age prepared me to create this brand. Future Clothing has plans to help with this mental health crisis and give back to those who are without dads.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Future Clothing is a brand that wants to help with the mental health crisis and those without dads. we have plans to help encourage and include others to talk about their past trauma and pain. God has called me to start this brand and He has opened doors for me that I could have never expected to be opened on my own.
I am most proud of myself for trusting God and stepping out into faith with this brand. we have been officially open for two months and the support we have received so far I am so so thankful for.
as far as what I want the world to know about my brand is we truly want to be a light to others, we want to be a brand that gives back to actually do something about the mental health crisis. everyone talks about the problem but how many people are actually doing something about it? we know we have the most powerful tool to help a business succeed and thats Gods blessing over it. we won’t stop doing what we do until mental health is a subject that isn’t forgotten about.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
well being from Fort Worth I have to show them around the stockyards. we would start at the hotel drover which has a beautiful back patio and amazing food at 97 West. our next stop would have to be Billy Bobs to catch a country concert and spend time at the worlds “largest honky tonk”.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to give a shoutout to my adoptive mom. she has ben my rock ever since I met her. she has supported and provided a life for me that I never thought I would have received. she gave me hope when I was hopeless. She gave me a safe space when I was terrified of everything. she mentored me to treat others with kindness and to always the do the right thing. without her and God I would not be where I am today. so to you mom, thank you!
full credits to Elias Rameno