Numerous factors can influence a person’s reason for getting into a particular industry. The idea of making bank is a strong incentive for some. In contrast, others are motivated by their desire to encourage and make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. The latter holds true for Jaylen LaGrande, who established his brand, 3:16 Collection, with the mission of opening hearts, inspiring hope, and uplifting the human experience by igniting the spark of faith that exists within the self.
Jaylen LaGrande originally built the 3:16 Collection as a platform for expressing his faith and as a means for him to put his personal ideas into something tangible. The brand’s beginning in 2009 was humble, with Jaylen selling T-shirts out the back of his trunk and only 0.38 cents left inside his pocket.
The initiative then became the foundation of a label that grew from a trunk brand to a retail brand. Now, it has skyrocketed into a seven-figure firm with global recognition. This achievement is made possible by the brand’s luxurious and modern designs coupled with inspirational quotes. The 3:16 Collection goes above and beyond to deliver excellent products that reaffirm the grandeur of the Kingdom of Christ.
It houses a large selection of entirely custom cut and sew pieces made to the same high standards as luxury streetwear labels. The brand upholds the integrity of each scripture and reinforces them through strategic placement. This unique approach to design is rooted in their philosophy of “begin with the end in mind.” The products they create exemplify their mission to inspire and enhance the lifestyle of customers and believers.
“With 3:16 Collection, our patrons will join a global movement that aims to transcend the expectations society has placed on those of the Christian faith and reflect back to all who have eyes to see who we truly are—heirs to God’s kingdom,” shared Jaylen LaGrande.
The brand lives with the motto that love and devotion to Jesus Christ should be manifested in everyone’s actions, including the choice of garments. Through the 3:16 Collection, Jaylen wishes to empower Christians across the globe to wear their story. At the same time, he wants to motivate and uplift everyone they encounter.
Additionally, the brand wants to touch the lives of the masses, particularly the youth, in hopes of increasing their faith. By bridging fashion and religion, the 3:16 Collection serves as an instrument to begin one’s lifelong journey to personal growth and faith.
Jaylen LaGrande can envision the 3:16 Collection becoming the top Christian apparel brand in the next few years. He intends the brand to set trends globally and pioneer a movement of authenticity in the fashion community by encouraging people to be vocal and courageous in expressing their inward beliefs. With its commitment to inspiring change and being a mainstay of fashion, the 3:16 Collection is out to change the world.