“You are under no obligation to be the same person you were five minutes ago.”
Chainged Apparel is a brand that brings to you a mixture of unique styles of clothing into a street fashionable way. Our goal is to inspire the belief that anything can be made possible with a positive mindset and an undeniable will to achieve the wildest of dreams.
Notice the spelling includes the letter “I”. We included this “I” to reference the word “chain”. In order for a chain to do what it is designed to do, it must be linked with multiple other pieces of metal. The process of change can be very difficult without your tiny pieces of metal aka. support system. We link together and support those who have a desire for change. Making sure you know you are not alone in this crazy world.
MAGAN JENKINS, FOUNDER
Since I was a teen, I knew that my love for fashion was endless, but in my head, pursuing a fashion career was not possible because it was not a “real job”. That forced me to focus on my next best thing, becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. After completing 2 years worth of prerequisites in just 1 year, I was accepted into a dental hygiene program at the young age of 18. Throughout my journey in school, I began to believe that this was truly where my heart was supposed to be. I graduated with the highest GPA in my program and received a salutatorian award at the school graduation. I did not notice at the time, but fashion had never left my mind. One Halloween, I needed a custom top to go with my costume. I didn’t know how to sew or even know where to start, so I asked a close friend. As I was watching her sew my top, I was so intrigued and found myself wanting to know more. The next thing I knew, I was sewing my own clothes and working as a part time dental hygienist. I was laying in bed one night thinking about my two totally opposite worlds when I realized that I was not obligated to only ONE career and ONE passion. I did not have to settle, so that I did not... I CHAINGED.
CAMERON BELL, FOUNDER
When it comes down to why I wanted to start this brand, my ideology is different than most. Throughout my late childhood and into my early teens I experienced some setbacks, physically. Despite my normal injuries (broken bones, etc) I found that I just was never feeling right. I was in pain all of the time, had no energy, could not gain weight, and couldn't hold down a meal without being in discomfort. After years of testing, filled with trials and tribulations, I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease in January of 2014. A year later, almost to the day, I had surgery to remove part of my small intestine. I went from working out 5 days a week every week in 2014, to not being able to lift anything over 5 pounds for the next 4 months. In that downtime, I learned a lot about myself; I was going to work my ass off for what I wanted, never give up due to my circumstances, and always get up when I'm face down on the floor. I wanted to take the struggles I've had and put them into fitness, my job, my life and into a brand. That is where CHAINGED comes in. A brand that represents being the CEO of your own damn life.