OUR STORY

HI! I’M JERRY, THE FOUNDER OF REP THE 1 APPAREL. OUR TEAM IS ON A MISSION TO SHARE PURPOSE, HOPE, AND LOVE TO A LOST WORLD.

ALL MY LIFE, I KNEW MY PURPOSE WAS TO INFLUENCE PEOPLE POSITIVELY AND SHARE TRUTH WITH OTHERS. MY FAITH IN GOD WAS WHAT I VALUED MOST, AND I WANTED DESPERATELY FOR ALL THE WORLD TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR THEM. BUT I DIDN’T KNOW HOW, OR WHAT MY ROLE IN HIS PLAN WOULD BE.

IN 2020 GOD PUT IT ON MY HEART TO START REP THE 1. WHEN HE ASKED ME TO POINT OTHERS TO HIM THROUGH IT, IT FINALLY ALL CLICKED. I HAD SOMEWHAT STRUGGLED IN SHARING MY FAITH, AND I HAD THE IDEA OF CREATING HATS AND APPAREL THAT WOULD OPEN DOORS TO EASILY SHARE MY FAITH WITH OTHERS. I KNEW THAT IT WASN’T JUST ME THAT STRUGGLED WITH THIS, SO I HAD NO DOUBT THAT THIS COULD HELP MANY PEOPLE.

A SIMPLE “HEY I LIKE YOUR HAT” COULD TURN INTO A

LIFE-CHANING EXPERIENCE FOR THAT PERSON.

 

THE NAME REP THE 1 MEANS JUST WHAT IT SAYS. AS CHRISTIANS WE ARE TO REPRESENT THE 1 TRUE GOD IN ALL THAT WE DO. THE HATS (AND NOW, APPAREL & MORE) SERVE AS A DAILY REMINDER TO CONSTANTLY REP JESUS IN EVERY SITUATION—TO BE KIND, LOVING, FORGIVING AND A CARRIER OF GODS WORD.

NOW, 1 YEARS LATER, REP THE 1 HAS SEEN IMMENSE GROWTH, AND I’M IN AWE OF EVERYTHING GOD IS DOING THROUGH THIS COMPANY YEAR AFTER YEAR. EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN POSITIVELY IMPACTED THROUGH REP THE 1 IS A DIRECT RESULT OF GOD BEING FAITHFUL AND SHOWING HIS POWER THROUGH SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS HATS & APPAREL. THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME AT ALL. ALL THE GLORY GOES TO GOD.

WE HAVE BUILT AN AMAZING COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND I’M SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. I COULDN’T BE MORE EXCITED TO WATCH THIS SEED CONTINUE TO GROW ALONGSIDE EVERY ONE OF YOU. WE WOULDN’T BE HERE WITHOUT ALL OF YOU!

WE ARE THE CARROLL FAMILY AND WE LOVE GOD! WE AREN’T A PERFECT FAMILY BUT WE TRY OUR BEST TO REPRESENT HIM IN EVERY PART OF OUR LIFE,  AND IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS. GOD HAS BEEN A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR THIS FAMILY THROUGH MANY HARD TIMES OVER THE YEARS AND WE WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL.
WE WANTED TO COME UP WITH A WAY WE COULD SHARE THAT GOOD NEWS WITH EVERYONE WE CAME ACROSS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
WE NEVER WOULD HAVE IMAGED THAT OUR BRAND REP THE 1 WOULD HAVE GROWN TO WHERE IT IS TODAY.