While growing up in Washington, DC, I developed a love for t-shirts. In the 90’s to early 2000’s, there were at least six urban clothing lines that were popular throughout DC. Most of the time, you would be able to tell where someone lived by the t-shirt they wore, either the eastside (SE or NE) or the westside (SW or NW). I had the fortunate experience of growing up in three of the four quadrants, therefore, I was relatively impartial, buying and wearing all of the local brands. Quietly, I was really intrigued by the various designs and the styles that were produced by these brands.
My roots are in the church. My mother was a Sunday school teacher and a missionary. My father was a deacon and a trustee and both of them required me to attend church regularly.
While venturing through the city, I would admire as well as buy many local t-shirts and I noticed a lot of the shirts had themes or messages. In 2008, my wife and I started writing t-shirt messages and rough drawings with a Christian theme. We wanted to combine fashion and Christianity. However, life happens and it took us many years to start and bring our idea to fruition. In 2016, we began the journey of starting this clothing brand and establishing 3rd Power Sportswear. This name derives from The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit wrapped into one, hence our logo of the cross with the 3 in the power space. We want to thank God for allowing us to be used for His glory.
Note: By the way, quarterly, we will donate a tenth of our profits to charity. The charity may change each quarter.
~ Sam & Tracie