Baptist Training Union was born from my roots growing up in the Southern Baptist Church. It’s a celebration of community, of a shared experience. This is not an affirmation of religious tenets. Baptist Training Union is a reclaiming of the words that once guided me - words that were then used against me - and turning them into inspiration for the clothes that I design.
This is a love letter to those traditions that I can now look back on and honor in my own way, in my own voice and sense of style. And It’s my hope to continue that sense of community, through my clothes, with like-minded individuals, who have discovered the power and freedom of self-expression on this side of the cross – people who remember their roots, but bear their own fruit.