About J.W. Collection
ABOUT THE JW COLLECTION
JW COLLECTION: A clothing line that cares; that strives to make a difference. Every purchase made helps with a noble cause. We take great pride to give a portion of each sale to the JW CARES FOUNDATION, which is then distributed to causes we find that need our assistance.
How the JW Collection came about…
The JW Collection was founded by me, Nicholas Payne. I come from a small town outside of Atlanta, GA. My passion has always been to help out and to give back any way I could, so I created the JW Collection. The JW Collection takes a portion of each sale made and gives it to the JW CARES FOUNDATION, which is a non-profit organization that I created to go along side the fashion line. It gives to causes we find that need our help. We do not only donate to large organizations for research for cures for diseases, but also to families in need. Anyone that needs our help. There is no cause too small. We help out in any way that we can.
It has not been an easy road to create this line. The past two years have been a roller coaster with many ups and downs. I have given up so much to chase after my dream. At age nineteen I packed up and moved across the United States, leaving everything I ever knew behind. The hardest part was leaving my family. They are everything to me and I am so grateful to have a family that has not only been there to love me, but that also supports everything I have ever done. Although there are a few things in my past that I wish I could undo, I realize that regrets are a part of life. If it were not for my past, I would not have been lead down the road to create this clothing line that is going to change so many lives. Some of life’s greatest beauties are at the end of the roughest paths, and my past has been the stepping stone to the greatness that JW COLLECTION will be. There have been so many times I have just wanted to give up, but if I had, I would have let down all of the people that love and support me.
The first year, of course, was the hardest. I was nineteen years old and in a new city with absolutely nothing to my name. For the first six months I worked night and day on my business plan. Once finished, I started looking for investors, but no one wanted to invest in a “kid”. As bad as I wanted to give up, I got back to work with the realization that I would have to do it all myself, which lead to the idea of starting out small and just selling shirts. Unfortunately, I did not even have the money to do this. One by one, some of my friends started giving me money to fund my dream and to make it a reality. These friends are four of the most amazing people anyone could ever have in their life: four people I will never know how to thank enough for helping me with my dream.
After getting the money to start the line I spent all my time working on getting the JW Collection off the ground. I made my first order on my twenty-first birthday: one day I will never forget. Even though it would still be months before I could start selling the products from my line, it was all finally starting to come together. The years of hard work was finally starting to pay off.
I sincerely hope that everyone enjoys my line and passes the word on about the great causes behind it. Know that with every purchase you make, YOU are helping to make a difference in someone else’s life. YOU are helping a family in need as well as research for cures for diseases.
---Know that your sense of style goes more than skin deep.---