When you’ve battled substance abuse and gone through rehabilitation, coming out on the other side of addiction is one of the best feelings in the world. Telling your testimony can be empowering, but who says you can’t wear it on your sleeve, too? As it turns out, you can flaunt your fashion and celebrate your sobriety simultaneously. Offering wearable messages of hope and healing, our five favorite sober apparel companies can help you do just that. Because after all, sobriety never goes out of style.
- To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA): To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit devoted to spreading hope for people dealing with substance use disorders, mental illnesses, self-injury and suicidal thoughts. Through events on college campuses, concerts, books, blogs and a whole line of clothing and accessories, TWLOHA encourages those struggling with addiction or mental illness to stay — and to persevere. Their clothing is bold, trendy and suitable for everyone in recovery. Best of all, when you buy TWLOHA goods, you directly support this organization’s efforts to invest in treatment and recovery.
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- Party Sober: Who says recovery is boring? Stand out from the crowd, and be strong in sobriety, with some Party Sober gear. If your style has a healthy dose of edginess, then these threads were spun for you. Party Sober delivers punk styles in tees, tanks, hoodies and more. Promoting a sober state of mind and positive lifestyle, Party Sober aims to up the ante when it comes to bold tees — and embolden you to set an example for others in recovery.
- Doing It Sober: Started by a sober warrior and California-native named Daniella, Doing It Sober makes clothes for people on the most incredible journeys of their lives: recovery journeys. Doing it Sober offers a full line of recovery essentials, including men’s and women’s tops, jewelry and accessories, along with custom-made coins and personalized gifts for those in recovery. No matter your fashion sense (or gift-giving style), you can find something to suit your sobriety journey with Doing It Sober.
- Sober Hipster: Empowering women to pursue recovery through creativity, Sober Hipster Lisa Schmidt lives by one powerful mantra: your story matters. Looking for a way to blend art with self-expression and healing, Lisa created The Story Box, a tool for women to find creativity in recovery. Her line of shirts, tees and accessories will remind you of the power of your own story, and help you encourage others that their journeys matter, too.
- New Lyfe Clothing Co.: Starting off as a single T-shirt line by Sober Nation, New Lyfe Clothing Co. now offers clothes, hats and accessories aimed at growing a culture of recovery and “putting recovery on the map.” With touches of punk and slick pop culture references, New Lyfe’s apparel makes a sober statement in style.
Your personal expression can be a powerful force for good. And sobriety will always be in style. Whether or not you wear it on your sleeve, The Recovery Village Palmer Lake encourages you to tell your story — it can empower others to find the path to healing.
If sobriety isn’t yet your style (but you want it to be), it’s never too late to begin pursuing a life of recovery. Even if your story is still mired in addiction, help isn’t out of your reach. The Recovery Village Palmer Lake can connect you to local rehab resources and treatment programs designed to enable you to leave addiction behind for good. Calling is free and completely confidential — reach out today to get started.