By Zoe Greszler Norwalk Reflector, Ohio
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Brooke Carmean and her boutique on wheels called "Soul Revival" has traveled throughout several states, setting up shop at vintage markets, pop up events, even private parties. With every sale, "Soul Revival" give back 10 percent to various charities around the world.
Norwalk Reflector, Ohio
There are plenty of ways to shop for your newest outfit these days -- traditional brick and mortar store, hosted party at a friend's home, online and now by airstream clothing boutique.
Brooke Carmean, who is a registered nurse with a husband who practices dentistry from Willard, owns and runs Ohio's first Airstream clothing boutique, Soul Revival.
Carmean said the boutique is about more than just the good-quality clothing you take home.
Each purchase is one you can feel good about, knowing that it's helping someone else in need. In fact, that's where the name came from.
"Revival means to bring to life, an awakening, and soul is the spirit within us," the Soul Revival website said.
"Soul Revival is what our world so desperately needs and we strive to make a positive impact on others less fortunate than us.
"We have been in business two years and are faith based," Carmean told the Reflector. "With every sale, we give back 10 percent to various missions including: the Willard Food Bank, Operation Christmas Child, Missionaries in Jordan, Mission Trips to Haiti and Nicaragua, St. Judes's, One Orphan, Cancer fundraisers, Butterry Backpacks, Bikers Against Abused and Neglected Children and adopted families for Christmas."
The monthly June donation was given to the Willard Food Bank, a second time donation. For July, Soul Revival will be giving back to the A21 Campaign to help abolish human trafficking and slavery.
"When I began dreaming up Soul Revival Boutique, I knew that we should give back and serve others," Carmean said.
"That has been the primary focus of our vision and we have continued to grow rapidly via social media and in online sales."
The Georgia-born woman said she believes her original roots have given her style a "southern chic with a western flair" that sets her apart.
"I struck a chord with many women and offered something unique that you could not be found in big box or retail stores," Carmean said. "Recently, I began hand making one of a kind Upcycled Vintage Dusters that have been a huge hit with our customers. Our social media and online presence has grown rapidly and we have done business so far in 47 states."
Soul Revival has traveled throughout Michigan to Georgia for vintage markets and barn sales and offers pop up events locally, as well as for private parties.
For a preview of what Soul Revival Boutiwue has to offer, visit www.shopsoulrevival.com.