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Design an exclusive T-Shirt for LFW in collaboration with TEXTILE FEDERATION


Based in London, Textile Federation nurtures a community of the world’s best contemporary print designers to produce fashion forward clothing that is creative, imaginative and unique. For each collection, Textile Federation submits a creative brief via their social media platforms that is open to anyone with an interesting approach to print. Textile Federation selects the best prints that are then produced as visually stunning garments; competition winners not only receive a cash prize but also the unique opportunity to see their designs sold at high-street heavyweights such as Urban Outfitters and Topshop.

It is through these ongoing collaborative projects that Textile Federation is able to break away from the restrictions of a traditional design studio. Textile Federation changes the way fashion is created therefore allowing innovation to flourish.

From the 6th January until the 20th January, Textile Federation are inviting members of the public to design an exclusive t-shirt print which will be in collaboration with and sold during Vodafone London Fashion Weekend this coming February.

The brief is simple: through its music, architecture and fashion, the aim of this project is to show us your personal insight into London, what inspires you, and what you love about the city.

Engage and Win

On Family Minister Wannabe

In the 1997 NBA Finals the Bulls were playing a tough fought game 6 against the Utah Jazz. Wtih 25 seconds to go, the score was tied at 86 and the Bulls had the ball for what everyone thought would be the final shot of the game. Everyone in the world thought that final shot would come from a guy named Michael Jordan (maybe you’ve heard of him). The shot went up and fell in for a 88-86 lead that ended in a 90-86 win and the 5th NBA Championship in 7 years for the Chicago Bulls. But, Michael didn’t take the game winning shot the point guard, Steve Kerr, took it and buried it. Steve Kerr was the hero of one of the best NBA Finals games in history.

This is a great lesson for us as parents! You see, everyone, including the coach, Jordan, and Steve Kerr expected Jordan to take the final shot. Kerr, after passing the ball off to Pippen, could have and maybe should have disengaged. He could have just stood away from Jordan to give him space and time to take the shot. BUT HE DIDN’T! He was fully engaged in the play! He got to a spot where Jordan could pass him the ball if he needed to pass and when Jordan did pass, Kerr took the shot he was presented and nailed it for a win.

We have to be this way as parents in all things with our kids, but especially when it comes to their spiritual lives! We must be ENGAGED! It’s easy to look to the church or the Youth Minister (see what I did there, made myself Michael Jordan in this illustration) and watch or disengage and let others do the work, but that’s not how God designed it! God gave your children to you for you to disciple and that has always been the plan!

Deuteronomy 6:6-7, “6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

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