Dominique Calvillo, the driving force and the creator of Namaste & Crochet, is using her knack for crocheting to shed light on the importance of art therapy.
In building her clothing line, she hopes people to see beyond the product and recognize the power of meditation and art therapy.
"Amidst the daily hustles of life along with constant stimulus and distraction, It’s easy to forget to take a moment to center the mind and spirit. Sometimes we are diverted from pursuing the art and passions that are in our heart to create, for fear that no one will understand, that it will be poorly received or that it isn’t important enough to make. It’s easy to belittle our gifts and place them low on the priority list. I hope to encourage others to let go and let themselves be healed by their creative expression. It is my personal belief that if God has given someone a creative gift, not only is it a gift to the soul of the creative, but also to those who will experience the creation. Sure - not everyone will resonate with your art but you never know how your expression could speak to someone or remind them of their own connectedness to the divine."
Apart from working on her brand, Dominique, invests herself in aiding organizations that work with women who are being reintegrated from human trafficking and need a way to support themselves and their families. One day she hopes her clothing line will benefit the lives of women affected by human trafficking.
Dominique on Instagram.