Stolmid is a branded apparel company inspired by moments lived and emotions felt. The type of moments and emotions that stir an awakening & the creation of art. We use our art to create apparel with the hopes that interacting with Stolmid and following our story will encourage community, inspire others to seek out experiences, motivate them on their journeys and awaken their desire to create.
As a young adult, my creativity was stunted for several years until I started allowing myself to be vulnerable with myself. The first day it happened was as unexpected as it was beautiful. As a true city kid, I had never been on a hike, but on this day, I agreed to go on one to see the sunrise in Sedona, Arizona. I drove up in the dark of the desert night with no idea the beauty that I’d witness in a few short hours. As I watched the sun rise, I remembered the uncertainty I had felt when moving to Phoenix, a city I had no connection to, and how hard it had been to leave New York. I had taken a different path than my friends and ignored what felt like common sense by moving the Arizona and while I wasn’t sure where I’d end up, it all felt okay.
Living past 21 years of age with what feels like “borrowed time” I have become more focused on doing all that I can to spread love. Blessed to have made it to college and beyond, I currently spend my days split between my day job in finance at a leading international bank, acting as the primary guardian for my niece and nephew, and Stolmid.
"Every Stolmid piece was inspired by moments lived and emotions felt during my own journey of life and each short is named after the city that inspired their eponymous artwork." - Jelani Chance, Founder
As a way to give back to the cities that inspired us, we started an initiative called Stolmid Supports that donates to local causes focused on getting resources to people living in those cities.
As a company whose inspiration is rooted in experiences, we are as dedicated to providing our family of customers with carefully curated pieces from those moments as we are to giving underserved people in our communities, access to experiences of their own.
We invite you to take a swim with us and change the world. See you at the beach.