Let's change the world.
"What? You're an apparel company run by a rock band, what are you talking about?"
Great question! Thanks for asking, beautiful person on the internet!
You're absolutely right, The PARAVEL store is a merch company run by a rock band of the same name, from Abbotsford, British Columbia. But we're very serious about changing the world.
The entire reason we became a band is because we want to put as much good into the world as we can while we're still around to do so, which may sound like hippie-hippie cheese sauce, but it's true. As a band, we're about hope, encouragement, passion, love, unity, and togetherness, and we try to talk about that stuff as much as we can, either through songs, conversations, or at the store, t-shirts :) We're not just trying to make money, but rather to promote those ideas and values, and create a larger community that does as well. This world has enough jerks, so we're doing our best to not be jerks , create a community of people who aren't jerks, and then trying to get as many people who are jerks to join us in no longer being jerks :)
We're a huge believer in community. Seriously, community is one of the primary forces driving our designs and actions. We sing songs and make t-shirts that we hope people can rally around, maybe become like family. Because we really do believe that people working together can do amazing things on this planet. Right now, just by buying some swag on a website, we're doing that through donations to the Cyrus Centre, a shelter for at-risk teenagers in Abbotsford, BC (https://www.cyruscentre.com). $1 from every purchase made at the PARAVEL store goes to support them.
So we hope that helps you get to know us a little better, and we'd love to get to know you as well! We're in this for the stories, so tag @theparavelstore or @paravelmusic on instagram, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a high-res picture of you with your PARAVEL merch, and a story of how it made a difference, or how you made a difference, and if we regram or blog about it, we'll send you a t-shirt of your choice ;)
Thanks for reading, and for being a part of the PARAVEL family! Live well!