Brick House Sparrows is a three sister company that fiercely stand behind women. Through their work, they inspire women to stand on a higher ground and feel empowered to raise their voices. Based in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, they stand on promoting positive messages to and about women through printed pieces and had even committed 5% of their net profits earned in 2017 to Laurel House in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Their story began growing up on a loud, busy main street in Philadelphia. With house sparrows to accompany them, these three sisters were taught to make the best with what they had. As time went by, something began to stir within them. They were tired of the negative stigma of women in culture, media, and politics. I had the opportunity to sit down with Kelly, Margaret Mary, and Lee, the three sisters and founders of Brick House Sparrows, and ask some questions about their story.
Where did the name “Brick House Sparrows” come from?
We grew up in a brick house in Philadelphia that was surrounded by house sparrows. They are scrappy birds that will nest anywhere. I used to feel like one of the birds in our neighborhood that only had one or two trees to sit in. I didn’t understand why those birds stayed on our street and grew up feeling less than. One day, our dad showed us just how special our house was. Our house was built on a strong foundation and is the best thing we can share.
What products do you sell?
We design and provide American made and sweatshop-free shirts and jewelry. Positive messages like “let her be light” and “(Im)possible” are some examples that we sell. We hope to offer stationary products in the future.
What is your business known for?
We are three sisters who make super soft t-shirts that lift women up and give back to them at the same time.
We want to make a change. Women read our mission and say, “I love that!” They are women who know we can make a change in the world. They want to be a part of it. We would love to make this into a community and possibly turn it into a women’s retreat. We want to fire women up and activate them in their community.
Are there any fun ways your team communicates?
Beer and wine are usually involved in our meetings. When we have meetings we block out large chunks of time because we can’t help but socialize. Our personal lives overlap and we just go with it. We always have a lot of fun together.
Who is your company mascot?
Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Obama, Sara Blakely are just a few. There are so many strong women we love.
What books are your currently reading?
Kelly is reading “The Desire Map” by Danielle LaPorte and “The Mask of Masculinity” by Lewis Howes
Margaret Mary is reading “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene Brown
Brick House Sparrows is a passionate force to be reckoned with. What I love most about this business is seeing their passion for women. They believe that “words matter” and hope to spark a change in positive messages supporting women while giving back to them.