Cal, always an advocate for social change and social fairness found the homeless crisis broke his heart. He passionately believed that homelessness is about more than just providing a person with four walls but importantly encouraging an individual’s sense of value, worthiness, security and friendship. Cal never walked past someone sleeping rough on the street, he’d sit down next to them, start a conversation ensuring that person felt heard and seen. In his words ‘I want to help to make them feel part of this world’.
This aspiration combined with his passion for skateboarding, art, music and design, inspired him to start to build a brand, a clothing line designed by him where 50% profits go to supporting those on the streets. When he passed away we were determined to make this happen for him. We now have 2 ranges of #CalzyGarms (more soon) using earth positive cotton, 50% of the profits produce male/female Care Kits – #CalzyCareKits full of essential hygiene products guided by our friends on the streets, bringing a little sense of pride, well-being and self-care.
This world lost Cal on the 7th January 2021 at age 23. Cal struggled with the world’s injustices and battled with his own mental health. He fought to bring his vision to life but on that day – his depression, anxiety and mental state took him to his darkest place.