Sweet Tea was started by two best friends- Melissa from Alabama, and Brooks from Kentucky. They first met while attending school at Berea College while crossing the street, and since then, their lives have never been the same. It was destiny that they would be lifelong friends. Though it has been close to fifteen years since that meeting, it seems like it was just yesterday.

Sweet Tea was started by two best friends- Melissa from Alabama, and Brooks from Kentucky. They first met while attending school at Berea College while crossing the street, and since then, their lives have never been the same. It was destiny that they would be lifelong friends. Though it has been close to fifteen years since that meeting, it seems like it was just yesterday.

Though Melissa and Brooks have been separated by oceans, continents, states, and miles, they have always been connected by their great love for the southern lifestyle. The commonality that has remained throughout their friendship is their love for Sweet Tea. From sitting on the porch to sharing a evening dinner, there is always a fresh glass of Sweet Tea in-hand. This is their comfort, safe place, and their go-to. Sweet tea symbolizes all of their memories over the years which culminate their friendship.

One wintry evening while sipping their comforting and beloved Sweet Tea, the thought struck the duo “Why not have this comfort with us all day long? Let’s share with others that sense of belonging and comfort through clothing!” At that moment, they knew they wanted to start Sweet Tea Apparel. The impetus behind a clothing line resulted from the two feeling their most relaxed when they wear unique, comfortable clothing that is pleasing to the eye. It became clear to Melissa and Brooks that they needed to give Lexington that same feeling of comfort that sweet tea had given them for so long.

Not only did the two share the common love of sweet tea, but the love of dogs as well! Melissa and Brooks decided to deliver to people the essence of what they feel Kentucky means to them: While Lexington, Kentucky is known as the horse capital of the world, dogs deserve the spotlight for being man’s best friend! The love and comfort of furry four-legged friends is just as importanant to Melissa and Brooks as sweet tea, so they decided to focus on one of the most family-friendly and loyal breeds, the English Bulldog, as their mascot. The current clothing market in the Bluegrass State does not offer comfortable pet enthusiast apparel which symbolizes the joy and sparkle that they bring to people’s lives. Because of their deep love and compassion for animals, a portion of Sweet Tea’s profits will be donated to the Lexington Humane Society.

Melissa and Brooks know you will enjoy the comfort of their shirts, and they truly hope it reminds you of home where friendships, family, pets, and glasses of ice cold sweet tea are abundant.

It is an honor to share with you Sweet Tea Southern Apparel.

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