At the core of One World Brothers is a sense of unity and compassion for our fellow brothers and sisters. We feel that all people have much deeper bonds and similarities than we realize and this awareness helps to destroy prejudices and stereotypes. We are constantly amazed by the wonderful people we encounter all over the world.
One World Brothers is very proud to announce that we will be donating a portion of every sale we make to Concern India, an amazing organization that provides critical assistance to many underprivileged people in India. To find out more about the Concern India please checkout our story.
One World Brothers founder and designer Lee Cornell was born in Montreal. Here he learned about diversity, navigating through a proud french community while living in an english home. Immersion in multiple languages and cultures started a first-hand appreciation and respect for people from different walks of life. A year as a young boy living in India and a subsequent move to the United States further developed a data base and thirst for more.
For Lee, brotherhood has been a defining influence since birth. The middle brother of three, Lee continues to collaborate and explore the world with his bros. Through many years of extensive world wide travel, the concept of a global brotherhood grew. OWB is a manifestation from the belief that We Are All Brothers and Sisters of One World. If we treat each other like brothers then we will break down barriers and help make the earth a better place.
Lee has been travelling to India since his parents brought him there as a five-month old baby. Over the past six years during the development of One World Brothers, Lee began traveling yearly to India for six week intensive design sessions. During one of these trips he was introduced to Concern India, a non-profit that helps very poor and disadvantaged people get a hand up in life. There are many projects that Concern India sponsors in India but just a few examples are: schools for first generation learners, a school for the hearing impaired and a school for children with multiple major disabilities. We are very happy to say OWB will be donating a portion of each sale to Concern India. Check back for updates on our contribution and the progress of these projects.
"A Bold, Smart and Energizing Style. Constructed in Amazing Fabrics and Flattering, Comfortable Fits"
After years of exploring and traveling, Lee found a home in San Diego, California. It was here that he fell in love with surfing and freedom of expression. A designer's son he had always been interested in fashion and the arts but it was in California that he found his style and a passion for design. He started out making bags with friends on old sewing machines in his cramped beach-side apartment. Even in the beginning he always had a specific stylistic vision. Soon a desire to move into men's clothing took over and One World Brothers was born. Today, OWB is in its fourth year in business and is steadily growing and improving every day. OWB continues to stay true to its signature unique fabrics and concepts while also evolving with the changing markets and cultural landscapes around us.
The New OWB 2017 Spring/Summer Collection is a culmination of fantastic fabrics, updated cuts and an obsession to create some of the coolest men's clothing on the planet. As always, unique, soft, comfortable, quality fabrics and prints are at the forefront of every piece of clothing in our new line. We've added several natural indigo-dye prints into the new collection and continue to prioritize subtle yet intriguing details. We have also started developing some of our own original fabrics and prints. Every OWB tells a story and that story can be interpreted and expressed in many ways. Our intention is to provide our customers with an added sense of confidence and positivity through our designs.
Home base for OWB is now beautiful Burlington, Vermont. But travel remains a signature element for inspiration and discovery. Lee and his wife, Jessica, embarked on a three-month road trip across America and up the majestic West Coast this past winter. The trip was filled with incredible landscapes and natural beauty as well as an opportunity to get to know many more cities, towns and communities throughout the United States.
Explore, Create, Express is a motto we live by at OWB. Explore can be your own backyard, far away places or interesting thoughts and ideas. Create is to make plans, develop a vision or physically craft something. Express is to show our true selves, our thoughts or in our case, our style.
Summer 2017 is poised to be an epic season. We are so excited about where OWB is going and the incredible quest to keep promoting global brotherhood. The quality and style in our clothing has reached new heights and we can't wait to share them with you!
Thank you for your support and welcome to the One World Brothers family.