Montgomery County Councilwoman, Teacher Makes Difference with Her Clothing Company

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Kimberly McGlonn, Ph.D., Montgomery County councilwoman and high school teacher, models the way forward with her clothing company, Grant Blvd. Images via Grant Blvd, Instagram.

Kimberly McGlonn, Ph.D., Montgomery County councilwoman and high school teacher, is modeling the way forward with her clothing company, Grant Blvd, writes Jessica Blatt Press for The Philadelphia Citizen.

McGlonn started volunteering at Books Through Bars four years ago. Realizing how difficult it was for former inmates to gain meaningful employment, she decided to do more.

Having grown up in thrift stores and always loving vintage finds, she decided to give fashion a try.

“I wanted to do something in fashion that would create jobs that could really be an antidote to all of this systemically poisonous toxicity,” she said.

So In 2017, she launched Grant Blvd with multiple goals: to promote sustainability by creating beautiful clothing entirely from thrift store garments, hiring people who had come through the prison system by working with re-entry-focused organizations, donating a book to Books Through Bars for each product purchased, and supporting other community initiatives.

Since its launch, the company has had year-over-year revenue growth of over 50 percent.

“Remarkably, during the pandemic we’ve been able to grow our team and have had to, to meet a growing demand,” said McGlonn.

Read more about Grant Blvd at The Philadelphia Citizen by clicking here.

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