Keys Apparel isn't just another company that sells some dog stuff. And we're also not just another charity-driven business. Our whole model is centered around the social and entrepreneurial advancement of women and girls that have been affected by or are at risk of human trafficking. Learn more about our mission.
Providing stylish and desirable dog apparel while supporting and maintaining social awareness and justice.
Keys Apparel is a business committed to social justice. By design, we exist to help stimulate the success of the Anti-Human Trafficking movement. We achieve this by partnering with various non-profit organizations that are at the front lines of the movement. These organizations offer women and girls an income-earning alternative to the dark world of human trafficking. Our model is designed to connect these organizations to the international marketplace. Ultimately, your purchase is helping offer victims empowerment, vocational training, safety and supplies.
Employment and a decent wage are paramount to our mission. Through vocational training and job creation we are able to sustainably help those affected by human trafficking and provide safe alternatives.
With fair wages, safe conditions, facilities and solid training, each employee is invested in and taught a trade/skill that empowers their present and their future.
We believe that change and improvement comes from within the fabric of community. Using the skills and trades learned, many move on to open their own artisan shops or businesses and in turn employ others. This is sustainability.
Luke Cole and Jared Flower love their dogs. They also have an unyielding desire to take action against social injustices. So when the idea of starting a business that combined these two passions surfaced in a casual conversation in 2011, the answer was a resounding “Yes.” They wanted to make a practical, likeable, and most importantly, life-changing product. Luke and Jared both have strong ties to family and friends who are involved with organizations on the front lines of the battle against modern day slavery. Keys Apparel is simply a way to open a channel of support that unites these two worlds.
We have partnered with various organizations to make pet apparel that is hand-made by rescued victims of human trafficking. The product helps sustain social justice organizations across the United States and around the world. In simple terms: love your pet, love people.
Jared Flower Co-Founder & Creative Director
Jared comes from a background of action. Both of his parents are missionaries greatly involved in anti-human trafficking. With his degree from Valley Forge Christian College, Jared has experience in both non profit and for-profit worlds. He brings his passion for social justice and seeing “things get done” to the team. When he isn’t coaching/playing sports you can probably find him hiking a mountain with his Zwerg Pinscher, Sir Costner.
Jordan Flower Digital Director
Jordan is an older brother of Jared, so everything that was just said about Jared’s parents apply to him as well. He also has a degree from Valley Forge Christian College. Since graduating in 2007, he has spent his time working in music and digital media at a church for five years, touring the U.S. and Canada with an indie band (Mercies) and working as a freelance graphic designer. He’s got a soft spot for vintage motorcycles, cold-brewed coffee and shooting some j’s. No dog at the moment, but he’s really good at writing his own bio in the third person.
Luke Cole Co-Founder & Business Director
Luke is a dreamer. He brings a clarity to the table that can only be gained through diverse life experiences. His adventurous spirit and willingness to try anything once make him a fearless entrepreneur. Son, brother, uncle, boyfriend, restless soul… when he is not working tirelessly on Keys Apparel, you can find him on the beaches of Mexico with his Weimaraner, Wesley in tow.